Originally Posted by ovrrdrive
Ok, I read all 35 pages of this thread to make sure I didn't ask something that was already covered. I have to say this is an amazing community for sure. Thanks lilmike for giving all of this away and everyone else that participated for giving all of the great advice. It's kind of funny that so many have already moved on and I'm just now finding out about this and considering building one. I bought the plans for the THT and after reading them and actually measuring my area there's no way I could fit a cab that wide up there. This one will fit with everything else and work out just great for me. My WAF isn't a problem as I'm already using Cerwin Vega E-715's for mains and this is only a foot or so taller than those are. It will be tight but will work just fine.
That said, lilmike what do you think about using a Titanic 15" and something like an inuke1000dsp to power it?
I only saw that driver mentioned in one other post but he was looking to narrow the cab and you said that driver was ok for his use but I was wondering about it's use in general for a standard size cab. Would there be any increased spl with the extra xmax and the higher wattage or are the gains so negligible that it isn't worth the extra expense?
I could go with the rf390 and a 300-500 watt bash plate just as easily but I was kind of hoping for something major with my first diy. If there aren't any reasons to go like that I will just build as suggested in the first post. The inuke 1000 gives up 300 watts x2 in 4ohm and supposedly 1000 bridged 4ohm mono. I'm sure the bridged rms is closer to 500 and by using the dsp I can save the $125 on a minidsp to use for the hp. Either way I'm sure it will crush the month old Klipsch RW12d I just got. It seems all it did was spark my curiosity in the hobby again and now I'm ready for something more substantial. I got it off the newegg $299 sale though so I'm sure I can unload it without a loss.
Hopefully I can start cutting wood next weekend... Thanks for everything so far and in advance for looking at this combo for me. If it's not worth it, what do you think the best combination is out there right now to use in this?
People move on, sure. Consider - we don't hear much from those that don't though. There will always be those that are looking for more, hope they find it some day, and more importantly, share the recipe with the rest of us.....
As far as the Titanic? It will work fine, probably no real benefit over the RSS390 though. Like dutch pointed out, the driver's behavior in the cabinet sets the power limit, not the driver. I would not be afraid to feed a Titanic 500 watts, more than that might be a stretch though. IMO, that is a pretty tiny spider for a driver with 20 mm xmax..... To be blunt, the DVC is nearly as capable, and is $100 cheaper. I'd run a DVC at 500 watts too, no worries at all.
Inuke 1K needs a fan mod, otherwise it should be a decent little amp, though the DSP does not go below 20 Hz, and a MiniDSP does. Think it is just a software thing - hope that Behringer addresses it someday. Nothing at all wrong with the Oaudio BASH amps.
Best driver??? I dunno. The MFW offered a considerable value while it was available, the 390HF and DVC offer similar performance, but the 390HF reportedly is cleaner, as it has a few refinements in the motor. Both cost more. I have never measured either though. Kicker's new single-coil 2-ohm Comp 15 works too, but at the current street price, I'd take a DVC over it in a heartbeat. The Titanic also works, and offers a little more stroke than the other options. Honestly - when you're looking at that much one-way cone throw(20 mm plus), its well past time to be planning for another cabinet.