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jzagaja 8th June 2018 10:35 AM

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Ask winbocn03 on Skype, they want 65$ per waveguide plus shipping.

jazbo8 8th June 2018 11:06 AM

Will do, thanks.

augerpro 24th August 2018 04:44 AM

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Update! I'll post results over the next few days as I progress. This post will be all SB Acoustics: SB26ADC, SB21SDC, and SB29SDAC. I also will have results for the CSS LD22, Dayton RST28 A & F, and SB19ST over the next few days.

Couple reminders, all of these have elliptical mouths. Measurement conditions are MLS with 7ms of reflection free signal, NO smoothing. The spikes you see around 24khz are artifacts of the sound card cutoff causing some crazy FFT math. This isn't my old monster baffle, so baffle effects start to show around 3khz and below. The most obvious sign is the waviness of response and ripples and dips that flip around according to angle. Anechoic response would be smoother and SPL would drop as you move off axis.

First up, version G for the SB26:
Attachment 699131 Attachment 699132

I would say we're done here, but for the heck of it I designed one with an oval throat, vertically aligned. I don't have measurements yet of that.

Unless you can design a phase plug similar to a compression driver, the key to a smooth top octave is to make the throat small, the closer you can get to an inch or so the better. That is why I was excited to see SB's new 21mm tweeter with fabric dome (no phase shield needed) and copper shorting ring! Results were very satisfying:

Attachment 699133 Attachment 699134 Attachment 699135 Attachment 699136

I have one last waveguide to test with SB19ST but with the above results and the fact that the SB21 has a shorting ring, makes me think spending more time on the SB19ST is unneeded.

Next is the big fabric dome SB29SADC. I reused the 8" waveguide from the TW29 tests I did. The SB29 looks a lot better, but still that big throat causes some issue. Still the directivity would probably match an 8" woofer well 1-1.5khz and you would have a smooth upper midrange and lower treble.

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Mawes 24th August 2018 06:56 AM

Very nicely done Augerpro. I bet you spent many hours on this project. Would you mind posting screen of G-version 0, 30, 40 and 50 degrees with 50dB scale?

Are the wg-drawings public?

augerpro 24th August 2018 04:01 PM

Here is the .stl: Dropbox - 5x.75 G SB26 v5.stl

Here is the scale in 3db divisions:

https://i.imgur.com/E78Jhyo.png

augerpro 24th August 2018 08:33 PM

Today's update. First up the CSS LD22. When I was given the throat diameter I knew there would be top octave trouble, and this is exactly what we see. The good news is now that I have this in hand, I can tighten up the throat quite a bit, at least to 1.31" used in version G of the SB26 guide which is looking quite good now.

https://i.imgur.com/ruMKGlR.png

Next is the new Dayton RST28A and F. Lot's more to experiment with: using the standard faceplate the throat is huge, and I have my doubts about the phase shield being so far away from the diaphragm. Improvements in both areas in future versions.

https://i.imgur.com/HKaVkx3.png
https://i.imgur.com/yoKLCo0.png

Up next is the SB26 version G, but I made the throat slightly oval. Imagine it being about a 3/32" longer in the vertical dimension. Forgot to do no phase shield measurements.

https://i.imgur.com/AZAMMiv.png

Earlier in my experiments I played with phase shield shape and size. Eventually settled on a round .25" diameter phase shield. But since those waveguides were so different -all were circular mouths- I thought I'd revisit phase shields to see if the earlier results held with these current, more optimized, designs.

https://i.imgur.com/fmWk5lk.png

And last, the SB26 version G with no phase shield (and with and without a shim at the throat):

https://i.imgur.com/CLiKI4O.png
https://i.imgur.com/BLwuwCi.png

6" and 8" guides for SB26 and RST28 coming soon.

Gaga 24th August 2018 10:47 PM

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Thanks for the update and for posting all these measurements - very interesting!

I just realized, that some images I posted earlier are barely readable after resizing (e.g. post #80). As you are still evaluating the impact of adding a 'step' or 'shim' at the WG throat, I add one image showing simulations of a WG (V2, VarC-related) with steps (or shims) from 0mm to 5mm.


https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/atta...1&d=1535147163

augerpro 25th August 2018 01:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaga (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/318190-source-waveguides-cnc-3d-printing-post5525613.html#post5525613)
As you are still evaluating the impact of adding a 'step' or 'shim' at the WG throat, I add one image showing simulations of a WG (V2, VarC-related) with steps (or shims) from 0mm to 5mm.


Yep, I've noted when I use shims in the plots. Most of the designs include about .015" to get a good seal, IIRC. So the shims noted would add to that.

jazbo8 25th August 2018 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaga (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/318190-source-waveguides-cnc-3d-printing-post5525613.html#post5525613)
I just realized, that some images I posted earlier are barely readable after resizing (e.g. post #80). <snip>

https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/atta...0-5mm-step-jpg

In fact, this image does not resize properly, where as the earlier one does. Which browser are you using?

Mawes 25th August 2018 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by augerpro (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/318190-source-waveguides-cnc-3d-printing-post5525256.html#post5525256)

Thank you, much appriciated:)


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