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Rafal 9th October 2005 01:40 AM

Which Audio (hifi) Sub kit do you recommend?

I'm planning to build a sub to augment my hifi speakers (Tannoy System 800A) and am looking for the recommendations. So far the Parts Express 10" Dayton Titanic kit apeals to me but I would like to explore other options. I would like to make sure that the sub is fast and can follow the music well. It doesn't have to be too loud or go too low, just help my main speakers.

I'm also open to following a detailed plan as opposed to just buying the whole kit.

What have you fond that works well for you in Audio setup?

Any suggestions?



Mats J 9th October 2005 02:51 AM

Haven't heard it, but use one of his other speaker designs....

AJinFLA 9th October 2005 05:06 AM

I don't know what a "fast" sub is (my car is kind of fast), but this one "sounds" very good - especially for the money.
If music is your priority, look no further. If HT is your game, there are probably better options.



tade 9th October 2005 05:36 AM

This is an inexpensive, very good sounding sub:

I built one in a three cubic foot box and am very happy with it. Keeps up with music, and goes low for movies. I like a selaed box because i can focus on construction, and i believe i have plenty of bass.

mac 9th October 2005 05:41 AM

This is a good one: I've built a couple sets myself.

Mobster 9th October 2005 09:36 AM

Another vote for Rythmik Audios DirectServo. Extremely accurate (='fast' or 'dry') with nice extension (15hz). Perfect for music.

AJinFLA 9th October 2005 01:29 PM

Hi Mac,

yes, the W-frames as well as the Thors are very good subs . I was using the Thors with my Orions before going to the Rythmiks.


glad you like them. Brian's a great guy too.

A little insight on the issue of "fast" bass:



chainenoble 9th October 2005 01:46 PM

look at vifa's ma26 at

i have one and am very pleased.if your ever in toronto,drop by and have a listen.

mace 9th October 2005 03:08 PM

Hello Rafal,

I have to agree whole heartedly with AJ and Mobster.
If music is your game, you will not do better than the Rythmik.IMO
Low extension and very good definition. :D


Rafal 10th October 2005 03:22 AM

Thanks for your replies. I will look into Rithmik very closely. in the mean time, what do you think of:

"Solen Sub XLS 12
A active subwoofer design using the Peerless 12"XLS (308SWR51XLS) with a slave unit (passive radiator of 425Gr or 2 of 290gr) and the KG-5230 amplifier. "



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