I was really excited to see the amount of traffic in the DIY sub forums here... this is definitely the place to ask my questions. I've built 2 subs in the past so I'm not a complete NOOB... but it's been awhile.
#1: 8" Tang Band sonosub, .83cuft, 30hz... wouldn't exactly blow the windows open.
#2: 12" Dayton DVC, 3cuft, 20hz... did the trick for many years.
But my current house won't support the dedicated HT I had before I moved so I sold #2. So now I'm using #1 behind my corner mounted Plasma and it's not enough... so time for a new sub.
Need to be in the sub-$300 range for driver/amp.
Need the thing to fit in the corner behind the plasma that sits on a corner TV stand... an area about the size of an airplane carry-on bag but triangular (yah... I know).
I can build anything.
I can paint it black so it disappears back there... overall "looks" not very important.
I'm familiar with winISD.
Everything that I watch on TV, including general programming, movies, music channels... etc. This thing is really just to complement the TV speakers for now, and a modest 2-channel setup to come in the next few months.
I don't think I need more than an 8" driver. I was thinking of a nice and easy .75cuft box, Dayton Reference 10"HF, and the Dayton 240watt amp. That keeps me well under $300 for everything including binding posts, wood, paint, spikes. Does anybody have the winISD file for that driver?
Am I on the right track? Is there a better-for-the-money 10" driver?
Thanks for the help... it's good to be back in the hobby!