What's the deal with acrylic panels for enclosures? Are they better than wood?

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  1. Javier_Huerta

    Javier_Huerta Supporting Actor

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    I've read a couple of comments where people imply that using acrylic (plexiglas?) enclosures can add dB's to the frequency response.

    Is this true? Can I just add a plexiglas panel to my box and have it sound better automatically? I could do it... my subs magnet is kinda pretty [​IMG]

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Tim Morton

    Tim Morton Stunt Coordinator

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    The short answer is ...No.
     
  3. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

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    It was a joke.
     
  4. Javier_Huerta

    Javier_Huerta Supporting Actor

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    Jack... [​IMG] !!! A comment like that can make a newbie design 4 boxes out of plexiglas!!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks!

    Javier.
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Javier,

    Yeah we came off with some pretty convincing information
    why it did... But it was all BS [​IMG]
     
  6. Come on people...Didn't my comment on needing "Yesterdays Light" not trip an alarm?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    LOL [​IMG]


    Seriously though... I heard that Using Goat Foreskin as
    a membrane for a tweeter is far superior than any natural
    silk or doped cloth available.. The only problem is that
    it's hard to harvest.. When you come at the goat with
    a pair of sharp scisors they tend to run, fast...

    Bwahahahah!
     
  8. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

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  9. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Dan,

    I know.. But hey look at it this way... It gives the Hill
    Billies something ta do on the weekends.. YeeeeeHAW! [​IMG]
     
  10. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    Right - I can't begin to go into the downside complexities of goat foreskin tweeter domes. You may have noticed that I've long touted the superiority of the foreskin of the Tibetan Yak. Incredible soundstage.
     
  11. The only problem with the Foreskin tweeters is when the really large resonance peak rears its ugly head.
     
  12. TimForman

    TimForman Supporting Actor

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    OK guys, I think you're scaring Javier.
     
  13. Javier_Huerta

    Javier_Huerta Supporting Actor

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    I want my mum. [​IMG]
     

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