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Ok, so I'm not the most educated in audio or speakers etc. however my brother left me behind a decent looking sub woofer piece from a failed PA woofer.

What are my options?
Is it worth anything? Can I use it for anything?









Thanks in advance
-Jason
    
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Are you sure its good put an ohm meter on it as see if there is 4ohm impedance. Probably was used for midrange if it was a PA speaker cause it looks like a 10 or 12.
Edited by darthspartan - 12/23/10 at 7:36pm
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I dont have access to a multimeter at the moment, but for the time being il assume its good. I can test it later.

This is a 10' driver, but it wasn't a midrange.
    
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Definitely Test it and see if its any good. It must have been paired with like a 1in horn. Small cabinet maybe a monitor. You could use it for various things. I would dig for a spec sheet if you can find the make.
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I honestly don't know where to start to even find the make.
I took a couple shots of the original cabinet, but there's no lead on it. Maybe it catches someones eye?









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Looks more like a home theater subwoofer than a PA speaker to me.

If you get the dimensions of the cut out from the original cabinet you can pick up a subwoofer amp and match it up with the woofer. It comes down to whether you want to spend the money to turn it into a functional subwoofer, and whether you have a system to add it to or not.


When I say subwoofer amp, I mean a plate amplifier such as this

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-805

However obviously with dimensions that fit the enclosure.

I re-read the thread, and I'm not sure if you have the original cabinet in your possession or not. If you don't have the original cabinet it's just a woofer. You can do anything you want with it but it's probably not worth the time and money if you have to ask the question.
Edited by Illusion Of Progress - 12/23/10 at 8:24pm
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Right... now what kind of power do I need in terms of wattage to run this thing?
    
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Originally Posted by Illusion Of Progress View Post
Looks more like a home theater subwoofer than a PA speaker to me.

If you get the dimensions of the cut out from the original cabinet you can pick up a subwoofer amp and match it up with the woofer. It comes down to whether you want to spend the money to turn it into a functional subwoofer, and whether you have a system to add it to or not.


When I say subwoofer amp, I mean a plate amplifier such as this

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-805

However obviously with dimensions that fit the enclosure.

I re-read the thread, and I'm not sure if you have the original cabinet in your possession or not. If you don't have the original cabinet it's just a woofer. You can do anything you want with it but it's probably not worth the time and money if you have to ask the question.

Ya its not a PA speaker from a good company. If it was it would have a make and model number on it. So ether it is a PA speaker from a less reputable company. Or its a Home Theater speaker who would put that information on the cab. If it works get a matching amp and use it.


Edit: Hold the phone Its not a PA speaker. PA is the brand Premier Acoustic i think or another company called PA. Now the problem is the Amp in that would have given you a lot of information on what that driver is.
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The driver and sub were part of a $4000 set up... I find it difficult to believe it was created by a 'less reputable' company.

I'm going to get in touch with my brother and see if he can't figure out what the make and model is.
    
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Originally Posted by jbalsa2 View Post
The driver and sub were part of a $4000 set up... I find it difficult to believe it was created by a 'less reputable' company.

I'm going to get in touch with my brother and see if he can't figure out what the make and model is.
The company that made it was fine but that driver is not a PA speaker from a pro name they clearly mark there drivers. So i know from looking at the driver that its not JBL,EAW,Eminence ECT... All of these brands are very proud of there work and make sure you know exactly what that driver is. The only reason for a company to not clearly label it is to try and keep you from knowing. 4k for that setup is way the hell overpriced and thats Home theater Audio for you the very reason i stay in the pro industry. Looks like someone pulled a Bose.
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