Originally Posted by chrapladm
Erich originally mentioned designing a massive 3 way with a 21" driver for the bass. Then went to the dual 18 down the road. I guess the dual 18 at least got finished.
Its really a matter of how loud do you need it?
Most people are not going to want anything louder than a Tempest 12. If you need more than a Fusion 15 would be the ticket. Need more than Maximus XL(dual 12's.) More then yes step up to the Intrusive.
We are talking about stupid levels of volume here. I dont know of anyone that would push the limits of the Fusion in a HT room. But its your money. I thought about building a dual 12" version of the Intrusive for my setup. BUT the costs got too high so I had to come back down to reality. Cinema 10 Max it is for me. lol
The Fusion 15 is the other one that's in consideration, or the 1099, if the kits are available again by the time I do this.
I've been building and designing speakers for quite a number of years, but all of these diysg speakers are tempting, simply because the work is already done competently, and the price is great considering the time savings...plus I really don't want to have to make a jig to route the seos wg.
When I really get rocking loud (for me) it's probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 105-ish. Maybe a bit more on really hard peaks. I really want to build something that can do it, and still essentially be asleep. I don't want to worry about power compression or distortion, and I don't want to smell voice coils when I put on blue man group with the level at +5.
1899 seems like the ticket, but it's almost...too much. The angel on my shoulder is saying "Dude, just design a 3 way with 1x high Q 18", and the devil is yelling "No, more, more more!"
I've got a couple of months to figure out what route I'm taking for 2016's "let's add speaker number 14 to the collection" escapade...we shall see what it ends up being. I've been "90% sure" it would be this, or that, or the other thing a few times now...