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Old 19th December 2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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Wondering opinions on how this sub would fare in a sealed alignment for music only? Any opinions about sq? The price is right at around $90.00 http://solen.ca/pdf/peerless/830669.pdf

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Old 19th December 2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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Also looking at this one at about $50 more than the Peerless http://solen.ca/pdf/dayton/ST385-8.pdf
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Old 19th December 2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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Put the parameters into winISD, see what you can get out of them.
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Yeah but??? I'm crapola at that, and was wondering also if maybe anyone had heard or has opinions on these drivers etc....
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Old 19th December 2009, 05:26 PM   #5
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Not knowing your expectations, both of those drivers look ok.

However, if you are willing to spend the extra for the Dayton you should have a look at the SDX10 from Creative Sound in Vancouver, - this is a driver that will outperform either of your choices by a wide margin and is one of the few that features XBL2 technology in this price range
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Old 19th December 2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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I've purchased the Reckhorn A-400 sub amp a few years back from CSS.. My expectations are sealed build with high sq for music, not really loud etc.. Was looking at that sub before but it's not so efficient etc.. I could use two of the subs I posted as choices, other idea's welcome.. Would like to buy from Canada to avoid the duty pain, or I would use those high efficient 15'' Eminence drivers from Madisound that ScottG helped me figure out before way back..
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Old 19th December 2009, 05:37 PM   #7
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The Peerless looks suited to a regular sealed box, while the Dayton would work well in an acoustic suspension box. I'm a fan of acoustic suspension so the Dayton is the one I'd pick - 120 lire box, F3=42Hz. Not exactly a small box but it's sure to sound good.
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Old 19th December 2009, 06:07 PM   #8
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Yeah but??? I'm crapola at that, and was wondering also if maybe anyone had heard or has opinions on these drivers etc....
Neither of those is all that good for a "sub", depending on what you mean by that word.
The peerless will only do ~45Hz F3 in a ~4cubic foot box.
The Dayton will get into the mid 30s sealed, in a ~3cubic foot box.

This is off the top of my head, no software needed...
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Old 19th December 2009, 06:17 PM   #9
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I've purchased the Reckhorn A-400 sub amp a few years back from CSS.. My expectations are sealed build with high sq for music, not really loud etc.. Was looking at that sub before but it's not so efficient etc..
In a sealed enclosure the SDX10 will get you 103db from 20Hz upwards with a F3 of 44Hz also has a rated xmax of 19mm(one way) - the Dayton doesn't get you a much lower F3

Your OP indicated that you wanted a sub for music purposes, 103db from 20Hz upwards with very very low distortion, no possibly of exceeding xmax and probably integrates well with you mains is what I would choose - you will also pick up a couple of db room gain depending on your placement.

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Old 19th December 2009, 06:57 PM   #10
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This is off the top of my head, no software needed...

Ron that is because you're good, I'm not lol...

I though "Acoustic Suspension" and "Sealed" were the same thing???

So I'm wondering then what would be some better recommendations for a paper cone subwoofer for best sq in a sealed box or AS? that will only need to play up to 70-100hz max, that I could get here?...

I would like to try AE if I was to purchase from abroad, but not much seems to be going on there lately, and I wouldn't want my order sitting for months etc...
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