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resonance freq. and -3 dB point

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Illingworth, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    I'm playing around in LspCAD and was wonderin exactly what resonance frequency and the -3 dB point are. With a 15 cm vent at 75 cm long I get 13.8 for resonance freq and 18.5 for the -3 dB poing. If I shorten the vent to 53 cm they change to 16 and 14. Which do I want? Lower resonance freq or lower -3 dB point?
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  2. Greg Monfort

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    Resonant frequency is the frequency at which the box resonates, damping the driver and driving the vent to its max. F3 is the -3dB point (half power point) in the response curve. As to which is better depends on how they interact with the room, so use room function to help you make a decision if your room is ~ a box. FWIW, unless a room is small and/or highly resonant to LF I almost always tune to 16Hz.
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