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Old 14th August 2010, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Rythmic DS1500 or Tempest-X?

I am contemplating building two sealed subs for use with my front horns (see pic here to get an idea of what the subs need to match with: http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5...pic800x600.jpg )

I am contemplating either the Rythmic Audio DS1500/A370PEQ2 combo or two passive Tempest-X's paired with say a single Behringer EP4000 amp.

The Tempest combo works out quite a bit cheaper for me.

Performance wise though, which is the better option?
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Old 14th August 2010, 01:29 AM   #2
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Horns are typically better damped than sealed unless a very low Q driver is used, so the Rythmic servo system is theoretically the better choice, but 4th or 6th order band-pass alignments typically are the choice for mating to horns and should control the driver almost as well as a servo unit, so maybe the Tempest in one of these is the best overall.

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Old 15th August 2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, appreciated.
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