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Old 21st July 2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default First time diy, which sub driver?

Hi everyone,

This is going to be the very first time I'm going to diy a speaker or sub in this case. I have settled on starting with vented sub-woofer and I'm looking at 2 brands. Sundown Audio and Stereo Integrity.

I want to build a 15" subwoofer (although from SI's website it looks like they only have 12" or 18").

Does anyone have a recommendation? Even if it is another brand. Links below.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 21st July 2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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Is it for your car? Those woofers are meant for use in car, where space is limited. So they have a different set of compromises than home subwoofers.

What are your goals and budget?
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Old 21st July 2016, 12:31 PM   #3
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It will be used in my home theater system. I came across these as a recommendation on another forum. One of the users said that application isn't as important. Budget wise i would go up to 750$. Maybe 1000$. But if I pay less I won't complain.
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Old 21st July 2016, 01:12 PM   #4
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It will be used in my home theater system. I came across these as a recommendation on another forum. One of the users said that application isn't as important. Budget wise i would go up to 750$. Maybe 1000$. But if I pay less I won't complain.
Car audio is not hi-fi.
These speakers have an enormous gigantic moving mass and massives excursions.
Clearly not designed for fidelity... what is your goal ?
Fidelity or funny visceral massages ?
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Old 21st July 2016, 01:31 PM   #5
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I'm going for LFE. I want to reproduce the waves that are felt. My system is only used for home theater. So I guess funny visceral massages, lol!!
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Old 21st July 2016, 02:22 PM   #6
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I am looking to build an SDX 12 Quartet in the near future. It is a 12" with dual APRs (passive radiators). Can be done for under $750 and would outperform many 15" subs in a reasonable enclosure size (18" cube).

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Roughly how big is the room you would like to install this subwoofer in?

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Old 21st July 2016, 02:31 PM   #7
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My friend has a dual 18 inch setup using SI drivers and had a 15 inch setup previously.

They work fantastically well in his Home theatre, with extremely high output and low distortion.

Need lots of current to drive them correctly.

I think these are the drivers.

http://stereointegrity.com/product/ds4-18-subwoofer/

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Old 21st July 2016, 03:50 PM   #8
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Wiggle8, what made you decide to go with this setup. Just want to make sure we have the same objectives. Reaching those belly rumbling frequencies is mine.
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Just to ask the questions... Is $1k the total budget available for all components and materials, or just the drivers? And how much space do you have to play with?

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