What's the best 12 inch driver for $50?

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  1. Shawn.G

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    What is the best 12 inch driver for around $100(my budget increased)? What size cabinet should I use for the driver and how do you figure out the size of the cabinet needed? I have been reading up but still need help. Thank you.
     
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    The original SVS driver can be had in your price range....if they are any still around.

    Dave
     
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    If you find any good drivers for $50.00 you need to know the
    Thiele-Small parameters before you can begin to think about
    enclosures.

    The first thing you need to ask yourself is:

    "How Big or How Small of an Enclosure can I live with"

    and then ask:

    "Do I want sealed or ported?"

    Sealed will control cone excursion better, take more power
    and generally have better transient response.

    Ported can be tuned lower with greater output and take less
    power to acheive said output.


    You do really need to think about how low you want the sub
    to go.. How loud you want it to go.. And what dimensions of
    the cabinent can you "live with"
     
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    I can live with 24(H)*20(L)*20(W). But some of the drivers recommend enclosures in liters. I know to divide by 28 to get cubic feet, but how do I get the dimensions of the encosure? Is ported much harder to make(this is my first DIY)? Anyway, I really need some suggestions on $100 12 inch driver so then I can think about the enclosure. Thanks.
     
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    I advise to buy a blueprint driver for such a purpose as they should fit in your budget (including shipping). Depending on your size of the room and listening preference a single 12 may either be too much or not enough at all.
     
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    A 12 should be fine. My room is 12 by 10.6, but I really need a sub to feel the bass. I'll be fine with a 12.
     
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    Apparently Blueprint's site is still up but they don't do any more business. Still, if they announce they are getting rid of all their drivers, let me know! I would love to have more Blueprint woofers.
     
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    SVS will not sell their sub driver to the general public. That's the upgrade for their first generation driver.

    -Robert
     
  10. Shawn.G

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    Can I start this new thread-What's Better: Shiva Mark III or Titanic MK II 1202? If I can't, answer here please. If I can, give me a yes and I will post asap.
     
  11. Brian Bunge

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    Shawn,

    You will have to define what you mean by "better". Is the max sized cabinet that you specified sealed or ported?
     
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    Hey Brian, I am going with a sealed enclosure for my first DIY. I read in another thread that the Dayton DVC 12 inch is better bang for the buck Titanic MKIII. Which one is better for the money in your opinion. Also, how do these compare with the Shiva Mark III and the Stryke SAE1204? Meaning, which of these four drivers would be the best for the money for my sealed enclosure. Or is there another driver you recommend? Also, are the dimensions I gave big enough, I can go a bit bigger. Thanks for all your help.
     
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    Shawn,
    The DVC 12 is basically a clone of the Shiva. I'm not as familiar with the Stryke driver. Also, if you want to build a sub you really need to download something like Unibox or WinISD Pro and start playing around with different enclosure alignments. You want as flat a response as possible (no peaks) and a Qtc no higher than around .7.
    We're all more than happy to help anyone out, but this being the DIY forum the idea is doing some of the design work yourself. If you put a little effort into the design phase everyone around here will be more than happy to answer your questions. And the best part is you'll actually learn something in the process. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Brian. I will download those and let you know. Thanks.
     
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    Shawn,
    You're welcome! I know this is a bit of a PITA at the moment but you'll learn quite a bit and will be well ahead of the game the next time you build a sub. And there WILL be a next time, as this stuff is just too addictive.
    If you start playing around and get totally lost feel free to email me off line and I'll help out. But I really want you to learn what you're doing so that you'll be able to help others out some day. [​IMG]
     

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