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Biamped Open baffle/Sealed Comments pls
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Old 22nd January 2005, 01:32 PM   #1
kestrel200 is offline kestrel200  United States
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Default Biamped Open baffle/Sealed Comments pls

Ok.. I think I'm getting close to finalizing the design for my nest speaker and would like to get your thoughts. The design is a mixed Open Baffle,Dipole /sealed speaker. The woofer would be sealed, The mids will be open baffle, and I am thinking about putting a rearfiring tweeter on the back of the baffle too. The speaker will be active between the woofer and the mids/tweeter.

The drivers are ( I allready have them and therefore don't want to change them):

Woofers: Peerless 10"CSX
Mids: Either Vifa P13s or Peerless HDS 850488
Tweeter: Morel MDT33s

Haven't decided on a rear tweeter yet. Any thoughts???

Here' a conceptual drawing.
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Old 22nd January 2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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Why don't you want to mate with dipole woofers? Do you need the SPL capability?

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Old 22nd January 2005, 04:12 PM   #3
ralph-bway is offline ralph-bway  United States
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Hi Kestrel,

Very interesting design. Sorry I can't be much help with your questions, but I was curious about where you were going to XO from the woofers to the mids.


Probably a silly question, but ........
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Old 22nd January 2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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your design looks very similar to lorpen audio models[ just google for lorpen and it will bring up the site he uses a similar configuration and it does sound very nice the difference is the woofers which are 8 in in a br encl but to my knowledge does not use a rear firing tweet, [which to my thinking would diffuse the stereo image]cheers have fun TC
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Old 23rd January 2005, 02:33 PM   #5
Paul W is offline Paul W  United States
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FWIW...I like dipole best at low frequencies...best box is no box. Your general design is very good looking (like Phoenix/Orion hybrid) and could be adapted to dipole woofer very easily, unless you have large room/no sub.

Dipole upper mid and highs promote to many room reflections for me...depending on placement and room treatment, the sound may be on a "grand scale", but imaging can be weak.

I have used P13...it can sound very smooth and polite, but not exceptionally detailed.

"sorta" dipoles w/resistive loading
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