Model PD-5VH is a 40-watt driver with 2" voice coil machined to optimum tolerances.
Model PD-5VH has an Alnico V-DG magnet which offers maximum temperature stability and optimizes output for yielding the lowest amplifier power requirements. It also provides terminals for matching direct to the 16 ohm voice coil. PD-5VH offers a plane wave frequency response of 110 - 4,100 Hz (+5dB).
The durable compression driver mounts easily to large format horns that terminate in the standard 1 3/8"18 male coupling thread.
Units are finished in grey, baked epoxy.
- Extended Frequency Response Range for Optimum Intelligibility
- Environment-Resistant Construction for Indoor/Outdoor Use
- 40-Watt Power Rating
- Powerful Driver Mounts to Large Format Horns to Deliver Outstanding Sound Reproduction
- Height 5"(13.02 cm)
- Width 4" (11.11 cm)
- Shipping Weight 5.00 lbs (2.27 kg)
- Frequency Response 110 - 4,100 Hz
- Impedance 16 ohms
- Power Rating 40W
- Sensitivity 110.7 (avg) 110 - 4,100 Hz (+5dB)
I have a Leslie Studio 12. It weighs only 85 pounds, but sounded lifeless.
Replacing the woofer helped the bass section. The Jensen V-21 driver was replaced with this Atlas PD5VH. It sounds great & screwed right in. (Removing the Jensen took work) Before installing it, I tested it against other drivers using a large re-entrant horn & electronic crossover & my ears. The upper range of the Jensen was around 3Khz, I heard the Atlas at around 5Khz. The two drivers seemed similar in the lower range. They both played well at 300 Hz.
I like this driver & am glad I installed it. I get much more Leslie effect,
probably thanks to the higher frequency range. I haven't yet played out with it, but at home, it is very pretty & musical. The original speakers just sounded like limp hair, can't explain it, just lifeless & unappealing.
The Atlas PD5VH is well made & sounds great in a leslie.