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Dayton Audio DVC385-88 15" DVC Series Subwoofer
Could i use this for small PA and house parties?
This woofer will provide a good amount of output, but you will want to be looking at a pro audio type driver to get the most from your available power. Something like the Dayton PA380-8 in about 3 cubic feet tuned around 45 Hz will provide more output with less power.
Date published: 2015-02-24
I am looking for replacement subwoofers for a set of acoustic research p315 ho speakers i was wondering if the dvc385-88 would be suitable, if not please recommend a driver.
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Date published: 2015-02-23
....I'm thinking of putting 3 or these in a single box in the rear or my SUV, using two amps...1 coil from each spkr per amp...series or parallel? and what box size do you recommend? Port size? I have over 30 cu.ft to play with
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Date published: 2015-02-17
a TLine port at 19hz would be over 176" and 12.68ft3 box. a ported box is only 4.74ft3 box at 19Hz would need a slotted vent at 2"x20"x48" or 3"x20"x78". wich would be better? or would a round port(pair of round ports) be better sounding? size(s)?
A TL and a ported box will have two different sounds, so better is subjective. The most practical enclosure would be a vented design which is very common for this woofer. Either slot port would provide the same tuning frequency but the 78" length might be very difficult to fit in the enclosure. The smaller of the two still has enough area to minimize port noise. You could also get a similar tuning frequency with two flared 3" ports at 17" long. All of these options will sound the same.
Date published: 2015-02-13
It says the cone area is 829cm2, that puts the radius at 10". I'm building a TLine for this sub so I need the real cone area. Should I use 7.5" for the area(448cm2) or use 829cm2 for the area? Or would a TLine not be the best box for this sub?
The Sd of this driver is accurate. This area is calculated measuring the diameter of the cone from the middle of the surround on one side to the middle of the surround on the other, which in this case is 32.5cm. 32.5/2 = 16.75, 16.75*16.75*3.14 = 829.15625
Date published: 2015-02-12
Since this is a DVC, could I take a 2 channel amp and run a channel to each coil? Or would this be a bad idea, and better to run the entire speaker from one channel? Like the 200w Lepia amp...
You can run this woofer either way for the same results. Generally the coils are wired in parallel for a 4 ohm load to a subwoofer amplifier, but you can also run left and right channels into each coil separately if you want to use this as a passive subwoofer.
Date published: 2015-02-13