Finally some news on the hemp 4.5" drivers.
I have version 3 and need some input from everyone on these.
I do have to say they are made to fit the Super 3s and there is no worries at all about the drop in feature. They will definitely be this way, so retrofits are no problem at all.
The drivers are being made from the ground up so everything is new and sorry about it taking this long, but I want to make sure they are ready right from the start. I have to tool up for the baskets and also finalize the parameters.
Right now I have an amazing amount of Bass. In simulation they go down to high 40sHz range. The hemp tone is amazing with these and they are so organic, balanced, and the immediacy of them is better than any 4.5” I’ve heard. Great with all the amps I'm using them with. Break in time wont be as long as well. The tone is very similar to the Hemp 8s, but faster and the soundstage is very wide. They are a single cone and no wizzer and we are working at lightening the surrounds and spider. Treble is very strong and no worries at all about tweeters.
Now, I’m getting the bass as result of a few things but namely SPL. Right now were at 89dB and it can get much better, so it’s a balancing act. I really want to get up to around 93 in room. It can be done and I think it’s something I want to go for.
Super 3s and stands.
I have found that using 13” stands with a front tilt sounds great with he Super 3s. The speakers are so fast and this way they load up the room amazingly well.
Just to clarify the FE126E is a low Q version of the FE127E. I have been using this driver for over 3 years in the Super 3.