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Old 28th August 2009, 02:00 AM   #4591
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or how about a floorstander at 48" (no fold) spaced up a few inches off the floor, against a wall?
Works for me! Let a sub handle the bottom 2, 3 octaves.

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Old 28th August 2009, 12:21 PM   #4592
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You forget BIB is "Bigger Is Better". How can a normal desktop space accommodate that properly?
my desk is roughly 3x8ft. plus the little foot print of the FE87E bib would allow me to place them almost anywhere on my desk. maybe ill just have to drive over to madisound and pick up a pair just to mess around with. i have an idea of making the boxes out of pine ply or osb and wrapping them in fabric then coating them with epoxy or something. they did this on the original gem guitars and they look absolutly amazing.
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not sure how much difference it will make but you could try a downward firing version with zdriver approx 20" up and adjust the bass by spacing it from the wall. either way just go for it, looks like a quick, low cost project with lots of upside. the finish sounds interesting -- any links to pictures?
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i have heard rumors that the floral pattern fabric matched the drapes in steve vais house.
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Old 28th August 2009, 04:52 PM   #4595
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i have heard rumors that the floral pattern fabric matched the drapes in steve vais house.
This business of not being able to see some attachments without researching them is getting old quick! http://gtrkev.tripod.com/guitars/JEM-BODY.JPG

Regardless, yes, a lot of the speakers I did for others was during the '70s decoupage 'craze', so all manner of materials coverings/coating was tried and yes, if epoxy is used, then a viable way to stiffen up a cab, audibly improving the then existing 'junk' speakers that were made of low density particleboard (PB) held together with cheap, thin, vinyl coverings.

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Old 1st October 2009, 05:04 AM   #4596
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RE Ripple...

If ripple is caused by the roof reflecting back into the horn has anyone tried fitting a corner wedge to combat this ?

What effect would that have ? Just curious, if you've got a set of these then you probably don't suffer from WAF anyway.

I'm just finishing up a new pair.

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sedge - wavelengths. Good idea, but the wavelengths involved wonīt even notice that size of deflector.
Having the perfect room would mean having a perfect bank account...
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Has anyone made a side mounted BIB lately? I was wondering what the difference would be having the speaker on the long side. Drawings for this were around ages ago along with iBIBk and others.
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Less potentially audible 'ripple' from baffle step losses due to a shorter path-length from the driver to walls and a good argument for a high aspect ratio BIB IMO.

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So - a sidefiring BIB as close to ceiling height as feasible? You canīt camouflage BIBs as PC screamcubes anyway, so who not take all you can get.
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