Vented or TL


2001-09-12 3:01 pm

I'm planning to build a small tower design with a deep bass.

Why is it that i see a lot of vented designs and less Transmision Lines?
It seems that the tl goes much deeper than the same driver in a vented design...
Some advise please?

gr. Marcel
Transmission Lines are a commercial nightmare. massive weight, much more construction, etc. Vented boxes are easier to make, lighter and (sometimes) smaller. Trade off is that properly designed TLs will almost definitely give better quality sound than vented ones. If you're not into a lot of woodworking but would like something better than vented, try a voigt pipe.