Originally Posted by PhilharmonicDennis
I used a 6.5" SB Acoustics in one of my Philharmonitors, and I wasn't very impressed with the bass reach, plus, as with many SB Acoustics and Satori woofers, glitches in the response centered at 1 kHz made it impossible to avoid dips in the upper midrange response using passive crossovers. I've observed the same response issue in the latest Satori 6.5" woofer. The 7.5" Satori somehow achieves the rare combination of decent sensitivity and deep bass reach. But the newer 9.5" Satori couldn't match the bass response of the Scan 8" Revelator. I used the 7.5" and the 9.5" Satori's in 3 ways, where any response glitches above 1 kHz could be suppressed with steep slopes and a low crossover point. Seas is a very reliable brand. I used the ER15 Seas in the Song Towers, and the 6" U16 in a beefed up Song Tower and in a 2-way monitor. The U series combines smooth response with excellent bass reach. We're considering the 8" U22 in the super BMR I've discussed, but I think it would require too large a cabinet. I've used many of the top-of-the-line Seas magnesium woofers. I used the W16 (which is a pricier version of the U16) in the Salk SoundScape Song Tower, and it's pretty amazing.
Thanks for your insight, Dennis! Greatly appreciated.
7.2: Marantz SR6012, Outlaw Model 2200 (L/C/R/SL/SR)
Philharmonic Phil 3 (L//R), BMR (C), BMR (SL/SR), Mini-Phil (RL/RR), Outlaw X-13
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