Front vs Rear Ported speaker

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  1. Zorba_8

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    Hi

    An age old debate no doubt, but I'm considering purchasing some new front speakers and I'm looking at either:

    Tannoy F4
    TANNOY MERCURY F4 CUSTOM SPEAKERS (PAIR) - available from Superfi UK Visit http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/product_id/3967 for details

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    Mission M34i
    MISSION M34i SPEAKERS (PAIR) - available from Superfi UK Visit http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/product_id/2084 for details

    I'm really taken with the missions (looks) but am concerned that the rear ports will cause too much bass boom in my room (3.5m x 4.5m) as I can only place them about 3" to 4" away from the wall.

    Do you think that the Tannoys will be a better choice or that if i leave the bungs in the missions and have them 3/4 inches from the wall they will be ok?

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  2. GW43

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    All other things being equal, I'd go with front ported in that situation.
     
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    Any other takers?
     
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    I concur with GW43. Rear porting requires space for the rear porting - and you stated that you didn't have any.
     

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