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    In built or seperate subs?

    Dear All

    I am about to embark on a custom made audio room when I get my house extended. I have been given a loft room, and I am gonna get a 'room within a room' construction.

    Now I am puzzled. I was thinking of getting a pair of subs such as the Velodyne DD's, however, I recall reading somewhere that the 'best' way forwardd is to get some in built into my wall.

    What are your thoughts guys.

    thanks

    Lohan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loheswaran View Post
    Dear All

    I am about to embark on a custom made audio room when I get my house extended. I have been given a loft room, and I am gonna get a 'room within a room' construction.

    Now I am puzzled. I was thinking of getting a pair of subs such as the Velodyne DD's, however, I recall reading somewhere that the 'best' way forwardd is to get some in built into my wall.

    What are your thoughts guys.

    thanks

    Lohan
    Never heard of built into wall. Sub location can be critical; for example, moving my sub from 12 inches to 8 inches distance from front wall removed a small bass hump that I hadn't noticed, but now it sounds better. Flexibility of placement is a good thing, wall doesn't offer that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loheswaran View Post
    Dear All

    I am about to embark on a custom made audio room when I get my house extended. I have been given a loft room, and I am gonna get a 'room within a room' construction.

    Now I am puzzled. I was thinking of getting a pair of subs such as the Velodyne DD's, however, I recall reading somewhere that the 'best' way forwardd is to get some in built into my wall.

    What are your thoughts guys.

    thanks

    Lohan
    I have a friend who has a 24 inch Hartley slot loaded into the crawl space of his home,It sounds fantastic. If you have someone who is knowledgeable about such things fine. Change orders in construction can be expensive. Planning and expertise will be everything.
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    Dual Velodyne DD's sounds great...placement is important...that probably includes the effects of placing them inside the wall. probably best to speak with someone who designs these rooms if you are going to go full-out for a listening room.
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    For me it's a matter of priorities. One goes room within a room for Sound Transmission purposes, keeping the sound in and keeping noise from outside out. In other words it pulls double duty by helping to keep your noise floor down and keeping your fellow residents and neighbors happy. Infinite baffles have many benefits but unless one lives alone keeping the subs from activating the resonant frequencies of anything they will transmit through may prove to be a very big challenge to overcome. For practical reasons, I would go with stand alone subs and put the added effort in set up rather than heroic construction.
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