View Full Version : 116H-1's as car midbasses, anyone?

03-29-2010, 09:49 PM
I recently picked up a pair of freshly-reconed 116H-1's, and I'm probably going to use them as midbasses in my Miata, to replace a pair of Peerless 850519's. (http://www.madisound.com/pdf/peerless/850519.pdf) Has anyone else used the 116H-1 in that role?

They seem well-suited for car use, with high Qts (I've not measured my two, but the specs here (http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1530&postcount=3) suggest it's well-suited for use as an I-B/leaky box midbass. Qts is high, Le is low, Fs isn't too low. (Though the high Qms also suggests that they may lack control in more leaky/I-B type environment.)

While everything is up in the air until I measure my actual drivers' T/S parameters and frequency response with FuzzMeasure Pro (http://www.supermegaultragroovy.com/products/FuzzMeasure/), and listen to them in free air to see if the suspension flops around too much when band-limited, I was thinking about using them much as I use the Peerless drivers: covering between ~80 and ~700 Hz, with a subwoofer in the passenger footwell and 2" wideband drivers (currently Peerless 830970's (http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=8267), though I may go back to the Aura Whispers (http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=85) I've used since ~2004, and that Linkwitz uses in his Pluto (http://www.linkwitzlab.com/Pluto/Pluto-2.1.htm), when I open the doors up to install the 116H-1's.) playing above the midbasss' passband.

I've read here (http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1532&postcount=5) that it may have been JBL's T80 car woofer, though someone who owned T80's told me that they don't have the wet-look cone and they have push terminals instead of the quick disconnects (one male, one female) on the 116H-1. (The differences could be merely cosmetic, of course.)