Well, after many months reading the forum I finally got started. I saw the SI clearance sale and it was too good to pass up.
I just ordered 2 SI 18 D2
My plans for my huge 5,000 cu ft room is as follows:
2 x Slot vented 11 cu ft net enclosures. Outer dimensions 37.5 x 21.5 x 30.75
I planned the port to be 2 x 19 x 24 which should be tuned around 17hz.
I have narrowed the amps down to two choices:
1. Samson sx2800. It will put out 900W per side at 4ohms.
I like this amp because of the class H circuitry and binding posts so I wont need to mess with speakon connectors.
2. QSC GX5: 700w rms per channel @ 4ohms. This amp is slightly cheaper but also has a bit less power. I don't really think I would notice a difference in the power just a bit more headroom on the Samson. I like this amp for the binding posts AND RCA inputs. No need to mess with xlr adapters or speakon connectors.
If anyone has a comment on either of the above amps for this application it would be appreciated. I don't think I need any more power than these provide.
I am dead set against Behringer for the simple fact that they overstate their rated power. I know a lot of members here use and love these Inuke amps but if there is one thing I have learned from purchasing car audio amps over the last 20 plus years its that companies that overstate their output power don't generally have a quality product. I will take 1000w of clean true power over 3000w of BS any day. If you can't clearly state your continuous unclipped clean power rating something is wrong.
Comments, tips and suggestions are appreciated.