Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monroeville, PA
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OK, more details of my project design.
Due to 'family acceptance issues', I need to limit the amount to modifications to the room. The room exists, drywalled, carpeted, etc.... My task is to convert the room into a dedicated Music/HT room.
The room is fairly standard construction: 2x4 framing, 1/2" drywall. The room is entirely below grade, the screenwall and left side framing is against the concrete block foundation. No windows. The room entrance door is on the right side wall, just about six inches from the front wall (hence why I need to limit the depth of the anything on the screen wall).
I'd rather limit the number of holes that I put in the walls.... I'm already planning on Polk LC265i/LCi-C L/C/R speakers. The subs were an interesting addition to the screenwall.
My thought is to save some floorspace, and make an interesting look with the main speakers behind the AT screen, and only seeing the two subs sticking out of the front wall..... I also understand that TWO subs can help with standingwave/nodal issues in the room.
PLUS, I like to build things... building the sub cabinets sounded interesting... and I learn about speaker building.
My proposed cabinets would be about 8-9" deep, about 14" wide, and perhaps 16" high... I cound possible make them taller and extend them up behind the screen a bit. The screen itself will be spaced out from the wall about 4-5". I don't have an easy way to get more depth... But I've thought about height. I'd rather keep them off the floor a bit... I know that there is wiring in the walls about 6" up that I'd like to not disturb,,,, Anyway, you get the idea... I'm trying to build something of quality into the walls, but not tear apart the walls....
It's NOT that I insist on the tiny size, I'm asking if I build something decent in this small size. If the world says that I need at least 2 cubic feet, then I'll change the design a bit...
BUDGET: Perhaps <$200 per driver. ... Construction costs are not an issue, the amp would roll up into the electronics budget and the speaker part of the budget....
Is the JL and ED line of drivers meant for cars???? Are car sub drivers any good for home use???