Since these are currently on sale, I'm thinking about getting 4 of these but had a few questions.
C: Fusion 8 horizontal
Subs: 4 HT18 4cf sealed
Goal: more bass
Specifically in the upper range for gunshots, chest slam, etc where I think these will do well. Baby steps in upgrading so eventually i may change to ported HT18's or replace them altogether.
I was thinking of adding these to get increased mid bass in the upper end where the HT18's don't have the sensitivity and the Fusion12's are a little lacking. What I am trying to decide is how to integrate them. I have been considering several options:
1. use the 15Hz tune and get more bass all around. Can you ever have too much bass?
2. use the 31Hz tune and cross them over to the HT18's. I would get an 6000dsp for my HT18's and roll them off around 50-60 and then use a crown xls1500 HPF to bring in the PA460s letting the receiver cut them off around 120. I have also been checking out VicTorious1's design here
so that is an option as well.
3. Use one set of these as nearfields with potentially a different crossover. My original thought was to use the HT18's as nearfield as i was concerned with localization being an issue in the higher frequency range of the pa460 however I have been reading several other threads where people are using the 460's nearfield and love it.
Really not sure what the best option is right now since depending on how I decide to integrate them, the amp requirements may change since I don't have any DSPs right now. Any advice would be welcome as I have been through this thread and several other's multiple times and am still undecided. Sometimes DIY presents too many options for indecisive people like myself
I guess there is also a fourth option to just use the VBSS at 15 Hz and just replace all my HT18's . . . . I'm sure would have no problem selling them.