Specs taken from the WinISD Beta database:
Vas: 11 cuft
Z: 4 ohm
SPL: 92 db
Pe: 250 watts
I have searched Savard quite a few times. I always get hits for some hockey player. Hard to find a lot of info on the older woofers, and damn near impossible to find any actual speakers( every now and then ebay ).
I ended up finding an old Autotek show vehicle from years back still put together!!!I bought 13 of the Autotek BTS amps w/4 of them being the 7600 model, and I also got 8-15" Rap woofers and 10-10" Rap woofers
Off to check what those specs mean.THANKS for posting them.
Savard made some awesome cones back in the day. After you learn about the T/S parameters and what they mean, you may look into getting the Woofer Tester from Parts Express. It will give you more accurate specs than what you can find online. Those speakers deserve the best enclosure possible.
All I remember about Savard is that your box had to be H U G E. A friend of mine had one 12" sub in a bandpass box, and it took up his whole trunk. IIRC, it measured out at 6 or 7 cubic feet and barely fit in the trunk of his Cavalier convertible.
A lot of people ran them isobaric ( at least the Raps and possibly pro series ). Hi-Q's were marketed as small box woofers, though I think they sounded better in larger enclosures.
My two RAP 12's sounded decent in about 2 cuft sealed shared chamber( stuffed with polyfil ) behind my s-10 seat. Of course that was a very low power system, so the woofers weren't really put under any stress. My Buddies 10's with about 1.25 cuft each did sound better though.
If I remeber correctly, the 10's were recomended for about 1-1.25 cuft sealed, 12's for a little over 1.5-2.0 sealed, and I can't remeber the 15's.
Ported, I have no clue, but imagine them requiring a decent amount of airspace.
If you could build it, isobaric seemed to be the way to go .
Motoman 22 has a bunch of them still and this is what he PM'd me
Independent sealed chamber for each driver as close to three cubic feet as possible is your best bet. One pound loosely stuffed polyfill per cubic feet is optional, I ended up doing it about half the time. The R&B/techno crowd preferred it to the rock crowd, kick drums are tighter without it but R&B benefits so it's up to you. Either do it or don't tho, it never works out well using poly on half of the subs.
THANKS TO EVERYONE I can finally start building my box in the morning and I am pumped. My wife and kids think I'm too old for this shit(lol)
I had a pair of 10" Savard Hi Qs that were given to me and I had them each in a 1.25 cubic foot sealed chamber off of a Punch 150. They sounded pretty good, but were eventually replaced by a generation 1 12" round Solobaric in a Stillwater Designs sealed enclosure.
IIRC, that 12 took everything my Punch 150 had (and it benched @ 470 RMS mono!) and could have used a little more. Regardless, unless my memory has faded, it sounded much better than the 12" L5 that I purchased this past summer in a pre-fab ported box. I am going to call the friend I sold it to and see if he will let me try it out to compare to my dd1010.