Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

6x9 Speaker Boxes
6x9 Speaker Boxes
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st July 2003, 09:17 AM   #21
planet10 is online now planet10  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
planet10's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
6x9 Speaker Boxes
Default Re: porting?

Originally posted by MearCat
Planet10 - You mentioned that to lower the Q response you can drill a series of holes in the box, but I didn't understand how many holes (what is a "area of a third of the Sd of a speaker"??) you should drill and cover/dampen to test the speaker response.
Sd is the piston area of the driver you are using. A 3rd is a ballpark number from my experience. Aperiodic enclosures are still very much a cut & try experience. After the port-lets are made, you then want to damp them by covering them with some resistance, i find compressed fiberglass works well. Sometimes the resistance of the small holes by themselves is enuff -- you have to play.

I just came up from a bit of a listen to some Ampex 517 cabinets that i loaded some accordian surround whizzer cone 6x9s (from out of a Dodge) into (the original drivers were dead). There is something about a FR oval that is really sweet...

community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th October 2016, 04:58 AM   #22
nicasiox2 is offline nicasiox2  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
He he he, posting here while doing my research about this topic, I know its old, but interesting.

Whats interesting about 6x9 drivers, specially why not! for making dedicated enclosure boxes (sealed or ported), is that in one driver you can get a nice full sound range, because they usually are loaded with one or more mid and very high drivers in their center, so with one unit and a enclosure box you can have nice, discrete but decent sound even for domestic use. A friend made an enclosure box for his house, and put 2 6x9's, they sound was pretty god, even better than sound coming from dedicated home audio "sony, philips, panasonic, sharp, etc..", so i don't understand how some people recommend throwing away those speakers because they only are suitable for car trunks... come on, 6x9 drivers don't work different from any other speaker, they work on the same fundamental and operative principle "a coil, a magnet, a cone, etc.. nothing weird there". So I think that 6x9's are ok under certain requirements (not for spl competition of course or extreme bass performance).

What i liked of deciding on a 6x9 for discrete home system, besides de full range I mentioned before, is that they are low in hz (I have seen some from 45hz), so a nice bass will be present on your system as well.
  Reply With Quote


6x9 Speaker BoxesHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what do you use in your speaker boxes? newfinish Multi-Way 3 21st September 2008 12:37 AM
WTB: Speaker Boxes/old speakers for re-use ludcam Swap Meet 0 14th October 2006 04:57 PM
Quality speaker boxes; where to buy harrisni Multi-Way 2 24th August 2006 04:47 PM
More Venom speaker boxes :) SkinnyBoy Multi-Way 21 3rd February 2004 01:30 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:45 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio