Thanks Jack. I listened to you subs today and I was really impressed.
I had 2 new 10" ported boxes sitting around that are just like the 2 holding my 12" ED's.
The 10" boxes are only 1.5 cu ft and tuning is high, I think around 35hz.
I went ahead and put 2 of your 10's in and disconnected the ED's. I must say, they sound very nice even in those boxes. This is the first time I have actually listened to them. Honestly, I believe 12 of these will be serious overkill! The sound I was getting from these 2 for music was great. I think 4 of them ported for my music would be perfect. Obviously those boxes aren't going to give me the lows I need for HT.
I stuffed some very dense foam into the ports and listened for a while. I liked the ported better. Though to be fair, 12 of them sealed might be just fine.
So, I'm down to the final days before I just give up on all my ideas and build some boxes. After todays listen, I honestly think 8 of these will blow me out of the room, let alone 12. I will be getting an EQ and the HP filter.My final plea for help:
If you have the time, could you let me know the smallest cu ft that you would recommend putting these in for a ported box? I used Unibox and seem to have come up with 3 drivers in a 6.75 cuft heavy filled box tuned around 16hz. But that seems kinda small compared to what you and Neo Dan mentioned. Would 7 or 8 cu ft be the absolute smallest to get a decent response with 3 in a ported box?
Smallest ported box for 3?
Optimum ported box for 3?