Anyone here running an aura ns15 or 18 in their setup? These drivers spec out VERY nice but I haven't met one person (except for some car audio nuts) that have used these drivers...
How do they compare to some of the other offerings in their class, I have heard them described as "fast" and accurate but then again, in the 700+/driver range... one doesn't expect anything but accuracy...
Basically, they are very low distortion/low inductance drivers with moderate levels of excursion.
Aura has two lines of drivers. The NS12 measured at the above link is from the diffusion "513" line, and as JM noted more of a classic woofer than a subwoofer. The diffusion line is only available in 10's and 12's. All of the 15's and 18's are the big bore (and überpricey) "992" line, and are rated at a respectable 19mm of xmax.
I designed a sealed sub around the NS15 for a friend in between visiting my old haunts in Vienna a couple summers ago. (At European prices, the Auras no longer looks outlandishly expensive. Everything is much cheaper over here, especially European drivers...) It was designed to replace an REL somethingorother, which (predictably) sucked. I only had a chance to hear it briefly, but was suitably impressed. If it cost less, and I had fewer other drivers lying around, I'd probably buy one for myself.
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