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Eminence PSD:3006 - 2" Driver [message #50644] Sat, 03 February 2007 12:48 Go to next message
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Hi Wayne,
The Specs from Eminence are working allready (see below).
Now I can see that resonance is about 511Hz. Not bad, taking in account that PSD 2002's is 550Hz. Le is a bit high (doesn't show on specs). Re looks as normal at 4.8ohms (the same as in other drivers). Maybe is a bit short after 10K but compensation (and horn) is (or can be) the miracle. Voice coil diameter is huge at 3" (76.2mm).

Yet, compare this monstrous driver with this one (D3300Ti-2") not much less in size, 102dB at 20K applying 1W/1m, frequency response 500 to 25,000 Hz (-10dB) and on plane wave tube 117 dBSPL.

Wayne, I know your meticulous work with all the drivers (Eminence included) is a great work. After you tested it for your applications post us updated. You might then have 6 (six) different working high freq. drivers (or tweeters) on all your setups.
... at least here in your webpage. I don't want to know about, in your lab/workshop... much less in the big Grand Concert Hall.
Regards


Re: Eminence PSD:3006 - 2" Driver [message #50645 is a reply to message #50644] Sat, 03 February 2007 17:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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The response curve of the PSD3006 on the Community SH494 horn looks pretty good to me. I'm anxious to get one in and test it for myself.


Re: Where do you find it? [message #50646 is a reply to message #50644] Mon, 05 February 2007 18:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I checked Parts Epress and the Eminence website. No mention. Obsolete?

Re: Where do you find it? [message #50647 is a reply to message #50646] Mon, 05 February 2007 19:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi bill,
which speaker is "obsolete" so to say, Eminence or Selenium.

Re: Where do you find it? [message #50648 is a reply to message #50646] Tue, 06 February 2007 00:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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The PSD3006 is a brand new driver. Eminence just made it available in 2007.


Re: Eminence PSD:3006 - 2" Driver [message #50649 is a reply to message #50645] Tue, 06 February 2007 15:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Crazy Dave is currently offline  Crazy Dave
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If the Eminence does not work out, you might want to take a look at this:

The price is good for a 2" exit and Radian has a good reputation.

Dave


Re: Eminence PSD:3006 - 2" Driver [message #50650 is a reply to message #50649] Tue, 06 February 2007 15:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Thanks for the heads-up!


Re: Eminence PSD:3006 - 2" Driver [message #50666 is a reply to message #50650] Fri, 09 February 2007 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Aluminum compression drivers have nice high frequency extension without the peaks of titanium. They are more fragile but for home use that is less of a problem depending on how you listen.

Dave

Re: Eminence PSD:3006 - 2" Driver [message #50670 is a reply to message #50666] Fri, 09 February 2007 22:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Way, way back when, I used a Fostex super-tweeter with an aluminum diaphragm. Loved it. It was the only horn tweeter I've heard with the sparkle of a ribbon, good clear out to 40kHz. But it was very delicate, low power handling, and minimum crossover frequency was 5kHz. So it didn't really fit with anything. It wasn't a match for full horn-loaded speaker systems, because it was too delicate to match their dynamic range. And it wasn't a match for direct radiators, because it was too dynamic for use with them. It was in-between, in a place that I couldn't find a good home for, much as I tried. But it sure was a nice sounding tweeter.


Re: Eminence PSD:3006 - 2" Driver [message #50696 is a reply to message #50670] Tue, 13 February 2007 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Crazy Dave is currently offline  Crazy Dave
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You can't play music too loud in many of the Japanese domiciles. They also like low powered amps. Since the Radian drivers are designed for pro environments, I doubt they are as fragile as the Fostex super tweeters. A lot of the treasured Altec-Lancing compression drivers have aluminum diaphragms.

Dave


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