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Old 11th January 2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default changing baffle width on zaph's design

i'm building this one:
http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker16.html.
and adding this woofer sidefiring:
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind...16916&pid=1835
i want to make the baffle alittle wider so i can gain more volume for the woofer.
will making a wider baffle affect zaphs design/crossover.i was thinking on increasing it by .5-1"
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Old 11th January 2007, 06:18 PM   #2
imjatse is offline imjatse  United States
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Short answer: yes.

Longer answer: I don't know enough to tell you how it will change things, but I do know that John spends a lot of time and effort on the existing design. Why not make a seperate box for the woofer? Or use a sub woofer. You would also need to change the crossover to be a 3 way vs a 2 way, even if the baffle was left unchanged.
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Old 11th January 2007, 06:33 PM   #3
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i'm using a plate amp for the side firing woofer.i'm using this wooker rather than a sub becaues i have it and it will go low enought for me in this project.i don't want to build separate box,as i like the look of a mtm with side firing woofer.i was just wondering if making the baffle alittle wider would affect zaphs xover enough to have to change values.
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Old 11th January 2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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You shouldn't make the baffle wider. It will affect the baffle step, the cabinet diffraction, etc. It's not simple to adjust the crossover, and you're on your own there. John doesn't have time to help people make these kinds of changes (see his FAQ). That said, a half inch probably wouldn't be a major problem, but if you don't absolutely need to do it, I wouldn't. Making the cabinet deeper isn't a problem.
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Old 11th January 2007, 06:57 PM   #5
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Hi,

Using a larger rollover / chamfer on the front edge and mounting
the drivers slightly offcentre will both help to minimise the effect.

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