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I've been looking around at the recent 15" product offerings and came across the $75 Dayton PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-034&FTR=

This thing sound any good? If it's half-way decent, I think it'd be kinda hard to pass up at that price...


On the other side of the cost structure, I'm looking into 15" drivers with shorting rings, well-behaved extension to 1500Hz, and good for a 40Hz tune. These two are currently high on my list:


B&C 15TBX100 15" Woofer ($300)
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=294-670


Eminence Definimax 4015LF 15" Driver ($250)
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-578


Anyone have any experience with any of these drivers, or know of any strong alternatives?
 

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geddes uses the 15tbx100 in his summa.

the two that scott mentioned are good too.

any of the three can be used to create a very nice speaker.


the eminence tend not to have as many 'goodies', even though some perform admirably.
 

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I have a fair bit of experience with the JBL 2226H and AE TD15M....I actually prefer the Klipsch K48 (from the Chorus II) over both of those options, and the K48 is what I'm currently running. I still own a 2226 and I had the TD15M in my house for a week or so doing extensive listening comparisons and measurements. Mike Hurd was visiting that week too and I think we were on the same page there. We were actually on the verge of dropping the cash on 8 drivers between the two of us.


For midrange, I think the Faital Pro 15PR400 bests all 3 - and is the route I'd go except I want a more full-range sound since I don't have the cash for my future subwoofer build yet:
http://www.usspeaker.com/faital%20pro%2015PR400-1.htm ($230)

The lack of LF extension makes the lack of a shorting ring less of an issue. It was a way better deal though before the price of neo shot through the roof. I've actually got a 15PR400 in my possession right now too (it's actually Mike Hurd's which he left behind for more listening comparisons).


It's either the Kappa or Delta series, but I'm told that one of those two lines is the same family as the K48. However, I don't think any of the Kappa, Delta, Or Impero have shorting rings?


Anyone know where to find the BMS drivers in the US? The BMS 15S430v² looks promising too:
http://bmsspeakers.com/index.php?id=bms_15s430v2

I think I saw a quote for 300 Euro, which might put it into the too expensive range...but triple shorting rings? Now that's what I'm talking about, lol.


Thanks for the responses.
 

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Anyone know where to find the BMS drivers in the US? The BMS 15S430v² looks promising too:
http://bmsspeakers.com/index.php?id=bms_15s430v2

I think I saw a quote for 300 Euro, which might put it into the too expensive range...but triple shorting rings? Now that's what I'm talking about, lol.

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Assistance audio is a big BMS dealer out of Salt Lake City Utah. They list the bms 15s430 at $314. Doesn't say v2, but could be.
 

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maybe you can find a couple used 2235h drivers. not the very best midrange, but they are a full range driver.
 

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18Sound 18ND930.

I've seen a suite of measurements on them incl Klippels and they look very good.
 
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