Need help making decisions on DIY subalignment...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by dave shreve, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. dave shreve

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    Okay, my wife and I went looking at some furniture today, right? Well, I compromise and let her get the 3-piece cherry entertainment center she likes, and in return I get to fill a corner with thunder.

    I have a 43"x23"x21" volume in which to place the sub...in the corner between 2 couches and an end table. Now, the real question is what do I want to put in the box. It looks like I will have a net volume of about 210-220L after subtracting for the driver, ports, the amp, etc.

    The room where all of this will be going is ~24'x12'x8', with the home theater/living area taking up the left 2/3 of the room, i.e. 15' wide x 12' deep, with the sub in the back left corner. At the front left of the room there is a 4' wide opening in the left side wall for a 10' long hallway, and there is an open doorway to the kitchen in the front right corner on the front wall, which is ~12'x15'.

    What is the best thing to do with that 210-220L sub? I had originally planned on building a shiva with a 250W plate amp, but that box would be a bit large for a shiva, and I wonder if it moves enough air for the area. It is really important to us that the sub sound good for music as well as movies. Being as flat as possible down to 20Hz is important, too, but I am willing to flatten it via equalization if needed.

    So...what do you guys think? I've got a budget of about $300-400 for the driver and amp.

    -dave
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Tempest and AVA250 (or Parts Express equivalent moded to remove the bass) all the way. 220L with a 6" port tuning in the 16-20hz range should put a big grin on your face.
     

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