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For 2k? My vote:

1) FP14000 ($850 shipped or so)
2) 2x UXL18 (About $1000?)
3) Two enclosures, about 10 cubic feet per, tune to 17hz
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^ solid - except trade that amp out for something proven long term reliable like a Cerwin Vega CV-5000 from guitar center for $680.


I personally still shy away from the reliability risk involved in the FP14000.






Skip sealed until you can get more than 4. 4 sealed budget drivers or even something like the UXL-18 in a sealed enclosure will get handedly beaten by a couple UXL-18's in a full size ported Martysub equivalent (or my ported Captivator equivalent) for 99% of the movie content out there.
I compared four sealed SI vs. two of my JTR Captivators at my old place. I much preferred the Caps. However - I prefer eight SI sealed to two Caps. Breakeven at 6ish?


Those HSU VTF-15's won't hold a candle to the subs we are discussing here. (pair of ported subs with the UXL-18 driver or equivalent) --- So OP, you're on the right track.
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4 full marty's for the win (well, at least to place or show!). ;-)


Large Ported Dayton HO18's


that general idea can be formed into just any form factor having the same volume, so there are tall varieties, wide varieties, shallow mount varieties, all have been built and tested with good results.

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I like LTD's recommendation, four ported cabinets for the win. You could buy a single iNuke 6000DSP for $400 and buy four SI 18 D2's. You could power two as a 4ohm load per channel. Drivers are $162ea plus shipping, so about $650 plus shipping for four of them. That would leave you with about a $1000 to build four cabinets and all the ends and odds needed to paint and finish then.

Actually why not just buy four of Erich's new Stonehedge ported sub cabinets? Makes it really easy then.
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4 full marty's for the win (well, at least to place or show!). ;-)


Large Ported Dayton HO18's


that general idea can be formed into just any form factor having the same volume, so there are tall varieties, wide varieties, shallow mount varieties, all have been built and tested with good results.

I actually have four full sized MartySubs myself! Soon to be six once I get the wood and energy to build them! Four of my full sized MartySubs utilize the HO18, and I have several MFW-15's that I plan to build into full sized MartySubs as well!
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Great Feedback, Thanks A Lot! Still Deciding, But Am Now Convinced To Go DIY Route...

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If wife is pushing you for the space issue, and you have a firm $2000 budget to use go with 3 UXL 18 drivers in simple ported boxes. Ported at 16hz. You'll have all the bass you'll need. Put two in the front and one in the back. If you need amps included in the budget then step down to 2 and use a single amp (bigger) for both. Ideally you'd want something in the back for response though... Perhaps 2 UXL and a single SI18 in the back ? That could be fun just to compare them. Boxes would be the same. Test the SI18 first, you'll be scared to test 2 more UXL after Normal MFG made subs for consumers are a long way off what you'll be hearing.

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"four SI 18 D2's. You could power two as a 4ohm load per channel. Drivers are $162ea plus shipping, so about $650 plus shipping for four of them. That would leave you with about a $1000 to build four cabinets and all the ends and odds needed to paint and finish then."


would want the D4's in that case, which are dual-4-ohms-per-voice-coil. dual 4 ohm can be wired for 2 or 8 ohms per driver. then 4ohms per 'pair'.
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What amp would you suggest ?

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"four SI 18 D2's. You could power two as a 4ohm load per channel. Drivers are $162ea plus shipping, so about $650 plus shipping for four of them. That would leave you with about a $1000 to build four cabinets and all the ends and odds needed to paint and finish then."


would want the D4's in that case, which are dual-4-ohms-per-voice-coil. dual 4 ohm can be wired for 2 or 8 ohms per driver. then 4ohms per 'pair'.
Thanks John, I always seem to mix that up....lol
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"four SI 18 D2's. You could power two as a 4ohm load per channel. Drivers are $162ea plus shipping, so about $650 plus shipping for four of them. That would leave you with about a $1000 to build four cabinets and all the ends and odds needed to paint and finish then."


would want the D4's in that case, which are dual-4-ohms-per-voice-coil. dual 4 ohm can be wired for 2 or 8 ohms per driver. then 4ohms per 'pair'.
This is all new to me, so, please bear with my questions....What wiring do I need for these set ups?

I was just looking at the Crutchfield site and it has lots of different diagrams for multi sub layouts. It looks like the number of amplifier to wall/sub location pre-wiring is based on how many channels the amplifier has? Then, multiple subs can be linked together from there?

for my subs, I am thinking maybe 4, 12/2 wires to the front of my theater and two to the back (one each corner)? In the configurations of say 8 subwoofers up front, would I then just link in pairs or do I need 8 different 12/2 wires?

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You should run 12/4. You can double up the "4" to be "2" which is an effective gauge of "11". And, if in future you want to add more subs then split them and the wires are already there used as a 12/4 config again. Future proof and thicker than 12ga when doubled up.

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I like LTD's recommendation, four ported cabinets for the win. You could buy a single iNuke 6000DSP for $400 and buy four SI 18 D2's. You could power two as a 4ohm load per channel. Drivers are $162ea plus shipping, so about $650 plus shipping for four of them. That would leave you with about a $1000 to build four cabinets and all the ends and odds needed to paint and finish then.

Actually why not just buy four of Erich's new Stonehedge ported sub cabinets? Makes it really easy then.
I like LTD's recommendation, four ported cabinets for the win. You could buy a single iNuke 6000DSP for $400 and buy four SI 18 D2's. You could power two as a 4ohm load per channel. Drivers are $162ea plus shipping, so about $650 plus shipping for four of them. That would leave you with about a $1000 to build four cabinets and all the ends and odds needed to paint and finish then.

Actually why not just buy four of Erich's new Stonehedge ported sub cabinets? Makes it really easy then.


I think is a winning recommendation. Heck I would say start with 2 ported 18's and see if you need more.
A pair of ported 18's with 2000+ watts is A LOT of BASS.
I can vouch for the flat packs that Erich sells, he makes it super easy to build a great sounding and great looking cabinet.
Plus getting all the pieces pre cut is a big time saver. Just assemble and finish. You can assemble and finish flat packs in under a week working on them less than 30 minutes a day.
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I purchased plans for this bed. I plan to tweak them to make room for a full size bed vs a twin, but the general framework is here.





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We'll see when I get around to this!

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You should run 12/4. You can double up the "4" to be "2" which is an effective gauge of "11". And, if in future you want to add more subs then split them and the wires are already there used as a 12/4 config again. Future proof and thicker than 12ga when doubled up.
For 8 speakers, would you run 4 of the 12/4? i.e., a 2 12/2 for 'each' speaker would fewer work?

I already have my speaker wire, so, likely won't get 12/4, but 2 of the 12/2 is the same (just not as convenient!!).

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For 8 speakers, would you run 4 of the 12/4? i.e., a 2 12/2 for 'each' speaker would fewer work?

I already have my speaker wire, so, likely won't get 12/4, but 2 of the 12/2 is the same (just not as convenient!!).

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Yeah if you already have the two strand stuff just run some extra runs as insurance in case you want to add more (this is addicting, you might want to do it).

Easier to run extra now, than later. That's all. 12/4 is just an easy way to do that, and also get an effective thicker gauge. But 12/4 does cost almost double 12/2 so either way works.

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guys, a D2 driver has two 2 ohm voice coils. such a driver can be wired for 1 ohm or 4 ohms.


a pair can then be wired for 0.5 ohm, 2 ohms, or 8 ohms.


a D4 driver has two 4 ohm voice coils. such a driver can be wired for 2 ohm or 8 ohms.


a pair can then be wired for 1 ohm, 4 ohms, or 16 ohms.


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so a good upgrade plan is inuke6000dsp, with a pair of D4 drivers each wired for 8 ohms. that gives about 1100 watts per channel.


if necessary a second pair of D4 drivers also wired for 8 ohms can be added in parallel, which would net 4 ohms per channel, 2200 watts per channel, or 1100 watts per driver across all four drivers.


the latter case won't hold up well under maximum spl single digit sine waves, but for most other purposes, it would be a great setup.
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For 2k? My vote:

1) FP14000 ($850 shipped or so)
2) 2x UXL18 (About $1000?)
3) Two enclosures, about 10 cubic feet per, tune to 17hz
Why do you recommend the FP14000 for this setup - isn't the output totally excessive for two of these subs? I was looking at the FP7000 as an option for the ported dual UXLs I'm building for my house but thought that even the FP7000 was oversized.

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Why do you recommend the FP14000 for this setup - isn't the output totally excessive for two of these subs? I was looking at the FP7000 as an option for the ported dual UXLs I'm building for my house but thought that even the FP7000 was oversized.
No. I power 2 LMS per FP14000. It's good.
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guys, a D2 driver has two 2 ohm voice coils. such a driver can be wired for 1 ohm or 4 ohms.

a D4 driver has two 4 ohm voice coils. such a driver can be wired for 2 ohm or 8 ohms.

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the latter case won't hold up well under maximum spl single digit sine waves, but for most other purposes, it would be a great setup.
So, what drives the D2 vs D4 decision... Is it the number of subs I might want?

I was initially thinking the Subwoofers power handling capability, but if that was the limiting factor, I wouldn't think you could buy it at a 2Ohm base.
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You want to match it to the amp's capabilities. If you have a iNuke 3000 DSP which can handle 2 ohms per channel, you can hook up (per channel) a single D4 wired in parallel for 2 ohms, or two D2s wired in series (each 4 ohms) in parallel for 2 ohms. LTD explained it above. It's basically maximizing the power going to each.
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What he said ^

Most amps make more power at 2ohm loads so you want to wire up your solution to extract maximum power from the amp, that won't leave anything on the table. As far as power handling of subs go, that's tricky. In a lot of ways you might want to overpower the subs, which does not mean you would actually pour more power than they can handle but rather means you have ample power and headroom for good peaks and dynamics. You would't want to underpower the subs and have the amp cranked on max, that's a lot worse than overpowering. Usually when amps start hitting limits is where they distort, heat up, compress, and all that. A little extra power is good. But again, you would't not want way more power than the subs could handle or "wasted" power either.

You can't always go by the MFG rated power handling either. I find when you model your design in WINISD that can give you a good idea what kind of power you want or should use. Keep in mind some amps use a "peak" power while others use RMS, or more constant. Not all ratings on amps are the same either. I think what you are trying to do has been done one hundred times before so you should be fine. Stick with one of the proven set ups and it should work great.

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I like LTD's recommendation, four ported cabinets for the win. You could buy a single iNuke 6000DSP for $400 and buy four SI 18 D2's. You could power two as a 4ohm load per channel. Drivers are $162ea plus shipping, so about $650 plus shipping for four of them. That would leave you with about a $1000 to build four cabinets and all the ends and odds needed to paint and finish then.

Actually why not just buy four of Erich's new Stonehedge ported sub cabinets? Makes it really easy then.
I just found out Eric is local for me, so I could pick up the Stonehenge flat a packs and avoid shipping. I had kind of settled into the notion of two full size Marty's with Uxl18s... But now am considering the four Stonehenge with SI 18s..

Can you mix different Drivers? Maybe, I'll start with 2 Stonehenge boxes, with 2 Uxl18s... And if i need more bass, add two more but with SI 18s to save a little? Would mixing drivers as long as they are all ported cause any problems?

If I did four Stonehenge with SI 18s, could I get tuned down to 16 - 17 HZ, which is where I think I could get with two full size Marty's with uxl18s?
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I just found out Eric is local for me, so I could pick up the Stonehenge flat a packs and avoid shipping. I had kind of settled into the notion of two full size Marty's with Uxl18s... But now am considering the four Stonehenge with SI 18s..

Can you mix different Drivers? Maybe, I'll start with 2 Stonehenge boxes, with 2 Uxl18s... And if i need more bass, add two more but with SI 18s to save a little? Would mixing drivers as long as they are all ported cause any problems?

If I did four Stonehenge with SI 18s, could I get tuned down to 16 - 17 HZ, which is where I think I could get with two full size Marty's with uxl18s?
There's no reason why you couldn't mix subs, but 2 UXL-18's have the same output as 3 SI 18's.
The port tune of the Stonehenge cabinet is 18hz so you aren't going to be able to get down to 16-17hz by adding more. But I'm willing to bet you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a sub port tuned to 18hz and one to 16hz.
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How did they get a 18Hz tune in Stonehenge , which is same Net Vol as Cube,... smaller port Area?
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How did they get a 18Hz tune in Stonehenge , which is same Net Vol as Cube,... smaller port Area?

Different port length.
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Stonehenge is slightly bigger as well. About .25 cuft.
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Different port length.
Usually yes , but in that size box ?

...Can the Cube be Tuned lower ?or is it at it's max Port length at 20Hz ?
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Is there an advantage to tuning to a higher HZ, and if not, why aren't all subs, made with ports that allow them to go as low as possible? Said another way, is there a disadvantage to tuning lower?

My first post told how this is all new to me, so, this might be a novice question, but I was curious.
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For all effective purpose the are basically the same. You couldn't identify either cabinet in a blind test from one another using same amp and driver. Just use box that fits or works best for you. 16/17hz vs 18hz doesn't matter. .25cubic foot bigger box doesn't matter. Splitting hairs. Not important differences.

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