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Old 29th October 2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm starting my sub project soon and was after some opinions.

The original idea was for two subs, two drivers each in a push-push format (drivers back to back on opposite sides of the box).
However, circumstances conspired to limit me to just the one pair of drivers.... SO

Which do you think would be the better configuration from these choices.


Do I go with just one sub, drivers back to back. Advantages are: less mechanical vibration of the box, less floor space, only building one box.

Or

Do I build two boxes? Advantages are: better cancellation of room nodes (I'm led to believe), each box is smaller and more flexible with placement.


I don't have loads of space in my room, but it's a manly house, so no need to hide the subs away



Any ideas?


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Mark
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Just my personal preference here but given 2 drivers I'd opt for 2 boxes. Mechanical vibration can be easily overcome by making sure the box is heavy and well braced. The flexibility of having 2 boxes to even out room response would make this a fairly easy decision for me since you say you don't have to worry about making them really small or hiding them.

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Old 30th October 2008, 07:15 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's what I was leaning towards...

I really liked the idea of bracing the drivers back to back, but the two boxes will also mean a much simpler build.

Unless there's any dissenting opinions, I think I'll just go with that.


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