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Visaton BG17-8 6.5" Full-Range Speaker with Whizzer Cone 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: BG17 - 8|Part # 292-546
Visaton's 3017 BG17 full-range 6.5" dual-cone speaker offers great frequency response and sensitivity in a compact package. Great for point-source, single-driver speakers.
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  • High sensitivity design
  • Treated paper accordion surround
  • Whizzer cone for time-aligned highs
  • Great for distributed audio and open baffle speakers

Product Details

Visaton BG17-8 6.5" Full-Range Speaker with Whizzer Cone 8 Ohm

The 3017 BG17 full-range speaker from Visaton is designed with a relatively flat frequency response and high output, using a paper cone with whizzer cone and treated paper accordion surround. Typical applications for the BG17 include: small stage monitor, 70V and 100V distributed audio systems (with provisions for transformer mounting built-in), full-range open baffle speakers, or as an instrument speaker for guitars, keyboards, and organs.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6-1/2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)40 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)60 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response80 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity93 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter0.79"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)120 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.7 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.94
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.98
  • Total Q (Qts)0.74
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.29 ft.³
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)1.5 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialTreated Paper
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.75"
  • Depth2.24"
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.96 ft.³
  • Sealed F3131 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.98 ft.³
  • Vented F373 Hz
Visaton BG17-8 6.5" Full-Range Speaker with Whizzer Cone 8 Ohm
  • BrandVisaton
  • ModelBG17 - 8
  • Part Number292-546
  • UPC4007540030173
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (5 Reviews)
  • Weight1.7 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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Visaton BG17-8 6.5" Full-Range Speaker with Whizzer Cone 8 Ohm is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NO CLOTH SURROUNDS AS ADVERTISED....Rubber Paint$15.90 a piece, should be priced at $7, TOPS. Bought these 6.5 Visaton pair months ago. I'm PAST THE 45 DAY RETURN cause I buy so much from Parts Express. I'm a collector and tinker with Electronics. Things sit for a while cause I have over 150 various speakers and Tons of NEW various Parts Express products ALL THROUGH OUT MY HOUSE..which never disappoint. I know my products. Very disappointed at the misrepresentation of description of 6.5 with " CLOTH SURROUNDS" ( not).. THERE 8 INCH ONES ARE REAL DEAL CLOTH. NOT THE 6.5" WITH A CLEAR RUBBER COAT OVER THE PAPER ACCORDIAN SO CALLED SURROUND, WHICH IS A SOLID PAPER WOOFER.. SOUND VERY HARSH. NO BASS HARDLY..BUY THE 8 INCH VERSION. THAT'S THE REAL DEAL FULL RANGER. Parts Express needs a better selection of 6.5 real decent quality VARIOUS full ranges, cause it's a very popular size with the Full Range Lover Guys Out there, like me.. Besides this product, I love Parts Express only deal with them for years AND WILL ALWAYS. PRODUCTS AND SERVICE IS # 1 PERIOD
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great price, average soundI bought these to replace failed speakers in our electric piano. + The fit was perfect so the measurements given in the technical specs are correct.+ The price is hard to beat also- The sound quality is marginal at best. It almost sounds like all of the different tones are blended into each other. It is hard to get a good quality full range sound out of these.
Date published: 2013-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Visaton BG 17 in a transmission lineI built a transmission line using a BG17 and a Dayton ND16 crossed in at 10K and I am extremely pleased with the combo. I built a 50 liter(30x12.5x8) enclosure tuned to 67hz stuffed with polyfill for the first half of the line. The picture doesn't show the ND16, I added them later and had them firing upward to the ceiling.
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good performance at low ratesI t visa unit has completed a full-range speakersValue for very good performance, clearly indicates the orientation soundInstrument speaker or as a small desktop speakers very good choice!
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fills a NeedFor a common size, 6.5", there are surprisingly few examples of 8 ohm speakers (most are 4 ohm for the auto market). And if you are looking for a full range, that narrows the field even more. Until the Visiton was offered I had seen exactly NONE that met those three criteria, so I was very happy to see that Parts Express was making these available. That they are priced so low is a huge plus.I was repairing a pair of Scott speakers from the 60s and this is exactly what I needed. They are a perfect fit. Soundwise, the highs are better than expected. The bass is lacking, but this could be the sealed Scott cabinet. The Visitons would sound better in a vented cab, I believe.
Date published: 2012-12-20
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Visaton BG17-8 6.5" Full-Range Speaker with Whizzer Cone 8 Ohm

If I was planning on using these to make a boom box would it be wise to add in tweeters and a crossover or would these be able to handle the highs?

Asked by: NCL22
This is subjective. These will handle some decent high frequencies, especially on axis, although they may not be enough for some people. Your best bet is to build it in a way that tweeters can easily be added later if these are not enough.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-20

I need a 6.5", 8-ohm midrange speaker for a 3-way home stereo application.  Will this fit the bill?

Asked by: 1stJ
This could work as a midrange as long as you seal the back of the driver, assuming it will be sharing the same chamber as a woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-04

Ported cab specifications

What parameters would you recommend for this driver if used as a full range in a ported cab (volume, port size)?
Asked by: tarunp
This speaker requires 1 cubic foot with a port that is 4" in diameter and only 3/4" long. This will tune the cabinet to about 80 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-20

Sealed Cabinet

How would these work in either a sealed cabinet or ported and which would you recommend; and what could I expect vs. an open cabinet?
Asked by: petersdraggon
This speaker "calls for" a vented cabinet although I think you will get a smoother response staying with about 0.5 Cu Ft sealed. I would not expect much below 120Hz from this, and I would highly recommend hi-passing them no lower than 100 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-20
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