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Old 16th August 2011, 06:05 PM   #1
SimZeSun is offline SimZeSun  France
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I have a pair of fe127e that have been running for 2 years in a dbr enclosure with a diy SE 6L6. Though, the lack of bass is obvious and I now want to build a good subwoofer.
I would like to build one with integrated amp as well as integrated crossover, but I absolutely don't know which driver to choose and which amp to use with it. My room is 3m x 4m and I mostly listen to rock, reggae, classical music (violin and piano) and voices. Pretty much everyting in fact except electronic or techno. So I want it to be accurate and punchy.

Two things I care about: the price shouldn't exceed 400$ without the cabinet and the latter shouldn't be bigger than a 500mm cube.

What are your suggestions ?
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Old 19th August 2011, 01:52 PM   #2
Binary110 is offline Binary110  Canada
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I'd highly suggest something like the Creative sound solutions Trio 12 driver, and the PR kit. For performance, there isn't much that comes close for the dollar.

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It hits your size requirements, and cost requirements. The amp is pre-modded to work with a 20" and the supplied PR. a True 500w BASH amp to boot.

You'd be hard pressed to find the a reliable 500w amp and driver for the price of this kit.

The driver is also XBL^2 enabled, which keeps it running clean up to about 150hz. Making it blend with those full ranges very easily.
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Old 19th August 2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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To do this right you need three things, a modeling program (WinISD Pro is a good start, read the help files) and a SPL meter to check satellite LF roll-off and average listening SPL and some test tones http://www.realmofexcursion.com/downloads.htm has many. Then start plugging in numbers, Have fun

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