OK, so everyone has come up with cute names for their new builds. After much pondering and deliberation (OK it was really about 10 seconds but whatever), I have come up with "The Scorpion". I'll let you figure out the correlation.
I have a few final checks that I'd like to go over and make sure I have all the correct parts coming.1)
Drivers - 6 SI 18's2)
Amplification - 2 EP4000's3)
EQ - SMS-1A)
I am looking at a mini DSP but am unsure to what benefit, if any, this would provide over the SMS-1. Could someone provide some insight as to the differences this would provide over the SMS? Would this replace the SMS or complement it?B)
I'm assuming if ordering the DSP that I should just go ahead and get the balanced one? I'm running an Onkyo 3009 which if it matches up to my 3008 should have a pretty hot LFE signal. Should I still go with the 2 volt version?4)
Signal Chain - 3009 - DSP - SMS1 - EP4000 - SiA)
Does this look right?5)
Analog to balanced connector from LFE out on 3009 to input on DSPB)
Balanced cable from output on DSP to input on SMSC)
Analog to balanced connector from output on SMS to input on each 4000
The cab will be built out of either 3/4" birch or pine paneling. I have decided to scale the cab size back from the original 30 cubes to 26. That won't change much for now, but should I decide to add another 4000 down the road, I can double output and still keep excursion in check down to 8hz.
The drivers will be currently wired for a 6ohm bridged load putting out 625 per driver. When upgrading to another EP4000 down the road, that will boost output to about 825 per driver.
Feel free to steer me in the right direction if I have drifted off course.