Hi all, haven't been here in a while. Was helped by many members to build my (4) dual 15" Dayton subs for my theater. I could use your help again.
I have a small 11'x11' art room and I would like to build 2 small subs. I am looking for good SPLs and accuracy. I want 2 subs to achieve good room response. Want to keep under 2cuft for each sub but not a cube. I rather tall skinnier shape because I have very little floor space. I might even mount these to the wall where the ceiling meets in the center of both sides of the room.
I love my Dayton subs in my theater so I was initially looking at their 8" HO and HF models. Also looking at the Tang Band W8740-p but I don't like that it uses foam. I worry about it deteriorating after 10 years or so.
I am willing to listen to any options.
My art room setup.
Denon DVD-910 CD player
Onkyo TX-8050 stereo receiver
Schiit Uber Bifrost D/A converter
Emotiva EPA-2 Gen 2 Amp
DefTech Studio Monitors SM-65s Speakers
If you need small speakers, have you considered an isobaric design subwoofer? You would have to buy twice as many drivers but you would cut the box volume roughly in half. You might even get by with smaller drivers than 8". I was working on a sub wit two 6.5" drivers when somebody made me an offer for the drivers that I could not refuse.
My money would be on a pair of tens in small sealed boxes(less than 1 cubic foot).
Add eq as needed.
The PE drivers you mentioned above would be good choices.
If you end up going this route be sure to buy more watts than you think you need.
Good bass needs watts lots of them.