I have a (30x40) out building on my property that I want to tun into a home theater. I need new subs and surrounds, but for now lets talk subs!
Budget for drivers is about $2K. I have a few old school pro amps that total about 4KW's, but I can buy something new if I need more power. Building has 240v if that helps.
I'm thinking horn subs, maybe four of Ricci's GJALLARHORNs with Mach5 18" drivers or a bunch of BFM's THT.
My limitations are
(1) My DIY mains only go to 80hz, so I'll be crossing at 80hz.
(2) AVR/Pre-pro distance settings are limited to 45ft. Distance from the seats to the sub will be around 20-22ft, so that only leaves 20-25ft for the horn path length (hope that makes sense).
I would like to spread the subs around the space to even out bass response as much as possible, but I will be adding bass traps and other room treatments.
Reference level plus some headroom would be great from 15hz on up.
What do you guys suggest?