Big box in the next room over? An idea...
Sorry if this question has been asked and answered already. I'm thinking this must have been done before, but Google isn't much help.
I have a friend who is thinking about adding a sub to his home theater setup after coming to my house to listen to mine. However, he's not sure he can get away with a big enclosure (WAF). If he can't, I suggested maybe the sub box could actually be in the storage room, which is right next to his HT room. I'm thinking if he built a huge bandpass box, all he'd need is a small cutout in the wall for the port (could be made to look like a regular vent). The box could be as big as is reasonable since it's in the storage room, but the port protrudes from the wall slightly in the HT room. Am I crazy for suggesting this?
FYI, I told him that this would be crazy without first taking a big sub (I would let him test with mine) into his HT room and placing it about where on the wall the port would reside, to make sure that it sounds good from where his seating is. I'm thinking maybe the best way to that would be to face the test sub toward the wall. Would that be correct?