Whats better for me?

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  1. Kevin Patterson

    Kevin Patterson Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok well i want a new sub i cant decide between ib or sonosub for ib i would be using a single dayton 15 ib sub and for the sono i would use a shiva for now i would use a 80W amp till i can get a 250W amp i would like to know what would give me more out put and a better sound for ib i would prolly be upgrading to another dayton in the future and the shiva would be vented in the best wnclosure for movies and music i listen to music and watch movies 50/50 and i listen to hip hot alt rock and jazz whitch setup would be better for me? oh and will i need an eq for the ib?
    Thanks Kevin
     
  2. Ronnie Ferrell

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  3. Kevin Patterson

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    ya funny...[​IMG]but can anyone answer my question?
     
  4. ThomasW

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    All subs need EQ.

    A 15" IB mounted driver will be superior to a 12" tubesub.

    How big is the room?

    And yes taking the time to create actual sentences, makes life easier for those trying to read and respond to your post.
     
  5. Kevin Patterson

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    The room is 17ft.x 10ft
     
  6. ThomasW

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    The room is really too big for a single 12" tube sub, especially if you want to reach reference levels for HT.

    If you're going the IB route I suggest a 18" cube that can hold 4-15's. Start with a pair, then add more later if needed/wanted.
     
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    I went the IB route and did as ThomasW suggested. I have 2 Dayton IB's (with room for 2 more) with the 250W plate amp and was surprised at the sound after I hooked it up. It was just so much more than I expected for a room that is 15' x 23'.

    I haven't calibrated it yet but I will get to that someday. I've even been toying with the idea of adding the other 2 subs, you can never have too much bass.[​IMG]
     

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