Satori MW13P-4 5" Egyptian Papyrus Cone Woofer - 4 ohm

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Manufacturer: Satori
Product ID : MW13P-4
Weight: 3.00 lbs
Manufacturer: Satori
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Satori MW13P-4 5" Egyptian Papyrus Cone Woofer - 4 ohm

Manufacturer Specifications PDF

Satori is a Buddhist term for enlightenment.  The word literally means "understanding".  Satori translates as a flash of awareness.  Satori drivers are designed for subtlety and realism. 

  • Vented aerodynamic cast aluminum chassis for optimum strength and low compression
  • Proprietary cone material with EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS fibres made in-house
  • Soft low damping rubber surround for optimum transient response
  • Advanced BIMAX spider for improved linearity
  • Powerful optimized low distortion neodymium motor system
  • Non-conducting fibre glass voice coil former for minimum damping
  • Extended copper sleeve on pole piece for low inductance and reduced distortion
  • CCAW voice coil for reduced moving mass
  • Long life silver lead wires attached 180° apart for improved stability
  • Vented pole piece for reduced compression
  • High piston to chassis diameter ratio
  • Gasket and bolt hole protrusions for reduced coupling to speaker cabinet

Here are some box alignments you might consider using.

  • For a sealed box try 0.1 cubic foot (2.8 liters) with 25% filling for an F3 of about 128Hz.
  • In 0.18 cubic foot (5 liters) with a 1" vent by 3.75" long your F3 is about 75Hz.
  • In an extended bass shelf of 0.25 cubic foot (7 liters) with a 1" vent by 3.75" long your F3 is about 85Hz and F6 is about 50Hz.



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Reviewed by satx
satx bought "Satori MW13P-4 5" Egyptian Papyrus Cone Woofer - 4 ohm" on our website
12/07/2015 - 02:31:14 PM
Exceptional!
These Satori drivers are beautifully made, beautiful looking and even nicely packaged. They were relatively easy to shape into 2nd order LR slopes at 375Hz and 2600Hz for my three-way. The breakup peak at 9k does need attention, but a simple small cap and resistor across the low pass coil worked very well. If handled correctly in the xo, the sound is detailed, transparent and transient with a slightly spicy tone.

Now, if I had only waited a couple of months to buy them I would have saved $25 at the current price. Be that as it may, they are an exceptional value at the price I payed and are bordering on a steal at the current price.
Reviewed by hardisj@gmail.com
03/03/2015 - 04:42:20 PM
Great performance!
I run a speaker driver test website and recently tested these drivers. You can see the review here:
http://medleysmusings.com/mw13p-4/

I purchased these with the intention of using them in my car as a dedicated midrange in a 3-way system. I liked the build quality of them, and I had seen the performance of the 6" version some time ago. Figuring that engineering had trickled down to this driver, I gave it a shot.

Ultimately what I wound up with from my test results are this is a very well behaved driver with a relatively low modal issue about 2 octaves from a typical crossover point. The shining point for this driver is the extremely low distortion levels. Even at 102dB at 1 meter the THD between 150Hz - 8kHz is around 0.30%. That's just incredible. While I would prefer a flatter response overall to make mating with a tweeter a bit easier, I rank this driver a solid '4' out of '5'.

Subjectively, I've been using this in my car for the past couple weeks and find it performs better for my needs (300hz - 2.5khz at high output levels, actively crossed via DSP) better than any other midrange driver I've used to date, which includes the family of Scan-Speak Revelator 12m, 15m and 15w in addition to various other drivers.

While 5 midrange drivers aren't as popular as 3-4" midranges or 6.5" midwoofers, I feel this product fits the niche I needed perfectly with outstanding distortion parameters and very usable frequency response.

- Erin