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Is the Dayton 15" sub kit worth it? Model DSUBK-15 for $250.00. What would it compare to on a store bought level?

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I too have wondered about this kit. Anyone ?
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Mmmm. XMax = 8.5mm? No.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-190
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http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-750
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You're paying a lot for that little tiny pre-fab box. Real men build ported cabinets.
But I'd rather give PartsExpress my money than some 12" Polk from Circuit City.
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OK, so throw the pre-fab box out the window. I gots me a buddy that owns a cabinet shop so thats no prob. If I pick up the BASH amp and maybe one of the titanic III subs and throw them in a ported box, will this compare to a JBL or KLIPSCH sub? All I want to do is beat a $600.00 store bought sub for around 250-300. Any Ideas?

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Hmm, the Titanic costs $200, for that price you could get a TC1k, a better driver on just about all counts.

The TC Sounds DB-500 is probably the most formidable driver for your price bracket, you could always get it and a 300w BASH amp from partsexpress and stay well within your budget, such a sub would outperform pretty much anything under $1000 at a store or be about equal to a $600 SVS or HSU sub.
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OK, so throw the pre-fab box out the window. I gots me a buddy that owns a cabinet shop so thats no prob. If I pick up the BASH amp and maybe one of the titanic III subs and throw them in a ported box, will this compare to a JBL or KLIPSCH sub? All I want to do is beat a $600.00 store bought sub for around 250-300. Any Ideas?

I've got a 15" titanic and a rythmik 350a basic plate amp in an 8ft^3 box ported to 19hz

This blows away all BB and CC offerings
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I've got a 15" titanic and a rythmik 350a basic plate amp in an 8ft^3 box ported to 19hz

This blows away all BB and CC offerings

Absolutely true, if he is willing to get a good 15" driver and rythmic amp, this would be possible, as it stands, it is well beyond his budget after you factor in the costs of the final build. I have 4 DB-500's each powered with about 400watts, any one of them easily outperforms anything from BB/CC, I know because I have an Infinity IL120s and the DB-500's outperform it on the bottom end and I haven't seen a sub at BB/CC in over a year that competes with the IL120s.
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After all the research that I've done the titanics are the best drivers for the money....
I checked out the db 500 TCsound sub and the only thing is offers is a .22 cu.ft.
smaller box. Also from 80hz down to 20hz the driver can only handle 15watts of power and then you smoke it.
The titanic 10" in a .95 cu.ft. box with a port 2" in diameter and 10.30" in length will give you 99db to 109db all the way down to 30hz...Now if you use two of these drivers in the same box the box size goes up to 1.89cu.ft. but you never go below 100db no matter how low the frequency....Plus the power handling stays about 200 watts RMS.
This is the way i'm going.....
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What on earth are you talking about? 15watts of power? I have heavily clipped an EP2500 bridged into a single DB500 and not smoked it. For the price of your 10" titanic, (shipped) you can get a TC10 OEM, this driver will utterly destroy a titanic, with 10mm more one way excursion, about twice the power handling, and a beefier construction.

First of all, for cheaper than the 15" titanic, you can get the 15" TC1k, a driver with 4mm more excursion each way, a pretty much equally sized motor and a 60cm larger sd.

The 12" titanic and 12" TC1k compare up pretty much the same way as the 15's, the TC's have more Sd and more excursion with similar motors
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After all the research that I've done the titanics are the best drivers for the money....
I checked out the db 500 TCsound sub and the only thing is offers is a .22 cu.ft.
smaller box. Also from 80hz down to 20hz the driver can only handle 15watts of power and then you smoke it.
The titanic 10" in a .95 cu.ft. box with a port 2" in diameter and 10.30" in length will give you 99db to 109db all the way down to 30hz...Now if you use two of these drivers in the same box the box size goes up to 1.89cu.ft. but you never go below 100db no matter how low the frequency....Plus the power handling stays about 200 watts RMS.
This is the way i'm going.....

I want one of these magical subs that never go below 100dB, not matter how deep, I am building a new array of RL-p18's and I seem to run into that very problem at 5Hz, if you can help me around it, I would very much appreciate it.
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If you do decide to build out that Dayton 15 DVC and Bash 300 (maybe not the absolute best use of every penny but it's darn simple to get and work with)... here's the Adire audio design docs for their tempest (which the 15 DVC is a clone of):

http://web.archive.org/web/200406152...nical/tech.htm

Don't waste money on the PE Titanics. If you have $300 to spend, I would personally skip the lattes for a month and get the TC1k 15" driver as recommended by the 'stud' and the 500W bash amp at PE and go for broke with a huge box. Only $100 more and you can make your neighbor's eyeballs rattle!

(The funny part is even the lamest DIY solution will kill those store-bought ones--it's not even a question of if this is better but rather how much better.)
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