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Front ported speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by s70rmp, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. s70rmp

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    Please forgive me if I'm wrong but would front ported (bookcase style)
    not give off any sound to the rear, I ask as I wont to get a new pair for a small project but don't want any sound heading towards next door neighbours.

    cheers

    and could anybody recommend any decent speakers for under £120?
     
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    Hi s70, I'm not sure about the porting but make sure you get a good set of heavy speaker stands on spikes and fill 'em with kiln-dried sand (do a search for mass loading). This will isolate your speakers from the floorboards and reduce vibrations transferred to the floor (and hence to your neighbour).

    Can anyone else comment on front/rear porting? You can always bung the port but that would hinder the airflow. I think decent isolation will make more difference than worrying about the porting.
     
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    Tannoy Fusion 2s are £110 from www.petertyson.co.uk inc delivery. They're front ported although I'm not sure if having front ported speakers will make a vast difference to the sound the neighbours hear. I've got a pair and they're very good, although I haven't heard other speakers in this price bracket to compare.
     

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