Originally Posted by beastaudio DAMT!!!!
Just opened the cab, the speakers arent even 2226h's they are 2225H's. So where do I go from here? That is truly dissappointing, and I definitely just got screwed...
Oh piffle. The 2225 and near as dammit to the 2226 for home use. I've used heaps of them (both 2225 and 2226) in my PA and at home. The two differences are the lower power handling (do you really
think you're going to put 200W continuous
through them at home?) and the 2/3 Xmax. At levels that were uncomfortably loud in my last house, I could barely see cone movement in a pair for music, so the Xmax limit is moot, especially with subs.
Apart from the above, the T/S are near identical. So, I see your options as two fold;
1: sealed and EQ for circa 80Hz xover to subs, 58L net for 2 drivers
2: 6th order ported - 133L net for a pair, Q=2 HPF at 39Hz. This gives correct and complementary EQ and HPF and gets the smallest enclosure size ported for the same FR.
Sims below are with 3 100mm ports 284mm long (or equivalent) and 200W/driver.
All of my last generation PA enclosure were 6th order, and my last 2 JBL home builds which used 2225s. I've got a dozen AE TD15 drivers now or I'd still be using them, and would see no reason to change to 2226 for home midbass use.