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HiVi M6N 6" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass

Brand:| Model: M6N
A shielded magnet structure allows the HiVi M6N to be incorporated easily into audio/video speaker applications.
  • Symmetrical Motor Drive (SMD) reduces distortion
  • Advanced magnesium/aluminum alloy cone provides optimal stiffness and damping
  • Hi-temp voice coil and former for high power handling
  • Magnetically shielded
  • Dynamic, accurate performance
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Weight: 6.06 lbs.  
Due In: 5/8/2014
List Price$45.99
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HiVi M6N 6" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass

A shielded magnet structure allows the HiVi M6N to be incorporated easily into audio/video speaker applications. The driver may be used in a small closed box as a midrange unit in a 3-way system and the good extension (50 Hz) in a vented enclosure allows for use in a 2-way, two-driver or MTM configured system.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6"
  • Power Handling (RMS)45 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)90 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response46 to 8,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity89 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)46 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.5 ohms
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.69
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.42
  • Total Q (Qts)0.39
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.77 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)NULL mm/N
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)13.6g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)NULL cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum / Magnesium
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter7"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.313"
  • Depth4.0625"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size *
  • Sealed Volume0.23 ft.³
  • Sealed F387 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.72 ft.³
  • Vented F346 Hz
  • * Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations-
HiVi M6N 6" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass
  • BrandHi-Vi
  • ModelM6N
  • Part Number297-441
  • UPC844632022616
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (14 Reviews)
  • Weight6.06 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 M6N 6" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass
HiVi M6N 6" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See it in action for yourselfI buy these because they are an excellent all around solid performer with the sound I am looking for
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little speaker - but how to mount securelyPut this in a ported .25 cu. ft. box .......... loudest speaker I ever heard ... quick clear clean and mean ....... a ton of bass............ but mounting this properly is a nightmare - flimsy poorly designed frame
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replace Sony 6.5"These speakers have a really crisp sound we updated an old pair of Sony Bookshelf units, also added a Port Tube 1-1/8" ID x 6-1/2" L Flared PE Part #: 260-472. they sound great and the Port tube really extends the base feel. Thinking about using several of these in a muliti speaker project some day....
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Pleased!I am using these in a 2-way setup, in a small (.25 cuft) sealed enclosure. They sound very good. Custom built xover at 2500hz with help from PE. Very clean and i was surprised at the amount of bass. Combined with the Usher tweeter they reproduce much clearer sound than the Bose 301's i was using. I only wish i had used 2 of them in each speaker for increased bass. Not necessary, but i would be interested to hear the difference. They perform very well even when pushed hard. At this price point these would be hard to beat!
Date published: 2011-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great DriverReplaced the 6 1/2 drivers out of an old pair of Infinty rs225. I was compleatly blown away by the performance of these drivers. Im no audiofile by any means, but the things sound amazing. Outstanding service from PE as well.
Date published: 2011-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great midbassPurchased six of these with the intent of building two 3-way WTMW towers. With the Dayton crossovers set at 650/5000 and my Denon receiver filtering out below 60 hertz, I was not too fond of the M6N's response as a midrange (too harsh). I purchased 4 M3N's for the midrange and have built two WTMW for the front channels and two TMW for the rears. Each M6N is in its own sealed .37 cubic foot chamber (minimal padding) and WOW the response is impressive. Crisp, deep bass down to 60 hertz even at full volume and after that the subwoofer picks up nicely. Thanks Parts Express!
Date published: 2012-11-14

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HiVi M6N 6" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass

Smallest practical enclosure without sacrificing bass response?

I'm planning a two-way set-up with the M6N Mid-bass, a TB 25-302SH tweeter and a 1st order, 6 dB X-O at 4,250 Hz. Can I squeeze this woofer into a .5 - .75 cu ft enclosure (sealed or ported) and get decent bass response?
Asked by: Johnny Reno
.5 - .75 cu ft is a good size for a ported enclosure with this driver. A 0.5 cu ft enclosure with a 2" D x 7" L port will give a tuning frequency of ~45 hz with an f3 of ~48hz.This woofer does have some cone breakup right about where you are planning to crossover, this will likely give you issues. I suggest moving your crossover down a bit and bumping it up to a 2nd or 3rd order (that will make a huge improvement in the sound).
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2012-05-02

89 dB 2.83V / 1m compared to 91 dB 1W / 1m?

Is there a formula to compare the output of two different drivers; the woofer is rated 89dB 2.83V/1m, and the tweeter is rated 91dB 1W/1m?
Asked by: Johnny Reno
This woofer is 8 ohms, 2.83V/1m = 1W/1m @ 8 ohms, Voltage^2/Resistace = Watts.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2012-05-17

vented box specs ?

Asked by: hiviman
If you are making 2-way book-shelf or surround channel speakers 1-2 cu ft minimum with 2"dia x 4"L ports.
Answered by: Fanden
Date published: 2012-02-15

How would these perform in a car audio setup?

I am considering these for the front and rear doors of my '09 Nissan Titan. The factory speaker locations are very low in the door panel. The rear doors have decent factory tweeters higher up on the panel, but the front tweeters are in the dash. I replaced the factory mid-tweets in the dash with Vibe Audio Black Air 1 1/8" silk dome tweeters that are crossed over at 2500 Hz. I'm having trouble finding car audio speakers that provide the full sound that I'm after without spending a fortune. I've tried Alpine type S, Kicker DS, and Rockford Fosgate Power series. Door speakers are run off of a 4 ch Rockford amp that puts out 75 W RMS per channel. The head unit is Alpine. I've used HiVi tweeters in home audio applications before and was really impressed with their quality, especially for their relatively low price.
Asked by: eBrake
If you were mounting in a deck, you would love the results. In a door, not so much. Look at the mount depth. At 4+", clearance will negate to get, even if surface mounted. Peerless, Dayton,& Visitron have several alternatives with depths of 3-3 1/2" to meet your needs. If your amp can take 8ohm drivers, Aura or Grs can give cheaper choices. Whichever choice, I would surface mount and use a grill to maximize clearance. I would also watch the speakers wattage. You need 60watts rms load w/ a crossover for a 75watt amp(70% of power is below 200hz). If you use a notch filter at the fs frequency, you can use a driver rated lower, say 50watts or so. I'd recommend using a notch filter at fs or a high-pass filter just above fs regardless of load to reduce wear and tear on the coil, car vibration is more than enough for a driver to deal.
Answered by: TSiler
Date published: 2012-09-26

For Portability

For a portable boom box type build will an amp such as the DTA-2 run two of these and a tweeter with decent output?
Asked by: SeeJ333
While we cannot guarantee decent output for any given application, the DTA-2 is a little power house and 10 watts per channel should be enough for most portable applications. This is a very popular choice for this type of use.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-10-22

Which Specs

Many of the specs on this page don't match the specs in the manufacturer's pdf. Which specs should I use?
Asked by: Zerkfitting
Hello,I have updated the specification sheet for the HiVi M6N. The specifications that we have listed match the most current specifications.Thanks for letting us know of the issue!Regards,Mike
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2013-11-05

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