I've been a lurker for a few years and decided to make an account FINALLY
I am seeking some help with getting an enclosure built for my 15" Resonant Engineering SE model woofer Dual 4 ohm (v1 original). I've had this in my closet for about 7 years, brand new still in the box! I've been into car audio for about 10 years and recently started getting into the home audio about 3 years ago and love everything about it. I'm ready for a DIY project!
Here's what i have and here is what im looking to achieve with this system, also my future plans: First off i will be using this for 70% music and 30% movies. I have an Onkyo tx-sr806, behringer ep2500/behringer feedback destroyer pro EQ, 15" re se woofer, cerwin vega e712 towers, cerwin vega XLS-6 surrounds and a BIC PL-28ii center channel. I plan to run the RE SE 15" on one channel of the behringer and i plan to run a Dayton UM-18 OR a SI 18 (which ever i buy) on the other channel.
Living room is 25ft x 14ft (8ft ceiling) open floor concept, breakfast bar on the back side with 8ft opening that looks into living room from kitchen. Max dimensions for the 15" sub box is 20"W x 20" D x 29.75".
What would be the correct NET cubic feet for this enclosure, tuning, square inches of port area etc??...for tuning im just guessing i wouldnt need to tune to 15-20hz or anything that low sense its for music mainly but i could be wrong? Here are the T/S specs of the woofer:
Nominal Impendance = 4 ohm
Free Air Resonance (Fs) = 22hz
Efficiency (SPL 1W/1m) = 88db
Effective Piston Area (Sd) = 810 cm sq.
Thermal power handling (Pe) =600 watts
DC resistance Per coil (Re) =2.8 ohm
Equivalent Compliance (Vas) =209 liters
One-way Linear excursion (Xmax) = 18mm
Electrical Q value (Qes) = 0.55
Mechanical Q value (Qms) = 4.3
Total speaker Q value (Qts) = 0.49
Force factor (Bl) = 17.7
Any and ALL help is greatly appreciated! Thanks fellas