Thank you much for your reply, I'll send an email. I'm tired of shopping around trying to make things work that don't really apply to what I'm after.No specs for the IB22 yet. We are needing to make a couple of changes to the basket as the original cracked in testing... granted we had strapped 85# worth of a new motor design to it and were testing it when it did. Adding a little more webbing to the ends of the legs where they meet the mounting flange.
If there really seems to be a call for something other than an IB driver, its not an issue to make. We have close to 50 standard motor designs to pull from, and can tweak from these or make something entirely new should there be a call for it. Yes a good portion of what is seen on forums is "autosound" oriented, but about half of what we do OEM is for home audio applications. I definitely prefer the HT OEM work
Christmas came a little early this year, in the form of great news... Thank you Scott. We are nearing the end of our blizzard here in Sioux Falls SD, today should be "warm" as we were -6 with 40mph gusts yesterday. I will take some measurements ASAP.... But the big hurdle is behind me now.Email sent...
So what are the different cone details.... What I am getting out of this is composites are stiffer, more rigid, and will make for a more shallow mounting depth? Kraft pulp cone needs to be curvilinear to maintain it's strength, but will make for a deeper mounting depth, a completely different basket?Ill post some pics shortly of the basket and as other tooled parts come in. Hoping to have things ready to go about March for these, but the cone body is the biggest sticking point right now as we are doing composites in house for the other drivers that will be using this basket. Definitely a cost concern with what is needed for an IB setup. I will see if a simple E glass layup without a real core would work. Otherwise its one more tooling needed to get kraft pulp cone bodies going and that might delay things another month or so...
There is a .pdf from Adire I believe that uses certain thiele small params to determine what drivers are OK to mount horizontal and which ones will sag too much. Doesnt WinISD have something as well?Will one be able to mount this driver facing down without causing excessive damage (or shortening the life of the driver excessively)? Just curious as the cone will be pretty heavy. I hope it's OK as my ceiling joists are spaced 24" OC so this driver might just fit between them perfectly.
I totally understand, someone once told me "The point is it had to come from the manufacturer, after all, it is his product." to which i wanted to reply "Yes, years ago, Audiobahn once told me their A1500HCT that I owned was 2000 watts RMS"I vaguely remember something like that. I just figured it would be better to get it straight from the horses mouth.