Help on buying speaker drivers?
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  1. #1
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    Default Help on buying speaker drivers?

    I recently blew a speaker like the douche I am.

    I was wondering (as i am replacing the whole speaker now) if i bought a 15" driver at 500w and a 2" horn at 400w would that make the 15" driver more stronger than the horn in the master mix and would that also mean I had a master mix of 900w ?

    This is very confusing for me thanks for your help

    also is the impedance (Ohms) defined by the drivers or by the cross over?

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    the impedance should ideally match the output of your amp...just replace like for like would be my advice..

    whats the spl? a common mistake is to assume that a higher wattage equals louder, but it does not work like that in reality....ohms matter....plus a 2inch horn at 400watts is crazy, id be surprised if the one installed is rated at that...the crossover inside the speaker will determine how loud the horn is
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    I was just using the horn figure as an example

    I want to build my own speaker basically i have a enclosure and a crossover but i need a horn and a mid/bass driver and i would like them to be 800w and 4ohms at 15 Inches is it possible and would i have to replace my crossover? because the speaker it is used in at the moment is an 8 ohm speaker.



    Cheers

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    I highly recommend you post this question on this forum:
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/
    They're usually pretty freindly and they can figure out a cheap solution for you to get the most bang for your buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Gooch View Post
    I highly recommend you post this question on this forum:
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/
    They're usually pretty freindly and they can figure out a cheap solution for you to get the most bang for your buck.

    Agreed...parts express is a great resource.
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