Thinking of adding a sub with my DQ-10s

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  1. CavScout

    CavScout Active Member

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    I am thinking of adding a sub with my Dahlquist speakers but I don't even know how or what product to buy.
    can anyone recommend something perhaps?
    perhaps something that is listed on eBay and something that is vintage ?
    I guess I will have to run this sub from a different amp ?
     
  2. nexus

    nexus Super Member

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    tmk, Dahlquist made a sub to go with their DQ series speakers. probably nowadays you could find a decent PE sub that would perform better..
     
  3. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    Depends what you buy.

    Many subs these days have built-in amplifiers and some controls to facilitate dialing it in.
     
  4. CavScout

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    Yes, the DQ-1 , I just would prefer not to wait for one to show up for sale on EBay
     
  5. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    Dahlquist had available the DQ-LP1 Continuously Variable Low Pass Filter (electronic crossover) the MX-1 passive crossover and the DQ-1W to use with either of these.

    The woofer uses a 13" Seas driver and you can use it with either the MX-1 or use one, two or 4 with the LP-1.

    The LP-1 has a passive crossover to the main speakers, a highly desirable feature today as these still get some good coin. With stereo subs and/or mono blended subs, you can power 4 amps for 4 subs with it. The MX-1 has the one mono sub output and uses you main amp for power. Where are you located?
     
  6. CavScout

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    ...and my brain just melted as the ramistan jigglebobbed the friction evaporator's dynafow setting
     
  7. CavScout

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    I am in Calgary Alberta Canada
     
  8. dcmfan

    dcmfan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I used a Velodyne sub from Craigslist with my DQ-10s. I think it was $50.

    The sub had a 300 watt amp and crossover built in and was super easy to integrate with the Dahlquists. I set the crossover at 50 Hz and used very little volume on it. It fleshed out the low end extremely well
     
  9. CavScout

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    This is the only Dahlquist sub near me.
    It is a bit modern for my taste
     

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