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Old 28th March 2018, 05:27 AM   #11
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The Radford S90 really made an impression on me when i 1st heard it in the early 1970s and lead to a facination with TLs.

Bt throw that all out. None* (well not much) of classic TL is worth anything. Get a hold of Leonard Softwares TL Modeller (thread here) or HornResponse and model the line.

*for intstance, the Sd of a driver has nothing to do with designing a TL. Like all other boxes Fs, Qts, Vas are what impact the line.

Start by reading everything here: Quarter Wavelength Loudspeaker Design

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Old 28th March 2018, 01:39 PM   #12
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A 1/6-wavelength line length! Why?
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Hi Dave,
Thanks for the answer. Very nice of you.
The idea is from RADFORD S90 I built long ago.
This one, is very basic calculation of 1/6 wave length, the TL is about 2m long, 2x6=12 , 340/12=28.3 Hz; just like this, the size of the port 1/3 of the woofer effective surface which is 220 cm², so is 14x5.5 cm, I don’t have any other calculations.
The enclosure is tapered like a trapezoid, not to complicate it too much suppose it is rectangular, will ease the calculations.
If you know what software is available, or basic calculus, it can help me very much.
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Old 28th March 2018, 03:57 PM   #13
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Paul, i missed that… A pipe is only ever a half wavelength resonator (both ends open or closed) or a quarter wavelength resonator (one ends open, one end closed).

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Old 28th March 2018, 04:20 PM   #14
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Hopefully it's not that 1/6 wavelength twaddle from a few years back. I remember sitting that one out, mainly because I was unable to type due to rolling on the floor.

For the OP: just to repeat what Dave said & Paul hints at. You can't have a 1/6 wave TL in this physical reality.

-A pipe open at both ends is a 1/2 wave resonator.

-A pipe open at one end and closed at the other is a 1/4 wave resonator.

Those are what the laws of physics dictate. You can certainly have one of those general types of pipe tuned to 1/6 wavelength of a particular frequency, but that's just an unnecessarily complicated way of saying you've a pipe of either type tuned to a higher frequency.
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Old 28th March 2018, 05:06 PM   #15
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That's exactly what caused me to ask the question about why 1/6 wavelength line. I do remember the same twaddle and couldn't believe what I was reading from that idiot.
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Hopefully it's not that 1/6 wavelength twaddle from a few years back. I remember sitting that one out, mainly because I was unable to type due to rolling on the floor.

For the OP: just to repeat what Dave said & Paul hints at. You can't have a 1/6 wave TL in this physical reality.

-A pipe open at both ends is a 1/2 wave resonator.

-A pipe open at one end and closed at the other is a 1/4 wave resonator.

Those are what the laws of physics dictate. You can certainly have one of those general types of pipe tuned to 1/6 wavelength of a particular frequency, but that's just an unnecessarily complicated way of saying you've a pipe of either type tuned to a higher frequency.
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Old 28th March 2018, 06:25 PM   #16
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Except that the line shortens when tapered for the same tuning correct? Maybe that's the source of the 1/6 length notion, as that would be close to what a 8:1 line does (I think).
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But this is a pre-chamber + a very slightly tapered pipe. With a restricted terminus and a driver offset. Too complicated to even guess. Needs to be modelled.

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Old 28th March 2018, 07:17 PM   #18
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I found the 1/6 wave calculation in a kind of article, with tapered line as I wrote.
But I really like to see a real made project with basic calcs, that can enlighten me.
I think that always is a pre chamber and then the TL, can be linear or tapered, no? My woofer is Scan-speak 21W/8555-00 8'' .
I was reading the
Perry S. Marshall
A Derivation and Analysis of the Transmission Line Speaker Enclosure
A Report for Electrical Engineering 498M Topics in Acoustics and Audio
University of Nebraskaת Fall, 199
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He is talking about 1/4 wave TL, so the 1/6 wave TL is some wrong choice.
Very difficult finding an easy formula, for a given woofer.
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The real TL models came in Fall 1999, everything before that should be tossed.

Prechambers are little used in modern TLs, usually you see a tapped line, often lines (usually straight-ones) will have a restricted terminus (ML-TLs).

Your concept does lend itself to a pre-chamber.

For some real-worl examples, read the stuff at quarter-wave.com (linked earlier). This from the guy that has done the basic work that has completely modernized TL design. Then look for modern TL designs from Scott Lindgren (Scottmoose*), Paul Kittinger (pkitt), Greg Monfort (GM), and Bob Brines to name the 1st ones that pop off my head.

*(i — planet10 — will often be associated with Scott’s work since i do the drawings)

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Old 28th March 2018, 10:17 PM   #20
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Thanks for including me in your last paragraph, Dave, along with the others, but just to clarify, my full last name is Kittinger, and I have two user names, depending on the forum, pkitt and Paul K.

I've used quite successfully a couple of times what might be called pre-chambers, but better defined by George Ausperger as coupling chambers.
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The real TL models came in Fall 1999, everything before that should be tossed.

Prechambers are little used in modern TLs, usually you see a tapped line, often lines (usually straight-ones) will have a restricted terminus (ML-TLs).

Your concept does lend itself to a pre-chamber.

For some real-worl examples, read the stuff at quarter-wave.com (linked earlier). This from the guy that has done the basic work that has completely modernized TL design. Then look for modern TL designs from Scott Lindgren (Scottmoose*), Paul Kitt (pkitt), Greg Monfort (GM), and Bob Brines to name the 1st ones that pop off my head.

*(i — planet10 — will often be associated with Scott’s work since i do the drawings)

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