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post #1 of 5 Old 02-04-2007, 11:26 AM - Thread Starter
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I've got an HT where the screenwall is just over 10 feet wide (I've got a 74" wide screen.)
20-24" diameter sonosubs would crowd the screen too much for my taste... is a smaller (12-14") sonosub not worth the effort?

My other option is to go with a manifold or line array IB... the left wall perpindicular to the screen wall is a crawlspace... but the portability of the sonosub designs appeals to me, as does the DIY nature of the thing.

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Sure you can do a smaller one, but I wouldn't go any smaller than 16" (because using a 12" driver with even a 14" tube isn't the greatest idea).


You say your screen wall is 10ft wide, could you not lay some big sonotube(s) horizontally on the floor?

If not, I'd give the line array IB serious consideration.
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:sheepish:

Horizontal did not even dawn on me. I should not have skipped that fifth year at Northeastern
The screen is well high enough of the floor to clear it. Now I've got something to think about.

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Alright then.

Just for reference, this is what I plan on doing in my yet unfinished room.

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Well, I picked up a box sub that was originally kit-built, then made stiffer and more massive by being clad in 9/16" birch ply. It'll be a minor refinishing project, but it should do for now and was a steal. I'll probably model the box in one of the software tools listed herein and see if I can tune it, just because I can't resist

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