Midbass speaker (not really a sub) help.

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  1. Stephen Dodds

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    Howdy.

    I have Wilson WATT speakers. A while ago I replaced the Puppies with Entec subs, to good effect. But when I moved back to Australia recently, the Entecs were just too much to ship. I figured I could simply use the WATTs with a good sub, but I'm now feeling the system lacks a bit of midbass power.

    So I thought this might be a task which suits a first wander into DIY. The plan is to construct a midbass system to cover the range from 200Hz down to about 80 Hz. The enclosures would be 24h x 16d x 11w, presumably sealed.

    I would be using an active crossover, and I use active full range digital EQ via a TACT.

    The current sub is an EBS aligned Shiva, and I also have a pair of NHT SW2 passive subs I use with my rears.

    The new units would also act as stands for the WATTs, hence the dimensions.

    Any thoughts about drivers which might suit such a project, other considerations or advice would be gratefully received.

    To complicate things, I am in Australia, which makes the choices both more limited and more expensive than from the US, although I travel a lot so I can pick up things there.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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  3. Stephen Dodds

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    The TD Lambas look great, but there might be a problem with their width, not to mention price and availability.

    However, I'll put them at 1 on the list so far.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    Peerless 850146 (10" CSC-X) would be my pick in a sealed & stuffed box of that size. Might not have enough sex appeal to be matched with the WATTs though. Cheap at ~$60. 80-200Hz isn't a difficult range for any 8-10" woofer really, anything that works fine in that box size (just under 2cf, right?) and is flat from ~40Hz to 600Hz should be fine.
     
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    Well, current thinking is either a pair of Dynaudio 21w-54 (as per the Puppies) or a pair of Dynaudio 24w-100.

    Any experience with either of these?


    Steve
     

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