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Old 22nd July 2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hi Chaps,

Any thoughts as to the veracity of having a grooved front baffle?

See Link:

http://www.kharma.com/exquisite/khar..._reference.php

Can these grooves aid wave diffraction, if so, in what way?

Many thanks in advance,

T.J.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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If they were bigger, they would probably be detrimental to sound quality since they would act as edges and produce diffraction. As small as they are, they probably do no harm.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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I believe a good rule of thumb is that an obstacles dimensions must exceed 1/4 wavelength to have an appreciable effect, otherwise the wave behaves similar to a fluid.

In other words, it appears to be simply aesthetic related.
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Old 3rd August 2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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Dear All,

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