As of now, I have a simple setup in my bedroom that I use for about 60% music, 40% movies. My source for virtually everything is my PS3.
The setup consists of:
Denon AVR1312 Receiver
Boston Acoustics CS260II towers (powered by a Crown XLS1000)
Aphex 124a as a "preamp" for the Crown XLS amp
Dayton SUB-1200 on low end duty
I'm upgrading the setup one piece at a time on a broke college kid budget
and the subwoofer is the weakest part of the setup right now IMO. I have experience with building setups in cars for SQ and a little SPL so I figured going the DIY sub route first would be best to get my feet wet in the DIY home audio scene.
Now that all of that's out of the way.....
I have about $400-500 I can put into drivers
for my subwoofer setup and need some recommendations.
The amp will likely be a Behringer iNuke3000DSP bridged at 4 ohms. (I'm not completely sure what these do real life power so some info on that would be helpful too) or maybe I'll just stick with Crown and get the XLS1500
My space constraints are the biggest issue, I would think.The area I have allotted for the sub setup measures something like this:
with pretty much any reasonable amount of height.
or, if the height falls under 44", I can fit 24" deep and, still, 13" wide.Any suggestions on drivers to look into that perform well in enclosures fitting these constraints and with the power I will have on tap?
I have been searching around on PE and came up with mostly Dayton drivers obviously; then, I ventured into the car audio scene (which I know a lot better) and saw some offerings from SSA, Fi, JL, Sundown, etc that were interesting....