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post #1 of 3 Old 07-20-2006, 05:28 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey speaker guys. I came across some cheap 8" "subwoofer" drivers and I was wondering if I could use these in my towers. The way I figure it is that these drivers may be stronger in the lower frequencies than what I am currently using. I believe that I can get more out of the enclosures and I think that these could be good buy. I am using 4 drivers per enclosure and each enclosure is about 3 cubic feet. Can anyone tell me about the possible problems that I may encounter with these drivers. Thanks in advance to all of you and keep up the great work as the forum provides a wealth of information on a daily basis.
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Are you talking about replacing the existing drivers? From what I've heard, that's generally a bad idea. The passive crossovers in your towers are specifically designed around the T/S parameters of your existing drivers in those towers. The new drivers may have a natural peak where there was a natural dip in the originals that the X-over compensated for, and if you swapped them, the towers would then have a huge peak at a given freq band.

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Well the towers are DIY and so are the Xovers. It's a bit too late too as it took a while for anyone to respond I went ahead and did the necessary tweaks. With some calculations those so called 8" "Subwoofers" are doing a bang up job. It's put alot of body into the lower frequencies that I think were missing even though it performed well. The newer speakers are also much more sensitive so at lower volumes I get a nice response. Thanks for the response though and keep up the great work.
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