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Old 17th September 2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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Hey guys, so budget is a limiting factory for my build its a 500mm cube I don't mind ported or sealed but need sub 30hz(my mains comfortably get to about 35 before they roll off too steep)

I am in the UK so somthing available here would help as I would have to spend on shipping & import duties.

Hopefully somthing around the 150 mark. Thank you!
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Old 17th September 2019, 04:38 PM   #2
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Hey Craig,

Shoot me a PM - I might have just the thing already built, and I'm looking to sell it. 2x JBL GTO1214 in a ~450mm 18mm MDF cube.

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Hey Craig,

Shoot me a PM - I might have just the thing already built, and I'm looking to sell it. 2x JBL GTO1214 in a ~450mm 18mm MDF cube.

Chris

Hi Sorry - i think i must have worded it wrong.

I am building a subwoofer which is going to be 500mm cube to fit in with my exsisting system aesthetically but I am on a budget so really want to find a driver within the price range.

its just a driver I am looking for not an entire subwoofer.

Thanks though!
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Old 17th September 2019, 10:17 PM   #4
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There's not many hi fi orientated drivers available in the UK. If it were me I'd be using a pair of 12's (on opposite sides of the cube) and maybe look at car audio subs from JL audio / Alpine / Rockford Fosgate etc..
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This is cheap and can work:
Thompsons Ltd | Pyle PLPW15D 15" Inch 2000w Car Audio Subwoofer Driver Sub Bass Speaker Woofer

I have verified it can reach around the rated xmax:
measuring excursion - Bass Gear - Data-Bass Forums

The T/S parameters differ from the manufacturer supplied ones but about 50L sealed per driver works (so you could use two drivers on your box). You will need a powerful amplifier with DSP.
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Old 18th September 2019, 01:40 AM   #7
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The Eminence Lab 12 is a very good driver, well available in GB and quite cheap for what it offers. Be sure to brace the cabinet well, not only with two pieces of broomstick like many do. This driver generates a lot of pressure and easily makes walls expand, which is not where you want the energy.

A 500mm cube is 125 litres, net volume inside of 95 litres +-10% would be perfect for the Lab 12 vented. A very controlled and not "boomy" low reaching HIFI sub.

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Old 18th September 2019, 11:07 AM   #8
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Is the driver, box and amplifier included in your 150 budget?
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Old 18th September 2019, 11:13 AM   #9
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Just re-read your posts.

How about the AD12-300 from BKelec? Its 130 delivered.

AD12-300
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