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Old 21st February 2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default New Project Beta 12LTA Fostex FT17H in a TQWT

Just starting up my new speakers, Beta 12LTA Fostex FT17H in a TQWT. I found this drwing posted for the TQWT on the net at
http://home.pacbell.net/tullius/home5.html
but the site is now gone.
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Old 22nd February 2004, 03:17 AM   #2
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I think you need to study up a bit on Ml-TQWT theory and use MJK's Mathcad worksheets to design a much better one: http://www.quarter-wave.com/ Of course post Qs here as required to get through it, and unless it just needs to be short, then a straight untapered pipe with a standard round vent will work fine with this driver and be much easier to build/tune.

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Default furtue details

I intend to epoxy Oak or maple stuts to stiffen the frame since it is stamped metal and cover the whole mess with Mortite to deaden it. The crossover will be the same as
http://melhuish.org/audio/super12.html
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I think you need to study up a bit on Ml-TQWT theory and use MJK's Mathcad worksheets to design a much better one: http://www.quarter-wave.com/ Of course post Qs here as required to get through it, and unless it just needs to be short, then a straight untapered pipe with a standard round vent will work fine with this driver and be much easier to build/tune.

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I don't have or can afford Math Cad, The drivers specs are at :
http://www.partsexpress.com/pdf/290-409.pdf

Can you possibly run the numbers? If not then I guess I will be going with what I have.
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Old 22nd February 2004, 03:47 AM   #5
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There's a free demo version on his site you can use, though you can't save the design. FWIW, ebay usually has older versions dirt cheap: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=3789

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I ran some numbers for this driver a while back, since it is relative inexpensive from PE. I found that it required a huge enclosure to get a good response from. Here is the response that I got from a 9.32 ft^3 enclosure (35" high internally, 450 sq in cross-section)

Here is the response that the ML TL mathcad sheets give me:

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Here are the numbers that I used for running this:

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I ran some numbers on the cabinet referenced in the first post, and it doesn't seem to go very low. The driver really needs a large enclosure to have good bass response.

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Default Box designed on MLTQWT worksheet

Here is what I came up with unfortunately with a 6" vent 1.5 " deep as calculated by WinISD the vent Mach would be .07 and a frequency of 37.05 Hz which is a bit high. Going to a rectangular vent of 5" X 12" rectangular 6.25" deep gives the same frquency but a vent Mach of .03" see below.
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Old 23rd February 2004, 12:25 PM   #10
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Default VOIGHT variation on above

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