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Old 4th July 2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Good ole budget build sub

ok guys I haven't had much chance to check in the forums for a long time now and now that i got my comp built I'm looking at attempting a budget build $300 complete sub woofer. I'm looking at a very simple set up, Basically cut the cabinet, plug and play sort of set up right now. Birch is my choice of cabinet material, 1/2" is in consideration but i think i might as well do 3/4" for $10 more. As expensive as everything is nowadays a $300 build of decent quality is becoming more of a challenge. Anyways, I'm thinking of pairing up a Dayton driver rated at 300 watts rms @ 4 ohm with this bash amp. Very simple like i said. As far as enclosure goes a ported 4 ft^3 @ 28 Hz box seems best, as this will be 3/4 music use and the rest computer gaming and some movies. Anyways I would appreciate some input on this and if anyone knows of anything better off let me know.

BTW I have had bassbox pro for so long i done forgot the name of the freeware enclosure response modeling software i used to spend hours on, i know it's a very common program but i can't put my finger on it's name even after some goggling. Can someone help me out? lol
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Old 4th July 2008, 11:30 PM   #2
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winisd ur thinking of?
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Old 5th July 2008, 03:19 AM   #3
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yes winisd, lol thanks
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Old 7th July 2008, 02:00 PM   #4
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The BASH seems cool, unless you're thinking of using the plate amp's high-pass section for your satelites. From the picture of the unit, it seems to have no high pass, though I don't have one and can't say for sure.

I missed this on my first several glances at the unit, so I thought I'd point it out...
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Old 7th July 2008, 10:23 PM   #5
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if anyone knows of anything better off let me know.
Depends if you can handle a bigger box or not. 18 inch, 15mm Xmax, 94.2db sensitivity, $145 shipped to your door.

http://www.mach5audio.com/zen/index....roducts_id=182
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I'd take the sensitivity rating with a grain of salt.
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hmmm bigger is always better but damn that price just keeps going up and up, i remember when it was $58 plus $18 shipping
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My personal fav, it's actually around 99.2 dB with my SPL meter.
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Hmm, without knowing all the details of your measurement it's meaningless in the scheme of things, especially since its published specs calc a ~93.2 dB/W/m half space reference efficiency, though at 2 ohms its sensitivity is ~99.22 dB/2.83 V/m (4 W).

Like any other low Qts, Xmax driver though, it takes a huge box to go low with any authority at low distortion.

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it's 99.2 in a 5 cubic foot sealed box.
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