Dayton Audio T1503 Titanic Mk III Subwoofer Kit Review
- Product Name: Dayton Audio Titanic MK III Subwoofer Kit
- Manufacturer: Dayton Audio
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- Review Date: November 26, 2008 11:11
- MSRP: $ 749.85
15" Titanic MKIII Subwoofer
1000 watt amplifier
20mm of excursion
Amplifier features stereo line-level as well as LFE input, variable low-pass crossover, full parametric EQ, and auto on/off.
Dimensions: 19-1/8" W x 19-1/8" H x 19-3/8" D
- Convenient size
- Easy assembly
- 1000 W amp
- Good value as a kit
- Plays loud and clean
- Limited Low end frequency extension
- Parametric EQ only good or room peaks
A DIY'er saves about $150 over a built unit. I saw one of these assembled go for just over $300 on E-bay. I wanted it, but my gf put a limit on my electronics spending, until I show up with some jewelry.
Yea, ain't that the way it always is.
I am still interested in the Ultra sub. I really want a subwoofer that is gonna be able to handle 4,000 RMS watts with a 4" coil, so I am leaning toward the Ultra 5400. PM me chris and let me know what you can get me 1-for?
I PMed you the information. Check your inbox.
How does this puppy compare to the AV123 MFW-15? The MFW-15 is vented whereas this one is sealed. The MFW-15 is much cheaper as well.
I just snagged one of these on Audiogon. (I got some jewelry to keep me out of the doghouse as well.) The consensus on reviews is that the cabinet sucks, but the driver and amp are solid.
The sealed cabinet is a big compromise for drivers, and with most drivers, it means substantial impairment vs. other designs that are ported. There are exceptions of course. Take a super woofer, like a JL W7 or TC Sounds TC3000 or ULTRA LMS, and it will excel even in sealed systems, due to the insane excursion, motor linearity and power handling ability these units possess. But, 99.99% of all woofers do not come close to the characteristics of these super woofers. The Titanic is a good quality unit, but like most, suffers highly when compared to a vented design. Use it in a vented design, and it will radically improve in performance.