Has anyone used these subwoofers

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  1. Scott Cunninghm

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  2. Pete Jennings

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    Wow! They really look WAF approvable! They sure limit placement options though.

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  3. John F. Palacio

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    Is the dog optional?[​IMG]
     
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    There are pretty nice from the looks of them. But I bet you build something like that for WAY cheaper!
     
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    Very true Jay:
    Darren recently completed this sub (equivalent to an SVS Ultra in output) for I'm guessing somewhere between $500 and $600. He did a beautiful job:
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  6. JayM

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    WOW! That is sweet. It really competes with the ultra? Does he have site with how he went about building it? Parts list and so on?
     
  7. Dustin B

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    It's just an Adire Alignment Tempest with the AVA250 plate amp and a pair of Adires flared 3" port kits that he did an awesome job dressing up with a nice wood finish.
    This is a link to the plans for the enclosure (its the 214L Adire Alignment):
    http://www.adireaudio.com/Files/Vent...plications.PDF
    And this is Adire's website:
    http://www.adireaudio.com
    And yes, 2.55L of Vd tuned to 18hz [​IMG] It can shake things.
     
  8. Tom Vodhanel

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    The tempest based box will whup the innovation design I would guess...I'm skeptical of it matching an Ultra in low/clean output though. We run into fairly serious port compression with 3 flared 3" ports with the Ultra now(we have this documented on the SVS site with response checks done at 95,100,105,110dBs). Losing 33% of the port flow capabilities would make things much worse for us.(I must have tried 20 different port variations before we settled on the 3-3s). You still end up with a very potent subwoofer of course.

    TV
     
  9. JayM

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    as always Tom, every one of your posts i learn something from.
     
  10. Chris PC

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    Thats hilarious. I can just see it now.
    "Ummm, honey, why is the new coffee table way over there?"
    "I think it sounds better,... er, ummm, I mean, it looks nicer over there because its less cluttered, yeah, thats it!"
    Heheh. Those subwoofers do look nice though. Too bad I can't afford to have all of my speakers look like that [​IMG]
     
  11. Dustin B

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    Ya, I keep forgetting about the 3rd 3" port on the Ultras. Should still be able to easily keep up with a Plus series SVS though. And if you extended one of the dimensions slightly and off set the driver hole to one side to allow a 6" PVC pipe port to fit that problem should go away.
     
  12. Tom Vodhanel

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    Or just add another 3" port, or go with dual 4s...one 6, 4 PRs,one large slot,two medium slots,or even tune the dual 3s a little under the intended passband of the woof...

    one thing is for sure with a tempest,a solid box, and a good 250w amp...if you build it the bass will come...

    TV
     

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