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Old 2nd March 2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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I Have a Focal 27wx 11" sub that had been in my car, i have not used it for the last couple of years, I am in the process of setting up a home theatre system and was think of using this sub for a home configuration. I have a few questions hopefully someone can help out with

1.Is this advisable?
2.Does it have the potential to sound good in a home theatre setup?
3.What are cost effective options for an amplifier and crossover.
4.How do I figure out the ideal type of encloser?

I am sorry I am new to this hobby and much of the terminology is above my current level. The speaker will be connected to my onkoyo tx-ds989 receiver. Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated. These are the specs

Size: 11 inch
Rec. Sealed Box Dims: 0.75 - 1.50 cu. ft.
Rec. Ported Box Dims: 0.75 - 1.50 cu. ft.
Free Air Usage: not recommended
Sensitivity: 90 dB
Frequency Response: 20-1,500 Hz
Recommended RMS Power: 250W
Peak Power Handling: 500W
Impedance: 4 ohms subwoofer wiring options


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Problem with those drivers is that their suspension is stiff, and you'll need huge power and compensation (bass EQ) to get some bass out of it, if mounted in a cabinet. On the other hand, only a small enclosure is needed.

Try to find ready made modules, with the power thet the driver support (500W), and some bass EQ (tunable). Hypex does have such amps.


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