Car Subs for home theater... will it sound good ?

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  1. Tyler

    Tyler Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello i want to build my own subwoofer and i would like to know if fairly good car subs would work & sound good for Home Theater in my house.
    I know that you have to use a 4 ohm amp on car subs.
    But will this work ?
    P.S my room size is about 19 feet by 16 feet with a 8 foot celing.
    Thanks for any input
     
  2. Dustin Haug

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    Car subs will work just fine for a home sub. And you don't need to use a "4 ohm amp" (assuming you mean stable at 4 ohms) to drive all car subs only 4 ohm car subs. Many car subs are 2,6, or even 8 ohms per coil. Just make sure that whatever amp you drive the sub with is stable to at least the impedance of the speaker you're using.
    i.e. if you have a single 4 ohm speaker make sure your amp is stable to 4 or even 2 ohms mono.
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  3. Julian Data

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    Most car subs would work well. Just keep an eye on the OHMs they use.
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  4. Brian Bunge

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    Just keep in mind most car subs aren't going to have the same Xmax as those Mass 2012's! [​IMG]
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  5. Julian Data

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    Oh how so true!
    Those DD subs looks interesting. [​IMG]
    hehe.
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