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Also, how does the Eminence 12" woofer compare to your direct servo SW-12 woofers? Which amp would the 12" woofers use?
Either way, two 12" or three 8" woofers per tower seems like a lot of speaker. I'm basing this on one Rythmik F12 making itself known throughout my entire house. But then that is in a sealed box not an OB application. I'm unfamiliar with how OB designs sound.
Would either of those designs be appropriate in a 20'x25' room with the living room taking up half the space and a dining room the other half? The speakers would be spaced about 6' apart and 10' from the listening position. They would be able to be placed 3' from the back wall, 4' from one side wall and 15' from the other side wall. However there is a freestanding 6' tall room divider 4' away from the second speaker (11' from the 15' wall). That would place both speakers 4' away from some type of side wall.
The Eminence woofers work well in that application and are very low cost. I bought a pallet load of them at one time and can offer them at the old price point of only $75 each. Now that the price of Neodymium as gone up so high they now sell for much more.
They don't really compare to our servo subs though, but then again, nothing else really does.
A pair of our SW-12-16FR woofers have slightly more SPL capability than the single SW-12-04 sealed box woofer. The open baffle woofers also do not load the room like a sealed box woofer. So you can get a cleaner sound with less room boom.
For a room the size of yours I'd go with the X-Otica design. The MTM version will have a higher 91db sensitivity that will help fill the larger room.