Will a tempest 15" be a good match for a PE 250watt amp

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  1. Brett Creider

    Brett Creider Stunt Coordinator

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    Or will the amp not push enough power for it?

    It's a debate between it and the Dayton DVC 15", both are the same price after shipping...Tempest is better it seems...any other matches?
     
  2. David Giesbrecht

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    The 250 watt PE amp will do it, but a Tempest can handle more juice than that especially if you are running it in a vented enclosure. I would check out the the QSC RMX850 for a single vented Tempest or other prosound amps if you really want to hear what it can do. The 850 is a little more than it can handle but you won't ever clip it. If your running it in a sealed enclosure a little less power might be preferable, between 350 and 500 watts works awsome.[​IMG]

    PS The tempest will require a larger enclosure but with that larger enclosure comes extra sensitivity in the deep subsonics. It's a better driver.
     
  3. Brett Creider

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    The amp is already bought sadly...and currently I am planning on a sealed sonosub enclosure for it...
     
  4. David Giesbrecht

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    Well I'm sure it will suffice It just won't have Quite the headroom.

     
  5. Brett Creider

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    I don't...exactly...get that Q business. It looks like it just depends on the size...which I am planning it to be 18 or 24" diameter and 4' tall...
     
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    250 watts is just fine for either the Tempest or DVC. I tend to like the frequency response of the Tempest a bit better than the DVC so that's my choice but both are excellent drivers.
     
  7. Brett Creider

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    Allrighty
     
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    that amp will do it, given your enclosure choice i definitely see it reaching its mechanical max, or at least very close to it
     
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    oops wrong post
     

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