I accidentally posted this in the subwoofer section, and they sent me here. I an pretty new to audio, but have been learning.
I just finished the 5.1 setup for my wife and kids. It is all Klipsch, but even it is a little odd. I have an RC-7 center and then RF-5 fronts, but the RF-5 have tweeters and crossovers from some RC-7. Since the woofers in the RC-7 and RF-5 are identical, kind of have 3 RC-7 up front, albeit in different cases. My surrounds are the two RC-7 with the RF-5 tweeters and crossovers. It creates what I perceive to be a unified field of sound with no edges or gaps. I may hook up the RS-7 surrounds instead, but that is for later.
My subwoofer is an SVS PB2 Plus, which weighs 175 pounds and has 2 12-inch drivers. I quite like it, but I have minimal experience with subwoofers. I wanted a B4 Plus that is for sale in San Diego. It has 4 drivers and weighs 200 pounds. Must have been made around 2000. The guy wants $900, and I could get it to Seattle for under $200. But people have warned me about old subwoofers. So I turned my attention to newer subwoofers.
The SVS round subs really caught my eye. And from what I have read, they are acoustically the same. Not sure about that. And then a few people told me to just build my own, that it was relatively easy and a lot cheaper. So that led naturally to the idea of making my own round subwoofer. I am told that people do or have, but I have not seen much about it.
And once that set my mind going, it just took off, and I realized that that circle would actually be considerably smaller that the square ones, and then that made me consider a taller round sub to make up, say 6 feet tall, and that made me think about multiple drivers, which reminded me of the B4.
So here is the question. Would it make sense to try a six foot tall round sub with a 20 inch interior diameter, and then put 6 drivers in it, three pointing out from each half, and set them up with a push-pull system? That may be a stupid idea, but it actually is the one I am trying to evaluate.
I thought I was the only one, and then I came across this. Any thoughts or comments are welcome. And if this is stupid, just tell me, I can take it.