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Cabinets with midrange drivers... a list

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OriginalCrash, Mar 28, 2009.


  1. So lots of people have been doing plenty of reading and typing lately about cabs with midrange drivers instead of (or in addition to) tweeters. What about a thread listing some of them? For starters, I know the Berg NV215 has a 6" mid. The Fitzmaurice Omnis use midranges and tweeters, I believe... What else?

    Brian
     
  2. iualum

    iualum

    Apr 9, 2004
    60453
    ...the Omni boxes incorporate a horn as well...

    ...I going to have Don @ LDS build two 2x15 2x6.5 cabs very soon, so customs can be configured this way...

    ...I'm not sure what normal production cabs use mids rather than tweeters/horns...I guess you could say Phil Jones product...
     
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Don @ LDS seems to be geared towards mid drivers more than tweeters.

    Would the EA wizzy speaker be considered more of a mid than tweeter?
     
  4. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    A bunch (if not all) of the Accugrooves do.

    Whappo Jr I'm sure of.
     
  5. fruitlabor

    fruitlabor Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    EBMM Audiphile 212 has a 6" mid range driver I beleive.
     
  6. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    Dr. Bass 1580,2460,1260,210:) All great cabs.
     
  7. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    fEarful DIY, barefaced (Alex Claber), Carvin LS1503.
     
  8. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
    Memphis
    EA VL 208s VL110s and VL 210s all had mids


    :meh: ... Not in production any more though
     
  9. hrgiger

    hrgiger

    Jan 11, 2009
    I would say the Peavey 18" bass cabs produced in the day qualify, they had two 10" scorpions run off of the crossover. The 10" scorpions were not bass speakers, but utility drivers, more like guitar i guess, having a very small xmax...

    I've seen people replace the blown scorpions with 10" bass drivers, but that is an incorrect swap according to the original design.
     
  10. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Various discontinued Ampegs including the 1832 Extreme.
     
  11. Ah yes, a few of those I knew of but had forgotten. And yeah, I guess we could count the EA Wizzies... and the Bag End coaxial mid drivers.

    Brian
     
  12. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Possibly the first were the EV 1x15 and 2x15 with 8" vented midrange
    While all will complain, the 1x15 EV is not THAT different sounding than a Berg 322 at least not to me with a Trace in my living room
     
  13. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Coax drivers are merely woofers with tweeter compression drivers firing through the center and which use the woofer cone as sort of a waveguide. Got nothing to do with midrange. In fact many of them actually have less midrange than non-coax drivers.
     
  14. hrgiger

    hrgiger

    Jan 11, 2009
    SWR Triad
     
  15. Hmm... I thought the coax speakers were midrange drivers integrated into the cone of the woofer...? But then on this matter I definitely defer to those with much more knowledge/experience than I have...

    Brian
     
  16. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Thanks for the clarification. I always thought the whizzer cones where more mids than highs.
     
  17. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Ah, but whizzers are merely a dust cap variation - they are not a coax at all; they do not use a discrete driver. They do seem to boost upper mids a little...
     
  18. incubus2432

    incubus2432

    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    Mesa 1516
     
  19. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Berg IP153
    Custom Prototype IP310 with 1 mid driver and 1 tweeter.
    SWR BBI and II and ext cab.
     

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