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    $500 budget, One 15 needed

    As much as I hate to make these threads, I don't feel like I've played with all my options.

    Currently I've got a DC Lv 4 15" running at about 1500W on a BRZ2100.1D. I've been wanting to upgrade for a while now, and picked up a BC3500D on a whim for a steal, so now I need something to throw on it. Assuming I've got the electrical for about a 2500W load, what do you guys think I should run sub wise. My original plan was to go for a DC XL 15 for simple DC nuthug reasons, but that was my plan when I was fixed on getting a DC 2.0K. Now that I've got the nendo, I'm not afraid to mix and match. EDIT: Should also add, SQL is priority. My ideal setup is something that sounds great every time I play it but can go ape **** when I want it to.

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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    There's a ton of options for $500. You could do a tantric hdd. Mayhem b2 or even a custom sub by Zeus or spl Corey




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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Frankenwoofers have always interested me... Hmm.




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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    My vote is for the Incriminator Audio Death Penalty 15" which, right now during the Black & Blue, can be had for right around $400. Under your budget and will definitely make some impact while staying relatively true to the music. It also puts you in the budget for an Image Dynamics IDMAX, but you won't need anywhere near the power handling you have for that.

    If you're interested, talk to @denim ; for order information. I would act soon as I'm not sure how much longer IA will be taking in new orders.



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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    death penaltys take a beating. i play mine relatively hard. never beat on it or go full tilt. but even after three hours of straight playing my DP is cold, no smell, purfect coil.they sOund good and get loud. good deal goin for incriminator audio now.



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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Tough call. Especially this day and age when comparing woofers of this stature. IA makes killer quality. However, as mylows stated, a custom creation would be fun. Research your butt off.



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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    My only gripe with getting a custom (or Franken-) sub is that you won't know T/S and, therefore, can't make the most optimal enclosure for it. You can get a ballpark estimate (which most are fine with, I suppose), but can't really dial it in without trial and error. If it were me, I'd stick with a manufactured sub for now and focus on the custom when you get bored down the road and just want to start playing around.



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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Size/tuning of your box? LV5 and 6 are good platforms if you're stuck on DC. Softparts are a little suspect IMO but should hold up to 3500 if you're smart enough to turn them down when you smell coil. Otherwise I'm not impressed with anything lower than those 2 models.




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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Currently I've got a custom enclosure that was built for my level 4 that's 3.4 cubes after displacement of that sub tuned to 34hz. For financial reasons I'd like to run the same enclosure but not sure if I'd be able to do it due to the relatively small volume. Opinions on that situation? Don't really feel like dropping another 250 plus and waiting for a decent amount of time for another box if I could get away using the same box but just adding some bracing. There's a gentleman on here relatively close to me that's selling an M1 Lvl 5 for a **** good price that serves all power requirements but not sure if my poor single baffle box could take it.




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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Quote Originally Posted by oTurtlez View Post
    Currently I've got a custom enclosure that was built for my level 4 that's 3.4 cubes after displacement of that sub tuned to 34hz. For financial reasons I'd like to run the same enclosure but not sure if I'd be able to do it due to the relatively small volume. Opinions on that situation? Don't really feel like dropping another 250 plus and waiting for a decent amount of time for another box if I could get away using the same box but just adding some bracing. There's a gentleman on here relatively close to me that's selling an M1 Lvl 5 for a **** good price that serves all power requirements but not sure if my poor single baffle box could take it.
    Most likely not just due to weight. 3.4 cubes is on the small side for what IA recommends for a 15" DP, but it should still perform pretty well. I would also take a look at the 15" Death Row which makes your enclosure fit right at the average enclosure size and tuning. Also costs less than the 15" Death Penalty and should still take 2.5k pretty admirably

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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Or up your budget just a very small amount and get a Judge 15



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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Quote Originally Posted by oTurtlez View Post
    Currently I've got a custom enclosure that was built for my level 4 that's 3.4 cubes after displacement of that sub tuned to 34hz. For financial reasons I'd like to run the same enclosure but not sure if I'd be able to do it due to the relatively small volume. Opinions on that situation? Don't really feel like dropping another 250 plus and waiting for a decent amount of time for another box if I could get away using the same box but just adding some bracing. There's a gentleman on here relatively close to me that's selling an M1 Lvl 5 for a **** good price that serves all power requirements but not sure if my poor single baffle box could take it.
    Good luck with putting a woofer that you can abuse with 3500W in a single walled box. Also I know everyone seems to think that you can run DC 15's in like 3 cube but has anyone actually modeled or tested in larger box? You gain a good bit of output and low extension if you can get an XL for example in 4 to 5 cube.




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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    My only gripe with getting a custom (or Franken-) sub is that you won't know T/S and, therefore, can't make the most optimal enclosure for it. You can get a ballpark estimate (which most are fine with, I suppose), but can't really dial it in without trial and error. If it were me, I'd stick with a manufactured sub for now and focus on the custom when you get bored down the road and just want to start playing around.
    Hispls pulls tsps on his subs. I'm sure Corey had the ability to as well. I'd be shocked if Zues didn't.



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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    Most likely not just due to weight. 3.4 cubes is on the small side for what IA recommends for a 15" DP
    A friend of mine has done a good bit of testing with DP 15 and BLT N2 15 in that airspace, 12" Sig is louder and sounds better than either 15 in 3.4 cube. 3.4 cube simply is NOT enough volume to really get your potential out of a 15" woofer. It's a quality item, but IMO if you only have 3.5 cube you should be thinking pair of 10's or single 12 IMO.




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    Re: $500 budget, One 15 needed

    I was running an 15" DC level 5 with level 6 softparts/vc in a 3.6ish cu/ft enclosure around 34hz. I was also only running a sounstream tower amp down to 1 ohm, no big three, no additional power aiders and it was fooking good. Very satisfired with its quality. I too have always been cusrious what a DC would do in a more spacious enclosure.



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