Audiosource SW-15 with a Tempest?

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  1. JeffB

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    Having budget constraints I bought an Audiosource SW-15. I would like to upgrade now and am curious if it would be worthwile to just replace the driver with a Tempest. I would like to build my own cabinet for it eventually. In the meantime would this driver work better than the stock one without any changes to the current box?
    ftp://208.187.38.55/Audiosource/manu...ofers/sw15.pdf
     
  2. Jason Hammerly

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    Problem is that that amp may have some unusual bass boosts. Also, that enclosure is way too small for a Tempest. I'd maybe think about getting the 15" DVC from partsexpress and sealing up the box. That may give you decent results depending on what's going on with the amp as far as boosts, etc.
     
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    I believe Wayne Ernst is using a PE 15DVC (basically a Tempest clone) in an Audiosource box. He could give you his impressions.
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  4. JeffB

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    Waynes experience with the Dayton DVC was excellent. (Thanks Wayne) Before I order one, can anyone who understands all the speaker parameters tell me if a Tempest would be any better or worse in this cabinet. With all the great reviews of the Tempest I'm just trying to eliminate the thought that I could do even better. Price difference is insignificant.
     
  5. Pete Mazz

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    I would use the Dayton. It is more comfortable in a smaller enclosure.

    I would block the port and fill the box with polyfill.

    Pete
     

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