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Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« on: February 27, 2011, 02:54:19 pm »

The EAW Microwedge and the D&B and L'Acoutics is out of our price range unfortunately. How do you guys like the Radian's or RCF's?

I also remember some folks around here having some built or DIY'ing some. How did that work out?

Anything else out there I should check out?

These would be for a 500ish cap music hall doing everything from folk to C national rock acts. We'll need 6 or so. 
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 03:35:10 pm »

The EAW Microwedge and the D&B and L'Acoutics is out of our price range unfortunately. How do you guys like the Radian's or RCF's?

I also remember some folks around here having some built or DIY'ing some. How did that work out?

Anything else out there I should check out?

These would be for a 500ish cap music hall doing everything from folk to C national rock acts. We'll need 6 or so.

Once upon a time, the Microwedge WAS a Radian.

RCF is generally recognized a being pretty good.

I'd also look into the various McCauley options.
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 03:43:40 pm »

The EAW Microwedge and the D&B and L'Acoutics is out of our price range unfortunately. How do you guys like the Radian's or RCF's?

I also remember some folks around here having some built or DIY'ing some. How did that work out?

Anything else out there I should check out?

These would be for a 500ish cap music hall doing everything from folk to C national rock acts. We'll need 6 or so.

I currently have the older Radian microwedges, and they're pretty fantastic.  I read a shootout on this forum that was the old radian, the new Radian (Apex 1500) and the EAW.  The reviewer consensus was the new Radian was improved over the old Radian Microwedge in sound quality and SPL and the EAW was only appreciably better when using the EAW processor.

For nearly half the price of the EAW the Radian Apex seem like a good choice to me.  They also have a NEO version which I was told has a slightly higher SPL than the ferrite driver, which is the same one they used when they made the microwedges.

I found the McCauley coax sound very nice and smooth, but usually don't get so screamin' loud.  Their 3 way monitor is another matter, but it's also large and heavy.

I've also heard really good things about an Assistance Audio 12" coax.  You'll have to search that (try the old forum before they're all gone!).  This would be a build it yourself cabinet, with their driver and a crossover designed by Curtis "Too Tall".
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 03:47:08 pm »

You'll have to search that (try the old forum before they're all gone!)

The old forums are not going away.  They will be made searchable.  There could be a period in which they are unavailable due to all resources being applied to implementing the new forums.  I expect the programmers and admins to implement that as soon as they have the time to do so.  However, they will indeed be searchable.
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 04:10:27 pm »

.... do you guys like the Radian's or RCF's?

The powered RCF TT25SMA is a pretty awesome wedge... Something I hope will be in my future soon.....
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 06:53:30 pm »

The EAW Microwedge and the D&B and L'Acoutics is out of our price range unfortunately. How do you guys like the Radian's or RCF's?

I also remember some folks around here having some built or DIY'ing some. How did that work out?

Anything else out there I should check out?

These would be for a 500ish cap music hall doing everything from folk to C national rock acts. We'll need 6 or so.


John Halliburton can tell you about some DIY co ax monitors that look pretty darn interesting
He's here on PSW
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 01:10:59 am »

I have some wedges made by Wizzard Sound up in New York State. I forgot the town. I got them used from a nice guy in Staten Island named Lev Raber who had a boat load of them made (ok, maybe a couple of dozen). They have B&C 12cx32 drivers in them and sound fantastic.
When I went down to pick them up he had a microwedge (12") set up along with one of the ones I bought and the microwedge wasn't quite as good from my viewpoint.
Maybe he has some more for sale?
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 01:29:15 am »

May I ask what is meant by a "co ax" monitor?
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 01:40:22 am »

May I ask what is meant by a "co ax" monitor?

Coaxial. It refers to how the high frequency driver is mounted directly behind the low frequency driver...
 sometimes using the magnet of the LF as a waveguide (i.e. no traditional horn).  There are advantages
 in smaller foot print and having all frequency ranges being prodouced from the same point source.

Here's an example: http://www.radianaudio.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=26996&category_id=8&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=40
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Re: Coaxial wedges.. which ones do we like?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 03:33:41 am »

Coaxial. It refers to how the high frequency driver is mounted directly behind the low frequency driver...
 sometimes using the magnet of the LF as a waveguide (i.e. no traditional horn).  There are advantages
 in smaller foot print and having all frequency ranges being prodouced from the same point source.

Here's an example: http://www.radianaudio.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=26996&category_id=8&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=40

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