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HIVI for DIY project?

Hi Guys,

What are your thoughts or experience on using the hivi M6N and M5N and M8N drivers as a 2-way or 3 -way speaker project?
Some people love them some not? Metal cone breakup a big issue? Crossover issues? Using soundeasy to design it!

Some people recon the drivers are hard to work with, some love them?

Please give me some straight forward advice regarding these HIVI drivers.

Thanks
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So long as you cross over far enough below the break up with sufficient slope it's not an issue.

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I'm working on a 2-way bookshelf design using the M5N and Dayton DC25T-8, so far I am liking it. Crossover design has not been difficult with that driver and I don't find the metal cone breakup noticeable, though I do have it notched down 50dB. I'll be posting the design once I finish it up, I do have to build new enclosures since the ones I had been using were for another design using different woofers that built as a gift.

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Paul Carmody's Swope series use some of those Hivi drivers.
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My straightforward advice is don't use HiVi drivers. I bought a few mids to play with and they measured drastically different in the mid band...>3dB!

My best bang for the buck advice is SB Acoustics.
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My straightforward advice is don't use HiVi drivers. I bought a few mids to play with and they measured drastically different in the mid band...>3dB!

My best bang for the buck advice is SB Acoustics.
SB acoustics are GREAT I agree, but they are double the price, I got these HIVI M6N at $12.5, best 6" SBAcoustic I can get = $30..
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