I currently have 2 different pa subwoofer drivers, that I want to make a vented subwoofer with for private parties(where you like, hire a hall out and blast out whatever music you like with your friends),and very occassional disco use, 4 times a year.
The mid/tops will be either the 8 or 10 inch B&C plans. And with top hat mounting on stands,small sized to fit everything into a car, as can't afford to hire out a van. Yeah life kinda sucks being unemployed.
But can't decide which driver to use for the sub drivers that I already got....
I got a Fane colossus 15XB (800w AES continous) new version:
Specs here: http://www.fane-acoustics.com/downloads/FANE_Colossus_15XB_Specs.pdf
Beyma 15K200 (300w rms) ..
Specs here: http://www.usspeaker.com/beyma%2015K200-1.htm
Seems to have an very heavy magnet for some reason,more than double the weight of the Fane 15XB's magnet.
Fane 15XB frequency response goes down to 40hz
Beyma 15K200 frequency response goes down to 25hz.
Both have 4 inch voice coils, and the same 7.5mm xmax.
Beyma 15k200 has an Fs of 27hz, whereas the Fane 15XB has an Fs of 38hz.
Beyma 15K200 has a qts of 0.26(suitable more for horns,might be able to be used for reflex) wheras the Fane 15XB has a qts of 0.32( suitable for horns and reflex).
Beyma 15k200 has a BL of 20.5
Fane 15XB has a BL of 22.28 (meaning a slightly stronger motor system)
Now the main question is which one to use?
Fane 15XB has much better power handling, but the Beyma 15K200 goes much lower.
The music played will be a mixture of styles such as reggae,dub, dnb,electro house, dubstep, pop, techno, trance, hiphop.
So it needs to cope with all types of music at high volume levels.
Also there is a plan for the Fane 15XB on the Fane website and also heard that the Fane 15XB would work in the B&C Sub15 plans if that is correct?
There are a few Beyma 15k200 plans floating around the internet but they are horn based plans and I'm not confident with cutting complex angles as I've only made reflex enclosures,bandpass enclosures and sealed enclosures before.
And I've only got very limited tools as I'm on a tight budget(no table saw or router or circular saw), just a jigsaw, drill, and belt sander as the main tools.
A few clamps, a work bench,set square,metal ruler, spirit level, a few hand saws etc for the rest of the things.
I could with a circular saw for cutting the pieces though, but will probably have to make do with hand saws and/or the jigsaw.