SVS driver, can it be used in front firing enclosure?

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  1. Frank_S

    Frank_S Supporting Actor

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    I would like to make use of my old SVS driver since the new one is on the way. I was wondering if it would work in my B&W AS6 enclosure. It also uses a 12" driver but the B&W is only rated to go to 40hz and is front-firing. Is the 40hz rating a byproduct of the ported enclosure or is it simply related to the B&W driver capability?
    Would the SVS driver produce more extension than the B&W driver? [​IMG] Tom would know, I'm sure.
     
  2. Ian_B

    Ian_B Auditioning

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    good question, I too have been thinking of using my old SVS driver in a front firing config. I think I read somewhere that they might sound worse however, as cabinets are designed for the woofs they have. Don't know for sure though, hope someone else can answer this one.
     
  3. Dan Hine

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    Putting a driver (any driver) in a random cabinet not designed specifically for it will more often than not produce poor results.

     
  4. Frank_S

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    Thanks Dan, your comments are appreciated. [​IMG]
     
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    Build your own enclosure for it. Just use the same volume as the SVS tube(liters), same port size/length, and there you go.

    Frank, you live in Santa Clara? So do I. If you want to experiment, let me know. I'll help you out if you want.
     

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