I had a hard time deciding whether to add a Mini Marty or 2 more VBSS to my existing 2 VBSS end tables, but the decision has been made. The positioning of my end tables leaves the mlp in a partial null, and my end table positioning is inflexible, so I want to hit it from multiple angles to help even out the room. Thus, I decided 2 > 1 for my situation. Yes, two Mini Martys would be better, but I'm on a tight budget, and I'm very happy with VBSS 1 & 2.
Drivers have arrived, wood has been ordered, my build of 2 additional VBSS cabs is set to begin.
These will be a modified slot port configuration at around 20 Hz. I'm building the cabs so they can be stacked in the one location my baffle wall affords, or I can place one behind the baffle wall and one in the corner of the room, or I can stack them both in the corner of the room.
My baffle wall is a load-bearing wall, so I'm limited as to what I can do with it. The space I have available is 29" wide by 43" tall, so I'm working on a cabinet design that is 21.5" tall x 28" wide x 23.5" deep. I plan to do some testing to see which subwoofer configuration provides the most impact at MLP, two together or two separate.
I'll be driving these with an iNuke 3000DSP (thanks
Here's a picture of my space. Where you see the MTX 3X10 box in the corner is one possible location for one (or both) of the VBSS. The room is open on both ends. Where the camera is, there's a staircase open to the upstairs.
And here's my baffle wall.
Build progress pics will happen over the next few weeks as I gear up. I'm waiting on Baltic Birch sheets from Menard's (ouch $80 each!) I'd like to finish these in natural wood with a Tung oil or something of that nature. They will have rounded over corners because I actually like plywood grain, but these need not be supermodels as they will mostly be hidden away.
Questions? Comments? Criticisms (constructive)? Fire away!