Bent tube midrange lxmini inspired short array questions

akh

Member
2012-10-25 1:53 am
I have built what I would describe as a lxmini inspired short array. Basically it uses the lxmini midrange OB design but with smaller drivers. In this case, two Aurasound Whispers stacked on top of each other with 5" long 2"diameter pvc pipe behind the drivers. It is designed to achieve a cardioid radiation pattern for very tight spaces, and it seems to work surprisingly well.

But, I have the desire to apply a very gradual bend to the tubes to better fit my application.

Will this at all impact the radiation pattern? If so, how?
 

akh

Member
2012-10-25 1:53 am
I suppose, actually not :). The Whispers are held away from the open end via dowel rods in a very similar matter to the way the Seas FU10RB is held in the lxmini. It just so happens I am using Whispers like the pluto. Suppose I should have lied about the drivers to avoid the confusion. This is done to create a cardioid pattern as opposed to a monopole.