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Can you get away with just 1 othorn?

now that my company has taken on a titan 39 bass horn to build... im looking to build an Othorn for my jam room. it's a man cave for loud guitars and metal! do i need 2 othorns or can i get away with just one? this is going to be a 2.1 system with waveguide and AE drivers. i'd like some input on these bass horns. best subs for this design... crossovers and listening impressions. thanx!

my room is 500 square ft. 18ft ceilings... all hardwood
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One Othorn would be plenty. What is the T39 for?


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One Othorn would be plenty. What is the T39 for?
T39 is for tailgating at football games for charity. A company event. The t39 will be my first basshorn build
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Is this for just music or for home theater as well? Live music?
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now that my company has taken on a titan 39 bass horn to build... im looking to build an Othorn for my jam room. it's a man cave for loud guitars and metal! do i need 2 othorns or can i get away with just one? this is going to be a 2.1 system with waveguide and AE drivers. i'd like some input on these bass horns. best subs for this design... crossovers and listening impressions. thanx!

my room is 500 square ft. 18ft ceilings... all hardwood
othorn outputs 120+ db thats really loud
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im looking to build an Othorn for my jam room. it's a man cave for loud guitars and metal!
If that's the case you don't need to go lower than 30Hz. Pro-touring concert sound subs don't.

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I would sooner do one Othorn + potent amplifier, than two Othorns + weak sauce amplifiers.

Btw, touring sound systems are starting to dig lower these days. I would also never let status quo be the reason for picking any specification. Either your music digs low, or it doesn't...and the speakers you build should be based on your musical goals.
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Btw, touring sound systems are starting to dig lower these days.
Electric bass speakers aren't, and metal doesn't go real low anyway. I use Bills T48s for my real PA, they go as low as we need, and we play metal, so they go as low as a man cave for metal needs.
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Can you get away with just 1 othorn?

I also have two of the 30" t48. They are awesome for most music. I also have two Ghallarhorns which are awesome for everything I throw at it. Both types are incredibly loud. The t48 is much, much lighter and 1/4 the price, much easier to build than the Othorn or Ghorn. Id like to see the max spl comparison between the t48 and Othorn. I have not heard the Othorn, but I would choose a Gjallarhorn over Othorn (and did) just due to the type of music I listen to since the Ghorn goes deeper. Luke would be the best man to talk to about that though, as he has both. Any of the three I mentioned, when properly placed, is plenty for most sane people inside a room.


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The Othorn is very strong down to 25hz, and just one will exceed 120db at 25hz without room gain. Over 30hz is more around 130db for just one.

Another sub I'm really impressed with is a front loaded horn called the F20, and it's MUCH cheaper to build than the Othorn. With a single 15" driver and only ~400 watts it really pounds. If you upgrade the driver you can feed it even more power. stormwind13 could give more details about that.

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Either your music digs low, or it doesn't...and the speakers you build should be based on your musical goals.
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Saw this a while ago, just thought i would share :-)

http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/g...the_new_50_hz/
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