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Yup that's an option .... I guess your question is also my question biggrin.gif

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I'm being told that an 8" isn't going to be enough output if I want to crank it up and I should look at a 12".

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Do you have any output goals for the system, or just hoping something satisfies you in that regard?

Point being, "you've been told an 8" may not be enough output" so what defines "enough"?

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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It's really just a workshop speaker that will get set up for outdoor parties. I don't have an output goal, and if they distort then I don't turn them up that loud. I want clean good sound, and a few less db for better sound is a no brainer. It always bothers me when people have stuff cranked up so much it sounds bad, when a couple turns down and it would sound better and be almost as loud.

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I totally understand turning it down when it sounds crappy and I understand wanting good, clean sound, but that still doesn't really help solve your question of what to use/what to get, if you don't really know how much sound you need/want.

Automotive to audio analogies usually suck, but here goes... that's sort of like asking for engine recommendations saying you want to build a fast car, but never defining the requirement as to what fast means for you.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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I am looking for the best combo of sound quality and output for my $300 budget... hows that ?

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I am looking for the best combo of sound quality and output for my $300 budget... hows that ?

http://www.audiopile.net/products/Speakers/DUS_X-12/DUS_X-12_cutsheet.shtml
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I think I'm leaning towards DIY for value

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I'm being told that an 8" isn't going to be enough output if I want to crank it up and I should look at a 12".

What do you think about bass?

I have a lot of experience with this live sound speaker that is based on a pretty good 8" woofer (in pairs) from a highly regarded maker that has a pretty good reputation:

http://www.electrovoice.com/product.php?id=250

I found that for music, I had to at minimum use a lot of eq, and I had to pretty much give up on response below 80 Hz even so.

I've talked to others who like it, and we find the same thing. You need a good DSP and modest bass requirements at that.

I added a robust 12" subwoofer, and it was a wonderful transformation.
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I have two 15" subs in a ported box

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I have two 15" subs in a ported box

That could help!
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I ended up doing an RMA back to the MFG the tweeters I had, then ironically my basement flooded. The pressure valve on my hot water heater failed and it dumped hot water on my floor all night. I lost a Crown 402, a couple guitar cabs, some guitar pedals, and my two PA speakers. I also lost some spare drivers and subs on the floor in the basement. They INS company has been great so far- they sent someone out to take pictures, measurements, and dry out. They set up some big de-humidifiers and fans to dry it out and it's been running all week.

So hopefully if the insurance home owners claim covers this stuff, I might just end up building a new set of 12"or 15" pair. (I wanted to do this anyways, but looks like now I might have to actually pull the trigger)

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