Hi Everyone noob here, been trying to get a bigger subwoofer for some time but can't afford it. i accidentally stumbled in to the DIY forums a couple of days ago and decided to take the plunge. i've been reading up as much as i can but i still have a few questions (i'm probably sure ill have more).
First off a bit of background, i currently live in Nigeria so i have to import 99% of my gear from the US or the UK which significantly adds to the cost. I have a dedicated room 8.97 ft wide, 8.75ft high and 14.15ft deep and would like to make 2 Marty cubes. I've ordered 2 ULM 18-22's which will get to me in about 2 months. i plan to power them with an XLS 1500 and XLS 1502 (both in bridge mode) and a miniDSP balanced 2X4 for filters and eq.
1. Can you have too much bass: Will 2 Marty cubes be too much for my room (8.98*8.75*14.15). i love bass and i used to think that you can never have enough bass, but i'm also worried that it might be way over kill for my room size.
2. Amp Power: Crown states that the xls 1500 & 1502 will put out 1550W in bridge mode.Considering that manufacturer specs are not always what they claim. Will the crowns be sufficient to power the ULM 18-22? I already own the crowns but if more power is needed i can get a NX600D.
3. Other alternatives to clamps: i plan to get a local carpenter to help me build the cabs and most i have spoken to don't have clamps to hold the pieces together. Pardon my ignorance but other than aesthetics why cant a nail and a hammer be used? we would use wood glue and some seal (silicone or adhesive bond) for all the seams. Based on my reading so far, some people used a brad nailer and didn't need clamps. I believe a brad nailer is a nail gun hence the question.
4. Front baffle: PE has the baffle cutout diameter for the ULM 18-22 at 16.75" so does that mean inner baffle for bracing = 16.75, inner front baffle = 16.75 and top/outer front baffle = 17.50 or ???
Thanks for taking the time.
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