Originally Posted by Droogne
I have some questions about the riser. I'm looking into building something like this myself (need to raise the couch as I cant lower my tv). I assume it's a sealed box? How did you figure out the dimensions and drivers (also what drivers did you use?). Why did you choose to go with a subwoofer and not some bass transducers? Would you say it's better than transducers?
Preety neat setup by the way! You inspire me
Originally Posted by vitaminbass
Not much activity in here for awhile...I had kinda the same question. If I understand correctly his primary subs are sealed, and so is the riser. I would think mixing these types could cause issues otherwise...
You could go ported and do the same thing but would likely take a larger box or a smaller driver, assuming you wanted to tune it low...
I figured the internal volume by using a simple spreadsheet to calculate the space needed.
I used two (at the time unused) Sound Splinter RLp18 subwoofer drivers. I had six of them, four used in two dual-opposed subs in the rear corners of the room just behind my futon couch. I chose this option because it would not cost me additional cash. Essentially free to build aside from the material to make the riser which wasn't very expensive at all. I would have gone with dual (or more) Crowson actuators but that would have cost at least $1k of which I could not afford. Very pleased with the results and after a few years of use I would not consider changing them to anything else now. Better? Maybe. I've had great (and bad) demos of nearfield subs, Buttkickers and Crowsons. It all really lies on the setup and this riser seems to be able replicate the best of all methods. I'm very happy with this system.
Thanks! I know it's been a while so I hope you found your answer one way or another and have been fruitful in your pursuits.
Last edited by Scott Simonian; 04-11-2019 at 03:49 AM.