Table Tuba - optimal driver?

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Table Tuba - optimal driver?

#1 Post by ejh2854 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:10 pm

Been considering the Table Tuba- it looks well-suited to the current A/V room- and have the plans in hand.

Based on good past experiences with Tang Band the W8-740 was my #1 choice, but PE currently shows them as MOQ 50 pieces with a long lead time :wall:

Bill, or others with TT experience to share: is there a single "optimal" driver that you'd advocate for this horn design, either from those listed in the plans or a newer [something] on the market? I'll likely build 18" wide, no preference of 8" vs. 10" driver, just "best suited".

Still enjoying my LAB12 T39 for outdoor use Image but it's not the right choice for the living room. Thanks for any replies!

Ed

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Re: Table Tuba - optimal driver?

#2 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:22 pm

There's no one optimal driver, only a range of optimal specs. If I was building one I'd use the Dayton DCS 255-4 or LS10-44.

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Re: Table Tuba - optimal driver?

#3 Post by ejh2854 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:33 pm

Exactly what I needed- thanks!

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Re: Table Tuba - optimal driver?

#4 Post by Dale Hammer » Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:16 am

I have two table tubas LS, 15" wide in my living room running the Dayton DCS 255. Outstanding after over three years of daily service. Excellent driver for not much money.

Plenty of output with the drivers just loafing along. Each cab on one channel of a 60 watt per channel Hafler amp.

I misspoke, I have the 8" DCS 205 driver in each cab.

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Re: Table Tuba - optimal driver?

#5 Post by ejh2854 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:41 am

Thankya Dale! The LS10-44 that Bill mentioned looks intriguing design-wise, but the added ease of installation comes at a cost.

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