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Old 1st November 2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question Economical driver for 1.4 cu. ft. box?

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Looking for opinions on a decent sub driver for a 1.4 cubic foot box. The box in question used to be a JBL L88, so it's got a 12" cutout. My woodworking skills are pretty good, so I'm not married to a 12" driver--I'm well aware that most (all?) 12" drivers would require a bigger box. Not looking to make the most powerful sub in the world, just something relatively hi-fi, suitable for use in a smallish room. Will be driven by a ~100W amp.



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Old 1st November 2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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The Dayton DCS305-4 12" is reasonably priced and should work well for you in that size sealed enclosure.

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Old 4th November 2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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Be aware that not all 12" speakers fit the same hole. Different cutout sizes for both the frame and through-hole would be expected, different bolt pattern, etc.
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Old 5th November 2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the recommendation, Cokewithlime. I've ordered that Dayton driver, along with a 300W plate amp. Here come da bass!

badman, thanks for the warning. I know the bolt pattern will be different--the JBL drivers only had 4! As for the cutout, the Dayton says 10.83", and I measure 11" on the box. Close enough? Probably. If not, I've got one of these and one of these I'm not afraid to use 'em.
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