- Apr 20, 2013
Right up my alley! Back before I set out to configure the living room the way I did I planned for a basement man cave/theater. I was going to build a speaker called the elusive 1099, from DIYsoundgroup for the LCR front stage. I was going to put all three of them behind an acoustically transparent projector screen. But I compromised and built a system into the main living room, I digress. My system now is pretty fixed but one area I continue to mess around with is the low frequency stuff. I had two ported subs, both w/ 12" drivers and 350w RMS, and decided to add a third just to screw around a bit. Three might not be ideal but I enjoy tinkering. It's not the kind of power your system has but it is pretty dramatic. Always makes me smile when I can feel a movie as well as hear it. But... what if I swapped out the 12"s for 15"s and say 500-750w RMS? I might PM you when I have more time.
Originally Posted by DriveHard
Yes, I have two in the front and two in the back - one in each corner with 1.5 kW per speaker tuned to 18Hz, with a -3db of around 15Hz (that is nearfield, not in-room response which should be even better). I can make the floor in the room above this one move several inches..as in you can visibly see the floor flexing up and down. Explosions take on a whole new dimension with low extension this great. The line arrays (tall guys) are homemade as well. They are most excellent for watching sports events...makes the crowd sound like you are really there. Neither are a kit. I have been designing and building speakers for nearly 25 years now - from big to small, powered, unpowered, even bluetooth speakers. If you are ever interested, PM me. There is lots of free software out there to help guide the way, and I could talk about this stuff like some of the guys on here talk oil ;-) Before we were married my wife knew I got two "rooms" in the house. The theater room, and the garage. That is all I want...she can have the rest.
Originally Posted by Cardiobuck
DriveHard, Color me intrigued. Are those DIY subs you have on each end? I've thought a lot about going that route for sub(s). If so did you build from a kit?