Multi-driver sub question

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  1. Dan M~

    Dan M~ Second Unit

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    In theory, what is the best way to mount two sub woofer drivers in one encloser? All on one face? Or on opposite sides of the box?
    If you were mounting four drivers, would you want them all on one side, on four opposing sides, paired on opposite sides, etc.?
    I assume all drivers are wired in phase with each other. Is there any advantage in wiring out of phase(if mounted on opposite sides of the box)?
    Thanks for the education. [​IMG]
     
  2. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Dan,

    I would mount two drivers on opposing faces and wired in phase so that their forces would cancel each other out. You could do the same with 4 drivers; either two on each side, or one on each of 4 sides.
     
  3. Ryan Schnacke

    Ryan Schnacke Supporting Actor

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    I agree with Brian. This method keeps cabinet vibrations to a minimum since forces from opposing drivers cancel each other. Wiring out of phase is bad - sound waves from drivers cancel each other.
     
  4. Dan M~

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    Thanks guys,

    You confirmed my thoughts.
     

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