PRV Audio 5MR450-NDY 5 Inch 8 ohm Midrange
impressive output for its size
Posted by Dylan Kirby on 9th Oct 2014
This is going to be a mainly subjective review, as i do not have access to a mic to record frequency response in cabin.
The setup: part 1
1 driver per door, crossed at 80hz 12db/slope ---- 16khz 12db/slope
100watts Rms per driver at 4ohm
Surprising low range punch
Very full sounding output
Almost pronounced vocal output (but not in a bad way)
Good off axis response
Would be great as a oem location single driver replacement. ( shallow depth is a plus here)
I found the driver to better suited to my personal tastes in the part 1 setup. It sounds like a high output coaxial driver. I listened to it on multiple styles of music from Country, Trance, House, Rap and even some Focal JMlab test music. These mids played it all with ease.
The setup :part 2
1 driver per door, crossed at 200hz 24db/slope ---- 12khz 12db/slope
250 watts Rms per driver at 4ohm
Lacking low end output (to be expected at the given crossover point)
Slight breakup on higher frequencies when crossed higher than 12khz
Huge jump in output compared to the low power part 1 setup
Would need to be paired with a dedicated midbass driver to fill in the 80-300hz range and a small tweeter to fill in the top end.
Impressive vocal range output, hard to believe the output from a driver this size.
At full volume it is a bit much for a closed cabin for the average person, and would easily keep up with a high output substage.
In the part 2 setup, this driver would blend well with a dedicated midbass driver, and small tweeter. Its output was so impressive for its size that many of the people i let listen to it found it hard to believe such a small driver could have so much output. Almost too much output for a sealed cabin (some may like that though). This mid can definitely fill the gap of a horn driver, and sound better in a car cabin.
This driver has very impressive output for its size, and can fit in a ton of oem locations. It would be easy to do multiples in custom door panels as well with the flat sided cast baskets. A great option for someone looking to make the plunge into the pro audio style car audio setups. If giving it at rms or over (which it takes with no issues at all), it would need to be run in a 3 way setup to get the most output out of the setup. But on low power it has a huge range, and can definitely be used in a single driver setup fullrange. For the price, this driver has a lot going for it, enough that if you are on the fence about giving it a try, just do it. You will be very pleased that you did.
The PRV Audio Pro Audio Loudspeaker, 5MR450-NDY midrange woofer offers outstanding durability and a smooth midrange response through 16kHz. This woofer is perfect for home Hi-Fi installs, including bookshelf, satellite, surround sound speakers and even the home studio monitors. It is a great option for three way cabinets requiring additional midrange support.
The high end neodymium magnet assembly was chosen to increase sensitivity and power handling. This neodymium is attached to a sturdy reinforced cast aluminum frame to ensure a solid support structure for long lasting play in most any environment. Its light weight of only 1.21 lbs helps keep your enclosures light and is a great use for use for car doors and installers looking for high SPL midrange and upper midrange responses. For car audio applications, a 4 ohm model is also available.
- Sold Individually
- 1.5" Voice Coil
- 250 Watts Continuous Power Handling
- 100 dB Sensitivity
- Built-In 1kHz High Pass Filter
- Diameter 5 in
- Impedance 8 Ω
- RMS Power* 225 Wrms
- Program Power* 450 W
- Sensitivity 95 dB_SPL
- Freq Response 140-16k @-10fdBHZ
- Xmax 2 mm
- Res Freq (FS) 150 Hz
- Equiv Vol (Vas) 1.14 L
- Elec Q (Qes) 0.52
- Mech Q (Qms) 15.17
- Total Q (Qts) 0.55
- Sd: Cone Area 86.22 CM2
- Mms: 10.77 g
- Strength Factor 10.43 Tm
- RE 6.55 Ω
- Le 0.62 mH @ 1 kHz
- VC Diameter 1.5 in
- Weight 2.65 Lbs
- Overall Diam. 147/5.79 mm/in
- Hole Cutout 120/4.72 mm/in
- Mounting Depth 66/2.60 mm/in
- Frame Aluminum
- Magnet Neodymium
- Voice Coil CCAW
- VC Former Kapton