A couple months ago, I decided on adding on to my dual UM-18s with some near field subs. I originally planned to build 2 dual opposed Infinity 1262 enclosures for near field use, but that ship sailed when
posted for sale a few of his HT18s. I'm from Houston, and have family up in Dallas where he is located, so I figured it would be a perfect weekend trip to visit family, purchase 2 HT18s, and get a nice demo of the 1899s - which turned into an afternoon of above reference level playing with a cheap 50? wpc max receiver. It was awesome.
I was planning another trip to Dallas which ended up being this weekend, the 4th of July holiday weekend. It turns out that Patzig was debating on selling a few more (4 more) HT18s and I happen to chat with him before that ad made the classifieds. So another weekend to Dallas with lots of family for the holiday, and a quick trip to purchase 4 more HT18s.
The plan is to have 2 stacks of 3 18s up front, and a pair of near field 18s. 8 18s total.
This thread is for me to gain some opinions on setup, possible wiring, and which amps.
I currently have my UM-18s running off a 6000DSP, and I also have a 3000DSP boxed and all the SpeakOn's, etc. for the first two HT18s that were purchased a few months ago.
I'm looking on advise for the other 4 HT18s....How should I power them? A single 6000DSP and wire them together so a pair of HT18s runs off each channel of the 6000DSP?
Should I purchase two more 3000DSPs? Should I purchase the 4 channel NU4-6000DSP?
Anyway, here's some pics - 4 HT18s will be placed on top of the currently placed UM-18s, while the other 2 will be placed on each side of the current LP as shown:
I also tried out a pair of my Pioneer FS52s as wides to see how it affected the overall surround. The RBH R5Bis are going to be mounted as either front heights or Atmos speakers. I just can't decide which, because DTS:X is taking too long. I might just go forth with Atmos.
The 1899s are massive speakers and the cliche saying of "pics don't to them justice" is exactly that. These played effortlessly loud maintaining the same total qualities of the speaker at low volumes and above reference volumes which is a feat most speakers can't achieve. I can't really say enough about this speaker and really wish I could compare it with some of my personal speakers in the same room/setting. The compression driver(s) definitely have a different sound signature than classic domes and ribbons and I won't elaborate on that. I know this is a small paragraph about a massive speaker, but I have to comment something about them even though they deserve their own thread.