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06-08-13 01:29 PM
Moonfly
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

Have you got a link to the exact driver your talking about, just to ensure I model with the correct one. Note that driver cutouts might vary between drivers, even though they are all 12"
06-07-13 02:09 PM
replicant_impulse
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

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The Dayton driver isnt more efficient, the SDX can just handle more power and it works better in that sized cabinet, but the choice is yours. The double baffle is so you can have the driver flush mounted, as well as for stiffening the cabinet., so thats recommended. The rest of the cabinet is fine being 1" thick. Be sure to start a thread of you build this
Thank you so much for your help!!!!

How would the JL audio 12W6v2D4 be for this cabinet? Do you think it would be a better match?
06-04-13 02:20 PM
Moonfly
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

The Dayton driver isnt more efficient, the SDX can just handle more power and it works better in that sized cabinet, but the choice is yours. The double baffle is so you can have the driver flush mounted, as well as for stiffening the cabinet., so thats recommended. The rest of the cabinet is fine being 1" thick. Be sure to start a thread of you build this
06-04-13 01:13 PM
replicant_impulse
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

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Personally, I would probably consider the SDX12 for this, it would take 2KW of power and perform at least as well as the AE drivers did.
I'm trying to keep it as efficient as possible. Less is more for me. 1000 watts and under. The Dayton SA1000 is the standalone version. I want to avoid MDF. It's too heavy and hard to sand and paint. I'll just get a 3/4" thick baltic birch and add another layer of 1/4" thick baltic birch. Should the baffles for the drivers be thicker, like 2" and everything else 1" thick?
06-04-13 10:54 AM
Moonfly
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

Personally, I would probably consider the SDX12 for this, it would take 2KW of power and perform at least as well as the AE drivers did.
06-04-13 06:28 AM
Moonfly
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

The Dayton amp would work well, but Id say get the stand alone version. You can get Melamine MDF, which is what I use, and the design I have done is intended to use 1" material. Ive not included an internal brace as the design is at the limit of how compact it can be and there isnt really an allowance for any of it to be taken away. Bear in mind this design will push the drivers to their limits of capability, and this system will be 2-3db on the AE version, which could handle over twice the power. Ive only just seen your post, so the model I have already done isnt really based on what you have asked for here, but as its already done I may as well post it now. If its really not going not work for you we can look at a redesign if you like.
06-03-13 07:23 PM
replicant_impulse
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

Ok then I guess its the Dayton Audio SA1000 for me. What about the internal draft design? Is there any structural support? Also what are the measurements of the baffle? I want to use Baltic Birch Plywood. All they have near me is 3/4" thick. for the subwoofer baffles should I used 1.5" thick and the rest 3/4"?
06-03-13 03:20 PM
Moonfly
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

Id be more inclined to put a 1000 watt amp on it.
06-03-13 02:49 PM
replicant_impulse
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

Would a 700 watt dsp amp work?
06-03-13 02:48 PM
replicant_impulse
Re: Acoustic Elegance dual 12" diy sub.....

Sure thanks.
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