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Dayton Audio TIT320C-4 12" Titanic Mk III Subwoofer 4 Ohm
will this woofer out perform a kicker comp?
This driver vs. a Kicker Comp12 (assuming that is the model you meant) is a bit of an apples-oranges comparison, they're very different drivers and either one can outperform the other under specific conditions.The Comp12 has a lower power handling capacity and lower Xmax, and wants a much larger enclosure to play deep (whether sealed or vented) - but it's also a bit more efficient per watt.Assuming identical cost, if you're using a small amplifier (under 150RMS watts) and have room for a very large enclosure (more than 5 cubic feet) the Kicker Comp12 may be able to outperform this driver. If you plan to use a larger amplifier than 150w and would prefer to use an enclosure under 3 cubic feet, this TIT320C driver will be more linear and louder especially below 50hz, whether sealed, vented or aperiodic.
Date published: 2013-04-15
Why are the magnets used in the Titanic Series so much smaller than the Reference Series?
The Titanic subwoofers cost more, but their magnets are much smaller, is there a good reason for this?
according to the specs the magnets are exactly the same size. both speakers show having a 100oz magnet. In the pictures it looks smaller on the Titanic due to the different type of construction. The long excursion woofer is set up with a much deeper voice coil and a larger surround making it look much beefier. I haven't had my hands on a new MKIII but I know this was true of the last series.The Titanic woofer is intended for a different use than the reference driver. It has a higher excursion and longer voice coil for increased power handling and more air movement for higher SPLs. The reference woofer is designed more for hi-fi even bass output across a broader range and lower output levels with less power.
Date published: 2012-05-21
Best sub for downfiring sonotube vented HT application?
I am building a 24" dia sonotube down firing vented sub for 80% HT use and 20% music use. Want to stay with 12" and 250 to 300 watt amp as I would stress quality over power. Pros and cons for using HT, HO and Titanic??? Room application is approx. 14' x 22' with high vaulted ceiling and a concrete on wood framing (radiant heat) floor.
This sub shines in a small to medium sealed enclosure, say 2 cubes. Ported could be done too but the HF is a better choice when you have the space. With 24" sonotube you are not really limited by enclosure size if your willing to build high. I would choose the 15" HF series. If you could build 24" sonotube only 33" of tube (+ 6" of a base to downfire into) high you could get upwards of 8.5 cubic feet. You could easily do a dayton HF 15" with three 3" flared ports 23" long mounted on top. That would give you a net tuning of about 8ft@17hz. It would be great for music, HT and 300W would work well.
Date published: 2013-10-03
The frequency response graph notes that accuracy below 200Hz is not assured due to testing limitations. That is the range it is to be used in though
Anything below 200 Hz is dependant on room placement/box type etc. You will need to model this woofer in a specific design in order to see how low you can expect it to play.
Date published: 2012-12-07
Are any of the subwoofers, full-range/mid-range drivers CEA 2006 and/or CEA 2031 compliant?
I have not visited the Parts Express website since 2006 (found old print-outs of a product list of subwoofers available at that time) when I was searching for some new subs (ended up going with JL Audio W3's - very good subs).Had forgot about the Dayton brand, and nowadays with most manufacturers proudly displaying their CEA compliance, I'm wondering if Dayton car audio is as well.A majority of the time, when you come across specs such as those seen on the Dayton products (especially the subwoofers) for the prices listed on Parts Express, the numbers are greatly exaggerated.I took the time to read most of the reviews on about a half-dozen 12" subs - all positive.
Unfortunately none of the Dayton drivers are CEA compliant. We do not label them as "Mobile Audio" woofers specifically.
Date published: 2013-02-13