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Old 15th October 2018, 04:29 PM   #211
Paul Vancluysen is offline Paul Vancluysen  Belgium
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Again a long story, I did some analysis of the DI of both midrange and tweeter in the Monkey Box, both drivers without waveguide.
At first the comparison the DI of both drivers on infinite baffle and in the Monkey cabinet.
In the plots the most smooth DI is on infinite baffle.

DI midrange in cabinet and on infinite baffle.JPG

DI tweeter in cabinet and on infinite baffle.JPG

For the midrange the DI in the cabinet is mapping on the infinite baffle DI (= no impact of cabinet) down to 1kHz and below 1 kHz the DI in the cabinet becomes higher due to the bafflestep of the cabinet. Applying a waveguide to it (like with the Volt VM752), probably the irregularity around 1.8 kHz will become better, and the DI will become a little higher above 1kHz. But the bafflestep boost below 1 kHz will not be changed by a waveguide.

For the tweeter the DI in the cabinet is mapping on the infinite baffle DI down to 3kHz. Below 3 kHz the DI in the cabinet has a dip at 2.5 kHz. This dip is related to the tweeter distance from the top of the cabinet, which is now 9 cm. Below 1 kHz the DI becomes higher also due to the bafflestep, just like the midrange. Applying a waveguide to the tweeter, probably the dip around 2.5 kHz will disappear. The bafflestep boost below 1 kHz also will not change. Above 3 kHz the DI will become higher.

By increasing the tweeter distance from top to 15 cm, the DI dip appears at a lower frequency, see in the plot below. Maybe a better match with the midrange can be obtained for a more flat combined DI with X-over.

tweeter 15 cm from top
DI tweeter in cabinet 15 cm from top and on infinite baffle.JPG

Looking to the combined DI with LR4 filter at 2500 Hz without waveguides.
DI combined LR4 2500 Hz.JPG

Adding a waveguide to the tweeter the dip at 2500Hz will be better. The dip around 1 kHz, I am afraid it will not disappear by a midrange waveguide like implemented in the Volt VM752, we have to check that with measurements on the Volt driver.
Applying the tweeter waveguide will increase the DI above a few kHz and decreasing the global power of the tweeter. I am afraid that maybe that power loss is not so good in combination with a 3 inch midrange. In combination with a larger midrange, it is different, now I have some doubts about the tweeter waveguide. I think we can evaluate that with IEC tests and simulating the global power of the design.
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Old 15th October 2018, 05:20 PM   #212
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Paul... This good stuff!

I guess we will have to see what the measurements say. In particular I believe the VM752 starts beaming quite a bit earlier than what Leap predicts for a conventional 3" driver. My goal would be to match the tweeter dispersion to that of the mid at xover, and have smooth dispersion above that.
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Old 16th October 2018, 06:19 AM   #213
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Originally Posted by mbrennwa View Post
... gofoundme campaign. If you want me to move ahead with building a first prototype for testing purposes, please support the campaign here. I you want to be included in the list of sponsors, please state your diyAudio user name in the comments of your donation.

For those of you who are actively participating in the design process or those who are interested in helping with fund raising, please send me a PM with your email address so that I can add you to the "team" of the gofundme campaign.

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Let's see how this goes.

P.S.: I guess I'll get both the Faital and the D.A.S. woofer so that we can compare them better.
Bumping this.
Looking forward to impressions of build quality on the drivers involved, as well as the results from measurements.
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