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Depends on design goals and alignment platform you plan to pursue, also depends on how many total drivers ... as often there's scenarios whereby multiple drivers totalling $999 is more prudent ... if you have the space
 

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Originally Posted by Mfusick  /t/1520418/what-is-the-baddest-ass-subwoofer-driver-for-a-diy-project/0_80#post_24425178


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Requirements: Each driver must be street priced under $999.99 each.

Baddest Ass Driver? LOL.


You've been starting a few of these threads lately. Bored?


No offense, but these threads are pretty pointless. It can be argued 50 ways from Sunday.
 

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If by help you mean ruining my appetite; then yes.
 

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Here are my favorites in no particular order.




 

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I don't recall seeing the second from the bottom before?
 

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Originally Posted by steve nn  /t/1520418/what-is-the-baddest-ass-subwoofer-driver-for-a-diy-project/0_80#post_24425470


I don't recall seeing the second from the bottom before?

It's the Cadence DCX34W. It's 34" and weights 227lbs lol. I believe Audiobahn also produced a 34" driver as well.
 

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Originally Posted by doublewing11  /t/1520418/what-is-the-baddest-ass-subwoofer-driver-for-a-diy-project/0_80#post_24425447



lol...............


Great finds................and I can't even give a thumbs up!!!!



 

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^^^ PERFECT! LOL
 

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Originally Posted by steve nn  /t/1520418/what-is-the-baddest-ass-subwoofer-driver-for-a-diy-project#post_24425470


I don't recall seeing the second from the bottom before?

Yeah, it's often displayed with the engine hoist.


The big drivers is nothing new.

Mitsubishi has dabbled in large diameter LF drivers, as has EV, with the old 30W Patrician



Mits Diatone D-160, 160cm below;






Below, here's a D-80, 80cm (between a pair of the legendary Kinoshitas, w/dual 15"s);






While we're at it, I'd include this from Funk, only because the machine work looks so cool ...






Below, the aforementioned EV 30Ws employed in a baffle wall;





Yeah, the above is all for fun. But badass or not, there's so many ways to hit the $999 mark, and yield a badass result.


For example, a short time ago, many enthusiasts picked up AE's 15" IB driver. These were offered for quite some time at the incredible price of $400 for a set of four! Eight of those, in a well executed and true infinite baffle alignment, could offer phenomenal experience any reasonably sized room.


Place that level of capability and performance up against a single driver for the same expenditure ...


Currently, there's some decent quality car audio woofers that one could employ similarly, I believe it's an Infinity or Alpine branded piece ... as stated above, there's just an infinite number of ways to approach this, unless the choices are narrowed somewhat.



I forgot the big MTX one off;



 

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Originally Posted by Mfusick  /t/1520418/what-is-the-baddest-ass-subwoofer-driver-for-a-diy-project#post_24425178


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Requirements: Each driver must be street priced under $999.99 each.

You helped me a lot with my media server setup so here's some payback


LMS Ultra

Sundown ZV4 with X spider pack (working on getting better deets for the spider pack that will equal the HST)

FI SP4

Mach 5 UXL



Top four not in order.
 

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FOH> Yeah, it's often displayed with the engine hoist. The big drivers is nothing new.

Mitsubishi has dabbled in large diameter LF drivers, as has EV, with the old 30W Patrician

Mits Diatone D-160, 160cm below;.... Below, here's a D-80, 80cm (between a pair of the legendary Kinoshitas, w/dual 15"s);..... Yeah, the above is all for fun. But badass or not, there's so many ways to hit the $999 mark, and yield a badass result.


For example, a short time ago, many enthusiasts picked up AE's 15" IB driver. These were offered for quite some time at the incredible price of $400 for a set of four! Eight of those, in a well executed and true infinite baffle alignment, could offer phenomenal experience any reasonably sized room.


Place that level of capability and performance up against a single driver for the same expenditure ...


Currently, there's some decent quality car audio woofers that one could employ similarly, I believe it's an Infinity or Alpine branded piece ... as stated above, there's just an infinite number of ways to approach this, unless the choices are narrowed somewhat.



I forgot the big MTX one off;

Another good reminder that there's many ways to go about our hobby and none of us has a corner on good LFE or the Ultimate when it comes to our systems.
 

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you guys forgot Funky Pup... Like the name says, these puppies slam !!


1 funky pup 8" can hit 194 db'z off of .00003 watts

but you'll need a flux cap


 

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Now that the sub nuts are here, let me derail the OP with a related question:


Cost no object, what is technologically the best HT subwoofer currently in production?
 

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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez  /t/1520418/what-is-the-baddest-ass-subwoofer-driver-for-a-diy-project/0_100#post_24426824


Now that the sub nuts are here, let me derail the OP with a related question:


Cost no object, what is technologically the best HT subwoofer currently in production?

Probably the LMS 5400 ultra. The UXL 18s are good too. RE XXX 18s, though not as efficient.
 
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