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adio
10-14-2006, 09:19 AM
if i do get the mach5 12", mine is goin in a 5 cu ft box with 2 17" aeroports from partsexpress. both open = 26Hz one plugged up= 18 - 18.5Hz. WOOT

IamDeMan
10-14-2006, 09:41 AM
Ok, here's the deal:

I just ordered a Mach 5 MAW-12 from Loyd. It's going to be in my dorm, and I'll eventually be powering it with a dayton 250w plate amp. Space isn't much of an issue, so here's my question: what kind of enclosure would some of my HT junkie friends recommend?

A)
Simple sealed box. Probably around 1.5 cubic feet

B)
Ported box, tuned in the low 20's, around 2.0 to 2.5 CF

C)
4th or 6th order bandpass. Basically for shits and giggles

D)
ABC box. Again for shits and giggles

I don't know much about C or D, but I'd like to learn more. What would have the most output while still retaining some sound quality?Obviously for output, just do a ported tuned low. I* would go at 3 cu ft myself though. If you don't have that kind of room then just go sealed.

I am not a fan of BP, especially in homes.

Or you could just do a TL :) Of course the enclosure will be so larg, that it will HAVE to double as your bed in the dorm as well lol.

IamDeMan
10-14-2006, 09:43 AM
if i do get the mach5 12", mine is goin in a 5 cu ft box with 2 17" aeroports from partsexpress. both open = 26Hz one plugged up= 18 - 18.5Hz. WOOT

5 CUFT seems extreme but I do like the idea of plugging the ports for a different tune. Will one 4" port be enough though when that thing starts reprodcing 18hz and below during a movie? May get some chuffing there.

adio
10-14-2006, 09:56 AM
5 CUFT seems extreme but I do like the idea of plugging the ports for a different tune. Will one 4" port be enough though when that thing starts reprodcing 18hz and below during a movie? May get some chuffing there.

yup, cause i live in an apartment and i can't blast it too much.

IamDeMan
10-14-2006, 05:35 PM
yup, cause i live in an apartment and i can't blast it too much.

Ah I see. Hell it doesn't take much volume at that frequency to get annoying in an apartment building either lol.

Fattony911
10-14-2006, 06:55 PM
make a horn http://www.teamtoxicbass.com/%7Epete/home_audio/index.html or something along those lines

mrogowski
10-15-2006, 08:03 PM
Why stop at one?

http://www.mach5audio.com/download/1.jpg


Best,
Mark

IamDeMan
10-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Why stop at one?

http://www.mach5audio.com/download/1.jpg


Best,
Mark
I like your thingking :) Now get to work on a 15" economical solution for home IBs :P

SHiZNiLTi
10-16-2006, 01:36 AM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=185030

looks like he has some good results.

I'm gonna be getting a EP1500 amp and a mach 5 18". This is a ways off adn still havn't done enough research on the best enlosure to use.

ballstothewall
10-16-2006, 02:28 AM
Ditch that Behringer idea and go for QSC ;)

SHiZNiLTi
10-16-2006, 04:25 PM
Ditch that Behringer idea and go for QSC ;)

QSC - price is an issue, they want $400 where Behringer is only $250

Unless I'm looking at the wrong one, are you talking abou the RMX 1450?

ballstothewall
10-16-2006, 05:23 PM
Just QSC in general, they are just leaps and bounds ahead of behringer in basically all aspects. :)