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K.Howle

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BEYMA, P.D. OR P-AUDIO???????
« on: December 20, 2005, 05:01:57 am »

have 2 oldish w-bins that used to sound quite nice (believe it or not Razz)  before they were reloaded (this was before we got 'em so no ideas what drivers they used). Similar size to the eminence single driver w-bin but not sure about the rest, they are an old carlsboro design.

Are run from 'bout 75hz up to 190hz

Need new drivers, and have no idea how to match the params with the boxes - will have about 2k rms to throw at 'em and choices are the following (unless there are better suggestions?):

- P-Audio 15-600el

- PD 156/1550

- Beyma (not sure which)

Am prepared to spend more for a better sounding and louder output. PLEASE HELP NEED TO BUY SOON
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Re: BEYMA, P.D. OR P-AUDIO???????
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005, 11:39:33 am »

K.Howle wrote on Tue, 20 December 2005 02:01

have 2 oldish w-bins that used to sound quite nice (believe it or not Razz)  before they were reloaded (this was before we got 'em so no ideas what drivers they used). Similar size to the eminence single driver w-bin but not sure about the rest, they are an old carlsboro design.

Are run from 'bout 75hz up to 190hz

Need new drivers, and have no idea how to match the params with the boxes - will have about 2k rms to throw at 'em and choices are the following (unless there are better suggestions?):

- P-Audio 15-600el

- PD 156/1550

- Beyma (not sure which)

Am prepared to spend more for a better sounding and louder output. PLEASE HELP NEED TO BUY SOON


My advice to you: what is wrong with the original drivers? Can they be reconed? Can you find replacements on ebay? Or, did you overpower these.. and as a result, are thinking that you want to "upgrade" the power handling capabilities of the box?
You are probably well aware that anytime you transplant a new driver into an existing enclosure.. you are going to have a different performance quality than you had before. It's close to impossible to get an idea of what your cabinets are without a more complete description, and most likely loading an unknown driver into them will be a crapshoot.. Might work out.. might not. Sure, any of those drivers will produce a result.. and it MIGHT even be good enough - or if you're real lucky, better than the original (key word is lucky here.. and it does happen sometimes..).
Given your chosen bandwidth for the speakers to reproduce, you will most likely get peaks and dips in different points in the spectrum than you had before, as the mechanics of the driver suspension, throat and column of the horn, and impedance change by frequency will all conspire to produce the result.
Anyway, my temptation would be to find a different solution. BTW, your boxes are right smack dab in the middle of the sub and mid bass regions. I would suggest upgrading to subs that can reproduce lower.. but will reproduce high enough to get you to the 190Hz you say you want.
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Re: BEYMA, P.D. OR P-AUDIO???????
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005, 01:31:04 pm »

Dont have the original drivers, and at the moment they are loaded with some cheap eminence.  They are single 15" w-bins, about the same size as the emininence single 15" w-bins but don't have them here to measure the horn parameters.  Am thinking about the P-Audio 15-600el at the moment.
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