Where to put three 10" subs in one box!

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  1. Taylor Assen

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    Hey, so as this is my first DIY sub for my first home theater system my expectations aren't too high. I have three old Bose 601 subs. With their cross overs. Some questions: 1) I plan on putting all three subs in the same box, is this cool? 2) I only have two cross overs so can I wire two subs to the one cross over? 3) In a rectangular box, where would be the best place to put the subs? Right now there are holes for two one at a 45 angle on the top, one 3/4 of the way down on the front side.... I don't think that there is room for the second on the front.

    4) Can or should I buy cross overs and set each sub to a different level of Hz? How much will this cost me?

    5) Do I have ANY idea what I am talking about?

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  2. Ron Shaw

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    The impedance seen by the crossover will be different than what it was designed for, so the crossover point will be different. You should design a new crossover. Are you going to parallel all 3 drivers? This will give you less than 4 ohms, and may present a problem for your amp. You may wish to use just 2 of the drivers in parallel, giving you 4 ohms. The best way to cross over a sub is to use an active crossover ahead of you amplifier.
     

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