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Old 10th October 2003, 01:50 AM   #1
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plugged some figures in Unibox and came out with this graph for a vented enclosure:
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Old 10th October 2003, 04:11 AM   #2
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You have two Tang Band 4 inchers in a ridiculously large enclosure, tuned far too high. That is why you have the huge peak just before cutoff.

Since there are 28.3 Liters in 1 Ft³, this enclosure is 5.3 Ft³! That is big enough to fit a 15 incher into, instead of two 4 inchers.

I suggest either a sealed box with 13 Liters, or a ported box with 19 liters tuned to 50 Hz.

See if the dark blue line doesn't look better. That is, a flat line all the way down, untiil it turns downward for the cutoff.
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i tried to change the volume in Unibox... didn't know that I could do that ...

anyway, the graph looked much better... is this basically the shape that one has to achieve whenever designing vented or sealed enclosure?
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Old 10th October 2003, 09:10 AM   #4
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That looks much better. I usually play around for a while until I get something pretty flat, with as low a 3db point as possible without compromising the flatness too much. It's interesting to change things like the port length, or box volume, just to see how it afects things.

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Don't forget that appropriately coloured red line cutting through the graph! This show that the drivers have reached max linear excursion (xmax) at ~175Hz. So at 80w input, flattening out the bottom octaves by changing box volume, tuning etc. makes no difference.

Alter the power handling figure until you find a point where the red line does not intersect with the black line within the required range (or using the second Unibox graph might be easier - peak cone excursion graph).
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Good point Vikash. As I found out before, that point can be surprisingly low too!
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thanks for the info... i'll try to modify some of the figures later
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