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  1. 7 minutes ago, jason str said:


    Ultimax kit


    The Kits only include driver & cabinet. You will need to buy a terminal cup, screws, stuffing and wire to complete the basic build.


    I mention a terminal cup because i don't recommend installing the amplifier in the cabinet.

    What do you like about this over the 15" kit?

  2. 2 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

     An 800 watt plate amp?  Heck yes!


    I strongly suggest you measure first how big that SVS sledge amp is.  Make sure it will fit in the back of the 3.0 cuft flat pack.  My Yung 500 seemed a perfect fit, you can find the specs on PE.

    Idk I probably would leave it out. Build/buy a box to put it in. 

  3. 7 minutes ago, jason str said:


    No, you would at least need a jigsaw.






    I have one but thats a tad past what I would want to do. Assemble/glue/screws lol.


    Any other ideas? I know my budget makes it a bit tough. 

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  4. 4 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

    I own the Reference 15.  It has a 3 cuft sealed box with the RSS390 HO, which does indeed stand for High Output.  I use a Yung SD500 w/bass boost.  If you go sealed you need a 6 db bass boost at 35 Hz.  Not needed for ported.  The HO does not dig as deep as the Umax 15 but I like the upper part of the sub-bass better and for my tastes I don't really care about 20 Hz or under.  I use an Inuke 3000dsp to power a pair, 600 wpc.  I prefer the Reference 15.


    It's a phenomenal sub.  I find it very musical (NOT BOOMY for those of you immediately shouting at your screens "THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A MUSICAL SUB IT EITHER REPRODUCES BASS CORRECTLY OR IT DOESN'T!!!), it adds a very realistic sound and punch for the lowest octave when used with my CF-4's, effectively turning them from 2-way speakers to a 3-way speaker system.  A piano SOUNDS like a piano, the sub adds that bottom end to the range, with authority.


    I saw where @jason str disagreed with the use of the HO sub driver.  I would not argue with him as I consider him an authority, he knows his stuff.  However if Jason looked at the specs I can understand how he could have come to that conclusion (as Did @Emile who went his own way with a different sub driver from mine and he is quite pleased with his sound).


    Regardless of the specs the Reference 15 sounds great but I would recommend at least 500 watts (it tops out at 800). 


    That's my experience and I'm sticking to it.  B)

    If I used the svs pb12 plus sledge amp. I could use one of the peqs to most 35hz i think. Do you think this amp would work well? With that sub?

    • STA-800D Sledge with 800 watts RMS continuous power (2300 watts peak dynamic power).
    • High efficiency cool-running Class D switching topology.
    • RoHS compliant, lead-free construction and world-wide safety certifications.
    • Auto-On / On switch with "green" standby mode.
    • Stereo line-level RCA and balanced (XLR) input/output connections.
    • Normal and Hi input voltage switch.
    • Customized EQ and DSP limiter settings specifically for the PB12-Plus.
    • Detachable power cord with main power switch and ceramic fuse.
    • Variable tuning with 20Hz, 16Hz, and Sealed settings to match subwoofer port settings.
    • Fully adjustable (frequency and slope) phase-correct speaker/sub digital crossover.
    • Intelligent Feature Control (IFC) with bright LCD display.
    • Digital PEQ with adjustable frequency, cut/boost, and Q values.
    • Room gain compensation control with adjustable frequency and slope.
    • Fixed 80 Hz 12 dB/octave high pass filter on line level outputs.
    • Input impedance - 24 kΩ (unbalanced RCA) / 22 kΩ (balanced XLR).

  5. 2 minutes ago, jason str said:


    Not really the correct volume for the driver.


    If you want to build something do it right the first time so you don't waste money or valuable time.


    Happy to help if you need it.



    Absolutely I would 👍


    Im tight on funds and space. I've been looking local used. But building something would be a great value and would be a chance to do some veneer work (before attempting veneer on lascals).


    Anything that I could put together (kit) under 300 you would recommend Jason?

  6. 18 minutes ago, jason str said:

    Neither unless you are looking at car audio application.


    You may be OK with the 15" version if you port the cabinet.



    Why would it need to be ported?

  7. I would be running it near field with lascals and heresys.


    I have a 800watt sledge svs  pb12-plus amp (just the amp). I could use. Was thinking I could put it into sealed mode (the amp).



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