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Old 21st May 2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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If using two woofers in an enclosure calling for 28 liter each volume, does it make a difference sonically if you construct the enclosure as one unit multiplying the volume by two...or should you separate each 28 liter area internally?
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Most studies have indicated that it's not an issue whether you build them separately or together, as far as performance is concerned. I'd build them separate for a couple reasons. The separator is going to act as a shelf brace, there will be less concern with box modes as the (likely vertical) 1 dimension will be halved, making a higher frequency resonance that's more easily damped, and also, in a failure situation, you'll have more airspring protection on the remaining driver if one blows.
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