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Old 28th November 2005, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default trying to figure out a cheap sub setup

So I've been reading the board, checking out sites and I've been trying to figure out a mostly musical sub that can do some pretty good rumbling when called upon for a relatively low cost. I've been into car audio for about ten years but not so much into the home audio market.. anyways I've found a couple of items on sale that I wondered if you guys had any input on. A TC sounds TC2+ 10" dvc woofer on sale for $99 and a 150 watt @ 8 ohms dayton amp on sale at partsexpress for $99. It has pretty good xmax but isn't all the efficient so I'm not sure that 150 watts would be enough to really push it. Any input on the quality or thoughts on the idea would be greatly appreciated.. or even another alternative. I think I'm just rambling now.

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Old 28th November 2005, 06:59 AM   #2
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Those two items would start you well.

Remember that there's alot of alternatives now.

Rythmik Audio sells a nice 250W amplifier for 109$ and Dayton (PartsExpress) now sells really nice 12 inches subwoofers at around 120$.
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Old 28th November 2005, 12:56 PM   #3
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The TC2+ will want more power than 150 watts. If parts express still hass the buyout 300 watt BASH amplifier, get at least that one. Where did you find the TC2+ woofer?
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Old 28th November 2005, 03:53 PM   #4
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I found i through a link on here. I imagine its their home page. The rule there is no replacement for displacement seems to be popular around here. If the 120 one on partsexpress is better then the tc2 in sound quality then I'm all for it but if its just going to get louder then I'll take the sq. I've never heard either or know much about either so I'm having to depend on yalls opinions. The mentioned amp I believe would still be only 150 watts @ 8 ohms. Thanks for the input so far.

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Old 28th November 2005, 04:22 PM   #5
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The new line from Dayton must be close in SQ to the TC2+, but I don't know how close.

It depends what do you want. I believe that DVC TC2+ has quite high Fs, so it would not go that low. Also the Dayton is 4 ohms so you could pair it with more power.
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Old 28th November 2005, 04:58 PM   #6
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and dayton takes the lead..

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Old 28th November 2005, 06:56 PM   #7
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http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-464

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-466

http://www.rythmikaudio.com/nonservo...t.htm#250basic
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Old 28th November 2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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so how much of an actual difference is there between the high fidelity woofer and the high output woofer? And is there any reason to take that amp over the dayton amp that's on sale with the same price and wattage?
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Old 29th November 2005, 04:55 AM   #9
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High output woofer got slightly less excursion, slightly less sensivity, more power handling and is better suited for smaller enclosures.

I don't know what's the difference besides that. Probably a bit less SQ.

The Rythmik Audio amplfier is a "kind of" modded PartsExpress amplifier. It have better SQ and no bass boost.

I don't know if that Dayton amplifier is better than before and if it still have the bass boost.

Maybe ask Rythmik and PartsExpress for more information.
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Old 29th November 2005, 05:23 AM   #10
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I'm also building a sub on a budget:

S200W amp
Hunting for a leftover Shiva 12D8 from somewhere... No more stock left in Aus since Adire stopped producing
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