diyAudio (
-   Multi-Way (
-   -   Which shape cabinet for 2 way speaker (

Tino 28th April 2009 06:12 AM

Which shape cabinet for 2 way speaker
Hi guys, I have some pre-cut MDF that was for some other project but it works out nearly to the volume I want for a Vifa 2 way setup but want to see which way you guys would choose as far as mounting the drivers.

I can either have the speakers being short and deep or tall and not so deep. Same box really but just mounting the drivers on another panel. I'm thinking the short speaker might be better because there might be less flex on the panel that has the drivers due to the fact that its smaller. I'm also thinking that I could use a slightly larger port without worrying about port depth since front to back, I have a lot of space to work with.

So is one way better than the other? The wood is 5/8" MDF by the way.
Any suggestions welcome.

brsanko 28th April 2009 06:21 AM

depends where you want to put them. If they're going on the floor make them taller, if you're putting them on stands deeper may work better. Figure out which orientation brings the drivers to ear height in your listening position. Don't forget you can always put an elbow on your port and it doesn't have to exit on the speaker baffle.

Tino 28th April 2009 06:38 AM

Thanks for the reply. I'll be building my own stands so height is not really a problem. As for the port, I think I want the port on the front because in the smaller room, Ive found rear firing ports usually end up giving me heavier bottom than I'd like.

I'm leaning towards the shorter, deeper setup :)

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:31 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 18.75%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio