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Old 14th October 2001, 09:34 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm quite a novice at the speaker building thing but have been reading as much as i can. I'm about to build some 2-ways with a dome tweeter and two identical woofers in a (vented) 3/2 D'Appolito configuration.I've selected the drivers and calculated cabinet size, port size etc using the standard equations (based on T/S parameters) for a single woofer. But if I'm using two (identical) woofers in the one cabinet enclosure, do I keep the the same cabinet/port dimensions? or double the enclosure size and ports?? or what??

I also have to attenuate the tweeter sensitivity. I've got the resistor values figure and was planning on using 1/4W 1% metal film resistors. Are these the right ones for the job or will I need some higher-wattage wire-wound resistors?

Thanks (in advance) for any advice you may be able to offer

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Old 14th October 2001, 09:40 AM   #2
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Adding a second woofer throws off everything. You need effectively double the volume, thus a different port, etc. And you either get double or half the impedence of a single driver depending on wiring (half for series, double for paralell), so your crossover must be different.

As for the resistors, I don't know.
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Old 14th October 2001, 12:48 PM   #3
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I think you mean half for parallel and double for series.

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Old 14th October 2001, 01:48 PM   #4
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You'll probably need higher wattage resistors, somewhere around 5-10 watts is usually sufficient.

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Old 14th October 2001, 02:21 PM   #5
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Just to add to what Ignite said, simply double the volume and calculate your port to tune the bigger box to the same frequency you were going to tune the single woofer enclosure to.
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