Eton 3-inch Mid-range Driver

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Eton 3-inch Mid-range Driver
« on: 24 Aug 2018, 02:18 pm »
Rick, thanks so much for sharing your creations on this forum--you build beautiful speakers.  I know there has been a lot of discussion on mid-range drivers, and I'm curious if you have tried the new Eton 3-inch mid-range?  I know you have had reservations on Eton drivers in the past, primarily due to their motor structures in woofer applications, I believe.  I don't think these reservations would apply to a dedicated mid-range application, however.

It seems like a 3 inch cone driver would be ideal for the 500 to 3,500 hz frequency range, perhaps coupled with an eight-inch woofer or dual seven inch woofers?  The SB acoustics ceramic mid-range looks fantastic and is much cheaper, but the Eton has two key advantages: 3.5 db of extra sensitivity (extremely important, in my opinion) and a much milder cone resonance at high frequencies (simplifies crossover design, always a good idea).

Food for thought for anyone considering a new design: i suspect these drivers could be an outstanding option to consider!

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Re: Eton 3-inch Mid-range Driver
« Reply #1 on: 25 Aug 2018, 05:02 pm »
Rick, thanks so much for sharing your creations on this forum--you build beautiful speakers.  I know there has been a lot of discussion on mid-range drivers, and I'm curious if you have tried the new Eton 3-inch mid-range?  I know you have had reservations on Eton drivers in the past, primarily due to their motor structures in woofer applications, I believe.  I don't think these reservations would apply to a dedicated mid-range application, however.

It seems like a 3 inch cone driver would be ideal for the 500 to 3,500 hz frequency range, perhaps coupled with an eight-inch woofer or dual seven inch woofers?  The SB acoustics ceramic mid-range looks fantastic and is much cheaper, but the Eton has two key advantages: 3.5 db of extra sensitivity (extremely important, in my opinion) and a much milder cone resonance at high frequencies (simplifies crossover design, always a good idea).

Food for thought for anyone considering a new design: i suspect these drivers could be an outstanding option to consider!

Thanks for your kind words. The Eton driver looks to be a good option but I've not tested it.