Small/Cheap Sub with Dayton III's

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  1. BenSC

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    So I'm almost done with my Dayton III's, and after auditioning them, they definatly put out a lot more bass than my previous setup, but I'd like to compliment them with a small sub.

    I currently have a Sony SA-W303 powered subwoofer rated at "35 watts." I have no idea if thats RMS or max. Anyway, I'm thinking of ripping that sub apart and mating its amp with a Dayton 8" woofer: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=7770&DID=7

    Should be able to get a -3db point of about 30htz using a vented enclosure. Does anyone think there would be any issues I'd have using the Sony amp?
     
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    The amp no doubt was purpose built for the Sony driver, and has EQ specific to that driver.
     
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    It's got crossover/phase adjustments on it, so EQ shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    Nope sorry but those won't have any effect on built-in EQ that's specifically designed for the Sony woofer.

    Your options are to buy a new woofer from Sony (not a good investment IMO). Or save your money and scratch build a new sub with something like a 12" driver and the low buck Parts Express plate amp
     
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    Yea, I've been considering just selling the system and building a small sub. I don't want another monster like the 12" DVC I built for the movie room, just something small and compact (living room) which is why the 8" woofer seems like a good idea. I don't need room shaking bass, just acurate reproduction.

    I wasn't aware that amp's had built in EQ's like that.
     

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