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Old 19th January 2013, 01:41 AM   #21
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Wow you move quickly!!!

I'd start by raising them off the floor. Do you have a bigger inductor? That woofer has pretty flat impedance, but maybe a 10uF cap across it in parallel.
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Old 19th January 2013, 01:52 AM   #22
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Sootboots,
Nice job with the foam core cabinet. I think you are the first to do a 2 way since I started the foam core thread. Looks like fun and I can tell you like the sound. Speaker cabinets never weighed so little have they?
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Old 19th January 2013, 02:09 AM   #23
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I have a 5mH inductor here. Any suggestions?

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Old 19th January 2013, 02:13 AM   #24
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Paul Simon's "Rhythm of the Saints" is on right now and the imaging is the best I have heard yet in my 16x 20 living room. I am willing to give all of the credit to the MA 7.3 but the woofer and foam core must figure in there somewhere......


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Old 19th January 2013, 02:29 AM   #25
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I have a 5mH inductor here. Any suggestions?

John
It could introduce you in the realm of OB (open baffle)

Or any other application of a woofer which is 'cut' real low- so it
make happen the extension>sensitivity trade off .

With OB you lose lots of pressure in the bass because of acoustic
short-circuit

Which I doubt is present in foam enclosures, in multiple forms ( transparency
to the lowest frequencies , and selective and depending on the different paths
that sound travels with ...)
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Old 19th January 2013, 02:38 AM   #26
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Well, I don't know anything about open baffle, but if you also have a bigger cap I'd swap in the 5mH instead of the 1.5mH. I'd then bump up the 22uF for something about 50uF if you have it. Even two 22uF in parallel gets you 44. Once you have that I'd put the 1.5mH and about 5 to 10ohm resistor in series with it, and put that LR across in parallel with the alp7. So 44uF followed by 1.5mH + 8ohm going to ground.

A schematic would make more sense but I'm on my phone.
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Old 19th January 2013, 02:40 AM   #27
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The 1.5mH + resistor is to compensate for impedance in the alp7's low end which is required for the 50uF cap to do a proper job.
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Old 19th January 2013, 02:43 AM   #28
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Yeah
5 mH is good for making an HP more robust!
Difficulty arises, as 2nd order makes 180 phase rotation at output.

Just a tought.

BTW I'm using 8 and 10" paired with 2" as mid-tweeter
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Old 19th January 2013, 04:21 AM   #29
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...first order cross over consisting of a 1.5mH inductor on the woofer and a 22uF film cap on the MA 7.3
Somewhere 700-800 Hz (nominally). Part size is going to need to increase.

Try connecting those parts in series and see what happens. It may help, it may not. One thing it does is lock the 2 drivers together so that the LP = HP.

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Try with what you have

A series XO has a parameter called Zeta that describes the behaviour of the electrical filters around the XO. Zeta = 1.0 = Butterworth (with the same text book RL values as passive). Raise the zeta you get a depression, lower it a hump.

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u like this better than the pencil? what is an sb woofer ?
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