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Old 18th January 2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Greetings!!

I have two sets of empty cabinets that I am looking at changing the front baffle to a single driver speaker...super easy as the front panel un-screws Both cabinets would be sealed...

Set 1: 25x12x12
Set 2: 14.5x10x11

Can anyone recommend some drivers that would be suitable for these cabinets??

I currently have a set of HA FR4.5C's that I am enjoying very much!! So sonic wise, along the same lines only maybe with a bit fuller sound?? Bit bigger driver perhaps??

Not worried about bass as I run dual subs...also, I run a DEQX so I can definitely work around some driver issues if needed

Anyhoo...welcome all suggestions!!!

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Old 18th January 2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Are those inside or outside dimensions?

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Old 18th January 2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Outside...sorry

Everything is constructed 1/2" but my front baffle might go to a 3/4"...advise??
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What are the inside dimensions then?

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Old 18th January 2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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Lets go with:

Set 1: 24.5 x 11.5 x 11.5
Set 2: 14 x 9.5 x 10.5

Both sealed cabinets...

Hopefully I can make use of them as they are in great shape!!

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Set 1: 24.5 x 11.5 x 11.5
Set 2: 14 x 9.5 x 10.5
53 litres and 23 litres.

None of the usual candidates here would fit those cabs sealed, they are too big.

But i'd consider a small highish Q driver in the big one, to make an effective infinite baffle.

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Old 18th January 2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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Interesting...so no 6"-8" drivers would work??

As for OB's...I have a nice set of Hawthorne's for that task...very much enjoy them

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One thing...I guess that seeing I am putting on a new front, I can make the inside enclosure smaller just by another piece of wood in the right spot couldn't I??
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Both cabinets would be sealed...
What's wrong with a vented box?

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Nothing but I would have to put in a vent...there was none to begin with
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