Well the time has come for me to take on a project at the request of my wife nonetheless. At first I was looking through the sub forum and wanted to get something along the lines of a HSU VTF15 or PSA xv15se. But then I was thinking for my roughly 2800 cubic foot room I would go with duals. A member int the sub section then mentioned the DIY section and how I would get much more bang for my buck, but I quickly put that out of my mind due to my disability.
For the past 5 years Drs have been unable to figure out what is wrong with me. The only thing they know is that I have an autonomic Nervous system dysfunction. What happens is I will get pretty much the worst pain you can imagine shooting through your entire body in waves since it is targeting every nerve cell. Can't go out in the heat or play with the kids outside, of which I have 3 boys 3 and under. The top drs in Chicago have not been able to figure this thing out so as of now I am waiting to hear back from Mayo clinic in Minnesota. Hence why my wife told me I need to do some type of project to try and take my mind off of things for the time being.
First I would like to thank these members for helping and answering all my questions I sent to them in PM, they were all very nice and patient with me: LTD02, Jbrown15, Chalugadp, erich, and rdgrimes. Each one answered every dumb question I sent their way!
Now onto the sub talk. Now I am coming from a single solitary Orb Super 8 sub, this is all I have ever come to know. So, this should be quit a bit different when finished. I have a ton of movies set off to the side and ready to go just for when I am finished with these.
At first I was going to order a martysub kit from chalugadp, but the more I measured in my home the more I knew they were not going to fit the spaces that well. Thank you again Donny for all your help and answering every question. I then came across Jbrown15 thread and erich stonehenge build all at the same time. I loved that as this would seem to fit the bill. Jbrown also was a big inspiration when talking to him in PM. Thanks again for your help too!
I am going to be using a Inuke6000DSP amp to drive 2 UXL-18's
I then sent LTD02 a message asking him about the dimensions of 36h*30w*16D and 16D would be the best for me. I got PM back that I never expected. I got a drawing and a Winisd graph! Just awesome. He explained that by stretching the height out to 42" and making the dimensions overall 42'h*30"w*16"d I could tune it to 16hz. The port would be on the left hand side and exit towards the ceiling with the driver mounted low to prevent rocking. I was hooked after this.
Here is the drawing provided by LTD02 and the graph associated with it. As you can see from the graph, my room should rock. John, you are one great and special person.
That little orb will seem silly now. I hope I can start building these in the next week, I have been getting supplies for the past week and the drivers should ship at the end of the month. I know when building them I will have about 20-30 minutes of build time before one of my nerve attacks hit and I have to take a break. But in the end I know it will be worth the hard work. The timeframe will be hit or miss also depends on if mayo decides to take on my case or not, fingers crossed they do. If they do decide, you have to drop everything you are doing and go up there when they tell you to.
So that will be the build in a nutshell, I am sure I will have many more questions in the future, but wanted to get this going.