Bookshelf speakers

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  1. mal2pool

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    Excuse my ignorance but do all bookshelf speakers come with a bass port ?
    I have some mordaunt short bx2's but they seem a little boomy to me. I have tried them in various positions. I have a room 20ft x 10ft. They are at the short wall facing into the room...about 12 inches from the wall.
    Maybe its just me getting used to them....i only got them yesterday...:D
     
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    Some do, some don't!

    "Bass Reflex" speakers have ports.

    "Infinite Baffle" speakers are sealed boxes with no port. These are fewer in number, as they generally don't sound as though they go as low as bass reflex speakers, but may be more accurate, and not as boomy.

    Some have them in the front, most in the rear. A few (PMC spring to mind) have a transmission line arrangement.

    Keep experimenting with positioning, especially from side walls.

    Also, what are they stands are they on?
    Are you using spikes to couple them to the floor?
    If so, what type of floor do you have? (Spiking into a floating floor can cause boominess. In this case you need to isolate the speakers from the floor. Search these forums for info - there's loads on this topic)
     
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    I have thick pile carpet and there are target stands with spikes on. Maybe i'm just being fussy. Funny thing is when you sit in the proper position infront on them they sound ok...Its when you sit in a different part of the room or stand up they sound more boomy!!
     

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