Originally Posted by Aze
Thats what I had in mind, say an ultimax 18" for the full marty and a 12" for the mini. Can an inuke set the range for the 12" while setting the 18" at the same time and for each channel? If so, it would make the crossover unnecessary which makes things easier. Then I just have to model drivers to find one which gives the response from each cabinet I want and I can join the league of bassheads
I'm not sure of the extent of the DSP capabilities per channel of the iNukes. I'm not sure if they are able to set a separate HPF for only a single channel.
The line of Marty cabs is for the common 18" drivers such as the UM-18/UXL, etc. there isn't really an official 12" mini marty. That would basically just be a 12" ported cab.
Either way, you can get the Dayton Audio PA460 and put it in a cab either sealed or tuned to around 40ish hz. That's an 18" PA style driver with super high sensitivity and midbass capabilities (output), more than any similarly priced 12".
You can search that driver on here and get tons of feed back and results from people using it in tons of ways.
Another thing to invest in is a program called REW. It's basically the ability to see your room, and how your subs are responding in your room with visual graphs. That way you can see peaks and nulls, etc.
If you're just starting out, I would personally see if you had the budget for 2 full Marty's. It's going to make things much easier starting out, and the UM-18 is a great driver.
Also, if you're wanting to use two different ported cabs each with a different tune, you're going to need some type of HPF (high pass filter) for the higher tuned cab.