Is there anyway to determine if a speaker will sound good based on its T/S?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Anthony_I, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. Anthony_I

    Anthony_I Stunt Coordinator

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    And/or what params should i look at to actually do a good comparison without being able to hear the driver?

    I have params for a few different drivers but im not sure how to tell if they would be good.
     
  2. Dave Milne

    Dave Milne Supporting Actor

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    Thiele/Small parameters generally only tell you how suitable a driver is for a certain enclosure type/size. They don't really give you much info about frequency response - which is perhaps the primary factor in "sounding good". However, those experienced with speaker design can make some quick observations just from T/S: like Fs above about 25Hz is going to make it difficult to reach deep "home theater" bass... and high Le contributes to significant high-frequency rolloff... and high Vas generally equates to large boxes... and higher Xmax leads to higher Vd which means more output capability.

    The best thing is to model the driver/box with one of many computer software programs available today - some of which are free.

    You may also want to post this in the DIY forum... more T/S gurus there...
     

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