Originally Posted by kgveteran
You think the Dayton driver out in the garage would hold up to the heat and cold. Maybe in this case paper would be better than plastic..LOL
We're talking 0 degree's to minus 15, and up to 90 in the summer.....
The tuba HT with the longer version can be mounted in my ceiling with just the throat exposed. Nice !
Now what amps, it would have to be a plate amp with speaker level in's and out's as I will be using the inboard XO....budget, budget.
I did get the Sonance 60 watt amp because it has a nice auto sense power on and off.
The Dayton 240 watt plate amp is on sale at PE for 99.00....... Thoughts
Any driver spec'd for automotive use will be fine in the garage.
Not sure on your mains...did you get them yet? If I was looking I would check out eBay for some used bonafide name-brand pro speakers with horns.
I found some Renkus Heinz SR 81's
for $150 that absolutely rock my 1200 sq.ft. garage with 80 wpc of stout early-90's Yamaha receiver power.
That plate amp is the exact same one I use to power a single 12" 6th-order sub in the garage...it does the job and is cheap. It was powering two of these 2.9 ohm 12" cabs in series until one died -- used to use them for the low end at my wife's bank Christmas/Halloween parties until an overzealous wanna-be roadie helping me load stepped on the wire (which was stupidly run directly to the voice coil with no terminal plate) and ripped the leads right out of the coil.
The system also has an a/d/s C1500 electronic crossover/bass controller ($50 on eBay) to high-pass the Renkus Heinz and provide some neat controls over the subs. Really allows the system to crank!
I used the PE amp's high-level ins/outs for awhile but it seriously compromised the sound.
Lilmike is belting out a nice Tapped Horn alternative to the THT for my basement family room system that would rattle your garage. The shopsub that radman12 linked to in post #8 is an awesome affordable option that is ready to build.