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Old 23rd May 2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default Subwoofer for Chilli Changs

Looking for a good match subwoofer for my Chilli Changs. The Chillis are using the fostex 167e drivers in a 11'X14' room. Great sounding drivers, but I feel that I'm pushing them a little too much when I listen to rock or very dynamic music (I can hear some kind of doppler? effect with the sound in the mids when the music becomes very dynamic/demanding). The Chillis produced good bass when placed nearer the walls, but after moving them away from the wall (experimenting) I found that the music was better mid-high range. So, my thoughts are to use a bass to help lower frequency extension, fill in for the loss in bass from moving speakers out, and to help carry the load on some of that more demanding music.

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1. I'm building a tubelab se amp (2a3c drivers) and am thinking of sending the source signal to the subwoofer that has a hp filter to then send the signal to the tubelab se. Is this the best route? I know it would be the easiest.

2. What would be the recommended crossover point for the subwoofer with these speakers/drivers? I like the Chilli's ability with midbass, just need the subwoofer for the added volume and lower extension.

2. What are your suggestions for a subwoofer (diy or otherwise) given the room dimensions and a $500 and under price?

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Some like this 10" from CSS.

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Looks good. Are there any recommended plans for this driver? Thanks
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oops, I missed the the link on the page to the kit. Thanks, I'll be studying this now.
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That is a really good one. I'm putting together 2 subs with a apir of these in each. I'll probably run them sealed (or aperiodic)

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The Chillis produced good bass when placed nearer the walls, but after moving them away from the wall (experimenting) I found that the music was better mid-high range.
G'day matt,

Have a look at these:

Post 192 & 193 - EnABL - Listening impressions & techniques
Post 204 - EnABL - Listening impressions & techniques

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