Originally Posted by Imperatore
Sounds good whatever makes you happy. You only go through life once. My cousin owns a DJ company here in NJ called Party King. They are very well known and do a lot of big parties and company picnics. We did LiL Kim's birthday back in the day. lots of HS project grads and wedding & bar mitzvah type stuff. I worked for them when I was a teenager and we djayed parties for thousands in open space and didn't even use that many 18" subwoofers. That sounds insane to me. Unless your HT room is the size of a HS gym
Have you ever listened to the SVS PB ultra? It is a monster with 3600 dynamic watts. It weighs over a 155 pounds and is shipped on a pallet. The sub will shake your fillings out turned up 1/4 way. The use of 2 is more for standing wave issue rather than a need for more bass in a typically HT setup. Yours is def NOT typical. Give SVS a call and see what they tell you. For $2k it is a Monster of a sub that performs impeccably. It is one of the best out there. It has won basically every award there is to win.
Coming from a family where I have been around 18" JBL's my whole life I don't see how anyone would really need Ten 18" woofers in a HT room. Most AV purists reading this are prob going to curl reading it
Something tells me your using pro audio gear and your a bass feen
Something also tells me you will soon be looking to make it a cool dozen
Possibly Dirty Dozen in the future....
What 18" do you use? What type of box? Do you have dimensions and diagram if someone were interested in making one?
I would love to hear it....
Good luck with it...
Yes, I do have some pro gear in the mix, but not the sub drivers. Pro amp (3750x2 for power) 8 stereo Integrity 18's in sealed boxes, and two RE XXX18's that at this point are not hooked up as the new project is taking shape. It will end up being a 6th order bandpass box that is basically the size of my rear storage closet. Should be pretty neat and one-of-a-kind for sure. The need for that many drivers is for extension, room smoothing, and low THD; all of which make for a killer bottom end.
The PB is a nice sub, but the capability I have now is leagues ahead of any consumer product that I have ever heard. I don't know why ANY av purist would curl at what I have done. Sure I should be good to 140dB's in room if I wanted to, but I also during normal listening have probably the lowest THD even you have ever heard.
Yes I certainly am a bass fiend, no I don't really have any more room to add more drivers, well, other than the jbl 4648's I might toss back into the mix. that would put me at 14 with the added 4x15's for midbass, but are they really necessary? No. lol
The SI 18's right now are in sonotubes dual opposed and you can see two of them in my avatar pic. I recently sold my other 8.5 cuft sealed boxes for the other 4 so I need to get on making some sawdust for a new pair of dual opposed boxes to get all 8 of those running again. Here are some pics of what I have been working with over the last couple years: