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Dayton Audio DCS305-4 12" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
If placed in a down firing sealed box and paired with a marantz ma-500 amp. Do I need a low pass filter? If so do I need a high pass for my mains, which both have an 8" mid woofer( response goes down to 37hz but I was thinking of cutting that around 50)?
A low pass filter is recommended for any subwoofer application, although the frequency will be ultimately determined by you, depending on what will blend the best with the rest of the system. Subwoofers are usually crossed around 80-100 Hz.
Date published: 2014-07-28
I have a Paradigm PDR12 with a blown driver. Box is about 2 cubic feet with two 3" dia. ports 9 1/2" long. Amp is 150 watts, don't know ohms. This speaker is the right size to fit. How do you think it will do?
The enclosure you have is currently tuned to a pretty high 39 Hz which will cause a bit of a peak for this driver. If you seal up one of the ports it will perform much better. I would verify the original driver impedance, but if it is 4 ohm this Dayton will work very well.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Have a vintage Cambridge Soundworks SW1 powered sub with all original parts. The 12" woofer makes a rattle at low end frequencies, actually comes from the cone itself. Want to replace woofer and looking for best option. Box is sealed, 2 cu ft., 4ohms
This Dayton Classic will work very well as a replacement in that model.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Just replaced the plate amp in a Cambridge Soundworks Basscube 12s with a SPA250, something in the woofer is very scrachy upon powered or manual movement. Would this subwoofer work in a 1.7 cu ft sealed box in conjunction with the SPA250??
I would actually recommend the DVC310-88 woofer for that volume instead. With the bass boost on the amp applied, this will work very well in that setup.http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dvc310-88-12-dvc-series-subwoofer--295-185
Date published: 2014-04-10
I have an original VMPS Large Sub 12 active 15 passive. Is this the replacement driver for this sub? Thanks
This woofer will work well in a passive radiator type design although I cannot provide many details without being able to model it.
Date published: 2014-03-25
i'm also looking at the peerless 835017 to put in a 3.8cu ft sealed enclosure with 300w plate amplifier. how would their performance differ?
Their responses are virtually identical in this volume but they both suffer from over excursion issues with as little as 100 watts. The volume is simply too large for either driver. I would recommend meeting in the middle and using a Dayton RSS390HF-4 which will work very well in that volume and handle 300 watts much easier. You can expect in room response into the low 20's.
Date published: 2014-04-01