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Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer
Sealed, vented, how big?
For a music application, F3 ~30Hz or so, what size and type of enclosure is optimized so to speak for these woofers?
A sealed around 4 cuft might get you close to a 30Hz F3 with some room gain, f3 of 45Hz and -7.5dB at 30Hz.Otherwise a 4-5 cuft ported with two 3" ports 13" long.At 5 cuft ported your f3 will be 30Hz without any room gain. The 4 cuft rolls off a bit sooner 33Hz F3 and will most likely give you 30Hz F3 in room.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Automotive recommendations sealed/proted enclosure size?
running parallel to amp with 200-250 watts. Could the enclosures mentioned in previous question work?
A 2 cubic foot sealed enclosure would be ideal for this in an automotive application. It will give you an F3 of 50 Hz which is right where you want to be.
Date published: 2013-09-09
I would like to replace my 15" woofers in DIY cabinets, If i paired this with a new 3 way crossover could i get it to range from 40hz to 800/1000hz in a sealed 4.5ft^3 that's the sweet spot i need.
This woofer will cover that range without a problem in that volume.
Date published: 2014-03-03