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I would certainly think these new Titans would be overkill for most residential theater rooms but then again, so is everything else we do with this hobby. Even modest rooms like mine can sound and look comparable to a commercial theater. Not better mind you, but it's not too far off either. Now guys are buying these big JBL commercial LCR's and putting them in a room 1/3 the size they are mean't for and then topping it off 8 or more 18" subs. It's all about headroom these days I guess. I remember when my M&K's were really nice speakers. Now, compared to what DIY sound group is offering, they're just, well, speakers. I'm definitely interested to see what you do next.
Yeah, that's why I wanted to talk about it. I'm not really interested in total volume, because I already can get it louder than I can listen to without pain. But I'm more interested in differences in Sound Quality. I had settled on the Fusion 15s (With Volt Surrounds) previously because they were a good price and received really good reviews at every speaker GTG here on AVS. I may very well stick with that plan. Maybe most of the people talking about these new Titan speakers are primarily in the "Bigger is Better" crowd. The only additional speaker upgrade I want to have to tackle is for new surround formats, like Atmos or DTS:X.
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I vote the Titans I have qsc2150s and love how they sound and there in my living room at the moment. The sound is just so dynamic

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Also the baffle wall is really not that hard to build. If you can build a normal wall you'll be able to build a baffle wall

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Also the baffle wall is really not that hard to build. If you can build a normal wall you'll be able to build a baffle wall

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It isn't the difficulty of the construction itself, I just don't know how the layout should be. And if it is worth the effort of building.
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I'm still not done so I don't have them in the wall yet but I bought them from cdy2179 and he said the difference from no baffle wall to baffle wall was a dramatic difference. Here's a pic of how I built mine the Titans would just be shorter so depending on the stage height might have to be a little higher in the wall . Not sure how wide your room is that's about a 14 foot wide baffle wall and gives eneogh space to fit subs on each side which extends the baffle wall all the way to the side walls



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I'm still not done so I don't have them in the wall yet but I bought them from cdy2179 and he said the difference from no baffle wall to baffle wall was a dramatic difference. Here's a pic of how I built mine the Titans would just be shorter so depending on the stage height might have to be a little higher in the wall . Not sure how wide your room is that's about a 14 foot wide baffle wall and gives eneogh space to fit subs on each side which extends the baffle wall all the way to the side walls



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Nice work! You're almost there! For me, the subs are the problem. I have two Submersive HP+ subs. (Which I really like) They are not forward firing, and sit on either side of the center speaker. The axioms I have are tall but really really narrow. The Titans (Narrow version) are 19.5" wide. They could fit all behind the screen, but they would be pretty close to the sides of the Subs where the drivers are. The Fusion 15's are only 17.5" wide. I'm not sure how much space I need to leave open on the sides of the subs. As for your question about putting them on the sides. It could work, but I'd need to remove the corner bass traps to move them there. I need to make sure no matter what speaker I buy that they will fit my layout properly.

This is the space currently (Minus the screen wall)

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I see that's a tough one. I remember your build now and forgot about the bass Traps. Yeah I agree with you on making sure the speaker will work properly in the room. I'm sure BIG will have a better idea if the Titans could work with your other speakers. Nice theater by the way I read through your thread a bunch when I was first starting to build my room

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@hd0823 , do you have a build thread? I'd like to take a look.

Damelon, I forgot about the side firing Seatons that you upgraded to. I would think that in order to build a baffle wall, you would need to get in touch with Acoustic Frontiers. It may or may not be worth it and it may not be able to be done at all. But if you do get the baffle wall done, the reveal lights behind the screen would be a nice touch for this room.
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Damelon, I forgot about the side firing Seatons that you upgraded to. I would think that in order to build a baffle wall, you would need to get in touch with Acoustic Frontiers. It may or may not be worth it and it may not be able to be done at all. But if you do get the baffle wall done, the reveal lights behind the screen would be a nice touch for this room.
I agree on all counts. I didn't remember until today that the Subs were side firing. I sent an email to Seaton Sound to see what their recommendations for spacing would be next to the speakers. Selling them / Swapping them is probably not an option, since it would cost me quite a bit just to change them to the forward facing models... plus I really like how these sound! I really was looking forward to swapping out the speakers, so I hope that one of the two DIYSG speaker sets are viable. Though, something like the F18s or the F2s could fit in the corners! My side panels are about 24" wide on the sides of my screen.

I mean... come on!!! who wouldn't want this!! But I'm sure people would just say to get DIY subs if I'm doing that. At least that would be cheaper. But I do love my Seatons!




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@hd0823 , do you have a build thread? I'd like to take a look.

Damelon, I forgot about the side firing Seatons that you upgraded to. I would think that in order to build a baffle wall, you would need to get in touch with Acoustic Frontiers. It may or may not be worth it and it may not be able to be done at all. But if you do get the baffle wall done, the reveal lights behind the screen would be a nice touch for this room.
Yup my build thread name is the coldwater Creek cinema

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I sent an email to Seaton Sound to see what their recommendations for spacing would be next to the speakers.
So I received a response from Mark Seaton, and he said I only need 3" of space on each side of the Submersives.
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So it looks like the Titans will fit

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So it looks like the Titans will fit

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Yeah, going to talk about it a bit with BIG. It isn't just if they will fit in the existing space, but also placement for all speakers. Plus, though I like the potential of the Titans, I'd like to get a review or two about them first. Maybe even a GTG review. Now, pretty much all of DIYSG's speakers are great products, and I was already set to buy the Fusions based on other reviews, so I'm not really that worried about it, but I'm also not in a rush either. It will probably be an April upgrade I'm guessing.
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