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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame
Enclosure size if used with a woofer.
If I were to use these with a woofer and high passed ~300hz what size of an enclosure would I need? Would Infinite Baffle be sufficient like on a well damped car door?
manufacturer suggests a 2l sealed enclosure. (.07 cu ft)As the above answer suggests, though, this driver may suffer some from the rigors of vibration in a car. I would prefer to see it in a kick panel to a door if given a choice. Closing of a car door is a pretty violent movement for a speaker.Well damped car door wouldn't be a problem. Considering the crossover point you are looking at, the enclosure really wont' come into play.
Date published: 2011-12-18
Probably a silly question, but can these be used as Car Stereo speakers?
Yes, they can. BUT most car audio speakers are 4 ohm, these are 8 ohm, which means you could parallel 2 on each channel for 4 ohms total per, or just turn up the volume a bit more than you normally might with one per channel, depending on your amplifier.
Date published: 2012-03-06
As these speakers are not good up to 20k, what would the appropriate crossover network be to roll them off after about 7khz. I find their performance really drives other speakers down in terms of quality. I will have 3 of these in a 2 channel array for 6 total. Other speakers will be present in the arrays as well and I do not want them to be affected by the crossover. If it is a simple capacitor or something I will just install one in each chain as there are 3 chains per side wired to 2 ohms each.. I am happy to provide more information if necessary regarding the setup.TLDR: Looking for a crossover design to roll these badboys off at around 7khz.
In order to cut off everything above 7k you would need a very small inductor wired in series with all three. Something with a value around .04-.05 mH will be ideal for a first order network. I would recommend adding a capacitor in parallel as well to create a steeper roll off. If you choose to do this, you will need a ~5.1 uF cap and a ~.1 mH coil.
Date published: 2012-11-07
Vented Enclosure - Slot Port Dimensions
For the recommended enclosure size0.28 cu ft44HzWhat would the dimensions be for a slot port?
In that volume your port would need to me .25" H x 4" W x 4.5" D.
Date published: 2013-06-27
An Array Question ...
Id like to use at least 4 per side for midrange duty paired with dual 10' Woofers (rating of 93-94 db) .What would the combined db level of four of these wired series/parallel for a final 8ohm load be?Can I get away with 4 per side or do I need to go to 16 per side to maintain an 8 ohm load and be able to keep up with the woofers.Id wanted to use a Dayton PT2C-8 Planar tweeter (94 db)
Wiring four drivers in series/parallel will be the same as wiring two drivers in parallel. You will gain 6 dB of output, so in this case four will have a sensitivity of about 87 dB. You will need 16 to achieve a matched output to the woofer.
Date published: 2014-03-11
can some give me a slim box design in In. for 2 of these for an Fs of roughly 40Hzexample 20"T x 5"W x 3"D
This driver requires about 0.25 cubic feet and has a pretty peaky bottom end. With an enclosure that is 36"Hx5"Wx5"D with a 1" diameter, 2" long port you have an F3 of 44 hz.
Date published: 2014-03-11