Low mid to go underneath Unity Horn

I have four 12NDL88 drivers to put below a unity horn I have designed. My aim is to do 150hz up to around 400hz which is why I have gone for angled baffles to move the acoustic center of the drivers closer together.

I have currently got a port either side to allow for space behind for the 12" driver but I might try and get it to fit with a single port on one side.

I started off by simming in hornresp to get something vaguely what I want.

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I then drew it up and simmed it in Akabak BEM and my output is wildly different, I have checked the volumes and areas a few times. I checked the volume using Akabak by adding everything to the repository then using the meshing to calculate the volume. Some of my triangles are maybe a bit thin but I will redo it sometime, the LEM sim is the same though.

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The impedence nearly matches in both

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I have also drawn it up in LEM in Akabak, without the angled baffles, to compare and got the same results as BEM

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Does anyone know what the reason why the sims are so different? I kinda want to build it and measure it to see how it will do
 

GM

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At a glance, your build is a (very crude) BP4, which is what you ideally want, though as I noted to some early Unity DIYers, it ideally needs to 'ring' @ the BW's mean, i.e. (150*400)^0.5 = ~245 Hz for best overall pace, rhythm & timing (PR&T) with the baffle/slot designed to match the Unity's polar response.
 
Finished the build and did some vague measurements, it was pretty good. i need to do some off axis measurements of both but need to sort out access to a laser cutter first.

The measurements are on my other laptop, I will sort through them and post them later.

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As a test I lent it to my mates for an event to use as a monitor, had some really good feedback about it

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