Originally Posted by kcnitro07
That would take up 1/3 my room, no thanks! I can stack 4 of these sealed in the same space as one horn....I think I"ll stick with dual sealed LMS-Us
I definitely understand where you are coming from, been there.
Regarding horns, you could always go with the long and low version...stand it up in a corner for a small footprint or lay it down along a wall or behind a couch. The output would be insane from just one. Two have the potential to level your structure. If you shoehorn a horn or two in, you might be a changed man. I never wanted or cared for them until about 5 years ago. After building a few I am forever changed. I have outdoor subs that are horns as well. With only 75w they rock my whole outdoor space and the $75 in drivers are not even exposed to the weather (left outside all season) as per the design, where they would be with a sealed or ported setup. People are amazed when I fire it up, I get "holy **** this system rocks"! So, for what a $175 gets me (including wood and amp), it would take a $1000 or more to even come close with a sealed setup.
Same goes for my room now. I have two sealed LMSs and love them! But, If I really want to push them I would need to rewire the room to get enough amplification. Instead, I added a horn and utilized a spare amp channel with less than a 1000w and the entire house shakes like the floor is being ripped up. In order to get that same effect with more LMSs and amps it would cost me several thousand dollars more, not including the wiring upgrade.
Horns certainly aren't for everyone and they don't always look pretty. There are simply rooms where they are simply not feasible. However, if you can get over the size, it is insane what you get with so little money and effort.
I too never wanted a large enclosure in my room due to aesthetics. But, now, I am willing to redesign everything in order to fit one more in. It's like anything, once you get a taste for insane levels of bass, there is no substitute.
Of course, that is the great thing about the bass journey, there are many roads to get you there.
If you use the LMS or UXL you can ues them in either setup, horned or sealed.Edited by jpmst3 - 10/8/13 at 11:32am