Shiva in car, Tempest in home theater? Or the other way around?

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  1. Andrew S

    Andrew S Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm sorry if this is inappropriate for this forum, but I tried asking this at car audio forums and find the help much better here [​IMG] I thought it might be acceptable to ask here since many of you are familiar with Adire subs.

    Alright, my Tempest sub in the car is too big (5.25 cubes), so I can either buy a shiva for $169 CANADIAN (lowest price in Canada ever!) for the car and put my Tempest back in my room for home theater, or build a smaller sealed box for Tempest in the car and build a shiva for my room later (leaving me with an extra box).

    One way or another, I need a sub for the car and a sub for my room. Question is, which goes where?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Andrew

    P.S. I thought about buying another Tempest instead of a shiva... but here in Canada the Shiva's are way lower than the Tempests (169 compared to 240)
     
  2. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    I have a tempest in my car which is in a 3.5CF box tuned to 24hz. It's pretty good sounding and I like it a lot with the more pop/rock/hip hop music I play.

    The tempests in my HT are 214L adire alignment boxes so they are considerably larger and tuned to a low 15.4hz. This is suitable for the types of music I enjoy in a quieter environment such as jazz, folk, or classical. It even sounds great with movies because of the accuracy.

    If I had a choice again I would probably use a sealed shiva for the car and save space. I could really feel the weight the sub added to my 4runner. I also tried an adire alignment in my car which was great, but again took up almost my entire trunk. With cabin gain and my 1 farad cap + 200watts, lets just say a tempest is still a bit overkill for a car. I could easily get bass hits that exceed 120db on an SPL meter. I just listen at lower volumes so I don't really need the headroom.
     
  3. Andrew S

    Andrew S Stunt Coordinator

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    I've been researching and I think I'll probably end up buying a Shiva and building a 2.5 CF box tuned to 30hz for the car (I understand that the tuning leans more toward SPL than SQ, but I'm 16[​IMG] ) I figure this way I'll have fairly good output and I can always upgrade to a second identical box if I feel I want more output in my big 'ol buick. Would still be smaller (little bit) than the 5.25CF and be easier to manage and place.
    Thanks for the reply.
    Andrew
     

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