Originally Posted by DeruDog
I may be a little incapable on the internet, but I am having trouble finding the dimensions, driver reccomendations, and amplifier recommendations for Marty subs. I see a comparison of responses, and GSG audio flat packs, but that is it. Anyway, I don't want to have anything that will visually overpower the room, but as mentioned in another post, if the subs wind up being end tables (especially since I will likely finish them that way anyhow) then it may be okay. From the GSG "shopping list" it looks like dual Martys (even cubes) would be more like $1500 or $1800, once you add in drivers and amplifier (6000). That said, for a 2000 cuft room, would one need 6000, or could you get away with less?
If you're buying flat packs (it didn't sound like that was your intent) and want duals then yes, it would be more. See https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-d...tysub-faq.html
for the Marty line (just the name given to a slot-ported series of subs that make efficient use of the handi panels found at most big box lumber/hardware stores).
Lots of builds around here turning subs into furniture (or is it vice-versa?). It's all about the modelling, that will tell you if the design you envision works or not. If you're serious about the DIY sub possibility I suggest trying out WinISD. A bit of a learning curve, but well worth it in the end if you want to build your own.
Originally Posted by DeruDog
In the end, I might upgrade to the SVS ported version as my baseline, so perhaps dual martys would be an option. Looking at the on-paper comparisons, I don't see what I would gain with them. Are they overkill? I am undecided and happy that I am having this debate in advance of laying down any cash.
Thanks for all the input. It is much appreciated, since I lean toward DIY on most things and especially anything woodworking-related.
What sub(s) do you currently have? What are you hoping to gain more of by going with the dual PB1000s?
What you would gain really depends on what you're looking for.
How loud do you typically listen?
Are you after ULF, chest kick, both?
How big a basshead are you?
You mentioned both movies and music, what is that ratio?
This is the DIY section, nothing - and I mean NOTHING - is too much around here. You'll find people recommending starting
with 4 18" subs, and working up from there.
I personally don't know of anyone that has gone back to retail subs after building even the most modest DIY sub. If you have the woodworking skills you can make it into anything you want, which is a huge plus, and use the best components to get the most out of it. SVS makes fine subs, but if it's clean, deep output that you're after, DIY is the way to go. But, it can turn into the rabbit hole too. Fair warning there.
If the Marty subs seem a bit large then check out the VSS thread
. Multiple tuning options, smaller design, etc. Mine works great for both movies and music.