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Old 2nd April 2005, 09:24 PM   #1
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i'm building a powered sub using the vifa MA26WR-09-04 and i#m not clear wheather it needs to be flush mounted .also any info on this subwoofer would be appreicated

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Old 2nd April 2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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You can if you want. Flushmounting really only affects frequencies comparable to the size of the driver, so unless you're planning to run the thing well into the midrange I wouldn't bother.


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Old 3rd April 2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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In fact, not only is it unnecesary, it's also detrimental as you need as much baffle strength as you can get. For once, the easier way is the best way.
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Old 6th June 2015, 08:12 PM   #4
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Ok - Dredging up an old thread here... As mentioned above, the easiest way (unrecessed mounting) is the best. While I agree with the statements in #2 and #3, I am a little puzzled by all the builds with recessed woofer (ie 10 inch+). Why do people keep doing this? Even most of the the flat packs out there are with recess.
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Hi,

For a subwoofer /speaker the only reason would be to reduce
the depth of the grill required, and note the grill must clear
driver Xmax, I've seen cases where it does not.

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I am a little puzzled by all the builds with recessed woofer (ie 10 inch+). Why do people keep doing this?
It's fashionable.
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I think that the omnidirectional of sub frequencies makes quite evident that flush mounting a subwoofer would brings a lot of problems.
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Really? I don't often question your statements, but I'm curious. What problems would flush mounting a sub cause?
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Really? I don't often question your statements, but I'm curious. What problems would flush mounting a sub cause?
you dont often question my statements? you should!

while flush mount has advantage, I cannot help but know how many people tweak their sub position for months until they feel they have found the best location for the sub.
op needs to be sure where to place his subwoofer for flattest in room response.

for best phase, you need to have your mains and your sub at the same distance from the listening position. sofit mounting may make this harder.

flush mounting the sub will increase the bass output. better have good acoustic to deal with that added bass. if op has no room treatment, I would not recommend flush mounting a subwoofer.
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you dont often question my statements? you should!

while flush mount has advantage, I cannot help but know how many people tweak their sub position for months until they feel they have found the best location for the sub.
op needs to be sure where to place his subwoofer for flattest in room response.

for best phase, you need to have your mains and your sub at the same distance from the listening position. sofit mounting may make this harder.

flush mounting the sub will increase the bass output. better have good acoustic to deal with that added bass. if op has no room treatment, I would not recommend flush mounting a subwoofer.
Hi,

Your clearly on the wrong track. This has nothing to do
with wall flush mounting, its the driver in the baffle.

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