I've been busy with family stuff the last fews days but wanted to get everyone up to date. On Thursday, David and I pulled some RG6 and 12/2 speaker wire through out the room. It ends up I need about 75' more RG6 and 125' more of the 12/2. I should have both by mid week.
Once this is done, I'm going to attack the drywall and get that competed.
One other interesting twist on things... I've been playing around with the idea of building my own DIY sub. I was considering both a ported SonoTube or a ported box sub.. After research over at HTGuide.com and discussions with bpape and Mark P, I think I'm going to build an Infinite Baffle (IB) sub.
The current plan will incorporate (2 or 4) 15" drivers from SoundSplinter (RL-p 15
). For anyone that does not know what a IB sub is, it's basically a woofer that is mounted "open" in the rear. It uses the space behind the woofer as it's "large box". In my case, I have a somewhat sealed attic space behind my HT wall that should work out well. One of the biggest benefits of this design is I can get some serious bass in my room.. yes, I'm a bass nut. Also, this will allow me to get frequencies down to about 16Hz
The rear area would look something like this but my woofers would be stacked vertically:
Here is what I am proposing for the sub:
Rear Attic Area
Building it myself with "crazy" bass would cost about $1,350.
-- (4) 15" RL-p 15
-- 1200x2 Watt Amp (something like this Behringer EP2500
I will probably need to purchase an EQ and a high pass filter as a phase II item to really get this sub perfectly tuned but feel this will definitely get me going. I may baby-step into this and build a (2) woofer model to start and add (2) more if I need more output.