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Maelstrom Amp Configuration

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Wayne_D, May 16, 2003.

  1. Wayne_D

    Wayne_D Active Member

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    Hey all, sorry to post a questions that is so much like my last post...but i am haveing a difficult time deciding on my diy sub project...

    My question is..what would be a better configuration?

    two Maelstrom drivers sharing 1180watts, or four Maelstrom drivers sharing 1440watts..

    this is for a 90/10 hometheater/music system....any sized box/boxes configeration? would prefer sono tube..

    i am looking for Huge output, for movies, movies, movies!!!

    Please help, and i thank everyone for taking time to help me with this project! [​IMG]
     
  2. Wayne_D

    Wayne_D Active Member

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    i guess no body had an opinion
     
  3. Kyle Richardson

    Kyle Richardson Well-Known Member

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    Oh, definitely 4 Maelstroms sharing 1440 watts. I have a single Mael on 350 watts and it is plenty because the driver sensitivity is way up there.

    I went with 10 cu ft tuned to 21Hz but that is on the large end so you could go with a smaller size if room is a concern (which I imagine it might be if you go with 4 [​IMG]

    I guarantee you that 4 Maelstroms with 1440 watts will give you the Huge output, for movies, movies, movies!!! you are after! [​IMG]
     
  4. DerrickW

    DerrickW Well-Known Member

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    Search for one of my posts within the last few months that showed several maelstrom designs. But no matter whatever enclosure you go with, 1180 for 2 drivers is way too much power. 4 drivers on 1440 will be louder and utilize the power in a safer way too.
     
  5. Wayne_D

    Wayne_D Active Member

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    Kyle Richardson thanks alot..is your sub the one that you have taken a picture of your two childeren in the unfinished box?
     
  6. Kyle Richardson

    Kyle Richardson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, those are the rugrats and I even let them out of it on special occasions![​IMG]
     

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