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View Poll Results: To Glue or not to Glue, that is the question.
1 - Glue the covers on at the Factory. 0 0%
2 - Leave loose, let end users choose to use or discard cover. 35 87.50%
3 - Offer both glued and loose cover options. 5 12.50%
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Old 1st March 2010, 06:29 PM   #11
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Seeing the pictures with and without, the extra ring leaves a circular ridge all way round the driver. Without it is almost flush. Flush is good. Leave it as an option.

Extra ridgidity, maintaining a flat defration free profile, and a flat mounting surface could be achieved with a ring that plugs into the cavities on the back of the bezel.

That sounds way more expensive to me thou.

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Old 1st March 2010, 06:41 PM   #12
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I voted to leave them loose.
I wouldn't want them anyways as I like to mount drivers flush with the baffle and those things stick out.


well, just make the baffle a little thicker and the outer bezel opening a bit wider?


I must say that the fact that Mark even polls for our opinion speaks volumes
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Old 1st March 2010, 06:46 PM   #13
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Seeing the pictures with and without, the extra ring leaves a circular ridge all way round the driver. Without it is almost flush. Flush is good. Leave it as an option.

dave
I'm with Dave on this one, i like to see as flat a surface as possible at the driver edge to reduce diffraction effects. You also tend to make drivers with rather a high bandwidth so i'd be inclined even more to leave it as an option for the buyer.

On a slightly different note, why not make the "cover" fit on the rear of the frame if people want to stiffen it up

That's one very nice looking unit Mark, as has been mentioned & i agree, it looks better & should sound better without the front cover.

My vote is optional

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Old 1st March 2010, 08:07 PM   #14
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Hi Mark - very nice of you to ask for input and appreciated.

All things considered I'm going with option #2.

My QC gut tells me to keep it simple - which means fewer parts and fewer chances for customers to mess things up. In this case your customers are people that enjoy playing around with things and thus enjoy more options to play around with.

Of course we could really get things going crazy if you wanted suggestions about how we put some patterns onto the outer ring to act as a diffuser.
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