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Old 12th April 2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default What about a dipole?

I have had my pair of XXX18s for quite a while now, they are in really big EBS alignments. Pretty ridiculous output really....

But, I have been bored recently with them and thought about maybe building a set of dipoles, I won't ditch the EBS cabinets, just tuck them away for a while.

They have a fairly high Qts, amost .6, IIRC. Mine are mass loaded and have an FS around 25Hz.... They have lots of stroke, more than a few inches....

How big of a baffle do you think would be needed for each one? Would 4'x8' be sufficient? I could easily do that....

Any Dipole experts out there??
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Old 12th April 2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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I asked for info on how to go about a Celestion sl6000 clone but unfortunately got no response.

So presume not much interest in dipole subs.

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Old 12th April 2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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I kind of figured as much.

My interest was kind of sparked when a few weeks ago my wife and I were looking at paint at a hardware store. I noticed they had these large, maybe 1.5 x 2.5 Meter sheets of about 1.5" thick particle board that was veneered on one side, I kind of figured I could buy a pair, cut a hole in each one and add some feet.... They were only about 40 Euro each...... I just don't know what to expect with this kind of set up. Also, they would have to be about 2' from the front wall of my listening room....
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Honda,
plain baffles would have to be way too large to really support subwoofer frequencies. You better think about H- or U-frames. MJK has done a comparison of OB with H- and U-frames that I believe is mandatory reading for anybody planning a dipole subwoofer.

Regarding those dipole experts you might be better served at the OB audiocircle forum.
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Old 12th April 2008, 03:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info!
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