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Has Anyone Used This Driver ? Opinions ?

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Posted on October 26, 2021 at 11:02:49
ka7niq
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I have these Peavey Speakers. I have them biamped, and believe it or not, these Old Girls sound pretty darn good!
These speakers use a wide bandwidth Peavey Black Widow that plays up to 800 hz where it hands of to a Peavey 22A driver on a Peavey CH 2 CD Horn.
The Peavey 22A does not go out very high, and I was advised AGAINST replacing the Aluminum Diaphragm with a Titanium one. I have had several people tell me the Titanium Diaphragms are harsh sounding.
I ran across these drivers by accident. They are very inexpensive, and go from 550 out to 6k
So, I was THINKING about trying a pair of these, in place of the Peavey 22A drivers.
Will they simply screw onto my CH 2 Horns ?
Since I am biamped, I have an electronic crossover, so no worries about if the built in passive crossover will work with these.
Thought ?

 

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RE: Has Anyone Used This Driver ? Opinions ?, posted on October 27, 2021 at 03:17:23
Scott L
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That is a Selenium D250-X

It's an "okay" driver. Entry level/budget driver. Does not reach very high.

 

RE: Selenium D250-X, posted on October 27, 2021 at 06:09:12
ka7niq
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The Peavey 22A does not go very high either

 

RE: Has Anyone Used This Driver ? Opinions ?, posted on October 27, 2021 at 08:27:44
Alpha Al
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True, the 22A rolls off above 6kHz. But that particular crossover contains attenuation and equalization components that extend the HF response by attenuating the mid freqs. I would leave it in line, even when biamping.

 

RE: Has Anyone Used This Driver ? Opinions ?, posted on October 27, 2021 at 09:19:00
ka7niq
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Yes, the crossover provides for CD Equalization, and does have an Autoformer to reduce the overall level of the horn to better match the efficiency of the Black Widow driver, but there is no midrange attenuation I am aware of.
The amplifier I am using on the Horn is a Mackie 1400 and it has built in adjustable CD Equalization.
I wish I could find a schematic of this passive crossover, to see if Peavey used Mylar Capacitors. If they used Electrolytics, they are certainly not the same value as they were 30 years ago.

 

RE: Has Anyone Used This Driver ? Opinions ?, posted on October 27, 2021 at 10:04:02
Hornlover
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That looks the same as the Selenium D250X. I have used them is small 3 way enclosures for church. I used them on a Dayton Audio H110 horn, crossed over at 700Hz. The midrange sounded very good. The phenolic diaphragm works well in that range. Give them a try an see how you like them. I dont know if those are the Selenium versions or a Chinese knock off. They are half the price of the Selenium versions. PRV makes a version of this driver too. PRV was founded by former Selenium employees that left after JBL bought Selenium.

 

RE: Has Anyone Used This Driver ? Opinions ?, posted on October 27, 2021 at 10:12:09
ka7niq
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If they are indeed Selenium D250X, I found this thread about them. I am happy with the midrange of the current Peavey 22A Driver, but would like just a little bit more top end extension.

 

How About This Driver For Peavey 22A Replacement ?, posted on October 27, 2021 at 14:41:09
ka7niq
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The driver I provided a link to goes out to 8K and down to 500Hz.
My Peavey CH 2 Horn looses pattern down that far, but an 800Hz crossover point will work.
Any comments on this driver as an improvement over the Peavey 22A driver ?
It is under 35.00 each, so the price is right.
Any other affordable good performing substitutes for the Peavey 22A that I could screw onto my horns ?

 

RE: Has Anyone Used This Driver ? Opinions ?, posted on October 28, 2021 at 08:35:11
claudej1@aol.com
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You don't get "top end extension" from a Phenolic diaphragm. Just a really SOLID midrange performance. Paul Klipsch used Atlas drivers for decades for this reason. Also they tank like a cliff at their upper cutoff, which means no INDUCTOR required!

 

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