Originally Posted by Dan668
Well looks like i will start a pair. Have my 2 21ds115 drivers (8ohm), all the speakon stuff and other accessories ill need.
Before i start, with a design no bigger than these and the subs i already have, is this the best option for a predominate home theatre setup, some music (rap, hiphop). The charts look good to me, although im not too familiar with horns.
Also, still struggling on mdf or ply. Mdf is cheaper. With ply it looks like ill need an extra sheet. But i expect them to last a long time. Dont think ill need to upgrade soon, shouldnt say that out loud though. Anything will trump my awful Polk PSW350.
On the MDF vs. ply debate, it's really not a life-changing decision either way. Just comes down to budget and priorities.
Ply is about 1/3rd lighter, creates less dust when cutting/sanding, takes/holds screws better, but costs quite a bit more than MDF.
MDF cuts cleaner, has no edge textures to hide, is easier/quicker (but messier) to sand, but is heavier, and requires pre-drilling for screws.
Having just done builds with both this year, I still don't really have a strong preference. It's all a bunch of wood at the end of the day. The main thing is to apply best practices for what you're working with, regardless of what it is.
Originally Posted by N8DOGG
If I ever do another build for my place, 8x of these wpuld be a lot of fun......
I just finished 2x Stormbreakers (there will be a build thread with pics soon) for my ~3700 cubic ft. theater room and...boy howdy. They're terrifying at times. I'm on slab, and they still send shockwaves of energy through my couch from 12 feet away. They shake my ceiling-mounted projector and audibly rattle pictures and doors on the opposite side of the house even at moderate playback levels. 8 of them could seriously damage your house if used irresponsibly. (I'm only kind of kidding!!!)