Whats the best 12" Driver for under $300 ?

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  1. Tyler

    Tyler Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm building a second DIY Sub and i want to make it GOOD like how Patrick Sun builds his kick ass subs.
    So my question is what is the best 12" driver for under $300.
    Please help thanks
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  2. Marv

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    Here is a driver for your consideration: 12" Close-Out , the T/S specs can be found at Audiobahn.
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  3. Tyler

    Tyler Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the reply.
    How would the mass sound against the Adire Shiva ?
     
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    Here's the trade-off: If you have the room, spend the money on a Tempest (saves you around $100), tune it around 16Hz, and be amazed! If you must use a small enclosure, use the Mass2012, use some PRs and tune it around 18Hz and be amazed!
    Where's TerryC when you need the guy? [​IMG]
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  5. Tyler

    Tyler Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks alot everybody.
    I like the shiva i heard lots of good things about it.
    For instince a few people said that the shiva driver is the best driver at any price.
    What sub is better the SHIVA or the SHIVA MKII ?
    Please help i'm only a kid........ [​IMG]
     
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    Tyler,
    The Shiva-MKII is the only Shiva avaiable as the original Shiva is now the Shiva-MKII. With some slight improvments.
    For the money the Shiva is a excellent driver with a long proven record.
    Many here have used it in thier designs and speak highly of its abilitys. There are better divers for given designs but at its price point with basic ported and sealed designs one is hard pressed to do better than the Shiva.
     
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    MASS is $299. Tempest is a viable solution since it is $140 or less. "There's no subsitute for displacement". [​IMG]
    Just like the other said, "depends on how much room you have available".
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