So back in October, my wife and I moved into our new home. The basement is completely unfinished with 9ft ceilings. After my office, bathroom, bar and storage space, I end up with a theater with a finished dimension of 16.5'x22'.
I already have 4 SI HT18s in 4cf flat packs that I am currently assembling. My wife won't let fridge sized ported or folded horn cabinets fly as none of the speakers or subs will be concealed.
The conundrum comes from my planned layout vs ideal layout...
The front stage will allow for placement of the 4 18s to be equidistant from the MLP across the front. Rear won't allow for the footprint of the 4cf flat packs with the rear room entry and the desire to have walkways on each side of the seating.
That being said, I have become enamored with the idea of adding subs to the rear of the room (originally thought about tactile transducers in/on the risers but the wife won't accept external mounting, seating hasn't been decided on and I don't want to mount them to seating anyway and won't know where to mount them under externally until the seating is purchased and received).
The thought is I can do an angled vertical enclosure to house a pair of 12s in each rear corner of the room and not lose much of the walk way and still keep my wife happy aesthetically.
My thought is doing 2 Infinity 1262ws in each corner at the rear sealed and picking up another inuke to run them.
I know mixing sealed and ported enclosures is always a suspect proposition but had thought about using my current SVS cylinders back there. The more I think about it, the less that idea seems to float not to mention the challenge of eqing the mix of ported and sealed subs.
So am I off base in considering 4 sealed 18s across the front and 4 sealed 12s in the rear corners? It allows for a wife approved aesthetic and allows me the sub quantities I desire...
I guess what i would like from you folks is to shoot holes in my ideas. Or stroke my ego and push me forward with it.