1st post, please don't hit me!
What I'm interested in is not the "great sound" of the wave but the amount of bass you can get from such a small box, as I'd like to build an ultra portable amplifier for a bass guitar. These speakers are like 3 inches, so to me that's still quite impressive bass.
My requirements are:
- Small size, preferably light but I prefer small to light
- At least 50 watts (100-150 would be better) as I have to compete with a drum
- High fidelity is not a must, high frequencies aren't really needed, but I don't want a completely lame sound either if possible
Anyone could help me with these questions?
1- Is it possible to get the Bose speakers alone without the box, or something similar/better? If so, where?
2- Since I don't need stereo, could I even cut the size/weight in half?
3- I probably need more power. The owner manual states a power consumption of 50 watts, so I guess the speakers are probably around 10-20 watts each. (http://products.bose.com/pdf/customer_service/owners/wrv3_guide.pdf
). If no small driver with higher power and low frequencies are available, would you recommend an isobaric pair driving a transmission line / labyrinth in the back? can many drivers share the same labyrinth?
4- Anything else you recommend? Please don't hesitate to go wild!
PS: While I'm quite good with electronics, designing crossovers, etc. I'm not that knowledgeable in acoustics. Thanks for keeping it simple!