I have a 16 wide x 18 long room. Its open on the back to the kitchen. I have a eD A2-300. It just cant deliver as much due to the open nature of the space. I am looking at 2 options for sub(s) and 2 for amps. I wanted thoughts on them and I am open to suggestions.
I am trying to get the best room response I can for the buck and get some down low sub 20hz stuff going on. The goal is for this to be mostly HT based for LFE. Music is secondary. I am also looking for a more even room response (hence looking at duals), but also something that gives me some decent umph and hopefully down to 20hz. I am ballparking w/ the dining room that I am at or over 3k cubic foot.
I have a 16 wide x 18 long room. Its open on the back to the kitchen. I have a eD A2-300. It just cant deliver as much due to the open nature of the space. I am looking at 2 options for sub(s) and 2 for amps. I am also potentially debating the iNuke subs, I just am not sure if I want to go with them over the QSC's......
I am REACHING if I spend 1k on this total. I am hoping to be MUCH
more in the 800 dollar range for just driver(s) and amp.
Here are some options I am debating.
Option 1a: 2 12" Dayton Ultimax drivers
. Each in a 4 cubic ft box. Driven by a QSC-7
so each will get 1k @ 4 ohm.
Option 1b: 1 TC Sounds LMS-R
in a 6 cubic foot box. Each Voice coil driven by a channel from the QSC-7
giving it 1k @ 4 ohm.
Option 2a: 2 12" Dayton Ultimax drivers
. Each in a 4 cubic ft. Driven by a QSC GX-5
so each will get 700w @ 4 ohm.
Option 2b: 1 TC Sounds LMS-R
in a 6 cubic foot box. Each Voice coil driven by a channel from the QSC GX-5
giving it 700w @ 4 ohm.
I am totally open to other suggestions but prefer they meet the following metrics:
1. 12 or 15" driver ONLY. Want to have something that can hit fast and hard and the 18's just may have problems with that.
2. No bigger than 6 cubic foot box. I would prefer to build a Sonotube as its more WAF friendly as its tall but not nearly as deep as say a Martysub
3. Would LOVE IT
if I could do duals to start with, or if nothing else if the amp could handle duals on its own.
4. IF I CAN GET EQ I WOULD BE HAPPY
. Otherwise I am looking hard at a 2 x 4 minidsp w/ mic to use REW to EQ my setup.
5. I am on a slab with no crawlspace. I am on the first floor with a room above me and exterior walls on 2 sides. There is no way to hide the sub in the walls or floor.
Here is what my setup looks like (these are stock pics from when we bought the house)