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Old 7th September 2014, 01:03 AM   #1
adason is offline adason  United States
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Hi all, can anyone explain this set up to me? I have been battling with Lowthers for years, mainly not having enough low end, plus having horrible upper midrange shout, but I do not understand how set up in this picture works.
Lowthers itself on free air will roll off way too soon, much sooner than on open baffle or in any enclosure, to be coupled with sub (like basszila). If the sub in background covers more than 150Hz, then it becomes directional, that is not desirable, since its way too far back and out of phase...so as a Lowther person for many years I am quite confused about this set up.
Can the author or any one else explain this to me? Thanks!
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Old 7th September 2014, 02:48 AM   #2
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I've tried a naked 12" Emenence guitar driver and it plays down to 300Hz only.

Without severe EQ, 8" Lowther in free air just can't reach 150Hz, far from it. And you don't want to apply that kind of EQ to that driver.

So, it's a wonderful wood work to me. Other than that, no comments.

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Old 7th September 2014, 04:08 AM   #3
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Maybe having stereo subs can make the bass less directional.
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Old 7th September 2014, 04:17 AM   #4
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Never heard it, but my good friend Randy Kunin built them for the owner.
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Old 7th September 2014, 11:56 AM   #5
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Full thread here: The Blackmores- A Crazy Lowther build... -it's using stereo woofers in the shot pictured above.
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