sonance cinema select enclosures

Peter Parker

Distinguished Member
Most speakers are designed with a specific box volume so that the bass curve is correct. to big or small and it won't sound as good as it could. Adding wool inside gives the effect of a larger volume of air IIRC so makes the speaker think it's working in a bigger volume box and can improve the bas response.

Building speakers can be rocket science if you get right down to the nitty gritty and putting it into the wrong size box will make a difference to the sound. How important that is to you is another thing of course. If you know the volume of the box or have the T&S data for the speaker, you can easily make the volume of the wall cavity to suit and it won't cost you anything extra. You may need to add some bracing to prevent the enclosure flexing or resonating.

Gary
 

Peter Parker

Distinguished Member
It says it's fully braced so it's probably got some bracing in there somewhere, along with Rockwool. The bracing might just be a few pieces of rectangular MD with an oblong hole cut into it to keep the box rigid. If you look on this page: Accessories | Sonance you can see more of their enclosures and some of the close ups give you an idea of the kind of bracing they might be using.

If you look closer at the image for the one you're going to build, it looks like the opening has bracing around its edges, and it looks like a piece of MDF with slots cut into it. It might run from top to bottom with oblong slots but difficult to tell.

Gary
 

Peter Parker

Distinguished Member
I don't know to be honest, but you could try asking in the speaker forum to see what people there have to say.

Gary
 

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