For my first DIY project, I'd like to make a subwoofer to complement my SVS PB12-NSD. Given my lack of woodworking tools or skills, I'd like to start out with one of Erich H's flatpack subwoofer enclosures. His 2.25 cubic foot enclosure is designed for a 12" driver and is specifically cut for the 12" Reference Series driver from Parts Express.
I have several questions.
1. Will the PE driver keep up with the SVS, or are there better 12" drivers out there? The PE driver is ~ $125-150, my budget can handle up to $300 for the driver.
2. What software should can I use to model the driver within a 2.25 cu ft sealed enclosure?
3. Will the software tell me what kind of amplification I need? I'd prefer to use a plate amp, but could be talked into an outboard amp if it was more appropriate.
My room is 26x15x7.5, so almost 3000 cubic feet. The SVS is a fantastic upgrade over what I had before, but a second sub would smooth out room modes and sound even better, I'm sure!
I eventually will order some measurement hardware and download REW, but I'd like to get the second sub built first.