Dayton DVC and Tempest, the same ?

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  1. DeT

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    I currently own one Tempest sub with PE 250W. I want another Tempest, but as I compare the pictures between the Dayton 15" DVC and the Tempest, they look identical on the outside to me!

    So are they the same thing ?

    thanks
     
  2. Justin Ward

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    They are similar. I think the Tempest has a little more X-max but a higher QTS. Also, the DVC is cheaper I believe.

    (edit: it is x-max not x-mas :b
     
  3. JimPeitersen

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    Justin is right. I've used both, and can say that, "all things being equal," I preferred the DVC. Both are great drivers, but the DVC can be used in smaller boxes, is cheaper, and has better wire terminals.
    JP
     
  4. Kyle Richardson

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    Yes, they are very similar but if you are going to use both drivers together then buy another tempest so the T/S parameters are closer to each other.
     
  5. DeT

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    thanks everyone [​IMG]

    Since the Dayton is cheaper, and both to me is almost the same. I'll go with the Dayton instead [​IMG]
     
  6. David Giesbrecht

    David Giesbrecht Second Unit

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    Don't get the Dayton the phase response of the Tempest and the Dayton won't be the same! DO NOT cut corners to save a few bucks! If the phase of the drivers don't line up and they are opperating together you will get dips in the response curve.
     
  7. Frank Carter

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    Like other's are telling you, stick with the Tempest if you already have one.

    I the DVC15 is $132.50 plus S&H at PE, at www.acoustic-visions.com the Tempest is $150 shipped so they'll come out to around the same price in the end.
     

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