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Old 28th March 2013, 01:19 PM   #21
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I just ordered two Dayton Audio RSS315HFA-8 subwoofers and a Crown XLS 2000 amplifier. I'll post pictures of the completed project when I'm done.
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Old 28th March 2013, 01:29 PM   #22
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Dayton Audio RSS315HF-4 12" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm High Fidelity Reference Series 295-464

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Old 28th March 2013, 01:31 PM   #23
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After much deliberation, I've pretty much decided on using two DAYTON AUDIO RSS315HFA-8 subwoofers in a sealed design based on the advice of one of the folks at Parts Express.
You may run into oil-canning issues with the HF in an enclosure of that size.

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Sealed is over-rated.

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Old 28th March 2013, 03:21 PM   #24
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You may run into oil-canning issues with the HF in an enclosure of that size.
Are you suggesting that this enclosure is too small despite the fact that it's twice the size of the enclosure provided with the Dayton Audio RS1202K subwoofer kit?
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Sealed is over-rated.
Why do you think so many of the high-end subwoofer manufacturers use sealed designs? Why do you think the technical folks at Parts Express are advocating a sealed design for a product that I'm buying from them anyway?
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Old 28th March 2013, 04:43 PM   #25
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jazzcyclist,
Most of diy'ers members don't follow instructions (like you).
We are here just for fun.
(ps. I don't care who says what in PE. Go to their forum if you like it best.)
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Old 28th March 2013, 06:53 PM   #26
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Are you suggesting that this enclosure is too small despite the fact that it's twice the size of the enclosure provided with the Dayton Audio RS1202K subwoofer kit?

Why do you think so many of the high-end subwoofer manufacturers use sealed designs? Why do you think the technical folks at Parts Express are advocating a sealed design for a product that I'm buying from them anyway?
Upon further reading, it seems their noise issues were addressed:

OCI: Oil Canning Investigation

Regardless, the box is still on the small side for those and sealed provides no improvement in sound quality vs. a properly designed ported box which will have better extension.
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Old 28th March 2013, 07:30 PM   #27
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Regardless, the box is still on the small side for those and sealed provides no improvement in sound quality vs. a properly designed ported box which will have better extension.
I know WinISD calculates an internal volume of 194 liter for a sealed design using these subwoofers, but it's my understanding that you have a lot more latitude with the cabinet size when you're building a sealed enclosure, as opposed to a ported one, which is a lot less forgiving when you deviate too much from the ideal size.
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Old 28th March 2013, 07:43 PM   #28
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I know WinISD calculates an internal volume of 194 liter for a sealed design using these subwoofers, but it's my understanding that you have a lot more latitude with the cabinet size when you're building a sealed enclosure, as opposed to a ported one, which is a lot less forgiving when you deviate too much from the ideal size.
Yes, you'll just get less extension. Which is fine if you have a small room and/or a PEQ and no need for any serious output. My pair of 15" ref HO's run out of steam pretty quickly when run sealed/eq'd.
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Old 28th March 2013, 08:13 PM   #29
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I have a subwoofer cabinet that I've had for years which I never used due to a change in plans. The cabinet is very sturdily constructed (1.5-inch walls and 2-inch baffle) and has an internal volume of 4.27 cubic feet (121 liters)
Hey, your cabinet works better with one woofer than with two, see post #18 option a for 2 woofers (60or ~56 about the same) for very high Qtc. That's no good, that's just my point to you... oink oink oink or bell curve without EQ.
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I just ordered two Dayton Audio RSS315HFA-8 subwoofers
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Old 28th March 2013, 08:18 PM   #30
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The same (above post) with sealed or bass reflex anyway...
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