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Old 21st March 2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default AV15 or RL-p15 or Tumult 15

Hello everyone,

I settled on a Adire 1200w plate amp. I'm going to make a sealed enclosure
~4.5-5^ft ..

I was going to get the RL-p15d2 driver, but I'd like to make sure it will work w/ the amp I selected..

The RL-p15d2 is $269, AV15180, and the Tumult 15d2 is $600 ..

Which would be the best in a sealed enclosure w/ the amp I selected ?

And which would be the second best (price wise/bang for the buck) ?

Thanks the help.

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Old 22nd March 2006, 01:33 AM   #2
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Also I'd add the RL-p15 $580 to the drivers under consideration..


So do anyone have an preference on these drivers in a sealed box ?

Considering the ADA amp will cost $600 and the most expensive driver would cost $600 , that's $1200 before the cost of the box itself.


Is it worth it ? Or should I get a Servo15 for $1750 ..


I mean would the best driver & amp out perform a servo15 sub ?

thanks for the help...


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Old 22nd March 2006, 03:12 AM   #3
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I was personally dissatisfied with the ADA1200 amp. Lacking a softstart it blew countless 10amp fuses(the reccomended max stated in adire's tech manual) and eventually I had to use a 15amp fuse(which I could only get through adire and the gave me permission to use the larger size).

No complaints otherwise...

what do you mean by servo15?

The AV15 woofers are going to give you the best value as far as displacement per dollar(and what else do we really look for in SUBwoofers?), plus they have attractive aluminium cones and a "bottomless" design with 30mm Xsus and 23mmXmax unlike tumult which surely bottoms just as easily as the previous models.

The only problem with getting two AV15's is finding an amplifier to power out 1000watts into 8 or 2 ohms. Well I'd suggest building two seperate subs in this instace using two 500watt Dayton amps from partsexpress. This will give you more versitility with room placement(possible stereo bass configuration if that tickles your fancy). It also gives you the possibility to build a single one to start with and add a second later if you decide you need the extra output.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 09:49 AM   #4
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There's also the Ascendant Audio Arsenal 15 to look in that price range.
http://www.ascendantaudio.com/arsenal15specs.html

But, as BassAwdyO said, nothing will beat the Acoustic Elegance AV15 for performance/price. Better than the Ascendant driver and the Sound Splinter driver for sure.
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I have a pair of AV12s and I'd expect better performance as far as accuracy goes from the other drivers. I find the Tumult more impressive in this area, as you would expect. Consider only displacement/$ if all you want is powerful explosions on HT - for music you want more than that.
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Consider only displacement/$ if all you want is powerful explosions on HT - for music you want more than that.
If you have mains that can get down to 40hz and cross your sub low enough It becomes of little issue, but I will agree the tumult has an awesome way of reproducing a kick drum unlike any sub I've ever heard(well I've heard subs that have the same SQ, but not at the levels a tumult will spit out)
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Old 22nd March 2006, 06:59 PM   #7
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Thanks all..


So getting 2 - AV15 in a sealed enclosure w/ 2 - O Audio 500w Bash amps would be good ?

The AV15 $180ea. is better than the SS RL-p15 $269ea. ?

What size sealed box ? 4.0^ft ??

Thanks for the help, much appreciated..

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So getting 2 - AV15 in a sealed enclosure w/ 2 - O Audio 500w Bash amps would be good ?
Yup... I'd suggest just getting one set for starters and if you decide you need more, you can get it. But if you know you'll want something louder(which I know I always do, but its your personal tastes not mine) then go for two.

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The AV15 $180ea. is better than the SS RL-p15 $269ea. ?
They both have almost identical excursion and power handling while the AE driver has a higher sensitivity.... AE wins bang/buck
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Hey Jose_L: Where are you getting you AV15 form. Is it form here.
http://www.stryke.com/shop/catalog If so i just order from here on 3/21/06 cause it showed it was in stock....but i have no receive a email saying it was shiped or if it was on backorder or not.
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BA, crossing at 40 Hz will minimise the damage but it is still there. 2nd and 3rd order distortion products are in a more critical range - 80 and 120 Hz. I think there are better value drivers out there. I'd be more interested in those sound splitter drivers, ascendant audio or rythmik audio.

I am planning on building a very large bass horn to try to get some real accuracy out of my AV12s (it just so happens they model very well in the Lab horn and better in a larger version). Starting from scratch I'd choose different drivers.
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