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Want to use Dayton RSS390HF-4 15 for outdoor Sub.

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I want to use 1 of my 2 Daytons RSS390HF-4 15 for outdoor use w a pair of B&W WM6. Subwoofer will be 100% music. I need to know if they are weatherproof,specially sun resistant. I also need a recommendation for some type of weatherproof paint for the cabinet. Please help me make this possible!

BTW I will be going sealed because I will be powering it by a oaudio 500w amp that has no HPF for ported :S
Edited by deathinc - 2/23/13 at 3:38pm
post #2 of 5
Any kind of truck bedliner would do the trick for the cabinet.
I am not sure about the driver.

I have an outdoor sub as well, but I use a horn where the driver is not exposed to the elements.
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Originally Posted by jpmst3 View Post

Any kind of truck bedliner would do the trick for the cabinet.
I am not sure about the driver.

I have an outdoor sub as well, but I use a horn where the driver is not exposed to the elements.

I will probably have a speaker grill in place. I could always use some kind of outdoor furniture cover to preserve it.
post #4 of 5
Anodized aluminum cone, rubber surround. It should be fine outside, but the only way to know for sure is to wait a few years.
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I would suggest that the cone should be placed to avoid direct sunlight. Down firing would be good. A gray-black metal cone and surround will get very hot in direct sun in the summer months. Hot enough that the cone will burn your hand if left for more than a few moments and the adhesive for the surround attachment could very well fail if used while that hot. I have had this happen while outdoor testing metal cone drivers.
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