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TreyE
12-09-2007, 05:56 PM
As title states. will be powered with 1000 watts @ 4ohm. Cant have it too big but want it to shake ****. Thanks
Trey

twisztdauthorit
12-09-2007, 05:58 PM
for a HT... it will shake thats for sure

Immacomputer
12-09-2007, 06:00 PM
Not the best choice of subs for home theater as it will be terribly inefficient down low. Is it primarily going to be movies or music or just music only?

TreyE
12-09-2007, 06:21 PM
Not the best choice of subs for home theater as it will be terribly inefficient down low. Is it primarily going to be movies or music or just music only?

movies mostly/ loud music every once in a while

what would you recommend then? im new to home theater so i love opinions

TreyE
12-09-2007, 06:24 PM
dayton titanic sub work well?

Skip01
12-09-2007, 06:40 PM
I wonder if a Type R would be good for ht...it has a pretty low fs....and cheap

TheFiverMan
12-09-2007, 06:42 PM
hdc3 bad for HT

J31Rob
12-09-2007, 06:44 PM
agreed w/the hdc3 being bad for HT.

get something cheap that'd work well being tuned low w/1000 watts. maybe look into a dd 3515?
same sorta sound, the 3515 will for sure get low.. they come BNIB w/a low fs & will handle 1000 & giggle.

J31Rob
12-09-2007, 06:44 PM
off topic..but ur car got stolen?

apparently.

it DOES say this in his sig.. ;)

TreyE
12-09-2007, 06:49 PM
off topic..but ur car got stolen?

yea rents sold it cause i got in big trouble


agreed w/the hdc3 being bad for HT.

get something cheap that'd work well being tuned low w/1000 watts. maybe look into a dd 3515?
same sorta sound, the 3515 will for sure get low.. they come BNIB w/a low fs & will handle 1000 & giggle.

how much are those fckers tho? a lot more expensive than the audioques right?

J31Rob
12-09-2007, 06:50 PM
yea rents sold it cause i got in big trouble



how much are those fckers tho? a lot more expensive than the audioques right?

no way.

you could prolly find a 12" or 15" 3500 for high 100's..

TreyE
12-09-2007, 06:52 PM
no way.

you could prolly find a 12" or 15" 3500 for high 100's..

link me n ill love you :)

J31Rob
12-09-2007, 06:52 PM
I'll see what I can do. If not.. I can get SOMETHING set up for you.. ;)

J31Rob
12-09-2007, 06:55 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269121&highlight=dd+3515

$230, dual 2. I'm sure you can do some bargaining.

PSturmer
12-09-2007, 07:18 PM
you want a flat eq so download winisd to do that. just do sub down, port down with like 2 4'' aero's

JimJ
12-09-2007, 07:20 PM
I wouldn't run anything DD for home theater, even if it was for pure sound effects and not music at all.

TreyE
12-09-2007, 07:34 PM
I wouldn't run anything DD for home theater, even if it was for pure sound effects and not music at all.

seriously? why not?

JimJ
12-09-2007, 07:38 PM
An Fs of 30Hz for a 15" is not terribly low.

And it's DD...I've yet to hear anything from them that makes music :)

RAM_Designs
12-09-2007, 07:38 PM
seriously? why not?

Don't get low enough, don't have enough linear excursion to dig down into the 20's and still be loud AND sound clean. A fs of 30hz for a 15" sub(dd3515e) is NOT low enough for a good HT sub...

RAM_Designs
12-09-2007, 07:39 PM
An Fs of 30Hz for a 15" is not terribly low.

And it's DD...I've yet to hear anything from them that makes music :)

beat me to it...the 9100 series sounds good, but not $600+ good.

RAM_Designs
12-09-2007, 07:40 PM
To the OP: what's your budget???

TreyE
12-09-2007, 07:40 PM
An Fs of 30Hz for a 15" is not terribly low.

And it's DD...I've yet to hear anything from them that makes music :)

well since you know better than others.

what sub would best suit me can be from 500-1000rms i would prefer a 15" for around $250-280? also that wouldnt require a 10 cube ported box

TreyE
12-09-2007, 07:40 PM
To the OP: what's your budget???

maximum of $300

RAM_Designs
12-09-2007, 07:43 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=295-420
http://mach5audio.com/index-1.html (check out the IXL15)

A TC 3K would be good for HT also, but more than likely isn't going to fall in your price range, even used.

TreyE
12-09-2007, 07:51 PM
ok what subs for $350 range? im willing to pay a lil more for a sub that will sound better

BrianChia
12-09-2007, 07:59 PM
You ideally want something with an FS below20 hz. The easiest way to get deep extension is a large low tuned enclosure. I would check out some of the Dayton's on Parts Express. The Titanic 15" or Reference HO 15" sub would work well and should take near 1000 watts. They are all less than $200. You may also want to check for any TC-1000 or similar drivers for sale. These work well for home audio also.

Also keep in mind that you do NOT want to fire the subwoofer down unless it is specifically designed for it. Subs for home audio tend to have more compliant suspension and/or heavier cones to achieve lower FS values and aren't designed for downward or upward firing. This will affect the output and performance and over time can lead to "driver sag".

tcguy85
12-09-2007, 08:20 PM
look at the daytons on parts express. i have a dayton reference 10 ho in my car. and when it comes time to build a new home theater sub i will get a dayton 12" or 15" on about 500-1000 watts rms. my home theater sub actually took a **** today. the amp stopped working.

BrianChia
12-09-2007, 09:50 PM
They are selling the Dayton 15" Quatros for $72 each on sale right now. If you had the floor space I would build (2) 2x15s in a stereo setup. That should pound hard for under $300 for the drivers. Give each sub about 5-6 cubes and tune it around 20-22 hz.

JimJ
12-09-2007, 09:51 PM
They are selling the Dayton 15" Quatros for $72 each on sale right now. If you had the floor space I would build (2) 2x15s in a stereo setup. That should pound hard for under $300 for the drivers. Give each sub about 5-6 cubes and tune it around 20-22 hz.

I like this idea...a lot more :)

mlstrass
12-09-2007, 10:08 PM
RL-P's work VERY nicely for HT subs. I run 2 15's and it's enough to shake the house to death.

Also the "new" Exodus Audio Tempest would be nice. I used to run 4 of the old Tempests and they were nice for music and HT.

Immacomputer
12-10-2007, 02:41 AM
http://www.acoustic-visions.com/~acoustic/products/subwoofer_drivers/CSS_SDX15/

I would look into that sub if you have about $300 to spend. It should be able to get low, get loud, and sound excellent doing it.

PV Audio
12-10-2007, 05:44 PM
Dayton titanic is brilliant.

seedubs1
12-10-2007, 07:42 PM
http://www.diycable.com/main/product_info.php?products_id=652
That aught to do you good. Will destroy your house if done right;)






This is of course considering you like split gap motors.

Wonger
12-11-2007, 12:25 PM
Rl-p