Single Maelstrom or dual Tempest?

Tracy_La

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Box size(s) not being an issue, which would give me best SQ/SPL? Would I be better off building separate Tempests for more placement options? Room size is 12'x21'x8'6" (I plan on driving them with my Parasound HCA 1000A bridged 400 watts @ 8 ohms) Use would be 60/40 HT/HS.
 

Owen Bartley

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I would say dual Tempests in a single box (or 2 identical boxes stacked if you prefer) would be awesome! I guess for more music use you might want to try positioning one next to each of your mains for a little better balance, depending on where you have them crossed over.

Maybe the 2 boxes would be best, that way you have some placement options and could tweak.
 

Tracy_La

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Ok, I've decided to go with two Tempests in seperate 214 liter vented enclosures tuned to 15.4 Hz....will my Parasound HCA 100A bridged at 400 watts be enough to push them to satisfactory levels?
 

Kyle Richardson

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Yes, 200 watts to each sub should give very nice results in that size room
 

Owen Bartley

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Wow. Thos things are going to sound fantastic. I have a single ~210L ported Tempest tuned to around 19Hz (I'd tune lower if I did it over again) and it puts out an incredible amount of bass.

I'm looking forward to seeing your project! Keep us updated.
 

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