HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

Brand:| Model: B3N
Bronze/aluminum alloy cones, rubber surrounds, cosmetic steel frames, and shielded motor structures are the distinguishing features of the HiVi B Series full-range speakers.
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Weight: 1.2 lbs.  
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Part # 297-428
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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

Bronze/aluminum alloy cones, rubber surrounds, cosmetic steel frames, and shielded motor structures are the distinguishing features of the HiVi B Series full-range speakers. These drivers are capable of covering a wide portion of the audio spectrum, and the magnetically shielded design allows use in center channel and other multimedia applications.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter3"
  • Power Handling (RMS)10 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)30 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response80 to 12,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity81 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter0.75"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)77 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.5 ohms
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.48
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)1.07
  • Total Q (Qts)0.86
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.06 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.32 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)3.1 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)3.2g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)30 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCCA
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter3.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter2.875"
  • Depth2.125"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.16 ft.³
  • Sealed F376 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.28 ft.³
  • Vented F344 Hz
HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame
  • BrandHiVi
  • ModelB3N
  • Part Number297-428
  • UPC844632024962
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (34 Reviews)
  • Weight1.2 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame
HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame is rated 4.5588 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gREAT sOUNDI really like the sound of these speakers, thank you very much for your attentionTHANKS PARTS EXPRESS
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value .These got five stars not because they are the greatest drivers in the world, but because they exceeded my expectations for a driver in this price range.I received a set of two of these drivers a few weeks ago and I am really satisfied. I put them in a sealed box at .15 cubes. The mid range and bass capabilities are exactly what I expected, and really surprised with the brightness and clarity...really no need for a tweeter in a compact set up. I'd buy them again.
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value for the MoneyWorks Well, Sounds Good. Louder than I predicted it would be. Removed aluminum case and installed directly into speaker box, soldering connections directly to Amp Board for Power, Ground, Audio inputs and outputs. Used with a Lepai LP-2020A+ Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier quality Exceeded my expectations.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, Impressive.Hand Bag IPod Player.12 volt, 2.3 Amp Hour sealed lead acid with Lepai LP-2020A+
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice!!Bought for a boombox project. Great !! I'd buy again.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing range!I use these speakers in several models of Bluetooth stereos that I produce and they always amaze me. They sound so good that I am afraid to try a more expensive speaker.
Date published: 2013-08-15
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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

The CLIO T/S parameters are much different than the manufacturers specs. Which is correct? I would think the CLIO report but was wondering if anyone has double checked this because of the wide discrepancy. Thanks

Asked by: Chazguy
The Clio parameters will be quite a few years old at this point. The driver specs have been updated since then and what is on our site will reflect the most up to date specs available.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-16

Looking to use 2 of these in a ported enclosure of .56 cu ft. Internal measurements are 14.5" X 7" X 9.5".  What port dimensions would I need to get a F3 of 44Hz?

Asked by: Aaron2477
I would recommend a port that is 1-1/2" in diameter and 1-1/2" long for that F3.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-05

Would these work in 2010 jeep sound bar.. 3 inch hole but its closed behind speaker?

Asked by: wranbler104
These require a slightly smaller hole for a proper mount, but you may be able to get them to work. The only problem I can see would be a slight lack of output due to their low sensitivity and no appreciable bass response below probably 100 Hz or so. The FaitalPRO 3FE25 below would be a better choice in terms of overall output, but it will still require a slightly smaller hole for mounting.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-06

I just bought a Kinter MA-700 mini amp from Parts Express to build a little speaker project. Would this amp be enough to power a pair of these HiVi B3N speakers adequately?

Asked by: DarkLordExodus
Yes this will work for a pair of these drivers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-05

I would like to do a pair of small cube speakers with the HiVi B3N for use with both movies and music. Would a sub-woofer be necessary? If so, what would be a good match? (fyi, I am replacing a Bose Acoustimass 3 Series III). Crossover?

Asked by: lsburden
Whether a subwoofer is necessary will be up to you. These won't reach much below 100 Hz so there is a good chance of a subwoofer being wanted to go with them. There isn't one in particular that I can recommend since every subwoofer we carry will play up to 100 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-12

im using this driver in custom enclosures built out of mdf and tried using a 3 inch hole saw since i dont have a lot of tools..the hole was borderline too big..would a 2 3/4 inch hole saw be sufficient or would you recomend something else? thanks

Asked by: ernj
I'm afraid 2-3/4" will probably not be enough. If you can find a hole saw that is 2-7/8" it will be perfect, otherwise a router with a circle jig or a jigsaw will be your best bet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-01
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