n3 drivers in ported enclosure?

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n3 drivers in ported enclosure?
« on: 27 Jan 2011, 01:26 am »
hello danny, i was corious to know how well the n3 driver combo would do in a ported enclosure. like this:

the volume is 1.38 cubic feet. i was thinking i could add a 2 inch diameter port  with a 6 inch length and  call it done. thoughts?

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Re: n3 drivers in ported enclosure?
« Reply #1 on: 27 Jan 2011, 03:22 am »
It does give up some control and low end extension verses the transmission line design, but there are no issues with using it in a ported enclosure. The other drawback is that it is an inch wider so you wind up with some disruption to the response from added surface reflections.

I did do a design using one of those boxes last year. It was a 2.5 way design using the Neo 3 pdr and 2 M-165X woofers. The box was sealed. It sounded great but it was still 4db down in sensitivity from the N3 and didn't play as low, so I saw no sense in going further with it.


Re: n3 drivers in ported enclosure?
« Reply #2 on: 27 Jan 2011, 03:48 am »
thanks danny!