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I had a subwoofer death in the family. My AE 15 inch driver killed itself watching the new Star Wars movie. I need to replace the driver and would like to know some opinions on a suitable replacement.

It is been a wile since I built these, but the box is between 3.0 and 3.5 cu ft. I am driving it with a QSC PLX-3602. (I actually have 4 15 inch subs in the theater)

The basket is the standard 15 inch pattern.

Is there a new preferred 15 inch driver for a sealed box available? I would prefer something manufactured in the US.

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Owen, I was pushing hard. But am not sure which scene did it. I noticed at one point a "clacking" sound, sorta like distortion and finished watching the movie with guests. Checked it out later and realized the driver was done.

I am looking at the drivers from Parts express. but was wondering if there is something better out there.
 

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Hey Mark, sorry for your loss.

If all of your subs are alike, I would recommend getting that driver repaired. There are shops that can rebuild it...good as new. That way you won't have to worry about dialing them in with one having a different driver. I can't remember any of the people/shops that rebuild them...hopefully someone will chime in if that is an option for you. Or you could do a google search. Would probably be cheaper as well.
 

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Hi, Ive been running the DAYTON ULTIMAX 15 pair but in a ported enclosure and have been very satisfied... The DAYTON HO series is also highly recommended... I built a 10" DAYTON HO sub and it puts out a substantial amount of low tight bass...

Not so sure I would use a 15 inch in a sealed box - too much compression at low frequencies....


http://www.parts-express.com/cat/subwoofer-drivers/14?N=21630+4294967118+4294967060+4294965094&Ne=10166&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord%5Bendeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_PortalID%22%2C%221%22%29+and+endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_Searchable%22%2C%221%22%29%5D&PortalID=1
 

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Exhaust all rebuilding options before replacement. Then possibly make changes after the autopsy.

Sorry for your loss.
 
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