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post #1 of 12 Old 10-20-2013, 08:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Just another sealed box build in progress. This time for my ride.

OEM sound system is highly regarded but the 7" free air subwoofer is no more. smile.gif

Had a 600W rms mono Alpine amp from a previous system. It will be happy pushing a 12" Dayton wired at 2 Ohms.

Internal box volume should put the system Q at 0.7 but I can add some polyfill and tune it somewhat.




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That is cool! I need to purchase a sub(s) and build an enclosure for my Ford Explorer. I wonder how a pair of Dayton HO12's would sound compared to the 12" Kicker Comps or Alpine Type S 12" subs?
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Got is all screwed, glued and wired up. Breaking it in and boy can this thing move some air. The leather interior tends to absorb or block the bass but with the stock sub removed and the arm rest / trunk port open it lets the SPL flow. smile.gif

Here is some finished pics along with the stock Mark Levison amp.




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Here's some more " In Progress " stuff. wink.gif






Props to AudioControl for making great products with great application flexability.... I think this EQXII is vintage now. lol



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Is that an Audio Control EQ device? If so, what are you doing with it to your sub? Boosting the low end?
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I am using the Audio Control as it has high level inputs, using its RCA out to the Alpine. Could have bought a line converter but had this from a previous build.

I input the sub channel and a front woofer. This let's me mix the bass frequency and output to the mono amp.

I can boost or trim 31.5Hz, 45Hz, 62hz & 90Hz etc.. if need be. Still dialing everything in. smile.gif

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I ended up using a cutting board to make a gasket that keeps the speak grill from hitting the woofer during large excursions.

I figured wood might be too fragile. I could not find any plastic stock at the local big box hardware stores other then clear polycarbonate. Too thin and way over priced.

I got this cutting board from Target. It's 14" x 17" x 3/8" or so. Already black to no need to paint afterwards. Cost like $12.

Grill is made by Peavey and grabed in from PE.










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Sad to report the demise of the Dayton Audio RSS315HO-44. Parts Express had notified me of a recall involving a 'mass plug' that was not attached well enough and could come loose.

Well it has happened to the Dayton three times now and I finally had to ditch the brand. It seem that the replacements were no better this this regard. PE has been great to work with in helping to resolve this matter.

So I was able to find the RE AUDIO SEX12-V2-4 on PE's site that will drop in (almost) to the box that I made. RE AUDIO gets a lot of unflattering reviews online due to customer service support. I hope my experience is different.

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Sad to report the demise of the Dayton Audio RSS315HO-44. Parts Express had notified me of a recall involving a 'mass plug' that was not attached well enough and could come loose.

Well it has happened to the Dayton three times now and I finally had to ditch the brand. It seem that the replacements were no better this this regard. PE has been great to work with in helping to resolve this matter.

So I was able to find the RE AUDIO SEX12-V2-4 on PE's site that will drop in (almost) to the box that I made. RE AUDIO gets a lot of unflattering reviews online due to customer service support. I hope my experience is different.

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Hello, I was wondering how the RE install worked out? How does it compare to the Dayton? I just installed a RSS315HO-44 in a 2 cu ft ported box in my car (today) and still need to get it dialed in. I purchased the RSS315HO-44 as a replacement for a 10" Ultimax that was defective; only had it in my car for 2 weeks or so dealing with the bad noises it was making at moderate excursion. PE tested this 12" before they shipped it to me per my request. I think the batch of bad ones are all gone (I hope).
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The RE sub has worked out great. Takes all the power I apply to it and has held up well. Some basic EQ was needed for the new sub but haven't had to fiddle with it sense.

Good luck.
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Hello, I was wondering how the RE install worked out? How does it compare to the Dayton? I just installed a RSS315HO-44 in a 2 cu ft ported box in my car (today) and still need to get it dialed in. I purchased the RSS315HO-44 as a replacement for a 10" Ultimax that was defective; only had it in my car for 2 weeks or so dealing with the bad noises it was making at moderate excursion. PE tested this 12" before they shipped it to me per my request. I think the batch of bad ones are all gone (I hope).
How do you like this HO 12 versus your previous UM10?
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How do you like this HO 12 versus your previous UM10?
So far, so good. I just re-routed the hole in the enclosure and installed it yesterday so I haven't had much time with it yet. I still need to get it dialed in with my deck and amp. The deck is also new so I am still playing around with adjustments there too.
I'll update my car sub thread as I listen more.
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