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Old 22nd December 2002, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question adding enclosures to in-wall speakers?

Hello All,

I recently installed some in-wall speakers throughout my home. However, I installed them in the ceiling such that the entire attic space acts as an enclosure. The ceiling is reasonably rigid (1/2" drywall screwed to 3/4" t+g hardwood planks) and the sound throughout the house is fine for ambient music while entertaining.

It occurs to me that in-wall speakers may be designed for a backspace volume approximating the space between a pair of studs and a nominal wall height. Does anyone here think that I might gain something by building enclosures for the speakers now that they're in a large backspace?

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Old 23rd December 2002, 06:33 AM   #2
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Hello All,

I recently installed some in-wall speakers throughout my home. However, I installed them in the ceiling such that the entire attic space acts as an enclosure. The ceiling is reasonably rigid (1/2" drywall screwed to 3/4" t+g hardwood planks) and the sound throughout the house is fine for ambient music while entertaining.

It occurs to me that in-wall speakers may be designed for a backspace volume approximating the space between a pair of studs and a nominal wall height. Does anyone here think that I might gain something by building enclosures for the speakers now that they're in a large backspace?

Michael
There are at least a couple of members
I know have used "In wall" mounting.
One of them Used his wardrobe as an Encloser
for a SUB woofer.
The clothes in there gave a natural
stuffing for the Speaker!

A genious idea!

Jimi Hendrix - in a WARDROBE

I am sure you will get some interesting
views in some posts!

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Old 23rd December 2002, 06:25 PM   #3
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It may tighten the bass up a little, ( a more sharply defined roll off), but the effects are really quite negligable, so I wouldn't bother.

If you want to see for yourself how it will change, goto WinIsd and have a play with changing the box volume for a generic driver, or for yours, if you know the T-S perameters.
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