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Old 6th January 2005, 06:50 AM   #1
thayerg is offline thayerg  United States
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I'm wondering whether it would be completely impractical to make an enclosure for a full-range driver which fits in between four-inch wall studs. The front of the enclosure could be flush with the drywall and the entire floor-to-ceiling volume between the studs could be exploited as necessary. I know nothing about speaker design but I could feature a voigt pipe with the transducer in the triangular 'side' of the pipe. Is this nuts? And would anyone care to collaborate on such a design? Thanks in advance.
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Old 6th January 2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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Actually the studs are 3-1/2" so the practical depth is even less. Since the studs are typically spaced at least 16" apart on center, the available space would be 14-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" deep. If you build an enclosure to fit in that space with a front baffle of 16" wide you could actually screw it to the studs like a small piece of drywall. In addition to a Voigt pipe, you could also make a transmission line or even a line array. The shallow depth will limit you to a 3" or 4" FR driver, so an array could be interesting.

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Old 6th January 2005, 08:04 AM   #3
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Not silly at all, this kind of thing is done fairly often... your biggest issue is dealing with reflections off the back of the cab... you could also just cut the drywall out on the other side and have an open baffle.

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