Need a sub for my DIY Project!!! Which one?

Curt Badry

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I am shortly going to build myself a new Sub. Right now i have the Dayton 10" tiny mighty II. It is great for what it is but i need more bass. My listening area is 16x12x8 with openings to dining room and hallways. I have narrowed it down to three choices, and want some opinions.

1) dayton 15" titanic MKIII $198.66 US
2) dayton 15" DVC $189.88 US List was $599.00 US
3) Adire Tempest $150.00US.

Here's the thing, I am leaning toward the tempest because i live 5 minutes away from Creative sound solutions here in Canada. So no shipping or border fees. Also, box size is not a factor. I can build one as big as i need to get the best bass possible.

I have heard great things about these subs from various forums/people, but have not had an chance to hear them for myself. All i can assume is that built properly they would give me a vast improvement in the Bass department....
Thanks for any opinions/suggestions.
 

GrahamT

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I have not heard the Daytons but I have a EBS alignment Tempest and I love it. Very efficient (250W is plenty) and it goes very low.
I bought the amp, ports and driver from CSS.
 

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Tempest is a great driver, after duties, shipping etc it would be the best deal and is no slouch compared to the other two.
 

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I have had experianc with all 3 of those drivers and I can honeslty say that I liked the tempest the best. The tempest seemed much harder to bottom out and i believe this is because of the greater mechanical limits of the tempests suspension. If you can get the tempest for a cheaper price and more convienently then it would be a no brainer IMO, go with the tempest!
 

Curt Badry

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Thanks guys for your replys. The tempest is the way i'm gonna go. I did plan to power it with a 250W amp. I'm going to do alot of research as this is my first attempt at this. the woodworking is not a problem, i have no problem making a very nice enclosure, but making one that sounds good??? that's another thing!

I'll share some pics when i'm done.. Thanks again!!!
 

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"i have no problem making a very nice enclosure, but making one that sounds good??? that's another thing!"


If you stick to the Adire plans you cant go wrong.
 

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