Originally Posted by asarose247
what is your budget, room shape/size/volume/sealed/dedicated, listening/viewing preferences, SPL/ULF desires, placement options for multiples? /power availability, family factors/ ATMOS bound?/other speakers, layout/AVR/EQ/ willingness to go the REW route?
your set up is YOUR set-up so spec this out wrt your possibilities
check the "submaximus" thread, post 439 , its my sub and mains after some REW and Inuke back and forth.
I like the green one . . .
there are other sources for nominally comparative insights wrt to differenet types of set ups/applications. to include HTS, Audioholics, Blu Ray.com.,
The resident brain trust on this thread (NOT me) is listening . . .
go on . . .
I'd missed this horn somehow. This brings up part of my issue, though. So far, I haven't been able to devote the time I'd like to in order to really get a handle on the pros and cons of all the available DIY options. For example, here's what I'm hoping to get out of a horn.
- Output down to 15 Hz or so. If I can get a huge step up in output and sacrifice a little on the low end, I'd be willing to do that as long as I get good output into high teens.
- Relatively cheap. I've settled on horns as a cheaper alternative to multiple sealed because there are horn designs with cheaper drivers and the amplification requirements are lower in comparison as well. I'd rather not spend lots of money on a driver AND use up a lot of space with a horn AND need large amps.
- Something I can fit in less than 30"
A few candidates come to mind, the previously mentioned G-horn (I can't spell the whole name), lilwrecker, microwrecker, and the F20. From what I understand the driver for the G-horn is nearly $1,000. That doesn't really qualify as cheap for me. IIRC, the F20 drops off pretty sharply below 20 Hz, which may be okay, but is there a better alternative that lets me keep the output and the bottom end?
If I understand correctly, the lilwrecker and micro wrecker will dig below 20 Hz, but I can't find much on the microwrecker, so I don't really know how they compare.
Beyond that, I'm not sure just how much output I need for a 4,500 c.f. room?