Shiva Subs, lots of them too!

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  1. Jordan Tracey

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    I was thinking about being a little silly and buying four Shiva's and building four seperate boxes for them. Running each with 545 watts. Actually, I am seriously giving this setup thought. I would like to go overboard on the bass end of things as I am a basshead and would love to have that much power in my bass.....
     
  2. Jordan Tracey

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    Well, did I just make a retard of myself? [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeffrey Noel

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    No you didn't, but with all that bass, I'm sure it will scramble the hell out of your brains! [​IMG]
    So, are you going to build 4 sonotubes, 4 boxes, or a combination?
    Sounds a little too extreme for me! But, I do live in a dorm room!
     
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    you can never have too much bass, anyway you could always turn it down. better to have too much than not enough!!!!!
     
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    Why use 4 shiva's and not 2 tempests? dual tempests would be cheaper and easier to build while maintaining the same or close to the same impact quad shiva's would have...
     
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    It would only be $80 USD more than 4 Shivas to use 4 Tempests :p)
     
  7. Jordan Tracey

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    I was planning 4 ported boxes, as on this system I will most definately being watching mainly movies, like 90% Movies/10% music... I was waiting for someone to say just go with 4 Tempests instead of the Shiva's. I was thinking the same thing, and I might. Heh, this is gonna be great. [​IMG]
     
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    Why four boxes? Placing a box in each corner of the room will result in a lot of standing waves and cancellations. Why not build one or two monster subs and stick them in the same corner (giving you a smoother response)?
     
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    Or... build one monster sub using 4 shivas. I hope you have enough power to run them.

    I would personally do the Tempest thing. I have found that simple is better in DIY.

    -ikiru
     
  10. Jordan Tracey

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    I never said I was going to stick them in the 4 corners. I was planning on putting them up front. Two on each side of my TV. One massive box is ugly anyway. My Mom won't have that in her living room, which I am turning into an HT. She doesn't want some huge box in one part of her room. So I am gonna go the four seperate boxes, which my mom said she would accept in there if I put them on either side of the tv. The boxes wouldn't look all that big if they are split up either. So thats my reasoning for building four seperate boxes.
     
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    Jordan got space available for an IB sub? That sounds like the best sol'n if you can swing it
     
  12. Jordan Tracey

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    IB?
     
  13. Scott Simonian

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    IB = Infinite Baffle

    I dont know a whole lot about it at the moment so Ill wait til the IB fans roll in.

    I would definetly recommend using the Tempest insted of the Shiva. For the extra $25 bucks or so you get, increased output, deeper extention, and just plain more air movement.
     
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    Those who have heard them say a properly designed IB sub is unmatched in sound quality. And 4 Tempests in an IB configuration would have prodigous output to boot. To see what an IB is check these two links out.
    http://home.tampabay.rr.com/kraushome/IB.html
    http://home.att.net/~kloneaudio/page21.html
    The Tempest is an ideal driver for IB duty. So the only requirement is a space (with at least a volume of 6400L = 317L VAS x 4 drivers x 5) that can isolate the back wave from the front wave.
    Besides the sound quality, the next best part of an IB is that it takes up no space in the home theater room [​IMG]
     
  15. Scott Simonian

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    The only bad part about a IB setup is that it shakes the whole house!
    Not like that is a bad thing. [​IMG]
     
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    If his mom won't let him put a "big" box in the living room, I'll bet there's no way she'll let him cut a "big" hole in the floor or ceiling [​IMG]
     
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    Nope, my Mom won't let me cut a whole in the ceiling. So I am going with the boxes.
     

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