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Got some 20" sonotube and 6" PVC for the port and I plan on getting an SDX15 coupled with a BASH500. Want to dig as low as possible and this is 100% home theater (Blu-ray). Was thinking around 400L, but there is NO WAF, so can go as big as I want.....

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400 liters would be as big as you'd want to go. You won't gain much in a bigger size. The Bash 500 would need the Hi-Pass filter set to 13.9 hz as shown in the boost table documentation. Maximum air speed is 29 m/s with a 6 inch port 19.5 inches long. You should flare the ends with MDF "doughnut" rings.

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Port is only 19.5" long? That's not too bad. Should the part be "padded/dampened" as well as the inside walls of the enclosure, or does that matter?
 

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If low end output is what you're after for HT then 400 liters tuned to 15 hz works well. How big is the room?
Room is 12' x 16' x 9' (1700 cubic feet). I am willing to give up plenty in the 30hz-40hz to get more in the 20hz and under..... ;)
 

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There is no advantage. The lowest the Hi-Pass filter can be modified is 13.9 hz. Tuning to 13.5 hz will result in a less output in the 15 to 20 hz range where most of the low frequency information is.
That's what I was thinking. And this is still only a 15" driver, so there's no benefit to going any lower.

If this was in a sonotube design, what's the best dampening material, or should I even bother?
 

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A highpass filter is only needed if one is going to push the limits of their sub. The lower it's tuning, the smaller the chance of finding that limit. Depending on the tuning, output levels demanded, and electronics, it may be possible to eliminate the HP filter all together.
 

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A highpass filter is only needed if one is going to push the limits of their sub. The lower it's tuning, the smaller the chance of finding that limit. Depending on the tuning, output levels demanded, and electronics, it may be possible to eliminate the HP filter all together.
Yeah, I wish those BASH amps didn't come with an HP at all....it would be way better that way.
 

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You would have to contact Bash to see if there are resistors values that would allow no HPF. The amp's documentation shows a minimum HPF of 13.9hz with 1 db of boost in the 20 - 24 hz range.
What is the purpose of this boost? To flatten the FR?
 

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It's the way the amp is designed, all HPF's in the Bash amps have an amount of boost associated with it. Minimum is 1 db, and goes all the way up to 5 db. If a sub design rolls off early you can boost the bottom end with the appropriate HPF and boost. The various HPF's allow the amp to be optimized for a variety of box sizes and tuning frequencies.
 

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It's the way the amp is designed, all HPF's in the Bash amps have an amount of boost associated with it. Minimum is 1 db, and goes all the way up to 5 db. If a sub design rolls off early you can boost the bottom end with the appropriate HPF and boost. The various HPF's allow the amp to be optimized for a variety of box sizes and tuning frequencies.
That's interesting. Nice way to avoid that dreaded "cliff" at 20hz or so, LOL!
 
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