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Help needed with speaker install

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Noel, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. Noel

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    Hi all,

    I'm after a bit of advice. In order to gain the required WAF, I had to build most of my system into a cabinet. This is fine for amps, video, DVD, TV, etc., but my speakers are also built into the cabinet.<br />The material is contiboard, the speakers are Linn Keosa (front), Centirk (centre) and Kan (rears).<br />I did not put a back on the speaker sections of the cabinet and I made some grilles using acoustic speaker cloth for the fronts.<br />Thus I effectively have a speaker within an open box. From an aesthetic point of view it looks good and sounds fine, but I can't help thinking I could do more to improve it, for example put a back on the speaker cabinet sections, or fill the surrounding space with wadding, or both.<br />However, I don't want to start down this path if :

    a) There is something else I could do.<br />b) It won't work anyway.

    I realise this is a bit of an odd query, and maybe it should be posted in the DIY forum, but any help would be gratefully appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Noel
     
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    The wadding around the speakers should be fine since the fronts are all sealed speakers anyway.

    A back should not make much difference, try one of them and see what you think. But remmeber the centre will sound different to the fronts with a board behind than the fronts would with boards.

    Try it and see, or hear...
     
  3. Noel

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    Thanks Richard, I tried some wadding around the speakers (within the cabinet) and it seem to have worked quite well, sharpening up the sound significantly.

    Cheers,

    Noel
     
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    i wouldn't put backs on the speaker sections, especially if your speakers have rear ports (sorry i dont know whether yours have) cos they'll sound terrible. speakers need lots of movable air front and back... dont restrict them...

    django
     

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