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Old 15th December 2004, 01:54 AM   #11
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What are the box specs for that tempest? i find it quite impressive! I never knew that a tempest had enough displacement to tear apart mdf!
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Old 15th December 2004, 02:22 AM   #12
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Displacement is about 2.5 liters.

all kinds of specs, plans, and white papers on adireaudio.com

As I said, the groove I had made in the end-cap resulted in a weak spot in the center of the MDF. I also suspect the MDF was not the highest quality in its center since its texture was more like compressed paper rather than compressed sawdust.

No matter... all it took was repeated blows from that Klingon battle and once the shields failed, so did the hull ...er... MDF.

I covered the outside with a fabric sock sewed out of some stretchy fabric my wife purchased at JoAnn's fabric store. It has a bit of a texture to it and it hides the surface texture of the sonotube pretty well.

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Final stages of assembly. Threaded rods not yet cut to length. Fabric sock in place, but not in final position.
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Old 5th January 2005, 08:18 PM   #13
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wow that is a nice looking sub! could you post blue prints or dimensions of it? I may want to try to build one very similar! thanks
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Old 25th June 2006, 12:57 AM   #14
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J.L.,

I know this is a 18 month old thread but since Tempest drivers will be made available again , I'd be very interested in knowing the specs of your sonotube enclosure. Could you please post them in this forum ? I'm pretty sure that others will be interested now that these big drivers have been resurrected.
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Old 26th June 2006, 01:07 AM   #15
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original tempest drivers were always available thropugh partsexpressunder the name "dayton DVC15". Looking at the dumax specs they were scary close to the tempest. Did i mention 15" DVCs are cheaper than the tempest?
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Old 26th June 2006, 03:29 AM   #16
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Those subs are completely different from the Tempest...

First of all they have a 2 inch VC..compared to the Tempests 2 1/2 in.

Even the xmax is shorter on the Dayton...




check it out for your self
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Old 26th June 2006, 01:28 PM   #17
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Yes but check the DUmAX reports they are strikingly similar

http://www.adireaudio.com/Files/TempestWhitePaper.pdf

http://www.partsexpress.com/pdf/295-190dx.pdf

Yes the tempest does have a larger vc, but it has an xmax of 16.4 vs the 16.34 of the dayton sub. They are not the same sub, however undeniably similar
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