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Old 15th March 2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default In need of a dynamic subwoofer, need suggestions

Hey everyone,

I am looking for a subwoofer that will really bring realism to my music. My main speaker consists of an LCY130, PHL1120 mid, and dual 8" Peerless XLS drivers per side. I currently have (2) Dayton RSS265HF-4 10" subwoofers but I am wondering if anyone has experience or other ideas for me. I have yet to use these subwoofers.

I intend on purchasing an Oaduio BASH plate amp to drive whatever subwoofer(s) I get.

Any help?

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Old 15th March 2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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I have full confedence in Dayton Audio. They are built well and have very good dynamic range. You could always spend alittle more and give HSU a look, they have replacement drivers for subs. Or SVS they do sell their subs seperatly
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Old 16th March 2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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Before going with HSU or SVS, I would go with Ascendant Audio, Acoustic Elegance or something else like the new Dayton 12" drivers.

Those two 10" drivers could bring some realism to your music. I suggest going sealed or with passive radiators.
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Old 16th March 2006, 12:58 AM   #4
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Would you suggest both subwoofers in a sealed box with a plate amp?

Simple as that?!?!
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Old 16th March 2006, 01:03 AM   #5
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Yes, or going with passive radiators to have more low bass.

You could go with 2 10" passives per 10" driver, or a single 12" passive per 10" driver, or putting both 10" drivers in the same box with a single 15" passive.

You put one 10" on the side of the box, the other 10" on the other side, and the 15" in the front, so it's looking awesome but only you know that driver is not active

That idea is not crazy, that's what Klipsch does with the RSW15, passive 15" with an active 12".
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Old 16th March 2006, 01:05 AM   #6
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Sweet ideas! Which passive radiator do you suggest?

Any examples to show?!?!
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Old 16th March 2006, 01:11 AM   #7
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Sure, here's passives that you could use...

10"
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-494

12"
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-496

15"
http://yellow.mynethost.com/~bv12636...6d78a9c79a40e2
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Old 16th March 2006, 01:17 AM   #8
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Thank you!

I need to do some reasearch but I am liking this.
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Old 16th March 2006, 01:58 AM   #9
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Just checked in WinISD, with a single PR15-1050 and your drivers, you could build something around 3.0 to 4.0 cu.ft internal net.

If the higher price of the PR15-700 isn't that much for you, then it might be better suited for enclosures around 3.5-4.0 cu.ft but you'll need to add mass to it.

You could go with separate boxes too, so two boxes between 1.5 cu.ft to 2.0 cu.ft internal net.

Bass would be flat down to 20 Hz easily, even 15 Hz if you go with dual 2.0 cu.ft boxes or the single 4.0 cu.ft. Must check if there's better alternatives to be less excursion limited on the passive radiator.
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Old 16th March 2006, 02:29 AM   #10
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Another big thank you!

Are you suggesting one passive radiator per 2.0 cu. ft. box?

You think this will really work? Should I think about trading my (2) 10" drivers for one or two 12" Dayton drivers?
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