I'm building a recording monitor for a friend and i have a hard time deciding weather should i use a sealed or ported enclosure, has anyone tried it?
I'll be using Scan-Speak 15cm paper cone mid-bass and fountek 5" ribbon tweeter. The amp would be 70W mosfet based amplifier.
I think its hard to build a good vented cabinet - with good I mean proper impulse response in the lower region, say 40-80 hz.
In order to build a good vented cabinet, you need to know the precise T/S data on the unit, and sadley, experience shows us that you cant count on the manufactores data.
Its hard to make anything wrong with a sealed enclosure - so if you dont have the time/expertice/measurement equipement, I think you should go for sealed.
This guy (Troels Gravesen, who certanly knows whats he's dooing) have made two constructions with the SS15 unit - one sealed, and one ported: