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Would this work ? As a new baffle is being made anyway this would not be a problem.
Go for it and tell us how good if you wish to experiment and try something new. This is the point of the exercise, if you can take the concept further on from me I would be very content. Already we have Steve the Shadow with a variation which is attracting much attention at audio talk.
I know it does not keep the bass in phase with the floor like the cubes but i thought it may help with integration between mid and tweeter.
I might build rough cabs out of some old chopboard i have laying around to test this concept. It would be a shame to cut a hole in the top of the marantz cabs if it does not work. Might make a back box for the mid too.
Oh, okey dokey. Forget that one then, saves me a jobDr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:The mid doesn't need a back box, just series wire with the bass driver.
Not enough room to put the bass driver firing up which is a shame.
According to several sources (could be bullshit) this way of doing things can have several advantages.
1) Out of band high frequency information is attenuted so providing a first order filter for free (i.e not electrical)
2) Baffle width is reduced to width of mid driver therefore increasing WAF factor and reducing diffraction effects.
3) There are more positioning possibilities as bass drivers can be either both facing outwards or facing inwards.
Might be worth an experiment. Side firing bass, up firing mid and forward firing tweeter. Just a pity the Marantz cabs are not deep enough to accommodate a side firing 12".
I am however nearly finished with my 3 way semi omni. 12" bass in original cab firing forwards and a experimental small cab with forward firing tweeter and upward firing mid driver. A little twist on the usual doc mod project and cubes for that matter.
If succesful i will either put the mid and tweeter in the original marantz cabs or make a small cubette type cab to go on top of the original cab. I have some rather nice 2" diameter brass and stainless steel solid round bar which might be good to go between main cab and small cube. Could also use this round bar to make stands.