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I was leaning more towards a cheaper sub and getting twice as many. My initial budget might be $1500 if I'm lucky, but I'll plan to add a couple or more each year over time until I'm happy.

The idea of doing a riser horn under the second row I'm not sure about.


Ideally I'd only need about 4 subs 18" sealed to get me flat to 15hz and the level I would listen at (reference or less).

But I'd want something excessive to show off or just experience and smile from time to time, and for music and parties. There's a full bar in my plan and it's going to be an entertainment space. I don't need flat to 15hz though. Flat to that low (or lower) at say 135db isn't needed, but I'd like to hit 30hz to 80hz that loud for music.

Perhaps I'll do a few horns but turn them off for reference quality movie watching - and just tune the room and system without them for great movie audio. If I want to get silly I can just turn them on.

Would that make any sense? Or am I crazy ?

My room is going to have less cabin gain for being so large.

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You say you want a simple build but then talk about horns.... Have you built horns before? If 15hz is what you want, go ported, add as needed, call it a day. UXL 18 in a ported enclosure is a monster.
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Flat to that low (or lower) at say 135db isn't needed, but I'd like to hit 30hz to 80hz that loud for music
Full blown concert touring sound doesn't go that loud. 120dB, max, and that's painfully loud. And that's assuming the venue allows it that loud. Most don't, rightfully concerned about being sued for causing hearing damage to the audience.

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Yeah I want it silly loud. Louder than you should.

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Yeah I want it silly loud. Louder than you should.
Enjoy your tinnitus later. It really is fun fun fun to have a never ending high pitched squeal in your ears. Mm-mm good!
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That's true^ but also requires extended listening.

A 30 second demo to impress someone isn't that bad. Not as bad as any modern concert anyways.

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JBL 3677 x 3
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That's true^ but also requires extended listening.
Um, not much.
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I think right now I am leaning towards:

1099 for LCR
FUSION 8 for Wide/Heights
Fusion8 or Coax for dual sides in columns
fusion 8 for back

I'm undecided on ATMOS, but would wire for it.

Bass solution, I am leaning towards UXL18 in either ported @16hz or Ghorns. With (8) Infinity 1260 "smoothing subs" in the base of each of my columns.

Thoughts or possible problems? The mixing of ported and sealed or horns is the only thing that worries me. Talk to me about waveguides as surrounds vs coax ?

My room is 36 long by 25 wide (big) so I was thinking I'd have enough space for using waveguides for surrounds. Am I wrong? Coax better ?

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