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Old 27th January 2010, 08:20 PM   #11
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i have an additional woofer, and i dont want to spend money on new drivers, i just want to know if i can get more out of what i have, or make it more efficient..

and i do have winisd
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Old 27th January 2010, 09:06 PM   #12
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The answer is still no. You will need to add a powered woofer to the system to achieve what you want. What woofer do you have? Show us a pic if you can.
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Old 28th January 2010, 01:06 AM   #13
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I had a pair of these back in the day.
They are acoustic suspension and the woofer has specs best suited to that alignment. Trying to put them in a different box won't bring any real improvement.
Like everyone else said, build a separate sub and keep these as they are would be my advice.
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Old 28th January 2010, 02:33 PM   #14
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Here is a sub to build. It has high spl output.

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4 of these should do just right.

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Old 28th January 2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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Here is a sub to build. It has high spl output.

Pi Speakers

4 of these should do just right.

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That's completely out of question because each basshorn has 2x12" subs, plus Wayne's 12Pi subs are the most powerful in the world.
Sure I would advice poster Cam (Cmac16) to buid loaded horns 12" or 15". Also/or/maybe a 4th o.bandpass in his case. Maybe the extra speaker driver specs. will give more information in where to go. Also considering what Amps/system would be in use as Cal Weldon said.

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Old 28th January 2010, 05:08 PM   #16
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A plate amp and box are not expensive and can make even a low to medium quality woofer sound OK.
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Old 28th January 2010, 07:22 PM   #17
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well it seems i keep getting more questions than answers haha. as i said im new to home audio theory, i've had systems for years, and i've been into spl car audio. so i have no problem building boxes. i have 9 speakers in total in my system, 4 smaller ''bookshelf'' 2 way speakers, a set of mach ones up front, a set of 3 way towers with 15'' drivers and an upgraded tweet, and a kenwood center channel. all being powered with a sony 100x5 channel amp.

i was basically wondering how can i make my system sound better? how can i make it more effeciant? like would i benifit from tearing apart the mach ones, putting the subs in a separate ported enclosure and the mid horn and tweet in a smaller box?

also if somone could point me in the dirrection of information on dirrectional airflow in a room and speaker placement?
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What 3-way towers are they?
And sealed or ported? I've never had any luck mixing sealed and ported in the one box but if you go back a few posts and think about what I said, you :"MAY"' be able to use my suggestion as a compromise until you could afford a plate amp or 2
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Old 29th January 2010, 12:24 AM   #19
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Try padding down the mids and top, that will at least give the impression of more bass, cheap as chips to do too!
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well it seems i keep getting more questions than answers haha. .....
.... like would i benifit from tearing apart the mach ones, putting the subs in a separate ported enclosure and the mid horn and tweet in a smaller box?
That question was answered: no.
Do you have the ability to measure the T/S specs of the woofer? If you can measure it, you will be able to determine what type and size box it should be in. My "guess" is that it is already in the type of box (acoustic suspension) and size it was designed for.
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