tempest ???

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  1. Cam McFarland

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    What is the purpose of the approx. 1/2" thick material
    that looks like it should be compression "sealer" for lack of better description on the front of the outside ring of the (Tempest) driver.

    Since the driver drops down into the hole with this part
    sticking out above the hole, what is it for?


    Dang I am trouble typing after my visit to thre dentist
    yesterday...[​IMG]
     
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    What is the purpose of the approx. 1/2" thick material
    that looks like it should be compression "sealer" for lack of better description on the front of the outside ring of the (Tempest) driver.

    Since the driver drops down into the hole with this part
    sticking out above the hole, what is it for?


    Dang I am trouble typing after my visit to thre dentist
    yesterday...[​IMG]
     
  3. Kyle Richardson

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    It is used if you were to mount it on the inside of an enclosure. Most of the time it isnt used at all.
     
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    It is used if you were to mount it on the inside of an enclosure. Most of the time it isnt used at all.
     
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    It's of course a sealing gasket that's used when the driver is front mounted. As in IB use............
     
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    It's of course a sealing gasket that's used when the driver is front mounted. As in IB use............
     
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    What do you mean by "front mounted"?

    I have my hole cut & will be dropping the basket through the hole & bolting the basket to the MDF. This if coourse will leave the "gaske t material on the outide of the enclosure once it is mounted in its downfiring position.
     
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    What do you mean by "front mounted"?

    I have my hole cut & will be dropping the basket through the hole & bolting the basket to the MDF. This if coourse will leave the "gaske t material on the outide of the enclosure once it is mounted in its downfiring position.
     
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    When the driver is mounted facing the baffle. It's always much easier to mount a driver from the outside when doing a cabinet, but with some infinite baffle subs, you mount them the other way - and facing the baffle surface.
     
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    When the driver is mounted facing the baffle. It's always much easier to mount a driver from the outside when doing a cabinet, but with some infinite baffle subs, you mount them the other way - and facing the baffle surface.
     
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    In my opinion, those gaskets are ugly and a bit of a waste of money because most people do not front mount these drivers. Cam, Thomas is referring to mounting a driver on its baffle by placing it against the inside face of the baffle rather than against or recessed into the outside face of the baffle. I'd bet most of these HT-purposed sub drivers are mounted just as you are. These drivers are made by mfgrs who have been making guitar and automobile drivers for years and in high volume (much higher volume than HT subs), and it's just a standard manufacturing step. My Tempest's front gasket was poorly glued at the factory - when I pulled up on it a bit, the whole thing came off, so I threw it away. The Tempest looks better without it, IMO. I don't recommend doing that, however. If yours is glued well, pulling it off could break the adhesive bond between the surround lip and the basket, or worse, could rip the surround.
     
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    In my opinion, those gaskets are ugly and a bit of a waste of money because most people do not front mount these drivers. Cam, Thomas is referring to mounting a driver on its baffle by placing it against the inside face of the baffle rather than against or recessed into the outside face of the baffle. I'd bet most of these HT-purposed sub drivers are mounted just as you are. These drivers are made by mfgrs who have been making guitar and automobile drivers for years and in high volume (much higher volume than HT subs), and it's just a standard manufacturing step. My Tempest's front gasket was poorly glued at the factory - when I pulled up on it a bit, the whole thing came off, so I threw it away. The Tempest looks better without it, IMO. I don't recommend doing that, however. If yours is glued well, pulling it off could break the adhesive bond between the surround lip and the basket, or worse, could rip the surround.
     
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    thanks guys.....
     
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    thanks guys.....
     
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    A few front mounted bass drivers. One channel of a stereo pair of IB subs

    [​IMG]
     
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    A few front mounted bass drivers. One channel of a stereo pair of IB subs

    [​IMG]
     
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    LMAO........awesome
     
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    LMAO........awesome
     
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