Originally Posted by Mfusick
What about 12" LMS tuned low ?
ack, too many smart people with too many viable options
I assume tuned low being a ported design? I don't have any hard evidence, but anecdotally i tend to like sealed subs more. no proof, just preferences of subs that i've listened to tend towards sealed designs.
one thing i've been toying with is long-term planning with re-using drivers. there is a good chance I will be able to move into a space where I have more freedom with placement of multiple subs in the next 2-3 years. At that point, do I plan my current project and pick drivers based on what will work best later down the road? The only money I can really spend on my audio hobby/obsession is money that is gained from selling of other stuff. in terms of cost, quad 15" daytons is about $1350, quad 18" daytons $1620, dual uxl-18's $1750, single lms 5400 $1650. All seem doable for me right now. However, I think the LMS it out for two reasons, 1) to change configuration would mean building a whole new sub so long-term would essentially double the total cost and 2) i'm a little turned off because of QC with PE receiving an entire shipment of defect drivers that had somehow gotten demagnetized
so my two options are the two quad daytons and the dual uxl-18. the two quad options would give me two dual-opposed for later down the road, and the dual uxl-18 would obviously give me a pair of uxl-18's. I dont' even know if quad 18's would work well in such a small enclosure but the quads would open the opportunity for quad subs!!! ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!! :brain exploded:
one thing i realized earlier today is any of the above designs are going to be seriously heavy. like pushing 200 pounds including amp
One more question on the enclosure itself. Do you think extra bracing would be needed if I used double MDF so it would be 1.5" thick all the way around? Or would it actually be better to use single 3/4" mdf with internal bracing?Edited by simp1yamazn - 7/18/13 at 11:43am