Originally Posted by mtg90
It likes a box twice a big as the HO18 and has a little less then 1/2 the xmax but gives you about 2dB higher sensitivity above 40hz when placed in the same sized enclosure.
So for someone with no size issues when it comes to the enclosures, what is the optimal size for this woofer in both a ported and sealed enclosure, and which of those, sealed versus ported, works best? If a ported enclosure is used, is it possible to tune it to 15hz or somewhere in that neighborhood? If used in the optimal ported enclosure what is the range of its extension down low and how is the output? Is there a possibility to use a sealed enclosure with this DCS450-4 18"?
The reason that I ask all of these questions is because I am wanting to build some new subs for my theater room, but after purchasing drivers for my LCR's, funds are limited. So I could either get 1 of the Dayton HO18's or several of these DCS450-4's, plus I am not restricted by any size limitations of the enclosures.