side firing woofers - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th January 2002, 10:02 PM   #1
ogp is offline ogp  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Ohio
Send a message via AIM to ogp
Default side firing woofers

Are side firing woofers in your mains meant to replace a seperate subwoofer? Or do you just use them to allow your mains to go lower?
If I am planning to make them powered, can I just use a plate amp like most subwoofers use? If so, how exactly do you hook this sort of thing up? Split the subwoofer out on your receiver?
Thanks for any replies.

Dave
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2002, 12:14 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Columbia, SC
Making a woofer side firing is mainly so that the cabinet can have a narrow frontal aspect. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's a built-in subwoofer.
If you want to power one, all you have to do is approach it the same way you would if you were going to biamp any other speaker.

Grey
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2002, 01:44 AM   #3
Super is offline Super  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Connecticut
Send a message via AIM to Super
IMO, its generally intended to be a subwoofer, or at least for use in sub 80 hz bass. Any higher than that, and you get into the argument over when bass starts being directional.

Yes, you can use plate amps, and yes, you can use a Y cable coming from your reciever's subwoofer out. You can also use the left/right channel outs from your receiver; thats what I do. Many plate amps have also have line outs, so you can go from receiver, to plate amp A, to plate amp B, without presenting any impedance problems to your receiver.
__________________
Bryan
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Down firing vs side firing? Tee-Bruce Subwoofers 36 26th August 2009 06:32 AM
side firing sub chainenoble Subwoofers 2 23rd October 2006 06:35 PM
Woofer: side firing pair vs front firing? tcpip Multi-Way 13 9th September 2005 02:13 PM
side firing sub chainenoble Subwoofers 2 29th August 2005 03:29 AM
Side firing woofers in 3-way Mos Fetish Multi-Way 7 3rd August 2003 01:57 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:41 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2