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RuinedAng3l
07-11-2009, 03:39 AM
Hey there,
Im pretty new to the home theatre side of audio, and i was intrested in building a very high efficiency enclosure (Because home audio amps are pretty expensive) and i would like a setup that gets retardedly low. I currently have a 50" Panasonic Viera with the matching 1000w 5.1 Setup. The mids and highs get very loud and stay very clear, but i find the low end lacking. Im buying my first house in a few weeks and its kinda slated to be a party house from time to time, so i would like to setup a kickin' stereo. Now, im not stuck on a Transmission Line enclosure or an 18" driver. I was wondering on using a RE SE 18 with a 500 watt Bash amp....
Please throw me some suggestions, some best bang for the buck options....
I would also be intrested in someone drawing up a T-Line enclosure for me once i find an appropriate driver....
Thanks!

GavinVoy
07-11-2009, 06:24 AM
you might get some more help if you go over to the enclosure and design area. they will probably just design you a big box with a really low tunning, like 18 hertz or something.

MisterGrubbs
07-11-2009, 06:27 AM
The Transmission line is tuned to the FS of the woofer.

Unless you can find a reasonably low FS in an 18" woofer(And I'm talking closer to 15-20hz) it wouldnt be worth it.

Also, that enclosure will be very very very large.

RuinedAng3l
07-11-2009, 02:59 PM
Thanks for the help.... and space isnt really an issue for me.... ill have a bigass living room :D

JimJ
07-12-2009, 05:14 PM
http://www.t-linespeakers.org

Random1010
07-12-2009, 05:17 PM
I'm doing an 18" in a T-line on 1k.

RuinedAng3l
07-14-2009, 01:33 AM
Hows that working out for you?

ballstothewall
07-15-2009, 11:28 AM
You do realize that you are looking at a line length of around 15 feet?

JimJ
07-15-2009, 11:48 AM
I'd concentrate on the rest of the setup first...anything that "matches" a TV isn't going to compare to a real LCR setup.

ballstothewall
07-15-2009, 12:03 PM
I'd concentrate on the rest of the setup first...anything that "matches" a TV isn't going to compare to a real LCR setup.


Agreed. I need to get a center channel to compliment my Mileva's though...

JimJ
07-15-2009, 12:04 PM
Agreed. I need to get a center channel to compliment my Mileva's though...

Your BBBBBIBs matched your TV pretty well :D

ballstothewall
07-15-2009, 12:07 PM
Your BBBBBIBs matched your TV pretty well :D

Sadly the BBBIB's don't exist anymore... :(

They wouldn't fit in my new house either. Next massive project will be a set of Imp Horns. :)

*edit* I had forgotten about the photo of them side by side to a 19" tube, they look like they are going to eat it alive.

RuinedAng3l
07-16-2009, 02:05 AM
Im not really looking for the craziest home theatre setup around.... im quite satisfied with my Panasonic surround speakers.... im just looking to beef up my low end considerably....
15ft would be fine if i could fold it in like 3 5 foot sections...

RuinedAng3l
07-16-2009, 02:08 AM
Im looking for some "punch you in the chest" bass.

MisterGrubbs
07-16-2009, 02:11 AM
Well thing is, with home theater you want a LOW tune anyways, to pick up the rumbles and whatnot in the movies.

Are you wanting it for your surround sound, or are you wanting it for your music? Two different applications that are hard to find a good median for.

RuinedAng3l
07-16-2009, 02:17 AM
This setup will solely be for music. I have another setup i will use for my TV.....