View Full Version : Adire Tempest Box Suggestions... (Currently A Big Sonotube)

10-29-2008, 11:44 PM
I have it in a 9 Cube sonotube with 3, 4" ports tuned to about 19hz and I absolutely love how low it gets and how smooth it is, but i want more output.

Runs off of a BASH 500watt amp and it's obviously a 15

That being said, i don't have a proper bottom on the sub (not high enough off of the floor and it's downfiring on carpet right now) and i haven't played around with placement much...

Should i see what i can do with new box, or should i put a proper base on it and try different placements?

I also have a horn design that i got from HERE (http://billfitzmaurice.com/THT.html)... Not sure how it is though as i have no experience with horns.

10-29-2008, 11:57 PM
I've never cared for the sound of horn designs.

Since you have the other box built it really wouldn't be that difficult to add the base and try different placements. Personally I would go with that option, if you can't find something you like, I'm not sure what to tell you.

10-30-2008, 12:11 AM
I've actually personally never heard a horn, so i have no idea what it sounds like...

I just know that in all the horn builds that pop up, everyone's impressed...

Is there any general rule of thumb for how much output i could potentially gain by adding a proper base?

and how much spacing between the sub and base would work best?

10-30-2008, 12:12 AM
Someone else is going to have to answer that question...

I don't know much about the building of sonotubes...

10-30-2008, 12:16 AM
All good. adds to the anticipation. :veryhapp:

10-30-2008, 07:57 AM
If I were you, I'd rig something adjustable.

Then test, test, test.

10-30-2008, 07:49 PM
Suppose i could rig something up and see how that goes... i really only have two places i can possibly put it...

front right or left corners... and the rear right wall has a hallway

11-03-2008, 03:37 PM
I ran 2 Tempests in a single 480L sono tuned to 17.5Hz and it SLAMMED off 800watts for the pair. Perhaps get another one...