Ok, let's try to narrow down this design some. Here's a shot of my screenwall:
My plan for now is to just build 2 subs. I know more is always better, but this is my first attempt at making a speaker so let's just take baby steps. With that in mind, I have the ability to place them both at 1/4 (44.5") from each side wall. That's about 14" from the edges of the velvet screen border. This is also ideal for depth behind my false wall. I have 27.5" of room between the back wall and the screen material. Also, I want to keep the boxes elevated above the cabinet door to leave room for storage and more equipment. So that leaves about 50" of height to work with. So in this position, will a Martysub work with the driver being at the long end? Can I stand them up vertical and face the driver and port up? Also, keep in mind that the panel I built above the screen is not acoustically transparent. It's a solid 1x10 piece of pine wrapped in fabric. How would you guys orient a couple subs with this setup?
Another issue.....where to place the amp. I originally planned to build an IB so I actually wired my 20 amp plug behind the theater. My plan was to have all of the wiring and power in my utility room behind the theater, and the only run going through the wall was going to be the pre-out from the receiver. Check out these pictures:
Narrow angle shot of the back of my theater:
Closer shot showing the lone outlet for my subwoofer in the bottom right:
Close up of my open box for passing cables through:
I was thinking about placing the amp back in this room because I saw a few complaints about fan noise. I'd have to run the pre-out line through my "hole" as well as the speaker wire runs. Is this a bad idea?