Over the years, I have helped my father-in-law with setting up PA speakers/amps/mixers etc, several times. When fine-tuning the sound, it was always fun when the drum player played. Thub thub thub! Every drum beat just "hit you" in the chest. Not just while practicing, but also live.
I always wanted this "hit in the chest" in my own home-theater / stereo. And because of this I pulled the trigger on a HSU MBM-12 some years ago, which I personally think does a fine job at it. Unfortunately, I craved for more - and better bass!
I've read several threads about MID BASS, where several drivers such as the TD-series from AE Speakers, JBL, B&C etc. LTD02 recommended that I got myself a driver such as the JBL 2226H or something similar for my use. So I just took a google search and I saw there was a guy selling 2 of those drivers locally - so I just took the plunge and ordered them.
Today they arrived:
Since I don't know how to use software to model drivers, I sent some PMs to LTD02 about this driver, and he recommended that I'd build a box which is around 3 cu. ft. (85 liter) tuned to 45hz using two ports each having a diameter of 3 in. (7.6 cm) and length of 4 in. (10.2 cm). And that is what I'll do. Actually - variables might change. I'll just ask here then, and hope someone can help me out.
Me and a friend actually bought one driver each - but both cabinets/constructions will be identical. The reason we did this, is because we want to see what one driver will do with the sound, and what two will. If we fall in love with two drivers - we will both get one more JBL 2226H each.
Okey! So - we will build 2 of these and experiement using one, then two. It could also be interesting using Dr. Geddes approach - to get optimal bass response in all over the room.
- I plan to use a Behringer EP2500 to power the 2x JBLs
- For crossovers I got a Behringer DCX 2496
- For measurements, I will use REW
I will post more when we start building the enclosures.. Shouldn't take too much time, since both me and my friend wants to try these puppies out asap