Bookshelf version?

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skonger

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Bookshelf version?
« on: 29 Nov 2020, 02:27 am »
I wonder if Clayton has thought about a bookshelf version of these that might go with an open baffle sub? I thought I had the ok for M3s, but the wife recently axed the idea. M5s might work size wise (about 6 inches too tall), and I don't think they would work well on an entertainment unit that sits about 16 inches high. Any thoughts about this? or does the tendency for a entertainment unit to be close to a back wall make the whole idea a non-starter?

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Re: Bookshelf version?
« Reply #1 on: 29 Nov 2020, 02:51 pm »
Agree that the whole concept is a "non-starter".  Open baffle rely on large drivers/baffles.  Dipoles in general rely on having lots of open space behind the baffles. 

TomS

Re: Bookshelf version?
« Reply #2 on: 29 Nov 2020, 03:27 pm »
I wonder if Clayton has thought about a bookshelf version of these that might go with an open baffle sub? I thought I had the ok for M3s, but the wife recently axed the idea. M5s might work size wise (about 6 inches too tall), and I don't think they would work well on an entertainment unit that sits about 16 inches high. Any thoughts about this? or does the tendency for a entertainment unit to be close to a back wall make the whole idea a non-starter?
Clayton has a small more reasonably priced 2 way in development, I believe using the M100 driver. He shared a small bit of  info about it in the SF Audio Society video he did a couple months ago. I am assuming it is just smaller option, not a "bookshelf" application though.

Early B.

Re: Bookshelf version?
« Reply #3 on: 29 Nov 2020, 04:07 pm »
Clayton would probably need to offer powered stereo OB subs to accompany an OB bookshelf version. This setup would be costly and likely wouldn't make sense from a marketing perspective. Takes up a lot of space, too. (Ask me how I know...)   

skonger

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Re: Bookshelf version?
« Reply #4 on: 30 Nov 2020, 11:05 pm »
OK. I'll bite. How would you know?

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Re: Bookshelf version?
« Reply #5 on: 1 Dec 2020, 01:14 am »
OK. I'll bite. How would you know?

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The problem with OB monitors is that they don't go low enough, so they must be accompanied with powered subwoofers that can go as high as 200Hz. There are only a handful of bass drivers on the market that can achieve this feat, and cheap they're not. Most manufacturers and consumers would probably prefer a much more efficient and less costly trade-off which is a plug-n-play, "full range" (ummm... misnomer alert) floor stander.