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Dayton Audio RS100-4 4" Reference Full-Range Driver 4 Ohm
Would I get adequate sq and spl from these mounted in the doors of a 1983 XJ6 Jaguar as one-ways? These would be powered by an Pioneer DEH-6100bt (Continuous Power Output: 22W x 4) and no external amp. The speakers would be pointed directly at the center console. Or in this application would it be better to use a traditional coaxial? My main concern is the low sensitivity of this speaker.
I think with 22W you will get adequate output. I would ask if these are the largest that will fit? Find the largest drivers for your door openings and select from them.
Date published: 2011-08-10
a ported box
I am not savvy at the online calculators, could someone help me with a ported (or sell me on sealed) for this driver. My box is .11 cu ft. Is there another driver that would be better? I am interested in good bass response from a full range. That is my box constraint. Thanks in advance!
The quick answer is , No. Probably wont get enough bass to satisfy your requirements from these woofers, fine as they do sound.The long answer I have would be, Depends on your application and requirements. I tried a pair of these, in a tuned enclosure of similar volume, to achieve a small stereo setup with no x-over using these completely full-range. For small-space use, like for an office or desktop, they could probably work well, as the sound is really pretty good when u can get right on-axis for listening. But for ambient use even, the treble just rolls off too much, and likely you'll then be in a larger room and farther away from the speakers, and the bass output just wont be sufficient in that case. I intend on repurposing them as some nice mid-fill in my car, where I can relieve them of both treble and bass frequencies. So, close and on-axis, yes, they would be good. Otherwise, maybe not so much. If you really want a full-range single driver speaker, I would look at something larger, that still claims to go high enough to suit your needs. Hope this helps!
Date published: 2013-02-20
2 of these run in series, does it increase or decrease the senesativity
There is no change when wired in series.Although the piston area doubles, which would normally give a 3db increase, the impedance has doubled in a series connection, reducing the power by 1/2, which gives a 3db decrease. So no net change in sensitivity, but the power handling will increase by twice or 3db.
Date published: 2013-01-04
Using 4 of these but need a total impedance of 8 Ohms
Hi,So, I bought 4 of these, each of which is rated at 4 Ohms. However, I realized to match my current home theater configuration, I need my center speaker to run at 8 Ohms. I want all 4 of these in my center speaker enclosure, but don't know how to get the impedance to match.If I wire 1-2 in series, then 3-4 in series, then 1-2 and 3-4 in parallel, I get 4 Ohms. If all are in series, I get 1 Ohms. If all are parallel, I get 16 Ohms.Any suggestions?? Is there a pair of tweeters I could add to get an overall 8 Ohms? Maybe an in-line resistor??Thanks for any suggestions!
The only way to do this correctly is to either only use two drivers in series, or exchange those for the 8 ohm models.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Which pin represents which wire?
I checked the manual and I cannot find out which post represents which wire. For example, does the red wire go into the wide pin or the thin one?
The wider post is for positive and the thinner one is for negative. There's indentation in one of the images and they are not color coded.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Is there a truncated frame version of the 4 ohm?
I see the 8 ohm version of this speaker has a truncated frame, I did not see the same for the 4 ohm. If there is, what is the part number?
At this time there is not a truncated version of the 4-ohm Dayton Audio Reference Series drivers. For an alternative product, please see the driver listed below.
Date published: 2011-04-22