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Model  DBK10 / Death Box 10 inch subwoofer cabinet


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Car Audio

Dayton Audio ST255-8 10" Series II Woofer


The new generation of Dayton Audio Heavy Duty woofers features natural sounding paper cones that are chemically treated for extra durability and long life. The combination of a heavy magnet structure, vented pole piece, bumped backplate, and large voice coil provides excellent power handling capability with high efficiency and very low distortion. Unique suspension system consists of a rubber surround and large flat spider for superior damping characteristics and outstanding transient response. Made in the U.S.A.

Model  WO32 / Audiophile Wicked-One 10 inch subwoofer cabinet


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Model  Original Wicked-One 10 inch subwoofer cabinet


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Car Audio

Suitable

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Car Audio

Model  Inverted Wedge 10 inch subwoofer cabinet

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Car Audio

CUSTOMER PICTURE GALLERY

SLIDESHOW

RECOMMENDED 10 INCH DRIVER FOR THESE ENCLOSURES:

Dear Enthusiast,

Currently everyone is gaga over power handling... i.e... major brand name drivers now claim to handle 500 /1000 plus watts.

What car audio manufactures don’t bother to mention is that the more power their woofers can handle, the less efficient they are likely to be.

Most “high power” woofers are around 85 dB sensitivity. That means they will create an SPL of 85dB with one watt of power. Since you have to double your power every time you want a 3dB increase in SPL, it doesn't take long for these high power drivers to be at their thermal limit. For example, take a typical car audio 10 inch woofer that handles 400 watts RMS and is 84.5 dB efficient. That means at 400 watts the SPL is at around 110 dB. This of course assumes you have the money for a good 400 watt amplifier to run it.

These Daytons at 91.7dB will hit the same 110 dB with around 100 watts. And at it's thermal limit of 275 watts RMS it is doing 114 dB. (Enclosure type and cabin gain adds considerable SPL to the above figures.

If all this is new to you, I recommend reading part of car audio book "Secrets of Car Audio" - it may save you from making costly and all too common mistakes.

 

  1. -Steve Deckert, DECWARE / High Fidelity Engineering Co

History about this driver

Decware in 1996, while looking to improve the performance of it’s famous “Deathbox” cabinet, developed a woofer using USA made Eminence parts to create a ten inch model called the DHM108.  A magnet assembly from an 18 inch driver was riveted to a ten inch frame and a nylon disk was inserted to accommodate an oversized spider assembly.   Dayton Audio has provided the production model of this approach for many years selling it through Parts Express.  The DHM108’s while originally hand made by Decware became hand-selected and graded Dayton's and called the DHM108b’s. These selected drivers were sold to our own customers.  The process involved measuring the T&S parameters and rejecting everything that did not fall within our specifications.   We have seen enough improvement over the years that we no longer have to do this with our recommended enclosures shown above, so we’ve discontinued the DMH108b drivers and replaced them with the Dayton ST225-8 and dropped the price by 25%

PRICE

DECWARE DHM108 1996

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