Building my own Home subwoofer

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  1. Alvin

    Alvin Auditioning

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    Hi i was wondering to build my own subwoofer, i'm thinking of a crown k1 amplifier, and a pyramid crossover, and a subwoofer about 500-700 watt rms. but i need some good names for the subwoofer. If you can give some info on this project it would great thanks.
     
  2. Tab Nichols

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    Try Adire Audio.

    They have some great drivers, amplifiers, and a great tech section with suggested designs, blueprints, white papers, etc.

    Its a great place to start your research.


    For us to be of any more help to you, you have to give us some more info. What is the purpose of the sub? Music or HT or both? How large a room are we looking at? What is the rest of your system like? What kind of budget are you on?

    Its mush easier to give suggestions when we know what you have to work with.
     
  3. Erik Farstad

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    SVS only sells their woofers to SVS owners for replacement purposes. And besides, they don't provide the T/S parameters so you'd probably be limited to cloning one of their enclosure designs.

    The Adire Shiva or Dayton DVC from www.partsexpress.com should perform on par with the ISD from SVS (I believe it displaces somewhere between 1.4 and 1.6 liters of air and probably has similar T/S specs).

    You could go a step farther by using the Dayton Titanic Mk2 or the Stryke AV12. And then there's the 15 inchers -

    Dayton DVC 15
    Adire Tempest
    Adire Tumult
    Stryke AV 15

    How loud do you want to spend?
     
  5. Erik Farstad

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    My bad...I did not know that...thanks for making my path a bit straighter Ryan!:b

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  6. Alvin

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    all right thanks for the info guys,I don't remeber my system model number by heart, but i'll write it down and give it to you guys.
     
  7. Craig_Kg

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    check out the DIY & Advanced projects forum
     
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  9. Dave Milne

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    To take full advantage of the K1 (1500 W bridged @4), you're limited to the Tumult or multiples of the others (two AV15s would work nicely). A Kilowatt+ will turn single Shivas, Daytons or Tempests into charcoal if you're not careful.

    Also I second the comment on the Pyramid crossover. A Tumult, or a pair of AV15s, in a well-designed-and-built enclosure with a K1 behind it is a world-class subwoofer. It deserves a world-class signal... something like a Bryston 10B , a Pass XVR1, a Marchand, a Curcio Daniel, etc. Note, however, that most AV receivers and preamp/processors have built-in subwoofer crossovers.

    Good Luck.
     
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    Thread moved from the Speaker/Subs area.
     
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    Just a sub!?
    blasphemy!
     
  12. David Giesbrecht

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