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Old 25th December 2003, 11:52 PM   #1
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Merry Xmas all.

I have been using a single Peerless Phoenix woofer for a couple of years and find this the most musical sub I have ever heard.

In 2 weeks I am moving to a new house with a very, very large living room 17m x 6m.

I will need to add more subs to fill the space! My options are:

1. Add another sub and have them as a stereo pair.

2. Add another sub, with them both in the middle - mono.

3. Add another sub, with them both in the middle, but one firing forward, the other backwards.

4. Add 3 more subs and stack them as per the Linkwitz site. (expensive!)

Has anyone changed the configuration as per the Linkwitz stacked setup, ie, all woofers firing throught the magnet?

Obviously, the easiest way is to build another sub and play with the combinations, but has anyone already done this? I'm asking for impressions of these combinations as a guide.

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Old 26th December 2003, 02:33 AM   #2
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If you are talking dipoles, then yes I have a pair of the dual driver linkwitz style subs. They are great, but because they are dipoles maximum output isn't a match for sealed subs.

I would recommend the dipoles, or stereo sealed subs using the Behringer Feedback Destroyer for room EQ.

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Old 26th December 2003, 05:24 AM   #3
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a very, very large living room 17m x 6m.
Wow! That's something I don't know that I've ever seen.
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Old 26th December 2003, 09:49 AM   #4
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17m x 6m...........PHEWWW !!!!!!

Where did you find a house in Darwin with a family room that
size ?
Are you sure you're not using an old Aircraft Hanger ??


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Old 26th December 2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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In a room that size, stereo sealed subs are probably the way to go. Getting enough bass will be the problem, and you'd need about six H frames to equal the sealed pair.
However, you shouldn't have many room modes!LOL
Sealed bass will seem much faster than it does in a more modest sized room. Steve's suggestion to use the Behringer with the sealed pair makes good sense, and should sound very nice in that room.
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Old 26th December 2003, 12:51 PM   #6
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I am bringing my parents up from Melbourne to live with us, so there will be 7 poeple in the house. Living space is 301 sqm. At the auction about 60 people where inside and it was not crowded!

Its an old pre Cyclone Tracy house which was extended 4 years ago. The end of the lounge room will be sectioned off for my parents, but I will still have a room 10m long and 6m wide with a 3m bar, pool table and have room for the stereo, dining table etc.

Anyway, I still have the problem of my music not becoming thin with no body, especially the bass! I may have to start building more speakers and amps once again.

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Old 26th December 2003, 12:58 PM   #7
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The above photo does not show all the room, there is another 4m behind the position of the photographer.

The one bolow is from about half way down the room.

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Old 26th December 2003, 01:04 PM   #8
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmamma!
Very nice.
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Old 26th December 2003, 10:21 PM   #9
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Steve, would the Orions with a pair of Thor subs do the job?

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Old 26th December 2003, 11:18 PM   #10
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I like the room but not! the tiles on the floor! seems a disaster area for boucing sound!
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