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Old 3rd June 2017, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question How to design wall mounted speakers?

Hey,

I was thinking of re-using my TB w5-2106 to wall mounted speakers. They are now in open baffle but after moving I ran out of space for OBs.

I think I am aiming for something small and use a sub to compliment. Is there something to take in to consideration on wall mounted? Different baffle step compensation?

Also I haven't tried designing any speakers in a long time so I could take some suggestions on what program to use. Unless someone already has a good idea on what size would work with those TBs.

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Old 3rd June 2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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The biggest problem with most commercial in walls is they use the wall cavity as an enclosure but there is no consistentcy in that size etc. Put your speakers in a box before you put it in the wall.
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Old 3rd June 2017, 06:41 PM   #3
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Unless the wall behind is open than you can do open baffles.
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Old 3rd June 2017, 06:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas.

I am looking for on wall and open baffle could be interesting.

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Old 3rd June 2017, 10:59 PM   #5
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This won't tell you how to design them, but it should give you some ideas

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Or something like Jordan shows here, just use a single driver and a smaller enclosure.
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The best on-walls I've done were shallow and the baffle tapered back to the wall on each side [bonus points if you do the top and bottom also ]. My few didn't and were all vented with slits between the baffle and back plate.

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Old 4th June 2017, 11:51 AM   #8
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How to design wall mounted speakers?
Very different BSC. Often none needed at all. I have never made them, but I respect the views of those who rate the Cornu horn. This is a wall mounted design which is pleasingly different. You will find a lot about it on this site.
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How to design wall mounted speakers?
Here is something I did a while ago:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/full-...ml#post4028642

The wall eliminates need for BSC so you will get the best bass sensitivity compared to other types of mounting.

Another one is this:
Foam Core Board Speaker Enclosures?

And here:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/full-...ml#post4472884

And finally, the Cornu back loaded horn:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/full-...w-you-can.html
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Old 16th June 2017, 10:28 AM   #10
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Thanks for great links.

I think I'll start with simple sealed design. What software would you suggest to use ?

I am thinking of making it wall art with some printed cloth on it. I think something shalllow that would match acoustic panel sizes. I could then hide them quite nicely.

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