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idiot question... sub mounting

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by RichardHOS, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. RichardHOS

    RichardHOS Second Unit

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    Just curious about something. In my previous DIY projects I've mounted subs... how do I say this... "through" the front baffle. In other words, the backside of the mounting flange was in contact with the front of the baffle, with the speaker penetrating the baffle.

    Recently, I've seen pics from DIY projects that look like the back of the baffle is counterbored for the speaker to mount from the backside. In other words, the front gasket is in contact with the back of the baffle, with the entire speaker on the backside of the baffle.

    Did I miss something in the couple of years I stopped doing DIY projects? Is there a valid reason for the second mounting method? Is that dependant on application?
     
  2. RichardHOS

    RichardHOS Second Unit

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    Damn, I thought I had posted this in the DIY forum. Oops. :b
     
  3. RichardHOS

    RichardHOS Second Unit

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    Are you guys just trying to refrain from laughing at me, or are you as clueless as I am here? [​IMG]
     
  4. Albert Damico

    Albert Damico Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I think under today's enviornment you would first need to ask her permission. Then put on some soft music, perhaps a drink, and ease into it. I have always found that setting the mood is important before mounting, especially from behind the backside mounting flange[​IMG]
     
  5. RichardHOS

    RichardHOS Second Unit

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    lol. [​IMG]
     
  6. Geoff L

    Geoff L Screenwriter

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    Man you guys...[​IMG]

    I think you mean counter sunk so the driver basket mounting flange is flush with the front baffle instead of raised above it..... ????

    Just Guessing as you post is somewhat confusing....[​IMG]
     
  7. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Maybe he's talking about all the IB subs where the drivers are mounted on the outside of the box firing into it and through the manifold in the wall.
     
  8. Geoff L

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    Yup,

    Brian that sounds more right or even a Iso mount. The IB dose sounds more like it tho, and if so, what an interesting way of explaning what he saw....

    Geoff
     
  9. RichardHOS

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    Yeah, that's what I mean! I couldn't figure out a good way of describing it... I guess pictures really are worth a thousand words.

    Is there any reason for IB mounting to mount the sub from the outside of the manifold other than if the manifold opening was too small to get the speakers through (or if you had a long array like TomasW's that was diffiucult to get to the end of)?
     
  10. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Richard,

    Yes, there's a good reason to mount them like this. Simplicity. [​IMG]
     

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