Originally Posted by BassThatHz
Uh Oh, Houston we have a problem...
My neighbor said I was shaking his dishes with "just" 6 subs activated.
Through a 13" thick wall (double 2x4), 60ft of air/dirt, and then through his exterior house wall (2x6).
I'll have to take precise measurements, but I believe that nothing above 200hz can be heard from outside, even at 105db-A.
The bass was above 55db-C in 2PI space @ 60ft, and that's all I know... (thus far).
That's too bad BTH...all that work and still rattling the neighbor's fine china when not even at full strength with the subs.
I keep reading thread after thread about all of these heavy-hitting systems on AVS and want to be one of the cool guys too!
I'm in position to be there with 4 FI 18's and 8 SI 18's IB in the HT room, and have the tapped horn thing covered for my family room with 10 Lab15 drivers that would make big noise in a TH-50-like cab from LilMike (4 of these would be plenty
). Also have 4 DTS-10's...well, 1 unbuilt DTS-10 and 6 DTS-10 drivers...
It's situations like yours that make me realize I have no chance in my current house of running any of the desired sub systems at anywhere near full volume without getting a knock on the door from the cops...which just became a much more likely possibility as the new neighbor across the street is a police captain. The guy next to him is a county attorney. The neighbor closest to the subs is the safety manager at a coal mine; not anything menacing authority-wise but his mine has been written up for numerous OSHA safety violations over the last year and he's cranky these days.
He's already complained about the single 12" TH in my garage system vibrating the walls in his kitchen 60' away. The lots around here aren't exactly tiny at 1/3 to 1/2 acre, but we are talking about subs with slightly above average firepower.
I've thought about jackhammering out my 1200 sq.ft. garage floor and going underground, but the reality is this lot is nice but not special enough to justify that kind of remodel investement; it'd make much more sense to sell this place and build again.
Thanks for sharing your build!