- 21.2 L CNC-cut cabinet made of 18 mm MDF panels with a 36 mm thick front baffle
- Ultra-low distortion Dayton Audio 8" Reference Series High Output subwoofer included
Dayton Audio 8" Reference | DIY Kit | Component and Cabinet
About the Cabinet
This particular cabinet is designed specifically for the Dayton Audio 8" Reference Series High Output subwoofer but works for any subwoofer with an overall diameter of 8-1/2" or less, and a cutout requirement of 7-3/8" or less. The sealed enclosure design creates a subwoofer system with a Qtc of 0.644 and an f3 of 40 Hz when used with the Dayton Audio RSS210HO-4 and minimal fill. Adding five pounds of Acousta-Stuf will create a critically damped subwoofer system.
During the CNC manufacturing process, rabbets dadoes are cut into the back panel for precise panel alignment. A unique two-piece brace adds superior rigidity without affecting the subwoofer's performance. Both side panels feature 18 mm rabbeted extensions with recesses to perfectly install the first piece of the two-part, double-thick baffle.
The end result is a resonance-free, sealed subwoofer cabinet that is purpose-built to extract the best performance from Dayton Audio's 8" High Output Reference Series subwoofer. All that's left to do is finish it to match your décor or paint it to stand out.
Enclosure Specifications: Panel thickness: 18 mm, the front baffle is 36 mm • Panel material: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) • Finished net cabinet volume (subtracting the double-thick baffle and bracing): 21.2 L • External dimensions: 330 x 330 x 349 mm • Subwoofer recess: 12.7 mm • Weight: 9 Kg. • Mounting holes (# and size in mm): 6 x 4,5 mm Ø.
About the Subwoofer
The Dayton Audio Reference Series subwoofers take the quality and performance of the much-acclaimed Reference Series woofer line into the subwoofer realm. As with the rest of the Reference Series, the main focus of these subwoofers is ultra-low-distortion. Second, third, and intermodulation distortion are kept extremely low by utilizing three short-circuit paths within the motor structure. A durable aramid fiber spider and extensive venting throughout provide quiet and uniform excursion. The black anodized cone, rubber surround, and custom basket give this driver a unique, high-end look.
Subwoofer Specifications: Power handling: 300 watts RMS/600 watts max • VCdia: 2" • Le: 0.98 • Impedance: 4 ohms • Re: 3.40 ohms • Frequency range: 30-1,500 Hz • Fs: 32.7 Hz • Sensitivity: 82.3 dB 1W/1m • Vas: 0.60 cu. ft. • Qms: 3.89 • Qes: 0.55 • Qts: 0.48 • Xmax: 11 mm • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 213 mm, Cutout diameter: 184.9 mm, Depth: 125.9 mm.
Note: Here is a list of what you need to build this subwoofer-cabinet bundle that's not included and where to find it on our webshop:
Passive: When building passive, the kit requires a low passfiltered signal.
Needed for both: