Low Profile 10" Sub - Need a Driver

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  1. Peter Jessee

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    I need to build a new sub to fit under an equipment cabinet, so my size is quite limited. The maximum dimensions are 11.0" high, 12-13" deep and 36" wide, for a gross volume of approximately 3 cu ft. I had planned to use the Titanic 1002, but I just noticed it's overall diameter is 10-15/16"! I had hoped to recess the driver in the front panel, but that's impossible with this.

    Can anyone recommend a 10" sub driver that's really 10"? I'd prefer a sealed system, but I'd consider a vented box if it can be accurate with music (I already have two 3" Precision Ports).

    A reasonably priced 8 ohm driver would allow me to use two drivers with my 300-794 for added slam, as long as it could go deep enough to be a true sub. I'd like to keep the driver budget to $150 or so.

    Can anybody suggest a driver than can do what I need?
     
  2. Pete, are you asking for a 10" driver that has a 10" OUTER diameter? you won't find one.
    about the best I can come up with are ones that are 10.25" OD
     
  3. ...or...how about 4x TB W8-740C

    ..they are 8" Tangband subs.

    Alternately, you can use 4x MCM 55-2421


    I haven't modeled them, but I'd expect that you would need to EQ the low end.
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Tony,

    EQ is right. I have a TB W8 in a 15L enclosure with the PE 300-796 (with the 5dB boost at 30Hz). It has a Qtc around .4 or so. IIRC, from some rough measurements I took, I'm getting an F3 around the mid 30's, in relation to 80Hz, so it's not too bad. It really rocks in a small bedroom!

    I finally got my 12" Stryke PR on Monday so a PR version will be up and running by the end of next week.

    Brian

    P.S. It's great being able to build cabinets all day, every day!
     
  5. Peter Jessee

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    Anthony Gomez wrote:
     
  6. I can think of a perfect 10" driver...but a pair of them will be over $150. Also, they are 4 ohm drivers, so you would need 2 amps.
    SB-10 www.stryke.com
    SV-10 Used to be sold by ACI, but you can pick them up at www.meniscusaudio.com You will have to call them
    These drivers are designed for sealed boxes at about 1-2ft^2. depending on the driver, you get a q=0.707 with an F3 around 33-36hz.
    here is the old data on the SV-10
    http://www.subwoofers.com/MobileAud/...ivers/sv10.asp
     
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  8. The SV-10 can be had for about $120 iirc.
     
  9. Brian Bunge

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    If you decide to go with the SV10 call to make sure they're still available. I know that ACI is completely discontinuing selling them to outside sources. So once Meniscus sells out they're gone. Of course, I think Tony said they were working on their own version.

    Brian
     
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    I talked to Mark at Meniscus Friday, and they have started making the SV10's, so there is a continuous supply of them now. Looks like I'll be building a 1.3 cu ft box for one of these little guys.

    BTW, I just got the Meniscus catalog, and they show a picture of an 18" ACI woofer (a mere $750!?). Yowza! She's a big 'un.

    Thanks for everyone's help on this!

    Peter
     

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