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Old 31st October 2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of building stereo subs to compliment a 6-element 3" fullrange line array system I built recently.

I tend to like smaller drivers for subs and 10" is about the largest I would consider.

I designed up a system using two Dayton DSC205-4 8" woofers in series in a 35 liter box tuned to 37 Hz. I will build two of these boxes.

Has anyone tried this driver? Specs look great but they don't tell the whole story. Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 31st October 2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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A 35 litre box for a pair of 8" drivers would likely be too small. What do your sims look like?
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A 35 litre box for a pair of 8" drivers would likely be too small. What do your sims look like?
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Old 1st November 2010, 08:14 AM   #4
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Thanks.

It actually looks like the cabinet is large enough. It does roll off ~40Hz though (smaller box means less extension). Still, I'd expect room gain (especially if put against a wall) to fill things in nicely.

Dayton usually make good stuff. And with nearly 9mm of Xmax, you've got plenty of displacement.

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Thanks Chris661! I appreciate the input.
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The Dayton 10" Quatro is on sale right now. For a few $$ more they're worth looking at. Dayton QT255-4 10" Quatro Subwoofer 4 Ohm | Parts-Express.com
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Thanks for the tip. The 10" looks like a good unit also but I think for my purposes, the 8" will be better. The 10" gives me a few Hz better extension and a power handling (smaller Xmax though) in trade for a box twice the size (for a double-ten).

This 8" looks almost too good to be true. I'm pulling the trigger today.

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