Originally Posted by Erich H
I have a very limited height in my basement. The sub boxes will be touching the ceiling. The one on the right will almost be wedged in.
I have the Polk Rti8's for the front and I believe the center is the CSi3, which is what they say matches. I may upgrade that later. I can't get anymore height without shrinking the screen. What you see in that photo of the boxes and screen actually takes up the entire front wall! As for the seperate amps and crossovers? Ahhh, that would be nice, but keep in mind, I only spent about $250 on these subs not counting shipping. Spending $2700 on amps and crossovers.....well, I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
Now my next home? I'll make sure I have a large room with higher ceilings, or build an addition. Then maybe I can go a bit over board. But I just don't have that option right now.
Rubbish mate there is no such thing as overboard, overboard is just a bs made up word. You’re just not thinking enough, you’ve got an excellent DIY sub their, that’s unquestionable.
You got plenty of room my room floor to ceiling is only 7 feet 3 inches and that’s not a lot to play with and yet I’ve figured out ways even when I get around to buying a cheap LCD video projector it will still fit the room with LCR up and behind the screen and my room is only 15 feet length, now that is tiny.
I’ll flip the main sub up vertical as there will be horizontal base platform up front soon!!!! And that will leave me with a few feet between the L Lex C Rex R fronts a few feet and I’m confident it will work.
Take down the screen now and build a base platform so that the LCR towers thou good ole high quality bookshelf type will do great I mean some models today can give a good modest low end down to 50 or 40Hz and then leave the rest with DCX2496 working LCR sub bass and surrounds and matching amplifiers galore.
That tiny centre against the LR you’d be surprised what a cinema PA speaker can do on the centre, especially in the home. You wouldn’t need those DIY subs just get cinema PA o different than the DIY subs I mean the size of them standing up vertically LOL.
I’d set a really low crossover filter up with DCX2496 because I don’t know seems like they may draw attention or maybe not maybe the low end will sound like the once “CIC UCI High Wycombe THX cinema” now that was voted best 5th THX screen in the world so I heard.
What kind of low end are you expecting or don’t you know yet, is there any films that you’ve seen a THX cinema that gave you the inspiration to build this large DIY sub?
Oh, what about the Floyd sub bass placement? why not a sub up front and one at the back and one for each side of the room laying horizontally you don’t really want to see them only hear and feel them or feel them and hear them which ever.