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Built-in sub ideas

We are building a house and the trim carpenter will begin soon. We have a center fireplace with TV above and built in cabinets on both sides. I am looking for ideas on ways to have a sub in he great room that isn't visible. I thought about possibly trying to figure out a way to have the trim carpenter build one in.

Its our great room, I have ceiling speakers and building a custom center speaker not looking for a ton of bass (thats for theater room) just something that will make it sound good. Currently in our old house I have surround without a sub in the great room, and it needs more lows.

Seen the above ceiling idea, and in the floor idea both a possibility


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Grab a couple infinity 1260 subs for $60 each and put them up in the attic space ? You could use an HVAC vent to vent the bass into the room. Two of those should get it done for about $125 + some wood and glue. The box does not have to be huge.

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Why not get those 12" Infinity 1260's and put them in a small ported box built and designed to look like end tables for each side of your couch with the driver firing down towards the floor so that no one knows it's there and everyone, possibly even your wife will just think that you have really pretty end tables!
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The end table idea is cool, but no matter what they won't be the ones she wants.




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All you have to do is show her NotNyt's boxes, which are like two 8x8x8ft... and then she won't think your idea is so crazy...


Although it may backfire... as she will think you are associating-with/being-influenced-by the crazies who run this asylum!
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We are building a house and the trim carpenter will begin soon. We have a center fireplace with TV above and built in cabinets on both sides. I am looking for ideas on ways to have a sub in he great room that isn't visible. I thought about possibly trying to figure out a way to have the trim carpenter build one in.

Its our great room, I have ceiling speakers and building a custom center speaker not looking for a ton of bass (thats for theater room) just something that will make it sound good. Currently in our old house I have surround without a sub in the great room, and it needs more lows.

Seen the above ceiling idea, and in the floor idea both a possibility


Ideas?
I have been wrestling with this same idea. My wall is 13' wide, and I am looking at a small direct-vent fireplace that only needs a 33" wide framed opening. The central section with the fireplace will project 21' - 24". The bookcase/cabinet sections on either side will be set back 3". If these bookcase/cabinets sections are 3'6" wide, then the center section is 6'/72". That means there is room for a ~ 18" sub enclosure on each side. With a 21" depth and 30" height, that is at least a 3 cu ft enclosure allowing for clearance so that the subs don't shake the cabinetry. To hide it, I would build a down-firing sub cabinet so that the driver sits 6" to 8" above the floor, and has solid side and back legs so that the soundwaves can only exit to the front (create a U-shaped stand for the sub). Then cover the 18" x 8" slot with some kind of grill that visually matches the fireplace.

I think this is all pretty feasible. I am unnecessarily complicating my life because I'd like to run the 2 subs in stereo for music and as LFE 1 & 2 for HT, so I still have a lot of planning to do around that before I can even think about starting.

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Something like this? It has a white grill too!

(P.s. I have three of those epics up for grabs)

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Something like this? It has a white grill too!

(P.s. I have three of those epics up for grabs)

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I'd like to see a photo with the grill on, please

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