Originally Posted by yadfgp
Exactly. As I stated earlier about a week ago in this thread. My room is a little bit bigger than yours it sounds like. I've had 4 MFW's in there and it didn't satisfy me as much I thought it would. Going with 2 Empires even though there is the same amount of drivers, might not get you the impact you might think since they are sealed vs ported. I haven't heard an empire so I can't speak from experience on them. But you definitely don't want to buy a couple of subs, and end up being disappointed. That's happened to me many many times when dealing with my huge room.
I just remembered that bsoko2 used to run quad empires (quad empires!
) in an area that I think was like 8500 cubic feet or so? Maybe he could give you a good idea how well duals would run since your area is somewhat similar in size it sounds like.
Honestly, if the sound was worth the space/budget compromise, quad empires aren't even all that expensive for what you get. A little over 3k including shipping would do the trick. However, space for 4 subs in the right places I doubt would fly with the wife. Cramming 2 mammoth ported Hsu's will probably already get in me trouble, lol.
Originally Posted by JimWilson
Given the circumstances I would tend to agree with going ported as well. You're probably going to need a lot of horsepower to fill that room. Have you considered a pair of F25's
I'm sure dual F25's would be pretty killer, but unfortunately there is no ETA on those subs coming out. Apparently they're working on an 800W version though.
Originally Posted by spyboy
Bill ran quad Empires and an Epik Conquest at the same time. I think that for large and extra large spaces, ported/passive radiator subs are more cost effective than sealed unless you can DIY.
Note* - Couple of changes to my setup:
I've been experimenting with placement with my current RW12 and have gotten it to the point where it actually makes some decent impact. It's nothing that will move furniture around or anything, but it's at least decent and gives me hope for my big room when I get a couple monsters in there.
I've also swapped out my ML Clarities with my basement speakers, Def Tech BP30's. The BP30 midbass completely blows away the MLs. Really looking forward to getting some real subs in here now.