BrainFart lol


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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 1985
Registered: Dec-04
well guys, some questions came to mind at school today, and also i cant remember one pleae help out lol

Well first off the easy one, please help with boxes
which one does what, which one is more power, which one needs less ot be more aefficient, and with which one can u put alot more power to the sub

idk sorry guys if im confusing you, but my other questions is, what are the diffent types of speakers and what are the pro's and cons of each, i mean like 2 ways 3 ways, i know there are more im just having a huge brainfart

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Username: Jwbulger79


Post Number: 449
Registered: Nov-04
from the Glasswolf archives:

"sealed will yield a fairly flat response, and is the most accurate type of box.
a sealed box also requires the most power to attain the same SPL as other box types.

a ported box is usually about +3dB more efficient at the frequency of the tuned port(s). These boxes require less power than sealed to reach the same SPL, but below their tuned frequency, they are very hard to control, and require great amounts of power to produce those below-port frequencies. Ported enclosures also add coloration to the sound, which detracts from their accuracy.

bandpass boxes are +3 to +12dB more efficient, making these the loudest of the boxes, but they lack severely in sound quality and will not hit very deeply since they, as the name implies, are limited to a notch frequency range.. usually between about 50-100Hz. loud, not deep, and they can accept a lot of power due to the damping factor of the enclosure designs. Bandpass boxes are ideal for SPL competitions, but not recommended for anything desiring musicality such as a daily driver car." -- Glasswolf

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Username: Jwbulger79


Post Number: 450
Registered: Nov-04
as for the different types of speakers, two-way and three-way refer to the number of drivers. by seperating the drivers you are allowing each driver to focus on a certain frequency range instead of trying to produce the entire spectrum of highs and lows. e.g. it's better to have a tweeter handle the highs and a 6" driver handle the mids instead of trying to make a 3" driver handle the highs and mids. now, more does not necessarily mean better. it will be more difficult to achieve proper imaging and time alignment with a three-way set than it will be for a two-way set, and do-it-yourselfers will actually usually get better sound with a two way set b/c there is typically more room for error in the install.
you can have either a two-way (or three-way) coaxial set or a two-way component set. in a coaxial set the tweeter is mounted on top of the midrange driver. in a component set, the tweeter is seperate from the midrange driver, and usually results in better accuracy, partly b/c one is able to move the tweeter to different locations to find what works best in a particular environment. most component sets will come with seperate crossovers which are usually are better built than the simple "bass-blocker" type simple in-line passive filters you will find in coaxials. the seperate crossover usually allows for a steeper crossover slope, adjustable slope, and/or attentuation (change in volume) of the tweeter.
there are also braxial sets. they are simply component sets with the seperate tweeter mounted in front of the mid by a bracket instead of being mounted on the mid.
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