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post #1 of 8
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Can car subwoofer be used in home theater.

I am India and not many choice for diy stuff. I was planning to use Pioneer TS-W306DVC subwoofer for home use.

Please advice.
post #2 of 8
I don't see any reason why not. I mean really a speaker is a speaker. Yes some speakers are better than others, but a "car" speaker will make sound in a house and vise versa.

I have not looked at that exact model but it being a "car" sub, I would suspect it will need its own amplifier, while most "home" subs are self powered (amplifer built in).
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Originally Posted by 11001011 View Post

I don't see any reason why not. I mean really a speaker is a speaker. Yes some speakers are better than others, but a "car" speaker will make sound in a house and vise versa.

Even I thought so but some of the websites (including diysubwoofers org) advice against using car subwoofer for home use. I am failed to understand the reason. Does it have anything to do with enclosure?

I was looking at specs of JBL GTO 1204D subwoofer and it also specify different frequency response for in car and outside use.

Any inputs.
post #4 of 8
I have the exact same sub, the Pioneer TS-W306DVC, and I'm using it for my home theater setup.

It works great if you have a receiver with an amplified sub output. Just make sure that your receiver has the correct Ohm rating. Mine has an 8 Ohm output, so I just wired the sub to make 8 Ohms.

It's got plenty of thump in even a sealed box. I'm using a 1 cubit ft box, although it recommends a 1.25 cubic ft one. It does work down to 0.75 though.

Good luck.
post #5 of 8
Ive have used a PC PSU to power a 12" pioneer TS-W305C sub and amp at home. Its a 250 watt RMS amp powered by a Silent 700W 40A @ 12V power supply. It sounds amazing is extremely powerful and can handle high volume with ease. The power supply doesn't even get warm but the amp does when driven very hard, but it is designed like a large heat sink so its fine. Its a sealed box and the only other thing ive done to it is put some Dacron fleecy lining inside to dampen it. The wires were cut down and soldered to larger wires for the power and ground so it looks a lot neater. I am going to add some good spikes to the bottom now which may improve the sound further and to finish it. I know it doesn't have the same finish and build but I would love to put it against a home AV bk electronics xls200 or even a xxls400 sub woofer to see how it compares. They cant be that much if any better and this was a fraction of the cost.

I have owned a Rel Quake and a Paradigm PDR10 and this is more powerful and better in my opinion. Being the way I am I also took both these subwoofers apart to look at there construction and this car sub woofer looks far superior in its construction.

Having a bit of fun with it at the moment but I would really love to try it next to a xls200 and a xxls400.
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post #6 of 8
Hehe, i put my xls200 in my car. Now that was a nice sound.
Compared to my inifinity sub it was much much cleaner.
Thinking of buying a svs pb13 for at home, and strapping a 400watt rms car amp to the bk.
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Thinking of buying a svs pb13 for at home, and strapping a 400watt rms car amp to the bk.

Have a good inverter in mind that's more than 20% efficient?
post #8 of 8
I work at my local disposal site and picked up a reel powered sub box gutted the power supply/amp and placed it in a box with two sony xplod 10's in series that I scored at the thrift shop for 25 bucks lol this thing rocks...
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