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I have a pair of CSS SDX12 3cuft PR boxes I'm looking at integrating a little more into the room. I'm fairly handy with woodworking and thought about making subs that tuck into the front two corners and fit underneath some bass traps of roughly the same dimensions. This would have the driver and two PRs on the same face in a triangular box (driver centered). With the stupid high prices of MDF right now, I would like to ensure I'm wasting my time on a design that's doomed from the start.

would anyone like to critique this approach? If this particular design is not feasible, what could i do with roughly the same form?
 

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Good evening, all!

I have a pair of CSS SDX12 3cuft PR boxes I'm looking at integrating a little more into the room. I'm fairly handy with woodworking and thought about making subs that tuck into the front two corners and fit underneath some bass traps of roughly the same dimensions. This would have the driver and two PRs on the same face in a triangular box (driver centered). With the stupid high prices of MDF right now, I would like to ensure I'm wasting my time on a design that's doomed from the start.

would anyone like to critique this approach? If this particular design is not feasible, what could i do with roughly the same form?
Your approach commits you to a specific sub placement. Bass response is highly dependent on the placement of the subs in the listening room. How can you guarantee ahead of time that this placement will be optimal? Have you run any REW measurements? Typically, corner placement is not the best spot for the subs.
 

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Jerry raises a good point. Personally I鈥檝e never lived in a place where I didn鈥檛 get the best performance with corner placement. Obviously that鈥檚 not a universal experience, because no two rooms are alike. But like Jerry says, you鈥檙e going to be locked into that location, whether it鈥檚 the best one or not.

Aside from that, my only concern is that your design appears to have too many speakers in a small-volume enclosure. Check the spec for your driver and build your enclosure the correct size for it.

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Wayne
 

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Jerry raises a good point. Personally I鈥檝e never lived in a place where I didn鈥檛 get the best performance with corner placement. Obviously that鈥檚 not a universal experience, because no two rooms are alike. But like Jerry says, you鈥檙e going to be locked into that location, whether it鈥檚 the best one or not.

Aside from that, my only concern is that your design appears to have too many speakers in a small-volume enclosure. Check the spec for your driver and build your enclosure the correct size for it.

Regards,
Wayne
Of course, different placements will produce different results depending on the room. In my case, I get the best response by placing the subs at the 1/4 and 3/4 marks, which is a common placement as well. I think we agree that finding the best placement before committing to something which can't be changed would be a good idea.
 

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Nah, or you're asking the wrong crowd.. I would go here: Studio Building / Acoustics - Gearspace.com
Not exactly speaker builders also, but many know & talk about acoustics & speakers over there.
TBH, I wouldn't use this shape. I've never ever seen a sub in it.
Although, wedge-shaped speakers are often used for stage monitoring, but they still have stomp backends.

How about this? Wasn鈥檛 very popular鈥
 
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