Automotive Subs

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jonathan Loy, May 31, 2005.

  1. Jonathan Loy

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    Instead of buying a ht sub, is it okay to make your own subwoofer that's made for your vehicle to use as part of your ht system?
     
  2. Jeff_Wi

    Jeff_Wi Stunt Coordinator

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    No, generally subwoofer drivers designed for car use don't perform as well in home environments, they are normally designed to take advantage of 'cabin gain' in a vehicle.
     
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    But there are lots of non car audio drivers out there with which to build excellent home theater subs. Just venture into the DIY area of this forum and a little search will yield all the info you need.
     
  4. Jonathan Loy

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    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  5. Mark--M

    Mark--M Stunt Coordinator

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    Some Drivers seem to be suitable for both. Ascendant Audio subs seem to be used equally at home and in cars. Check out the DIY forum, tons of info on this subject there.

    Seems to me like the boxes designed for car audio are a bigger source of the problem then the drivers themselves (in many cases anyway). Car sub boxes are usually small and tunned high since they have the cabin gain helping out. HT boxes are generally larger and have a much lower tunning.
     

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