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post #1 of 8 Old 02-24-08, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

I'm looking to build a sealed sub for a 100% music application. I see that the Mistral 12 DVC (db-500) is $89. Has anyone used this sub in a sealed enclosure?

This sub is going to be used with the BAMTM speakers from Zaphaudio. I will either use a plate amp or my crown xls802d to power it.

http://www.torrentaudio.com/mistral12dvc-p-73.html

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-24-08, 01:12 PM
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Re: Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

There are a couple of threads on AVSforum.com about sealed TC Sounds DB-500s (same driver as the Mistral). I've mostly seen this driver used in ported enclosures, not to say that it doesn't work well sealed.
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Re: Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

What are your thoughts on this driver in 3.35 cubic foot sonotube tuned to 20.3hz?
I would wire the sub in series for an 8 ohm load and power it with 500w from the crown XLS amp.

16" sonotube with a 4" flared port.
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Re: Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

Yeah, that looks good. I'd try to get a bigger port in there, or multiple smaller ones. The port airspeed with 500W is a little high for my liking.
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Re: Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

How does this sound?

3.63 cu.ft.
20.3 hz
2 ports, 3" in diameter, flared at both ends
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Re: Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

That's close to what Matt built with a TC-12DB-500. He had good results.

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Re: Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

Have you looked at the RSS265 10" woofer? Works well in a sealed enclosure, they also make a 12" in 8 or 4 ohms.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-462
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Re: Torrent Audio Mistral 12 DVC

If you're looking at sealed I think that 3 cu ft fully stuffed would work well for a low Q alignment. If you're looking for a higher Q then you can get down to around 1 cu ft.

I think that for the money the Mistral is better than the RS subs.
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