View Full Version : 10" Dayton HO build.

05-13-2013, 05:03 PM
Hello guys I'm going to be building a subwoofer enclosure in the near future.

New products:

2 Dayton Audio 10" HO DVC 4ohm subs.
1 Sundown Audio SAZ 1200D

Box Design:

Will start build in the next few weeks, Goods haven't arrived yet, may start working on box though.

05-13-2013, 05:16 PM
that is one sick looking box. Nice choice oin subs too!

05-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Box is on slick horn design

05-14-2013, 09:44 PM
I measured the cu ft of the seal chambers. The sealed area is .785 cu ft
The QTC of the dayton 10inch HO is .728 in an enclosure sealed of that size so I'm thinking of mounting the subs in reverse (sub motor in the horn area) vs the typical install of this box which is sub mounted on the inside of the sealed area, but that would cut down on the volume of the sealed chamber and hurt the QTC more.
Of coarse I'm trying to keep the QTC as close to .707 as possible so .73 rounded isn't bad, it gets worse if I mount the sub in the sealed chamber.

Now this box is a dual bandpass folded horn, which is to say that there is 2 sealed chambers and 2 horns that share a mouth. I'm thinking keeping the sealed area as close to QTC as possible is going to improve my SQ.

Any thoughts?

05-14-2013, 11:19 PM
no? then I shall follow through with my beliefs :up2somet:

05-15-2013, 12:06 AM
What you are trying to do makes perfect sense and idk why it wouldn't work like that I don't know too much about horns though so I'm no expert.

05-15-2013, 12:09 AM
I know rite, neither am I, this audio stuff is hard, when you get down to the nitty gritty of it. Sh*ts a science really.

05-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Just bought amp and subs, sticking with the 10" Dayton HO DVCs, switching amps though. Saving some money going with the Audio Technix 1200.1 d I know the sundown is probably a better amp, but the AT sure looks nice for the price it's at, I'ma take a small leap of faith really wanted to try their amps anyway. Should be arriving in the next couple weeks, I'll get to work on the enclosure this weekend.

05-21-2013, 01:42 PM
Subs arrived yesterday, Amp will arrive today, i'll post pics after work. Having to modify my box design so that it will fit into my trunk, so box will be completed this weekend. Excited to see the amp today when I get home.

05-21-2013, 09:59 PM
nice catch recognizing the size didn't fit in the trunk. many people have realized that only after making the enclosure!

05-28-2013, 10:27 PM

Marvel at my wonderous wiring! haha before you comment on it, I'm nowhere near done tucking wires bros, just setting everything up and testing.
BTW Noobz this is how to set your gains.

05-31-2013, 03:01 AM
don't "tuck and hide". loom, tie, and route everything as neatly as the factory would have.

05-31-2013, 11:44 AM
Noted, will be building the box this weekend. Heading to the cities tonight, gonna party with some old friends, then build the enclosure tomorrow. I'm in a rush as I'll only be near my tools for this weekend 2 days, so I'll be just focussing on getting the enclosure built and the subs installed. I'm sure followed by much test driving/listening. Making everything look perdy is gonna have to wait.

05-31-2013, 11:49 AM
Since I had to work on my 6x9s the other day I might as well toss the picks up in here.



Some of the best 5$ I spent at menards. After fixing rattle, and cancellation issues with some vinyl close cell midbass came shooting out of everywhere it wasn't before.

05-31-2013, 02:25 PM
foam weatherstripping is the cheapest and best investment one can make!

06-07-2013, 10:46 AM
Its been nothing but rain and I've had little time to work on my cabinet. I was gonna finish it this weekend and its supposed to rain all weekend, and I won't be driving my own vehicle this weekend. Soooo putting off car audio till next week. Should be able to finish by next friday with the entire setup, subs should be in by tuesday. I'll be sure to get some pics in too.

06-08-2013, 12:37 PM
Close to finished
closer still

06-08-2013, 01:11 PM
Like the box! Curious as to how it's going to sound. Like the choice of moofers too. Can't go wrong with Dayton HO's. Definitely tuned in...

06-13-2013, 02:20 PM
The box is semi-complete. I finished the construction, just have to get some sealant and do the interior and the holes for the speaker wire (and the holes from when I missed wood doing the screws :emb:) I was thinking silicone. I really just don't like resin, too permanent and messy for me. Any other suggestions though?

right now the subs aren't getting full power the amp seems to be clipping around 500-600wrms. Soooo I've got some electrical modifications to make. Once these things are done I'll try to post up a vid.

Later this summer, maybe July or August I need to install my midbass drivers. Thats the only area I'm lacking a bit right now.

06-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Like the box! Curious as to how it's going to sound. Like the choice of moofers too. Can't go wrong with Dayton HO's. Definitely tuned in...

The box is my favorite design. Decware Wicked One. "To listen to it is to understand the definition of speed" or something like that.

I have close to 6db gain throught the entire spectrum of frequencies the sub sees, and the gain comes through very cleanly. Almost as flat as a true 4th order.

Granted a true 4th order, or sealed will sound slightly better. And a ported box will get louder at given frequency range, Mine has the best of both worlds, but is master of none....so I don't like to compare myself to others in an sq or spl contest LOL. Unless we're doing a full spectrum XD