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Old 12th August 2006, 11:30 AM   #1101
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Something for you to try out guys. I shamelessly plundered it from Dan's Dark Star. Should be particularly useful for those running smaller drivers, and having problems with HF leakage through the horn (interesting that the larger drivers seem to have less of a problem with this).

Get hold of some of that thin cork that's used for lining purposes, or that you see on the front of cork-boards etc., and line the front of the inner baffle with the stuff (this needs to be the thin cork -not the heavy-duty stuff used for flooring tiles. I tried those a year back, and they killed the dynamics stone cold).

You can also line the inside of the rear baffle with it too to pretty good effect. What you should get is an instant, dramatic reduction in HF leakage, and also of what I suspect are reflections from inside the pipe back up through the driver cone. At the very least, line the front panel -you can always add some to the rear later, if necessary (top building tip: make sure that when you build your BIB, the base is screwed, not glued on, with a sealing strip to prevent leakage). I tried this last night on my 165 boxes and it was a huge step forward. Much cleaner than before -they remind me of the ESL988s I heard a while back, without the lack of grunt in the LF. You should be able to find some cork sheeting fairly easily, and for little cash (mine originally came out of an old semi-permenant building nearby, so I got it for free), so it's well worth experimenting.

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Old 12th August 2006, 03:57 PM   #1102
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I think that you mean veneer the front and back faces of the internal baffle with thin cork? Does this eliminate the need for the pad behind the driver as well as the grill cloth around the back of the driver? Does it change the need for fill above the driver?

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Old 12th August 2006, 05:34 PM   #1103
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Scott,
I think that you mean veneer the front and back faces of the internal baffle with thin cork? Does this eliminate the need for the pad behind the driver as well as the grill cloth around the back of the driver? Does it change the need for fill above the driver?

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Is there a picture of the thin cork and perhaps where I can get it on the web?

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Old 12th August 2006, 06:49 PM   #1104
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I got mine in rolls, at Wilson Art, I believe, so they should have some in O.C. Start there.

It was 1/8 X 30 as I recall. It also looks very good.
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Old 12th August 2006, 06:51 PM   #1105
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How much thin cork must be - 3 mm, 5 mm or only 1 mm
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Old 12th August 2006, 09:57 PM   #1106
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Have you installed the cork on your BIB's? If so did you apply it to both faces of the baffle? What is your opinion on the results?

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Old 12th August 2006, 11:36 PM   #1107
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I have not. I have the basic Ray Collins Damping Technology applied, with the bit of stuffing and foam behind the driver, etc., and havent been in there for months. The cork comes from the open baffle diffraction issue, and there it works like a charm, particularly with the backwave, and looks the part too.

There doesnt seem to be much HF leakage with mine because of the foam I put onto the floor of the cabinet. I do like the idea of putting some on the front of the internal baffle though, but not enough to attempt it.

The more interesting thing is how much more real bass there is now with the BIB-168 hooked up to the Red Wine Signature 30 T amp of 30 watts, really grips the drivers and pushes LFR down quite abit. VERY fast, smooth, pretty flat to 30 I'd say, and pretty much perfect.
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Old 13th August 2006, 03:10 AM   #1108
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Default dmason, ray

do either of you have suprabaffles on your 168 sigma bib's ?

any pictures up anywhere?

I am about to order 4 drivers to build 2 pair of these, one for myself and one for a friend.

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Old 13th August 2006, 04:10 AM   #1109
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leonardc,
I didn't include the suprabaffles in my build.

I sent pictures of my 168's to Zilla for posting on the BIB site but they have not yet been posted. I had my attempts to post pictures here rejected due to excessive file size and I don't know how to comply. Perhaps Dan can post mine along with his?

Good luck with your build.....I assure you that you will not be disappointed.

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Old 13th August 2006, 07:12 AM   #1110
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thanks for the reply Ray

re the pictures if you email them to me through the site I can put them up on the web and link to them and probably reduce the size and post them here as well

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