Smallest size vs maximum output? 115dB to 20Hz
I love my Martycubes. (See my thread in my sig for pics of the room). However my lovely wife is struggling to like them and I hear about it often. (Maybe more because they are currently unpainted). Just one of the struggles with a living room HT I guess.
So, I have been WinISD'ing various models on other sub box designs (including multiples), that would be a realistic alternative to the cubes to still provide reference (or close enough) SPL down to 20Hz. Sub-sonic frequencies not a priority. To keep the box size down. I figure that the biggest I can go is a 15" driver in them. Or 18" with the drivers mounted on the side of a longer, narrow box. I rarely listen at reference, but for my own fun and demo's I would really like to be able to at least reach 115dB at 20Hz.
If the boxes are small enough, I may be able to have up to 4 smaller boxes in the room. Max box size about 17-18" cube (external). Alternatively 20"H x 16.5"W x 18"D external to fit beside TV unit comfortably. I would like to go ported if I can to make the most of my output possibilities down to 20Hz, but a high-excursion/sealed alignment may be the only option with the box sizes.
The room is about 4.7m x 3.7m x 2.6m H with the right hand side open to a dining room and kitchen, and a hallway behind the LP on the right. Around about 3000 cu ft or so including the open sections.
Amperage: I have a Behringer EP4000 currently running the cubes.
Budget: I am willing to pay what is needed to achieve the said goal.
Now don't get me wrong, this is not meant to be a thread about unrealistic expectations. The real question at hand is:
When space taken up in the room is the absolute priority, what would a solid solution be for 115dB to 20Hz?
Last edited by AudyoVidyo; 10-26-2014 at 05:13 PM.