bandpass enclosure woofer selection


diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
2001-09-18 2:33 am
Connecticut, The Nutmeg State
All other things being equal-which they usually aren't-a woofer with a high Xmax is superior to one with a small Xmax.

The only exception I could think of would be if the speaker will facing up or down, instead of sideways. There, the components necessary to enable a large Xmax to occur are likely to sag.

Otherwise, go for the larger Xmax if the other considerations are more or less equal.