I hope this isn't too redundant since I know a lot of guys are using the new SI's or Dayton 18's but I figured I'd do a thread anyway. I have no idea what I am doing, thankfully mrsmithers is helping me a out a ton.
I'm going with 8 separate boxes for my 8 SI drivers. I thought about going dual opposed but I wanted maximum flexibility for placement in my room and I wanted to use flat packs and these were available before a dual opposed box. These are so nice, packed very well, and I'm very glad I decided to go with the flat packs.
Here are 8 of them, 7 stacked and out first glued box. We are going to go all the way through with one sub until it's completed and then do more of an assembly line kind of thing with the rest of them.
Here is our work area in my garage, the box is next to Kevin's SEOS center channel he is working on.
Here is the room the subs will be in, put my 4 year old in the picture for scale. She liked to dress up like Merida... or any other princess for that matter.
Here are my drivers.
Here is the amp I'll be using to power all 8 subs. I'm not going to keep it in the rack, it's too loud and I don't want to do a fan mod. Instead I'll just keep in in the laundry room and have it connected to my receiver through the 12 volt trigger thanks to Kevin's (mrsmithers) help.
I had 2 dedicated 20 amp lines run a couple of weeks ago, had to go outside the house and back into the laudry room next to my HT room. You can see into my room through the rack. Ahhh, beautiful spaghetti - but who cares since it's out of sight. I don't know how I did it all those years with no access to the back of the components. You can see the 2 new 20 amp outlets on the left side.
Here are the possible placements I'm going to try:
4 stacked floor to ceiling behind each main speaker. I have 22 inches right now between my mains and the tri traps in the corner, so I'll have to move the mains out just a bit to give the drivers room to breath. I could take out the tri traps and then I could fit the 4 subs stacked much easier but I don't want to do that. I plan on selling the Submersive in the picture, already sold my other Submersive to get the project going.
I also might put 2 in the corners and put 4 under the screen, or 2 on each side of the center channel.
I also could put a sub or 2 next to the couch where the end table is.
Or a sub or 2 in between my equipment rack and book case - and cover part of the bleach stains.
I might move the dumbbell rack over to the right and put one in between the couch and rack.
In between the chair and bench.
Or a combination of all of the above, who knows. I'm going to take omnimic measurements and write down subjective comments from any and all placements and go with what I like best - I have a suspicion that I'm going to end up with 4 stacked in each front corner.
I also plan on getting a minidsp.
Today I plan on spakling/sanding and then putting on the duratex on the first box and then put in the driver, feet, terminals either tonight or tomorrow and fire it up - once again, with much help from Kevin - thanks man!