Shiva--Amplifier & Box

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  1. James Morrison

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    I'm thinking of using one of Adire's Shivas for my 80 & under frequency range.

    I've herd a lot about them being used in the car audio scene but never in home audio(I'm new to this). My question is what type of box are they typically put in & what type of amplifier is a good match-up for it?

    Thanks for the help,

    James Morrison
     
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  3. James Morrison

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    quote:

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    However, if you can deal with the larger enclosure, the Tempest gets you much more for your money.
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    Actually I do have a Tempest. It's in a 3.14cuft. enclosure in the back of my Jeep. =)

    Thanks for the reply,

    James
     
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    You're welcome.

    3.14 ft^3 for a Tempest. That's an enclosure size I'd use for a Shiva :p)

    If you plan on strickly music you may want to stick with sealed for your system. But if you plan on doing a lot of movie watching I'd look at the vented and PR (only if you don't mind the extra $100-$200 for the PRs) allignments.

    The recommended vented Shiva allignments range from 3 ft^3 to 5 ft^3 and the vented Tempest allignments range from around 6.5 ft^3 to 12 ft^3.
     
  5. James Morrison

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    Well I'm using it in an SUV, Sealed box. It's a little different than home use.

    If I go w/ one of Adire's drivers, I'll contact Dan for design recomendations. I think that I might just go w/ a JBL or DLS sub though.

    But if I were to use one, what kind of amplifier would I want?


    Thanks again,

    James
     
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    The two amps I mentioned above are the most popular for both shiva and tempest based home subs.
    And agreed, a suv cabin is just a little different than a room [​IMG] but that small of an enclosure with a tempest will still have a pretty high Q.
     
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    Ahhh Sorry--Forgot that you mentioned them =)
     

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