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P.Audio PA-D99 Monster 2″ 150W Compression Driver

We’ve been conducting some tests with the this old school beast and we are suitably impressed. The giant magnet and large 4″ voice coil give great efficiency (111dB) and loads of power handling (150W). Just look how this giant compares to the 1″ B&C DE250:


P.Audio PA-D99 next to B&C DE250


P.Audio PA-D99 diaphragm removed


P.Audio PA-D99 titanium diaphragm

The question most people have when looking at a large compression driver like this is will it play high enough? We’ve run some tests with the P.Audio horns PH.2380 (90×40) and PH.2723 (60×40). Please excuse the coloured lighting!


PH.2723 on the left, PH.2380 on the right


P.Audio PA-D99 with PH.2380

We took some rough measurements with the two horn flares (SPL not calibrated and measurements are subject to room reflections).

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Green = PH.2380, Red = PH.2723

This monster compression driver can certainly cover the entire high frequency spectrum from 1KHz to 20KHz. For certain music styles there is always the option of adding another device such as a super-tweeter to improve the response 6KHz upwards. This may be especially beneficial on certain horn flares such as the PH.2723 and fits with what you would expect of designs using the JBL 2445 or other large format compression drivers.

Win £100 of P-Audio products – just guess how many we’ve had delivered

WIN £100 worth of P-Audio loudspeaker drivers or horn flares…

We’ve just taken delivery of a full container load of P-Audio stock and helped all the staff with a workout in the process. We went from full to empty in just two hours of lifting and shifting.



We think they left a space in the top right corner for some more…


Little bit of sweat, but luckily no blood or tears, and the contents of the container are now safely stacked away in the warehouse.

To win £100* worth of new P-Audio drivers simply guess the total number of cone drivers, high frequency drivers and horn flares we have just had delivered and put your answer as a comment our facebook post to enter:

Only one guess per participant is allowed, multiple guesses will be removed. First correct or closest guess wins!1 Container = 7 tons = 25 Pallets = How Many Drivers & Horns?

Entry is free and is open to everyone. closes 12 noon GMT, 5th December 2014. The winner’s name and correct answer will be published on the Blue Aran website, on our facebook page, and here on the Blue Aran blog

* The prize is is £100 worth of P-Audio products at normal website price or current special offer price, excludes delivery cost. Can be used as discount against higher value P-Audio items.No cash alternative is available.

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