Originally Posted by Sekosche
Would love to see some single driver options for lower tune here too. By the time I need a more compact sub, I might be in a dedicated room anyway, but who knows. I might not have room for really big subs then either. The current 18” offerings are no doubt minimal footprint and popular for that reason, but if adding another 4” depth and a downfiring 4-5” power port could get them even a half an octave lower tuning, say ~15Hz, that’d be awesome.
Not sure how much added depth would work without adding a lot of height to achieve that goal, but keeping it well under 30” tall is nice for dual purpose rooms, unfortunately physics dictates the rest.
The current models found a sweet spot in terms of performance/price with size being whatever it took to maximize those metrics.
A single 18 would be easy, but not at half size or half cost. And the closer you want to get to either of those...the more problematic it gets.
First thing we need to consider is box size? What is acceptable? Almost as big? Then it's easy although price will reflect that and let's face it...most consider the goal here to get small.
So, let's just go right to what everyone would wish for----v1811 size. Porting is near impossible. So that leaves PRs which will drive up the cost significantly. I've been playing with PR
proto types off/on for a while now. I'm not going to get into specific details on most of it but just a rough idea of costing would be v1811 + 640. So just say 2099.
Now someone would need to say...I'm good with paying 2099 versus 2599(for the tv36) and accepting about half the output capabilities because the much smaller box size is the only way I could experience a 12-14hz tuned sub in my room environment.
Then we would need to think about that model compared to the $2099 s3611 too. The s3611 is same height, an inch or two deeper, and eight inches wider. So it IS bigger(mainly in width) but would that difference be the tipping point for a good percentage of potential buyers? And the width difference might only be 5 inch or so because we'll want to have grills on each side firing PR
too(versus the v1811 which has no need for that because it has no PR
I mean, we can make ANYTHING happen. But it's just a matter of trying to find an acceptable balance between the whole size/price/performance aspect.
Cost no object? We can even approach TV36 performance in a v1811 size box.
But we might be approaching $4000 too..
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