Baffling or dampening a cabinet.

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Greg_TSL, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Greg_TSL

    Greg_TSL Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 9, 2002
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    I have a carpenter building an addition to my entertainment center that will have hollow cabinets (not openable) on either side of my MK 350 subwoofer. They will be about 2 feet high, 2 feet deep and 1.25 feet wide.
    This is the only placement for my sub that wont take up walking space, so I'm really limited.
    I'm planning on having the carpenter brace the cabinet diagonally, and make sure it's rock solid, but any other suggestions to keep it from resonating any more than possible would be great.
    Should I vent, or port the enclosures to the rear, and is there any fiber or other material I could fill the cabinets with to decrease resonance?
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

    Mar 8, 2000
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    Getting the cabinet solid is about all you can do. Subwoofers put out long wavelengths so, using fiber isn't going to have much effect on sound or cabinet vibration.

    As far as firing forward or back... it never hurts to experiment.

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