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Old 25th June 2007, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default Mounting tweeters over the woofer in a line array.

Just as a design idea, how bad of an idea would it be to mount the tweeter over the woofer in a 2way? In this particular case, it would be a line array. So there would be a 1.75" wide strip to which the tweeters would be mounted to, floating in front of the 4" midrange drivers. They would be actively crossed over at 3200hz (24dB).
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Old 25th June 2007, 02:40 AM   #3
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You may want to have a look at (& listen to ) this:

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Don't do that. It will interfere with the radiation pattern of the mid ranges.

Do this:

http://pub48.bravenet.com/photocente...31&album=48032

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Old 28th June 2007, 07:34 PM   #5
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Default Tweeters over woofers

I'm just starting one like that now - 36 Dayton Neo's suspended over 9 Peerless 850234 5.75" . I measured one of each, and the normally flat to 4k Peerless starts its rolloff at about 2500hz. Could be better, but not TOO bad. The tweeters will be in a piece of ceiling light grid with felt on the back of the tweeters.
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First question you need to ask:
WHY would you want to do this? I could see the advantage in a "pseudo co-ax" but not in a line array.
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Well...no real good reason. I just wanted to keep them very narrow and looking a little exotic. I already have the mids and most of the tweeters. They're in a U frame OB (avatar) at the moment. I'm just wondering what to expect, and if anybody else has done this.
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Well...no real good reason. I just wanted to keep them very narrow and looking a little exotic. I already have the mids and most of the tweeters. They're in a U frame OB (avatar) at the moment. I'm just wondering what to expect, and if anybody else has done this.
Get a midrange driver you have laying around, play it
aimed at you, then cover the midrange with a piece of wood
similar to what you propose. Did you like the sound with
the midrange covered?
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You may want to have a look at (& listen to ) this:

http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/mcprod/s...&product=XRT2K
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