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Old 23rd May 2020, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question Ciare 18SW Bass Driver use in a BIG Sealed Box?

Looking around there are very few 18" Bass drivers that seem suitable for sealed box use, perhaps this one fits the bill? An odd set of parameters though.

Ciare 18SW

Ciare 18.00SW - 18" Subwoofer

This one that is ideal, The McCauley 6174 but is not available in the UK if at all?.

Looking for UK available alternatives which would work in a sealed enclosure.

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Pretty much anything will "work" in a sealed box. What sort of performance are you hoping for?

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Pretty much anything will "work" in a sealed box. What sort of performance are you hoping for?

Chris
Thanks for your reply.

20Hz or better in room performance is the target, and a 2-300 litre enclosure is not a problem so the device will be big.

I will be building a pair
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Well, here's what a pair of sealed 8"s does in-room:

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(SPL not accurate)

You don't need big drivers and boxes to get low into the bass, but you do need those things if you want to go loud.

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Well, here's what a pair of sealed 8"s does in-room:

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(SPL not accurate)

You don't need big drivers and boxes to get low into the bass, but you do need those things if you want to go loud.

Chris
Yes worked out that I might get away with 15" at a push, but 18" will be needed to produce the output I require.
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Fair enough.
Got any signal processing, and how much amplifier do you have?

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