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Cliff*L

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Hey folks, quick question for ya. I have an ACI Titan sub I built a few years back. It's been a great sub, but recently I damaged the surround on the woofer. I was thinking this may be an opportunity to upgrade the unit (woofer) with something a bit more modern.

The cabinet I believe is 1.9 cubic feet. I will use the original amp - 250 watts ( into 8 ohms?).

I'm hoping to retain the sound quality of the original, with a bit more down low. It looks like the Atlas 12 would be a perfect fit. Works in a smallish sealed, and is reportedly fairly efficient.

I'm also considering TC Sounds TC2+, Stryke's AV12, and the Titanic MKIII (this one maybe a bit power hungry though?). Any thouhgts on this?

I can get the original SV12 from Meniscus, but for the same price I can get the Atlas, a little more for the others. Seems like a no-brainer . . . whaddya think?

Thanks for reading.

Cliff
 

Brian Bunge

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Cliff,

Is this the Titan or the Titan II? The ACI amp has some proprietary circuitry that makes simply swapping out for another driver a hit or miss proposition. I'd suggest either getting the replacement SV12 from Meniscus (assuming it actually is a replacement) or contact ACI for a replacement driver. I'm sure Mike Dzurko will get you up and running again.
 

Cliff*L

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Hi Brian,

It's a Titan II. Yeah, I know there's some type of limiting circuitry on the amp. Being a layperson, I never really understood how it worked.

Of course I'm floating this idea because I already have the cabinet and amp, and that darned Atlas is only $145! It's probably wishful thinking that I could upgrade for such a small amount. . . gotta control that bug.

Surprisingly the SV12's surround is quite resilient. It looked to be permanently deformed from an object that was lodged under the speaker, but a couple days sitting on it's side and it's pretty much regained it's shape. No holes, so it may be ok. Played it, sounds fine.

I should probably abandon the idea; and when the time comes build something a little more substantial for LFE. . . and I suspect it will cost more than a $145 dollars too!!:D

Thanks Brian.
 

Brian Bunge

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Cliff,

No problem. The circuitry in the amp is more than just limiting. I've built several subs with the SV12 back when ACI still sold to the DIY crowd and I can tell you there's no way that you could put that driver in such a small enclosure and get that type of extension without having some circuitry to extend the low end and lower the Q. From what I remember, Mike called it "negative impedance" or something.

Glad the driver seems to be in good shape. If you have any problems don't hesitate to email Mike.
 

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