Q: Kit 281 - Sealed or Vented?

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  1. Robert Payne

    Robert Payne Auditioning

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    I've finally decided that I want to build a set of Kit 281s for my home theater.

    Should I build the vented or sealed enclosures for my mains? I have a Tempest subwoofer to cover the low end. Would the vented enclosures add anything, really? Would the sealed sound better due to the different Q?

    I plan to use them mostly for home theater, some music. Maybe 90% HT; 10% music.

    Thanks,

    -robert
     
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    You could build them as ported (if you can handle the extra size), and then just stuff the ports up if you wanted to listen to them in a sealed fashion. It's the best of both worlds. For mainly HT, ported is probably the way to go (but having a beefy sub would lessen that aspect of consideration).
     
  3. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

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    I agree with Pat. (who doesnt?)


    You would definitly get the best of both worlds. How do you make the port plugs?
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    You can use Nerf products. [​IMG]
     
  5. Rob Lloyd

    Rob Lloyd Stunt Coordinator

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    I built mine as ported and will be running them as large w/ the sub. I don't think they will be that much smaller as sealed. The top part is the same size. You're just replacing a stand with the ported lower section.

    Rob
     

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