I posted this thread in the design forum also but I thought that surely you subwoofer guys could give me some input also.
Above is a quick sketch of my front soundstage design. the real back wall of my theater will be double drywalled and well insulated. My ultimate design is to hide everything but the screen on this front wall. I am building a fake front wall in order to build my Ascend 340s into the wall and give them enough rear clearance to give the ports some room to work. When the wall is finished everything will be covered in black GOM fabric so that no speakers will be seen.
Here is my delima. I want to hide a sub-woofer in this wall also. I have alot of flexability as to how deep the space is between the real wall and fake wall so I can fit a pretty big sub behind this fake wall. Originally I considered bass traps all along the real wall and corners and standing a large SVS cylinder sub right behind the screen with a cavity open in the fake wall beneath the center channel. I wasnt sure how the low frequencies emitted from the cylinder would be effected by this type of design. My second option was to purchase a front firing sub like an SVS pb-10 and flush mounting it with fake screen. The room behind this real wall is actually a large utility room so ultimately I would like to build a larhe infintite baffle setup in this wall but that is a project that I just dont have time for at the moment.
Can any of you experienced home theater designers give me a hand or just tell me I'm crazy for wanting to stuff a sub behind this wall ??
Thanks in advance