Sony sub amp, Titanic driver

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  1. GrahamT

    GrahamT Supporting Actor

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    I have a sony sawm500(150w, 12"), I am not entirely happy with it and am interested in DIY. I have already built a sealed box for the sony which was an improvement. Now I am wondering if I could replace the sony driver with a Titanic or Shiva. The sony amp is rated for 150W into 6ohms. If I built a vented enclosure with the new driver and sony amp would this be much of an inprovement? Can the sony amp drive the Titanic or Shiva? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Brett Creider

    Brett Creider Stunt Coordinator

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    I dunno it seems a lil weak but then again read my sig...
     
  3. GrahamT

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    Maybe, but I dont want to buy another amp. The sony does 150 into 6 ohms, thats like 200w into 4ohms by my reckoning. I am not going to buy another amp, if the sony amp is not going to work then I will save for an SVS in a year or two.
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Isn't the Sony ported? If so, it'll be much too small to use the Shiva or Titanic drivers in. Also, if the amp isn't rated for a 4 ohm load you could very well fry it with a 4 ohm driver. Not to mention there's probably some boost built into the Sony amp.

    You're probably better off just saving up for that SVS if you don't really want to learn how to properly design and build your own sub.
     

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