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Need Help (2) Maw-10 Subwoofers

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I have two MAW-10's. These are 10" subwoofer's made by MACH 5 audio. They are good for Home or Car audio use. I Built a box for them but not sure if it will work in the house. Does anybody have any suggestions for a good Home audio box for these. Here's some pictures of the box I did build. Thank you for your time.

SPECS:

Fs = 25.94hz

Re = 2 ohms (dc)

Qt = .36

Qes = 0.41

Qms = 2.97

Mms = 98.51 grams

Rms = 5.398339 kg/s

Cms = 0.000382 m/N

Vas = 37.96 liters

sd = 265.90 cm^2

bl = 13.133653 Tm

ETA = 0.16 %

Le = 0.77 mH

Lp(2.83v/1m) = 86.62 db

Added Mass Method:

Added mass = 78.00 grams

Diameter= 18.40 cm

2.36 ft.^3 tuned to 29hz.

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LOL I have no Idea. I had these sitting around and figured I would build a box But I was going to put them into a car but ended up using a ENERGY ENC-12 instead. I don't have a Sub Amplifier or a good receiver. I am going to be upgrading my receiver to either a Harmon Kardon or Denon. Waiting on income tax. then after that I'll look into a HT sub amplifier. My main concern about this sub is the tuning. I think its way too high for HT application from what research I have done. I don't know if a tuning of 14 or 16 hz would be better. I also was curious about T-Line Never made one or herd one before. I think that would be pretty cool to make.

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The Decaware idea is interesting. The MAW's don't need a huge enclosure. I still have a MAW-12, great drivers for the money. Maybe Mark of Mach5 can make his way over here for the best answer.

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from my modeling it seems like you loose too much output to make it worth tuning low, unless you wont be using them for music. The best I could come up with is 4 ft^ tuned to 23 hz giving u an f3 of just over 21 hz. I dont know what that box would do for power handling though.

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The Decaware idea is interesting. The MAW's don't need a huge enclosure. I still have a MAW-12, great drivers for the money. Maybe Mark of Mach5 can make his way over here for the best answer.

does that deca box play low?

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The Decaware idea is interesting. The MAW's don't need a huge enclosure. I still have a MAW-12, great drivers for the money. Maybe Mark of Mach5 can make his way over here for the best answer.

I sketched two smaller ones as well, that's the largest.

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The Decaware idea is interesting. The MAW's don't need a huge enclosure. I still have a MAW-12, great drivers for the money. Maybe Mark of Mach5 can make his way over here for the best answer.

does that deca box play low?

Supposed to, never built one.

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That box looks like fun. and it will enable me to make it into a coffee table as you probably kinda figured I wanted to do. do you have dimension's and what not for that design. Because I'll probably build it if you guy's think that will sound good. I will be using it for movies n music. I also live in a apartment so I won't be turning it up loud at all but when I get a house or rent one then I might put a little more power to them. Thank you guy's for your help and input.

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That looks like a bandpass box pretty much? I know in the car audio world Band Pass boxes are considered One hit wonders. DO these style boxes perform better in home audio applications? I'm a novice and still learning. Thank you for your help and time.

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That box looks like fun. and it will enable me to make it into a coffee table as you probably kinda figured I wanted to do. do you have dimension's and what not for that design. Because I'll probably build it if you guy's think that will sound good. I will be using it for movies n music. I also live in a apartment so I won't be turning it up loud at all but when I get a house or rent one then I might put a little more power to them. Thank you guy's for your help and input.

I actually designed that one to be made with a plexiglass top to look at the inside, I have everything for the design as I've designed three versions. I have only built one, it was a blow through in an S-10 with two 10" Crossfire P's, it's somewhat inefficient as we put 1400 watts on two 300 watt rated subs, but boy did that thing get loud and LOW. It was deafening.

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That looks like a bandpass box pretty much? I know in the car audio world Band Pass boxes are considered One hit wonders. DO these style boxes perform better in home audio applications? I'm a novice and still learning. Thank you for your help and time.

Yeah it's a dual bandpass folded horn. It works well in car and home audio.

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I wouldn't build a decware unless you modelled it to make sure that you have the right box volume.

If you are using that sub for HT it is tuned way to high, for music it might be fine.

*hasn't modelled it, just a logical guess.

What are your goals? Are you willing to build a new box?

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If it were me, I'd do two separate sealed enclosures :D

Easier to deal with room modes...

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I wouldn't build a decware unless you modelled it to make sure that you have the right box volume.

If you are using that sub for HT it is tuned way to high, for music it might be fine.

*hasn't modelled it, just a logical guess.

What are your goals? Are you willing to build a new box?

I am completely willing to build a new box. after building this one for a car I decided to use them in HT instead. I kinda knew this box was tuned way to high for HT. 29hz when I've seen most home audio subs around 15hz. Thank you for your help.

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Before really talking about a box it would help to know what you are going to use for processing and amplification.

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If you want an enclosure that is optimum for HT, you are going to need some sort of HP filter as well. Not many amps I've seen include one that you could use.

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I thought all subwoofer amplifier's stay within a certain frequency range like 500 hz and below????

I believe my P.E. plate amps has an adjustable and defeatable crossover

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I'm going to do more research I guess maybe I can find something. I'll probably just make a new vented box tuned lower.

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I thought all subwoofer amplifier's stay within a certain frequency range like 500 hz and below????

I believe my P.E. plate amps has an adjustable and defeatable crossover

Both right, but the problem is the below not the above. In a "proper" enclosure you are going to have the driver unload (ie overexcurt) below box tuning. You NEED an electronic filter to take away this possibility. If you don't have one, you need to compromise on your box and provide that sub a mechanical one otherwise it will be all too easy to kill the driver.

Exactly why I asked about the electronics before even thinking about recommending a box.

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It seems that no matter how much I read I still don't know anything LOL.

Believe me, this doesn't stop :peepwall:

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