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Old 1st May 2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default Room Walls as waveguides?

Has anyone ever tried mounting a driver/s to a baffle, and mounting that baffle into the corner of the room on the wall, so the corner of the room is the box and the walls themselves become a wave guide?

im want to fill a 'whole room' with sweet full range sound, not have 1 dedicated listening position with a 3D image.

any thoughts on my "corner mounted wave guide" idea?
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Old 1st May 2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Take a look at William's web-site for a similar idea.
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Soffit mounting is a technique used regularly in recording studios. It eliminates the baffle step associated with having a pair of speakers sitting out in the room. The radiation angle at low frequencies is confined to 90 degrees in the horizontal plane. The Unity horns also have a radiation angle which is around 90 degrees at the crossover frequency, narrowing to 60 degrees up higher. Having a speaker system with essentially the same radiation angle at all frequencies guarantees a flat power response. This can clearly be heard when walking around the listening room, and indeed the whole house. Apart from a reduction in exteme treble, the sound essentially doesn't change as you walk around the house.

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im doing it with CSS el70s and a sub

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Soffit mounting is a technique used regularly in recording studios.
Yeh - I have bad dreams about doing something like William has done - and then a few months later SWMBO sez - honey - I want to rearrange the furniture.
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Yeh - I have bad dreams about doing something like William has done - and then a few months later SWMBO sez - honey - I want to rearrange the furniture.
wouldnt matter

"This can clearly be heard when walking around the listening room, and indeed the whole house. Apart from a reduction in exteme treble, the sound essentially doesn't change as you walk around the house"


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wouldnt matter
1) I'm not sure if you are familiar with GRITS - Girls Raised In The South
2) I'm pretty sure that you are not familiar with SWMBO - born and bred in Nashville + is a spoiled Doctors brat.

3) The combination of #1+ #2 is - hmmmmmmm - let me say that it can represent a considerable challenge to counter on a long term basis. AND there WILL BE payback involved at some point. Fortunately for me I am at and older and wiser point in my life where I don't give a rat's behind.
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hump??...what hump?
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When I read "Soffit mounting" I was expecting something totally different, these are not soffit mounted at all, but still cool nonetheless

Soffit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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1) I'm not sure if you are familiar with GRITS - Girls Raised In The South
2) I'm pretty sure that you are not familiar with SWMBO - born and bred in Nashville + is a spoiled Doctors brat.

3) The combination of #1+ #2 is - hmmmmmmm - let me say that it can represent a considerable challenge to counter on a long term basis. AND there WILL BE payback involved at some point. Fortunately for me I am at and older and wiser point in my life where I don't give a rat's behind.

and they keep us around, even after our gamete donation to the future generation - perhaps it's pity / charity?
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