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Old 11th September 2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Better 12" Driver for this sealed sub?

Is it posible to simply replace the 12" driver on this sub
and get better performance?

http://www.morelusa.com/home/Phantom.htm

And what drivers would work for this application?

Heres the current driver:
http://www.morelusa.com/woofers/msw-12.1/msw-12.1.html
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Old 12th September 2005, 01:01 AM   #2
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If the driver is upgraded, you need to be sure the passive radiator is up to it.
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Old 12th September 2005, 04:57 AM   #3
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Yes it's possible, but it's even more possible if you have it to sell it and use the money to buy better drivers and build an optimal sub. A better driver with a well designed port could blow that thing away! IMO passive radiators are a waste of money that could have been spent on a better driver, they are really designed to get low bass in a box that is too small to fit a decent vent.
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Old 13th September 2005, 06:31 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

I'm looking more for information on a specific driver that would upgrade this particular sub. The PR seems pretty damn stout to me, but I dont know how to judge
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Old 13th September 2005, 06:57 AM   #5
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The PR may well be nigh industructible, but if it runs out oftravel it runs out of travel.
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Old 15th September 2005, 06:40 AM   #6
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Old 15th September 2005, 06:40 AM   #7
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Wow, I thought you guys would have some suggestions.

Am I being discriminated against because Im not building it myself, lol

How about this driver:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...=297-608&DID=7
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Old 15th September 2005, 04:18 PM   #8
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I would use an AV12 from Acoustic Elegance because of the lower Vas but business is stopped over there it seems.

A Peerless XXLS12 would do the trick too. I hope your passive radiator will be up to the task!
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Old 15th September 2005, 04:40 PM   #9
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What's wrong with the sub that you have now? Or, more to the point, what are you trying to achieve with the upgraded driver? A Morel driver in a pretty solid looking box, with a PR tuned to 17hz.sounds pretty attractive, what are you looking to gain?

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Old 16th September 2005, 06:53 AM   #10
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I was hoping to get higher spl's below 25hz and deeper extension. The enclosure is rock solid and the passive radiator is a beast. But the driver seems wimpy in comparison.

Also, I guess I have a mild case of driver envy looking
at all of the awesome drivers out there

As far as the XXLS12 goes. How would I determine if the Morel PR
can handle it?
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