S.E.O.S.R....Super Endeavor of Overdone Sound Reproduction.
A fitting name given by my partner in this build, and really, the man who helped us get it off the ground and will be doing the xover design and build. There may be a bit of a collaborative effort in the design phase of the xover as well. Matt (MTG90) has graciously offered to help with initial design, as well as actually doing the full xover design. We have discussed the possibility of input from others with design experience as we document the build in the thread.
This whole thing started when Gorilla, Popalock and I started to talk about a mega HT speaker build. We went back and forth a ton on the details of it and eventually decided it would be a good idea to contact Matt. Matt was great! He was interested right off the bat and has been an asset already, as he will continue to be. This project is what sparked the BMS group buy. The thread will move slower, as the gear will take a bit of time to get here, and once it is, we will have our work cut out for us. My end will be easy, swipe the credit card, build enclosures, that sort of thing. I will send off the parts to Matt once they all arrive and he will begin passive xover design. I am going to build some here as well, and fiddle with the mindsp and active xover a bit. My efforts won't yield anything as good as Matts, but it will be fun to try.
Ok, down to the nitty gritty. The build will consist of 9 speakers total...L/C/R, two sets of side surrounds(trying to maximize side coverage for 3 rows) and rears. The rears, and surrounds will consist of dual 12" woofers, a BMS 4594CD and a SEOS24
. The mains build will be a bit bigger, with each containing the same BMS 4594 in a SEOS24 and dual woofers to be named later
. Not being a tease, we are still hashing through a couple of good options. Enclosures will be large and power #s will be as well. The main goal of this, before you all try to have me commited for building these surrounds, is to have the closest thing to nine exact matching speakers as possible.(with smaller woofers in the surrounds of course). I am trying to achieve an enormous size to the sound, incredible dynamics and silky smooth sound, should be easy right
The debate on the mains started with different 18" options and came down to some 15" as well. We are goign back and forth, at the moment, on BMS or B&C woofers. The cabinets will more than likely end up looking something like the JBL Everest in the end..maybe bigger
I won't have quite the finishing skills or building skills as the folks who built that cabinet, but it will be my best effort. The first set of cabinets will be ver rough, to get the design perfect. Once the entire design is finished, and Matt feels comfortable with the xover and we are really happy with the sound, I will start to construct the finished units. The finishing will be a lot of effort just to know I did them right, but they will be behind the false wall in the end, so no one will see them. I just really want to make them top notch. The surrounds will stay simpler, because they are goign to force some huge pillars already and I don't want to push that much further.
I would like to thank all the DIY efforts on the forum and those involved for sparking this interest in me. Gorilla gave me my first real inspiration to build my Sentinels(which I'm listening to right now and are fantastic speakers), thanks Andrew. We all know Erich's tireless efforts to benefit the DIY community, and finally, Matt G for being a great enthusiast/designer who is willing to help so much. Stay tuned