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Old 26th February 2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Is 100 watt amp big enough for this driver?

Hi guys, a few weeks ago I posted about my ipod speaker project, and it is coming along very nicely. I just order this dayton subwoofer , and 100 watt amp , but I am considering whether or not I should return it for the 250 watt amp . Is 100 watts enough for just 1 speaker?

Also, I have been looking for a 4 channel amp for my 2 tweeters, and 2 midrange, can I use the 40$ car amps I have been seeing?
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Old 26th February 2006, 04:47 PM   #2
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Model it in WinISD Pro and see. As a rough guess I would say it would be OK for music but maybe not for HT. It depends a lot on your box design and how loud you want it.
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would someone mind modeling it for me? I cannot download that program on the school computers I am using.


Also, If I crossover my sub at 140hz, does that mean I need to find a midbass that can go down to 140hz?
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I could model it for you, what size of box do you want? Ported or sealed?

If you crossover at 140 Hz, yes your mains should go down to 140 Hz.

Usually it's recommended to crossover under 80 Hz unless you're using dual subwoofers under your mains speakers.
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4.5 cubic feet sealed, .75 inch thick plywood+ styrofoam.

Also, Can anyone help me find some 5-6" midrange speakers that go to around 100Hz and cost under 10$?
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Old 27th February 2006, 09:20 PM   #6
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I know you Americans like things big, but you do realise how huge 4.5 cu ft is don't you?
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4.5 cu.ft external or internal?

Here's a graph of 4.5 cu.ft internal with 100W imput.

Room gain will improve the low end a bit, and also expect 3 dB more if against a wall and 3 dB more again if in a corner.
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This is the closer thing I found to 10$ that looks acceptable.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-301
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Thanks alot simon, that was a really good find with the midrange.

If I am interpreting the graph right, does that mean that it will produce around 110db output at around 80-90watts?

also, how is 4.5 cubic feet huge? The enclouser is 2x1.5x1.5
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Also, would I be able to use to of these drivers instead of 2 midrange 2 tweeters? I do not want to make another crossover

Another question, can I use this car amp to power these two speakers?
and how would I wire it to a standard power outlet?
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