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Goldenknob
10-11-2009, 12:13 PM
I'm debating on buying a RESR 12" d2 (so I can wire to 4ohm) for my home audio setup. Or should I buy a Dayton Reference HF (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-464) sub?

The RE would be cheaper on ebay, and I know their quality.

The amp for my home sub is a Dayton SA240 240W Subwoofer Amplifier (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-464)

I think the sub box is about 1.25-1.5cf.

I have a older pioneer sub in the box now, just feel that I could replace it for better..

What are your thoughts?

hatemonger
10-11-2009, 02:00 PM
it would work fine. i use cerwin vega 8 inch car subs and they do fine for a smaller room, on music anyway. they don't have the low end for HT. the box is not done right for HT anyway. ported tunings in the 20's are where it's at for home theater. not that i'm an expert by any stretch, but it's a night and day difference between the cerwin vega 8's and a cheap 15 in 6 cubes at 25hz. the cheap 15 (don't even know the brand) fills the room 10x better than the 2 8's. the enclosure for the 8's is tuned at 38hz also. they won't do ported in the 25 hz area very well.

WrenchGuy
10-11-2009, 02:05 PM
I had the SR10 in the LR for a bit sounded good.

davidt487
10-11-2009, 02:12 PM
i run 3 re re 12's from like '04 with the **** cone in 6 cu tuned to 19hz and they play great down low but above 50 and below 20 they have some trouble but they are so efficent i dont even need 200 watts to get them loud enough to rattle stuff off the walls
btw i have a lt/550 powering them though

Goldenknob
10-11-2009, 03:17 PM
i run 3 re re 12's from like '04 with the **** cone in 6 cu tuned to 19hz and they play great down low but above 50 and below 20 they have some trouble but they are so efficent i dont even need 200 watts to get them loud enough to rattle stuff off the walls
btw i have a lt/550 powering them though

your running 3 12's for HT?

I shouldn't need it to play above 50. I have a pair of Pioneer s-t500 tower speakers (each are dual 8") These are not mine.
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff158/samova/pic1.jpg Similar to these the other 8" is on back behind the front sub. (were made in 89! freaking 20 years old.. lol

Sounds good, think I'll get the RE SR, hmmm or a pair of RERE's for the same price lol.. then I could build another home sub and run duals? lol

Goldenknob
10-11-2009, 03:34 PM
Here is a pic of my setup http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1606/s7301885.jpg

I think I need to dust... and vacuum.. lol

exige
10-11-2009, 03:38 PM
I'd be going with the Dayton Reference HF any day of the week for an HT setup...

AudioFreak
10-11-2009, 03:39 PM
Get the dayton if its for HT i have the MKIII Titanic 10" in a pwk designs HT enclosure and the same amp and you would not believe how low it gets.

AudioFreak
10-11-2009, 03:41 PM
heres my build right here:http://pwkdesigns.com/blog/index.php?entry=entry080926-100000 it gets down to the 25hz region with the amp gain 1/3 of the way up it shakes my whole house.

Goldenknob
10-11-2009, 04:07 PM
heres my build right here:http://pwkdesigns.com/blog/index.php?entry=entry080926-100000 it gets down to the 25hz region with the amp gain 1/3 of the way up it shakes my whole house.

Wow your designs are amazing. I wish I could afford you. lol. thanks for the info.

I also wish I had more time, tools and space to make something similar.

AudioFreak
10-11-2009, 04:38 PM
Thoughs arent my designs i wish they were...i just had the guy Pete build and design it.

Goldenknob
10-11-2009, 04:49 PM
ohh lol I thought you was pete lol. so what did that run ya? if you don't mind saying?

davidt487
10-11-2009, 05:02 PM
My bad typo 2 re's but the effect is the same way too much for movies or music
And my towers aren't done yet still working on what I want to do

AudioFreak
10-11-2009, 05:52 PM
ohh lol I thought you was pete lol. so what did that run ya? if you don't mind saying?

I really cant say i told Pete i woudnt tell anyone,But for the build quality and the way it performs it was worth it.

Goldenknob
10-12-2009, 12:55 AM
I really cant say i told Pete i woudnt tell anyone,But for the build quality and the way it performs it was worth it.


Thats cool, glad it worked out for you...

so I ordered the dayton HF.. then I saw the HO, but it required more power.. this one should work out perfect. thanks for the opinions.

Lennie Randall
10-13-2009, 01:43 AM
Home audio equipment requires 8 Ohm resistance at the speaker so you are going to need to wire those two 4 Ohm car speakers in series for it to work. The home audio system is also not going to have enough power to really drive those car subs either. Which means you will need to get a 12V source for your Amp.

JimJ
10-13-2009, 03:43 AM
Home audio equipment requires 8 Ohm resistance at the speaker

I can think of countless examples where it's not. The amp he linked to is one of them ;)


The home audio system is also not going to have enough power to really drive those car subs either.

Nonsense.