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Old 15th September 2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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Question Using solid wall as back of speaker enclosure?

Hi Folks,

Needing to satisfy WAF I've built a variant of these speakers http://www.visaton.com/en/bauvorschl...anleitung.html using 12mm birch ply. My question however is would it be possible to modify them so that the rear wall of the enclosure was actually the solid internal wall on which the speaker would be mounted? Obviously I'd retain the internal stuffing and bracing for the baffle. I did a search on here but didn't have any luck turning up any advice/info on such an approach/design.

Any advice/suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 15th September 2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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You'd need to ensure that the wall/cabinet junction was sealed, might make it a bit hard to move them when she re-decorates...
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Thanks for the reply. Looks like it's probably safer to go with the cabinet 'as is' it'll make it easier to move when it's time to re-decorate
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Old 15th September 2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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I assume these speaker are being mounted IN a wall or on a wall, and that begs the question...is it really solid?

Yes, I'm sure it is one continuous unbroken expanse of material, and in that sense is solid.

But is it solid in the sense of absolutely ridged, immobile and unshakable. If it is standard wallboard or sheet rock, then the answer to 'ridged, immobile. and unshakable' is NO, it is not.


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Old 15th September 2008, 10:41 PM   #5
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the reply. The wall I was intending to mount them on is the solid partition wall between my house and my neighbours, which is composed of concrete blocks covered with a skin of plaster. I know this from having drilled into the wall previously and also seeing the unfinished surface of these walls in the loft.

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