I am finally going to be able to move my equipment in its own dedicated room!
It has all been just part of my entertainment system in my family room that is open to the entire house, but I just sealed off a room in the front of my house and need some advice from the experts! The room is about 17X20X9 with no openings to the rest of the house. My current set up is a Samsung 58" plasma (a 650 model I think), Denon 1713, Panasonic Blu Ray, Onix Rockets 550 mkII for mains, and a RSC200 Bigfoot center, and just no-name in ceiling surrounds. I also have a SVS PB2+, I think they changed the name to PB12/Plus 2 or something, but it's the one with 2 12's and the 900 watt RMS amp I believe. I am really happy with the sound of the system, but am very excited about what it will sound like in the new sealed room. I would however, like to build a sub, mostly because I LOVE the idea of getting such great bang for your buck so to speak, and because my brother that lives just a few minutes away has a huge wood shop with table saws, etc, and we have plenty of experience between us (and plenty of beer) to complete a build. I am very interested in doing a THT sub, and am not worried about the big size, since it will be in a dedicated room. However, lately I have been looking at some sealed builds using a stereo integrity 18 or 2 15's, etc. From what I understand, and please correct me if I am wrong, is that the THT design is very efficient (more than a sealed design) and will give me great bang for the buck (which is what I am most concerned about). When I hear people's reactions to the THT, I wonder why anyone would build anything else. The only "cons" that I would be expecting to take into consideration would be the size of the THT, and maybe not quite the same extreme low end excursion of a sealed design. So,
1. Any reasons I shouldn't follow my original plan and build the standard size THT to pair with the PB2+?
2. Am I missing any huge advantages by not going with a sealed or standard ported design?
3. Will the THT and the PB2+ be sufficient for the room size (approx. 3000 ft^3)?
Thanks so much for the help everyone. Nice to have you guys to spitball this with.