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Peerless 830656 5-1/4" Paper Cone SDS Woofer
Since the face of this speaker is rounded somewhat, would they benifit from being recess mounted?
This speaker's face is made to be surface mounted.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Watts in series or parallel?
I see this is rated at 60 watts RMS. If I wire two parallel. How many watts will the pair handle? Or if I wire the two in series.How many watts will the two take?
With two drivers, you get to double the power handling.'nuff said. ;)The question actually becomes what your amplifier will do when presented with a 4 or 16 ohm load. Another important question is what you need such wattage for anyway... Two of these will be about 90 db/W efficient... I expect most of your listening will be around 1.5 watts or, if you want to rock-out like a teenager, about 12 watts... I'm using, as my L and R channels, a pair of 15W RMS single driver speakers and they do everything I need them to.
Date published: 2013-01-10
Are these good replacements for a sealed box?
Each of my speakers have three woofers. What's the volume for three of these in a sealed box?If these are not suitable for a sealed box does anyone have any suggestions for other drivers I could use.I guess I could add a port if I need to. This is my first time replacing a driver, any tips would be greatly appreciated.Thanks
You should look at the SPEAKER SELECTION WIZARD in the right column of the SPEAKER BUILDING tab on top of the PE site... All drivers have unique characteristics - whether they prefer porting or sealed, impedances and volume reuquirements. If you are replacing exisitin drivers and keeping the same crossover - you must carefully choose the replacement drivers. additionally, you can use the woofer selection guide (my favorite) to figure out what driver works best for you... Take your existing cabinet - figure out the internal volume and divide by 3... find a driver that has the same impedance as your current driver and that matches the sealed volume requirement for a single driver... have fun
Date published: 2012-09-04
Will this work for car audio?
I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee and want to replace the rear 5 1/4's with something that reaches into the lower frequencies but of course it will just be mounted in the ceiling, no box or anything...will it suffice?
Okay so there are a few things to say first off. Most speakers will be adequate as car speakers if they are in the proper enclosure, and when using home speakers in car audio, you can almost always expect a better sound, but only if the speaker is treated properly.That being said, a few things with this speaker are to be taken into account. First off, this speaker probably has a higher wattage rating, so you will be able to give it more than the last speaker you had installed. Also, it has a higher ohmage, so it will only experience about half the watts an average car speaker will, meaning it will take 100 watts at 8ohms which is like 200 at 4ohms, so it will hog more watts, but it's all good. And seeing as most car speakers are mounted by only four screws, and this speaker needs six, you will have to consider either drilling into the car, or drilling into the speaker for a better way to mount to the car. Also, consider a buying a few other styles for sound matching. Cheap is fine. I am linking a few speakers of the same size and relative performance. Best of luck!
Date published: 2012-06-15
Mixing 5.25 drivers?
I just installed the Tang Band 5.25 drivers ( The 31 dollar ones) In an enclosure I built and used with Dayton classic and GRS speakers.All 5.25 size. I move them around as I build new enclosures. This one is 4 ft tall x 15 inch deep x 8 inch wide. My version of a transmission line.Ported out the bottom. So I was thinking of taking the GRS pair out of the lower holes and putting this 19 dollar Peerless in as both Tang Band and this is 8 ohms.Besides it sounds pretty good with the 6 dollar GRS pairs in the lower holes now. What is your thoughts? If it does not satisfy I can always build more enclosures and move the Peerless .I experiment a lot.
I think these will provide a good overall responce in your boxes, but likely not the same as your Tangs. If you built your boxes based on the Theil specs for the Tangs then another speaker is operating in a less ideal environment.These are awesome for the cost and will play well in a good box.
Date published: 2012-10-01
I have one of these in a center channel as a sub, problem is, my volume is .407 ft3. Can I tune this using 2 small ports? or just one?
You can use one or two and get the same result. With one I would recommend 1.5" diameter and 4" long for a tuning frequency of 47 Hz. With two you will need 1" diameter and 3.7" long for the same tuning frequency.
Date published: 2014-02-19