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Old 25th December 2003, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default I've decided to go with a Tempest

I ordered one from Acoustic Visions for $125 shipped. Not a bad deal considering they come with the 3 year factory warranty. I was also intersted in the Dayton DVC 15, but I couldn't find much info about that driver. There's literally a ton of info on the internet about the Tempest, and none of it's bad.

It'll be going into the mid "Q" sealed enclosure design recommended by Adire. I'll be using 3/4" oak veneered MDF for the enclosure. I will apply the neccesary oil/stain required to make the enclosure match the rest of our living room oak furnature.

The Tempest will be powered by a 250 watt PE plate amp. I've been told this driver, powered by this amp, in this enclosure sounds incredible. Guess I'll find out.
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Old 27th December 2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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That's suprising. The Tempest is a very popular sub for HT applications and I figured this topic would drum up some interest. Guess I was wrong.
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Old 27th December 2003, 02:34 PM   #3
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I'm surprised too. Keep "bumping" it the next couple of days, I am sure there will be some Tempest owners glad to share their experiences.

From what I can tell of the specs, the Dayton DVC 15 incher appears to be a clone of the Tempest.

Knowing Parts Express, the Dayton DVC 15 incher, I would guess, is probably just as good a speaker as the Tempest. But if you can get the original for the same price....
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Old 27th December 2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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The specs for both drivers are about the same, however I was able to find out the Dayton will work in quite a bit smaller enclosure. The optimum sealed enclosure size for the Dayton is 3 c.f., while the Tempest's optimum is 4.6 c.f. The downside to this is the F3 ends up being quite a bit higher for the Dayton. Since the extra 1.6 c.f. isn't an issue for me, and because I'd rather have the lower F3, I went with the Tempest.

I will also be building the enclosure a bit differently than the way I usually build them. It will be built completely without the use of screws. Each corner's mating surface will be cut at a 45 deg angle to provide the perfect 90 deg corner. I'll be gluing the entire box together using either Gorilla glue or liquid nails, then clamping it together. I'm using 3/4" MDF which already has an oak veneer applied to it. The enclosure will be oiled/stained and sealed to match the rest of our oak living room furnature. This should be an adventure.
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Old 27th December 2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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Perhaps the reason for the lack of response is that you did not ask for any. In any case good luck and keep us posted with your progress.

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Old 29th December 2003, 09:09 PM   #6
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Okay, now I'm asking. Anyone who has experience with a Tempest please post whatever you feel like posting that would be relevent to this tiopic. Thanks.
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Old 30th December 2003, 02:09 AM   #7
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I've built two of them. The first was the MidQ design as a compromise between music and HT since I had only one system at the time. It was as advertised, a compromise between the two and quite enjoyable to listen to. Since the addition of a music only system I put the Tempest into an overdamped vented enclosure for HT only. Much better for HT than the MidQ but too boomy for music. I appreciate being able to move the driver to different enclosures as my needs change and have it perform well in every situation.
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How did the bass in music sound with the mid Q enclosure? Was it tight, punchy bass, or was it more boomy sounding?
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Old 30th December 2003, 06:38 PM   #9
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How did the bass in music sound with the mid Q enclosure? Was it tight, punchy bass, or was it more boomy sounding?
Well, like I said, the MidQ is a compromise between music and HT. A little boomy for music and not enough impact for HT. It wasn't bad for music, just not up to the level a purist would like. The LowQ design would be better for music. You could always build two.
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