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Old 22nd November 2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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Smile Best Value 8",10" or 12" Driver

I just received 2 of the AudioSource 30009, 180w sub amps.

I would like some ideas for the best value drivers to match.
The intent is one for music and one for a small HT setup that will use the TB W3-871's for the mains and surrounds.

I would like these to be 2 really nice sounding subs but keep the cost as low as possible.

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Old 24th November 2004, 06:43 AM   #2
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Any opinions of the following :

MCM 55-2421 8"
Quattro 295-550 10"
Quattro 295-555 12"
Dayton 295-490 DVC 12"

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Old 24th November 2004, 07:34 AM   #3
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FYI,

These dipole subs have four 8" TB woofers per side in a W-Frame configuration as described by Linkwitz.

http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/v...ic.php?t=14777

Let me know if you would like more pictures,

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Old 24th November 2004, 10:09 AM   #4
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Why do you insist on building one for music & one for HT.
what i would do is build 2 identical subwoofers, place them in the corners behind the main speakers, and use them for both music and HT. I think that this way you get better quality for both music and HT, at the same price as building two seperate subs!
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hi,
forgot about the driver question.
two very popular drivers at a reasonable price are Adire Shiva, and NHT 1259. those are good for music and HT.
wouldn't go with something that's less. you already have the good amps
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Old 24th November 2004, 07:36 PM   #6
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"Why do you insist on building one for music & one for HT.
what i would do is build 2 identical subwoofers, place them in the corners behind the main speakers, and use them for both music and HT. I think that this way you get better quality for both music and HT, at the same price as building two seperate subs!"

agreed.

The one for HT is for a friend.
The one for music is for me.

Do you think any of the one's I mentioned come close to the Shiva or NHT?

I'm afraid the amps I have are a little underpowered so I was planning to build the best budget subs possible.
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Old 24th November 2004, 09:17 PM   #7
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Even if you've got small amplifiers, you can build something loud. Just buy a high efficiency driver, something like a Maelstrom!
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For music 8": Intertechnik MDS08
For HT 8" Tangband W8-740c

Both can be used in very small enclosures and are modestly priced

For 10 and 12" there are a lot more possibilities
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Old 25th November 2004, 01:46 AM   #9
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"Just buy a high efficiency driver, something like a Maelstrom! "
A bit to big


"For music 8": Intertechnik MDS08
For HT 8" Tangband W8-740c"

Can't seem to find the intertechnik in US?
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May I ask where else can I get a TB W8-740C other than from CSS? Thank you.
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