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    Posted: 09 September 2021 at 10:29pm
Hi everyone,

I am a total newcomer on the topic, no knowledge, no skill, only a desire to build a sound system that grew over the last years accompanied with months of reading, mostly on this website, in the hope of finalising the project...

The project is to build a more or less portable (hence 12V powered) system, that would be mostly used to play dub, for very little audience outdoor, indoor, well a party enhancer but with a hope for a dub soundsystem gut feeling. Everything should fit in a budget around 500~700€, so globally quite low, but again it is a small project, for the joy of making, and potentially sharing dancy bass between friends.

Initially I envisoned it small and simple, 2-way 12'' scoop + tweets, but after reading in several places on this forum that this could be disappointing (or a "waste of money" I think it was..), and also reading topics such as: http://forum.speakerplans.com/how-to-build-a--system-for-reggae-dub_topic36988_page1.htm - https://forum.speakerplans.com/how-to-build-a-sound-system-for-reggae-dub_topic36988_page1.html or http://forum.speakerplans.com/mini-reggae-dub-system_topic104905_page1. - https://forum.speakerplans.com/mini-reggae-dub-soundsystem_topic104905_page1.html, it seems that 15'' is a must, and also that I should opt for a reflex bin or tapped horn rather than the classic bass scoop?

So far, along with the help of http://https://abassodyssey.com/-system/ - this build, the design look like:

- active cross over: 4x4 miniDSP
- amplifier (one for all?): Pioneer GM-D8704, 1200W 4 channels (or maybe D9701, at 2400W to eventually have more power if I double the mids and highs?), sub in mono bridged, mid and tweets in parallel if I pair them
- Sub cabinet: Mini-scoop 15, THAM15, cubo15 or Reflex 15 ?!
- sub driver: I'd love to get a hand on a Eminence Gamma 15A, no luck for now, otherwise Kappa 15LFA? Fane Colossus speakers are out of budget...
- mid: not decided, 2(1?) x 8''? Which bin?
- Highs: 2 (1?) x1'' compression drivers, such as eighteensound HD1050

My main question being about the sub cabinet: is the 15'' scoop an idea to be thrown away (and yes I want to play roots dub, but indeed also modern dub..)?
Secondary question, which, it seems, depends entirelty on the answer to the first, is about the sub driver... I struggle to settle on a definitive option.

Otherwise as you can see this is a very early layout, I am all ears for advice, critcs and comments.

Thanks everyone for keeping this forum full of useful information and passionate sounded debates, a pleasure to read.

Cheers
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Keep pushing on, things are gonna get better.
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Great thanks so much, indeed thast seems as a nice alternative, but it only builds with two 15'' speaker, that would require another 100 or 200€ and seem like it will weight much more no? I'll see...

Any thoughts on the choice of amplifier(s)?
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This 'bootybass' was built as two singles, look at tham15 and tham12 too, well regarded but I have no experience.
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Originally posted by imageoven imageoven wrote:

https://forum.speakerplans.com/a-davey-t-inspired-system_topic67662. - https://forum.speakerplans.com/a-davey-t-inspired-system_topic67662.html

This 'bootybass' was built as two singles, look at tham15 and tham12 too, well regarded but I have no experience.


Oh I see now indeed, thanks for pointing it out. Could be a good start then indeed.

Originally posted by imageoven imageoven wrote:

https://forum.speakerplans.comilson-an-ongoing-story_topic106491. - https://forum.speakerplans.com/nilsonsound-an-ongoing-story_topic106491.html

You've seen this presumably?


I have seen it some times ago and I lost track of it! Indeed, the whole built is very similar to what I am going for, first with a single subwoofer. I guess I will tend towards this build, and maybe swap the THAM15 for the Bootybass then?
And see if I can use the GM9704 for a few extra watts...
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