title mostly says it. i originally tried the sealed enclosure route as i had never owned one. whilest it does ok, it's not going to accomplish what i want unless i have about 3-7 more of them in my living room. original sub contained a single 12" eclipse sw8200 which i ended up damaging the cone from pushing it too hard
, my own stupidity there. sub still performs fine, just has some creases in the cone which i am going to see about replacing.
anyhow, since sealed doesnt seem to cut it in my situation a nice behemoth of an LLT seems to be a good choice. i'm looking for the concert level bass, but still want it to be able to hit the low, lows and remain clean. i'm looking at 15" and 12" drivers. i'd really like to try to keep it to one enclosure, two at most for right now. i'm thinking about going with a sonotube design (but not dead set on it) as i like the looks and would like to keep the woodworking to a minimum. also, when it comes time to move the sub(s) i'm sure i'll be thankful for the relative light weight.
the living room is 20ft x 20ft x 8ft and i already own a behringer ep2500 amp.
i'd like to keep the price of the drivers to ~$400. the price of the enclosure is irrelavent to me as i will purchase and build it as i have a few extra bucks and time.
i'd like to go with two to four 15" drivers, but that would involve multiple sonotube enclosures. what i was considering was getting some 32" diameter sonotube and placing three 12" drivers on the bottom cap as illistrated in the very rough paint shop pic below. 32" sonotube is about the biggest that i can fit through my door. this is merely an idea in attempt to have multiple drivers and keep them all contained in a single enclosure so feel free to offer other suggestions. if i have to i will find a place to put multiple enclosures if it will give me the best results.
i was looking at perhaps fixing my current eclipse and then getting two more (should i go with the 32" sonotube design). i was also looking into the dayton dvc series in both the 12" and 15" flavors and the same goes for the titanic series. your other suggestions are also very welcomed here.
so what do you think guys? shoot me your ideas as to what you think would work best to get that kick in the chest, make your heart skip a beat bass.