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gordan
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TOA monster sized compression driver ID please - is it TOA HFD 651?
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While seeking for a CD capable of covering a low mid range, say from 300hz or under, I am offered a pair of TOA compression drivers of rather impressive size. Unfortunatelly a seller has no clue what model it is, except "it sounds as seducing as Coral M100, just playing lower" (his words). This doesn't mean much to me as I have never hear Coral and he is some 3000km from me. Though his offer is fair enough, to return it in case I don't like it.


http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/128/dsc01046x.jpg
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8329/dsc01052zh.jpg
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7780/dsc01045n.jpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1859/dsc01047x.jpg
http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/5545/dsc01048u.jpg
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8184/dsc01051p.jpg

(I apologize for the links - the upload system here didn't function at the time of posting)


I googled everywhere and the only similar looking driver I found here:

http://www.homecinema-fr.com/installations/HCFR/imgs/Mvc-014f.jpg

http://www.homecinema-fr.com/installations/HCFR/imgs/Mvc-016f.jpg


It's attached to a Sato horn and crossed (according to the site) at 270hz. Though it's a rear channel in a home theater system
http://www.homecinema-fr.com/installations/HCFR/Christophe.php

At the French site the driver identified  by its owner as TOA 654 HDF 16.

Such a driver doesn't exist anywhere on the net nor in TOA papers.

TOA Corporation has at their list of discontinued drivers a driver HFD 651 in 8 and 16 ohm.

I'm wondering if anyone has ever had any encounter with the driver and would confirm this is it and have a comment or two on the sound and capabilities. Maybe some graphs?

This is all I could find in Japanese
http://www.toa-products.com/faq/siyozu/hfd65116_sa1j.pdf


The second question would obviosly be related to the availabilites of diaphragms but I have no high hopes there.

I'm at the moment in the phase of contemplating a lower mid channel for my next speakers and I will have 2482 at home soon, however it would be good to have some viable alternative in case i don't like them. Crossing as low as 270hz with TOA would be perfect. I was already tipped that JBLs might need an additional damping to sound acceptable for home use.

Thanks.





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