Speaker performance in a enterntainment unit?

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  1. Mike Wladyka

    Mike Wladyka Supporting Actor

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    Hey Guys...you are so helpful with all my questions so here is another one...

    I am planning to get monitor 7's/cc370/minimonitors from paradigm (like i had to tell you that they are from paradigm[​IMG] )

    If i build an entertainment unit (i like to build things), and i build in speaker compartments on either side for the monitor 7's will this hurt their performance? How much room should i leave around the speakers so that it won't hurt their performance? What other, if any, factors should i worrying about?

    Mike

    PS - it should be a pretty sweet unit, too
     
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    ErichH Screenwriter

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    Mike - I make these units for a living (see here www.thedeske.com)
    50% of the time, people want the speaks in the case. With small monitors, it's not a problem. Some think you need extra space for the speaker to resonate, especially for rear ported.

    It should be obvious that you are loosing a small amount of performance by closing a speaker within another box, and you are. If you choose a sealed design, it might be a little better.

    Keeping everything tidy inside the cases is what it is - Tidy.
    If you use a grill cloth door you could open the back behind each speaker opening and at least give those rear ports a little room. Try Ponte from your local fabric store - it's cheap and easy to work with.

    Good Luck
    Eric
     
  3. Mike Wladyka

    Mike Wladyka Supporting Actor

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    I am pretty sure that the monitor 7's are front ported

    Thanks for the info Eric

    PS - pretty cool enterntainment units you got/build
     
  4. ErichH

    ErichH Screenwriter

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    Thanks & you're welcome too.
    Eric
     

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