Familiar with Dayton 12" DVC, please help.

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  1. JimHal

    JimHal Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently ordered this driver and the 150W plate amp from Parts Express. I had the intentions of making a vented sub tuned to around 20hz in a 120L box.

    I downloaded Unibox and entered the specs for the 12" DVC.

    The program has recommended a closed enclosure with a volume around 86L with a Qtc of 6.

    A few questions:

    What do you guys think of these numbers?

    Would you recommend a closed before a vented sub?

    Is fill necessary? If so, how much?

    The max power input is 136W. Should I decrease the box size so the max power is increased to around

    150W (my amps max)? Would this better protect the driver?

    In the end I want a sub that will perform well for movies.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    Sorry for not getting back to you Jim sooner...I agree with Jack on the 120 liter box looking better.
     
  3. JimHal

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    Will the sound be affected if I don't use "Flares"?

    When you input these parameters into WinISD, the mach rating is .21, this program says this is bad. Does Unibox take any of this into consideration?

    Can I live with this mach rating?
     
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    Jim if you order the flares ask them not to ship the tube part but just the ends...no sense paying for a larger box then needed. If you don't want to use the flares then I'd at least use a router and round off the edge where the port exits the MDF...this won't have as big an effect as real flares but its a lot cheaper
     

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