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Super Sounding 6.5" Woofer / Mid Range Speaker 125 watts RMS 6 ohms 6 1/2"
Price: $15.00
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Product Description:
 Clean 6.5" Woofer or Mid Range Driver

6 ohms, 125 Watts RMS

 

 

Nothing much is known about this speaker yet, other than the specifications. It is a new item that just came in, the dealer we bought them from believed they were made for Altec. I don't know about Altec Lansing, but do know that it is a very nice 6.5" driver.
I carry a lot of Polk Audio speakers, and candidly it looks to be made by the same Chinese speaker company. I base this on the overall look, quality of workmanship and sound, lets put it this way. I would not be surprised if it was the same company who makes Polk speaker components. 

In testing I threw together a quick and dirty ported cabinet of about .5 cf., in a 2 way design crossed over at about 3 kHz. Then I ran some basic listening tests by ear. 
I was pleased with the sound and response, this is a good sounding 6 1/2" driver. The response was uncolored and clean, the bass was there, it wasn't boomy and a bit more than you would expect for a 6 1/2" driver.

I envision this as a good driver for a small book shelf kit or as a clean sounding 6.5" component system in your car. I was very surprised at the thickness of the cone, I have seen 12" drivers with a cone this thick, but never a 6.5" driver this thick. The cone doesn't want to flex, so I can understand the clean sound this driver provides. 

This particular speaker has got me thinking about my next speaker project. What my minds eye sees at this second, is a 2 way or 3 way, 6 woofer design tower project. 
6 of the woofers wired in series parallel would make for a nice 8 ohm, 250 watt tower project. 
I'm thinking of calling it the "Mavin 6 Pack." Look for the kit to show up in the next couple of months. 


 

 

  • Specifications
     
    • 1" voice coil
    • Power handling 125 watts RMS
    • Rubber Surround
    • Extra Thick Paper Cone
    • Magnetically Shielded
    • 6 ohms ( great for 4 or 8 ohm applications )
    • Depth = 3.125" ( 3 1/8" ) (78 mm )
    • Frame Dia. = 6.5" ( 6 1/2" ) ( 165 mm )
    • Mounting Hole Opening Size 5.85" ( 5 9/16" ) ( 142 mm )
    • Weight = 3 pounds ( raw weight of the speaker, not packaged )
    • SPL = 91 dB @ 1m/1w
    • 30 oz. magnet structure
    • 4 mounting screws, spaced 6.190" a part on the diagonal center to center ( 6 3/16" ) ( 157 mm )
      The four mounting screw holes are 90 degrees to each other and spaced 4.435" a part on center. ( 4 7/16" ) ( 112 mm ) 


      T/S Specs 
       
    • f(s) = 37.68 Hz.
    • Q(ms) = 6.781
    • V(as) = 23.68 liters ( 0.836 cf. )
    • n(0) = 0.28%
    • M(ms) = 35.20 grams
    • R(e) = 3.09 ohms
    • Q(es) = 0.436
    • SPL = 91 dB @ 1W/1m
    • C(ms) = 0.51 mm/N
    • Z(max) = 51.19 ohms
    • Q(ts) = 0.409
    • L(e) = 0.53 mH
    • BL = 7.69

 

Shipping weight is 4 pounds

12 pieces per master carton, case weight is 38 pounds. 

 

 
 



 
 
 


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Not harsh, good in Altec RM3010 box
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Gsi (U.S.A.) - November 5th 2011
The stamped frames are susceptible to damage in shipping, but Mavin has great service if that happens.

( note added by Mavin. In response to this customers shipping damage, I designed a packaging ring to use when shipping the speakers, this should limit any damage to the speaker during transit. )

I haven't run freq tests on them yet, listening tests only, but they drop in well in the Altec StageGig RM3010 box, and offer a much smoother sound than the stock woofer there, and more subjective oomph as well. That box is ~.2 cu.ft. I also tried in a .3 cu.ft. box, and it works fine there too. I modeled both but haven't verified responses. Haven't tried vented yet, but modeling shows it could go low in a large box (~1 cu.ft.).

They don't sound as loud as a couple other cheap 6.5s I have here, because they aren't shouty in the mids, and the bottom end is much stronger. The heavy paper cone may cause a lower rolloff as well.