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mini subwoofer advice wanted

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by yodedude2, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    hi y'all, i have an old peavey 15" cab (from a t-max 115) that i thought i might use as a mini-sub. it has about 3.75 cubic feet of internal volume and is back ported with a port tube about six inches wide and about six inches long.

    what i would like is to get a driver that i can put in this cab that would give me an f3 at around 40 hertz. i would also like it to handle at least 400 watts (maybe 300 in a pinch) and be 8 ohm (i could live with 4 ohm, though). at this point, flat low end is more important than power handling or sensitivity.

    so i am looking really hard at one of these:


    and then i wonder to myself if i should make some sort of adapter and get one of these 12" speakers instead:


    and there are so many other choices that i'm starting to get really confused.



    main thing is that i want to use my existing cab. help, please? :help: thanks, ron
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Hi-fi drivers won't work. You must use a pro-sound driver, and it must be matched via a box program such as WinISD to your cab.
  3. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    thank you for the good advice. i used the WinISD online version.


    according to that site, the Peavey 15" Low Rider Subwoofer gives exactly the result i am looking for: down 3 db at 40 Hz.

    thanks again, ron


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