So for some time I've had growing interest in adding an 18" subwoofer(s) to my system. I've owned an 18" Cerwin-Vega Stroker 18D2 for some time, and recently I had interests highly develop for the Dayton RSS460HO. So I ended up buying one, still deciding on enclosure for it, but I had grown impatient, and bought a second to get the 4 cubic foot flat pack for a better price at Parts Express, which have been very satisfying! I have plans to integrate both the Cerwin-Vega Stroker 18 AND both Dayton drivers into my system, but this thread I'll focus on the Daytons I have.
Having ran numbers via WinISD, and reading these forums, one thread on Dual Opposing Daytons
has sparked my interest greatly, and running numbers myself on that design versus the single driver in a 4 cubic foot enclosure has truly shown me what I really want to do!
Here's the graphs I made up with WinISD to compare my current 4 cubic foot enclosure with the soon to be built enclosure, I've based the power input based off what Ricci had mentioned that the driver can take in a 4.2 cubic foot enclosure with out worries of clanking the driver, right here in this post.
The Cone Excursion:
So the design I will use will be based off what Gorilla83
has made in his thread for his awesome build, so credit to him, for certain.
I'll be using 1" MDF sheets I have, and please excuse my little drawings, and handwriting, but here's what I figured up so far.Note: The cubic feet I have written doesn't show the difference the bracing will make, but I'm figuring with three braces I plan for, will bring it down by about 0.42 Cubic feet... but don't quote me on that.
So this is the plan so far, with 2" thick baffles.
So what do you guys think so far? I'm no expert, I just learn as I go, since this is really new to me still.