Is this drive comparable to a Tempest?

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  1. Manuel Delaflor

    Manuel Delaflor Supporting Actor

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    Im still on the search of something similar to a Tempest but that I can buy in my country. For example, what do you think about this driver?:

    VEGA 154
    Fs 23 Hz
    Qts 0.359
    Qms 4.42
    Qes 0.390
    Vas 6.40 ft3 (181L)
    Xmax 38.2 mm (+19.10mm)
    Voice Coil DC Resistance: Revc 3.4 §Ù
    Volume Displacement: .26 ft3 (7.36L)

    I have modeled this driver in Unibox and it appears to be comparable to a Tempest (in the same enclosure and port tuning it goes more or less as low), and since I can buy it for around 160 bucks right here, Im seriously considering it.
    The other reasonable option I have found is this driver:

    HED-12.0
    Fs 22Hz
    Qts 0.355
    Qms 12.880
    Qes 0.365
    Vas 6.22 ft3 (176L)
    Xmax (+-0.67") (+-17mm)
    17.0mm
    Revc 3.6(ea.coil)
    Sensivity 90 dB
    Impedance 4

    This one is really cheap (79 bucks). In my still very limited knowledge regarding this subject, this appears to be close to a Shiva (but here the Shiva is better in the sense that with the same enclosure and tuning than the HED the Shiva goes lower in its F3). (by the way, Brian Bunge and Jack Gilvey have helped me a lot with this driver, thanks again guys).
     
  2. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

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    I think it looks similar to the Tempest. The only thing that it lacks is a somewhat lower Fs.
    For $80, it looks decent.
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  3. DanWiggins

    DanWiggins Second Unit

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    The CV drivers are nice; however, the rated Xmax is actually Xmech - how far it can mechanically throw. Actual Xmax on those models is about half what is rated.

    Dan Wiggins
    Adire Audio
     
  4. Manuel Delaflor

    Manuel Delaflor Supporting Actor

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    Wow Dan,
    This is an eye's opener.
    Thanks.
    I guess I'm at the start point again [​IMG]
    When or where can I buy Adire Drivers in MEXICO?
    DAN?
     

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