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Old 9th October 2005, 01:40 AM   #1
Rafal is offline Rafal  Canada
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Default Which Audio (hifi) Sub kit do you recommend?

Hi,

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?

Thanks,

Rafal
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Old 9th October 2005, 02:51 AM   #2
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Haven't heard it, but use one of his other speaker designs....

http://www.musicanddesign.com/craw.html
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Old 9th October 2005, 05:06 AM   #3
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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.
http://www.rythmikaudio.com/servo_product.htm
If music is your priority, look no further. If HT is your game, there are probably better options.

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Old 9th October 2005, 05:36 AM   #4
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This is an inexpensive, very good sounding sub:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-464

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.
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Old 9th October 2005, 05:41 AM   #5
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This is a good one: http://www.linkwitzlab.com/woofer.htm. I've built a couple sets myself.
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Old 9th October 2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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Another vote for Rythmik Audios DirectServo. Extremely accurate (='fast' or 'dry') with nice extension (15hz). Perfect for music.
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Old 9th October 2005, 01:29 PM   #7
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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.

Mobster,

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

A little insight on the issue of "fast" bass:
http://www.soundstage.com/maxdb/maxdb061999.htm

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Old 9th October 2005, 01:46 PM   #8
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look at vifa's ma26 at
http://madisound.com/pdf/vifa/ma26wr09-04.pdf

i have one and am very pleased.if your ever in toronto,drop by and have a listen.
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Old 9th October 2005, 03:08 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 10th October 2005, 03:22 AM   #10
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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. "

on http://www.solen.ca/
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