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Dayton Audio IB385-8 15" Infinite Baffle Subwoofer
Is the Dayton IB385-8 a good low pass driver option in an open baffle trio speaker? My design would use two subs, one at the top of the speaker, one at the bottom, and a dipole driver in the center for high pass. The front baffle would be 72 x 26 inches.
This woofer will work, but due to the lower sensitivity associated with an open back system they would work best actively crossed with their own amplifier. Having a woofer above the dipole driver may not be very beneficial since there will be very little boundary loading. You would probably get more from them if it was a TMM layout, but you can experiment with this to see the results.
Date published: 2015-02-13
So i was wondering if i used 2 of these woofers in a home theater setup, what would be a good amp to run them both. also they will both be behind my couch in an open back enclosure and would like to know if this would cause and distortion problems?
An amplifier that can supply between 500 and 1000 watts RMS will give the best results with these drivers. Keep in mind that if you are using an open-back or "dipole" enclosure (different from an infinite baffle application, where the drivers are mounted directly into a large wall or ceiling) you will likely need some equalization to build up the low end somewhat to compensate for dipole losses, and the demands on the drivers will be much greater when operating in a dipole enclosrue. You can only really expect to get about as much output from these two 15" woofers in a dipole configuration as you would from a single high-performance 10" or 12" subwoofer in a conventional sealed or vented cabinet with 1/2 the amplifier power, so they probably will not shake your room. The reasons for employing a dipole configuration for subwoofers include reduced excitation of room modes and a "boxless" bass character with very little boom or overhang. If you are looking for a powerful level of bass output, I recommend using conventional enclosed subwoofers instead.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Hello, I have a pair of Dayton Audio IB385-8 15" Infinite Baffle Subwoofers and my question is I can only mount this in a baffle connecting between rooms on the wall behind me. Will this be a problem with the low Hz's sound coming from behind me?
That should not be a problem. However, make sure the distance from the driver manifold to any doors, windows, or other openings connecting the rooms is as large as possible. You may need to also provide vibration dampening on the frames of any doors between the rooms that will be closed while the subwoofer is operating, to keep them from contributing vibrations, buzzes, or rattles.
Date published: 2015-01-23
I have a common chamber enclosures that has 49 conic feet total volume. Looking to install 12 of these infinite baffle subs. Running linear power 1500 watt amp on each set of 4 subs. Needing guidance on choice of sub for said enclosure. Thanks.
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Date published: 2014-12-26
As this driver was intended for IB applications (where there is no appreciable back pressure), would a pair of these be suitable for use in a push-pull (Isobaric) enclosure?
These would be a good choice for an Isobaric design, in a recommended volume of about 3.5 cubic feet. This will provide an F3 of 31 Hz.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Are these suitable for car audio? Have a 87 monte carlo im trying to deck subs behind the back seat.
Yes these will work in a car application.
Date published: 2014-12-04