diy cabinet ideas for a dayton dvc 12

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  1. fred garvin

    fred garvin Agent

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    i built a 142.5L box for my shiva mark 4 as my first foray into DIY. sounds great with the 500W Parts Express Plate amp, and will pull duty in my home theater for years to come, but i have an extra Dayton DVC 12 driver and a 250W plate amp that i need ideas for a cabinet. I am thinking of using it in my video game rig, which consists of an Onkyo pre, Rotel RB 960 BX amp, and a vintage pair of Coral BX 1200 speaks as mains. would like a sub to give the system a little more rumble for games. any ideas for a cabinet design? i can barely build a cabinet (still a rookie) much less design from scratch.

    any help would be sweet. thanx
     
  2. ThomasW

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    You don't need to design anything, just copy any of the designs for the Shiva, The DVC 12 will drop right in.
     
  3. fred garvin

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    sounds like a plan, thanx for your help.
     
  4. KyleGS

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    Hey Fred-

    I've played around with the DVC a little and found it likes a little smaller box than the Shiva. I squeezed two DVC's in about 5cf (with light stuffing) and tuned to 16,20, and 25hz and it really sounds very good.

    Here's a few pics.
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    However I am a big fan of sealed designs.
    You may want to try 1.3-1.5cf sealed (with stuffing) and pour on the power.
    That would be hard to beat.

    Hope this helps.

    Kyle
     
  5. Kyle Richardson

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    It typically likes a slightly smaller enclosure than a Shiva, but it is close enough that I would just follow Thomas' advice and just use the designs for the Shiva.
     
  6. fred garvin

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    hey jack, you got any plans for that 64L box, as well as what passive radiator you used?. i'm intrigued by the passive radiator design and might give it a spin. how do you think it would perform musically compared to the sealed Shiva designs out of curiosity?
     

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