Originally Posted by ScAndal
Thanks for the reply ack. I obviously have a lot of reading todo.
I think the biggest I want to go with for a woofer is 15". I think I'd like to do two 15".
I think sealed is going to be best for me as it will give me the most opportunity to move it around. With sealed I could keep the size down and also have better luck putting them behind the screen.
There is no room to put them in the front corners.
Do you know of any sealed 15" SI build threads? I'm digging through threads right now trying to find something.
I don't know of any build threads, but when I have time later I would be happy to model the driver in a few different sized sealed enclosures for you. Honestly, I would say 3 to 3.5 cu ft sealed is a good place to start and you can go smaller if you throw more power at them. I built four 3.8 cu ft boxes (I really could have built 3.2 to .3.5 but I have aspirations of potentially adding 18" woofers at some point) and used the Dayton DVC 385-88 drivers when they were $99 apiece at Part's Express.
If you want to save some money you could go with a pair of those as well (they are on sale for $119 right now) and something like an iNuke 1000DSP amp bridged which will give you 1000 watts at 4ohms. If you go with the SI drivers or the Dayton 15 HO's you will want something with some more power, as those drivers can take more power.
The SI drivers seem pretty impressive though, and if you are only looking to build two smaller sealed subs, those 15" drivers with some power thrown at them will model pretty well I suspect.
I will model a few options for you later tonight to see what you think.
One question, when you said you wired for subs, what did you mean? Did you use RCA sub cables, or did you pull speaker wire for passive subs? Also, where will your equipment rack be?