HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

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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 Response100 to 7,000 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
    (33 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 is rated 4.5455 out of 5 by 33.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ZVOX beaterI did a write up on the project here. Built a "full range sound bar tuned to 60hz and it sounds wonderful.
Date published: 2013-05-27

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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

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

What size port would I need for an enclosure 5.5" wide by 5" deep and 7" tall, inside dimensions. They are on a surround system with a bass speaker. I have some nice oak boards 5.5" wide and 7/16 thick that I want to use.

Asked by: oldwolf
I would recommend a port that is 1" in diameter and 3" long for a tuning frequency of 72 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-07

I am making a home made portable bluetooth speaker and I want pure bass. I would like to use 2 of these speakers for portable bluetooth speaker. For 2 of them what is the best box mesurement for bass? How much volts does it take to power one of these?

Asked by: bassboy
I would recommend a total volume of 0.25 cubic feet with two 1" diameter, 2" long ports for a tuning frequency of 77 Hz. Speakers aren't rated by voltage, they are rated by wattage. Any amp that can provide 10-15 watts of clean power to each of these will be plenty.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-21


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
Asked by: speaker freack
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.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-11

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