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AlexKunec

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I just purchased the gr research av1s kit (without enclosure). Would it be alright if I used 8 or 10 inch sonotube as the enclosure? I already have a 24" FRONTFiring tempest sonotube, and I think it would look nice if i carried a common look to all my speakers.
 

Will Pomeroy

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I don't think that would be a problem... Just make sure you do a good job sealing around the drivers, I think that would be the hardest part to make look good...
 

Brian Bunge

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I'm really not sure how they would work mounted on the end of a 8-10" diameter cylinder. The A/V-1 design calls for a baffle of 8" width, but the cylinder will be 8" at it's widest point. It's possible that this could have a negative affect on them but to what extent I don't know.

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You have to get the alignment of the tweeter and woofer correct otherwise they may not perform as they should. This will be difficult to do in a tube unless it's large enough to accomidate both drivers. Danny Richie is probably the only one that can answer this question completely. Contact him.
 

AlexKunec

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Contacted Dan at GR. Changing the size of the front baffle will affect response. I guess there is more to speakerbuilding then to subwoofer building.

Thanks
 

Brian Bunge

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Alex,

I was pretty sure it would change things quite a bit. The width of the baffle is taken into consideration when designing the crossover. Change the baffle width and you might as well redesign the crossover.

Brian
 

James Mudler

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It may take some work, but if you are set on the sono look, build the front baffle per GR specs and mount a sono tube on the back.
 

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