My wife decided we needed two 18" subs and I need a new project around the house...so I will be building them. After reading post after post I think I want to do a ported box instead of a sealed box. Due to the spot I want to put the subs in my oddly shaped room I don't have a ton of space side to side to work with I may have to go with sealed for space contrasts.
I was thinking either put the subs in the left corner which dimensions are about 28"x35"x 24"(left wall,back wall, right side of nook wall)
Or I was thinking move my AV ( which is getting replaced soon) and the rest of my components into the corner nook and put the subs under the TV and put the center channel on top of them. Between speakers I have about 58" left to right, 34'' from the floor to the bottom of the TV and I would feel comfortable going no more than 24'' from the wall outward.
Previously in that room I had the older version of the now SVS Pb12 Plus and It did OK but obviously more is better. I'm guessing with two front firing front ported subs compared to a down firing up ported sub it would sound better regardless of displacement size.
I would like to get started on the boxes this weekend and after all the great things I have been reading the Martycube sub seems to be a good choice for SQ and dimensions. They would fit under the TV great, or make two mid-size Martys just make them taller and stack them in the corner.
I was going to get pretty much whatever anyone says to get in regards to subs, so either SI 4ohm's (if they are available any time soon) two would be $400 or two of the Dayton H0-4's about $500 for two. Amp going with a Inuke6000 because that seems to be what all the kids are doing these days.
The rooms about 1000 square feet with 8ft ceilings and its closed off from the rest of the house. My seating will most likely change after I install some risers and put in the Projector with drop down screen. If budget allows I want to do some acoustic treatment on the wall behind the TV as well.
So where would you put the subs, corner or under the TV?
Is waiting for the SI's worth it to save $100 over the Daytons and will I get a noticeable gain going with the Daytons?
Lastly, would I be missing output if I just went with the parts express flatpack+dayton 18" combos over the Martys?
After reading some other threads this morning, cost wise would I be better off with 4 GTO1514 in a sealed box and a inuke3000 to save some cash?
Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.The lady needs some subs.