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    I was wanting to change the port to the front because of were i want to place these speakers it will be real close to my wall. I was wondering how this will effect the sound and if it can be done and still sound good. This will be my first build. Thanks for all the help

  • #2
    It makes no difference if the port is on the front or the back. Go for it.
    Craig

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    • #3
      Congrats on your purchase.

      seeing the sims on the port,
      http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...-solstice-mltl

      i bet you can put it close to a wall.

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      • #4
        As the OP posted, I do wonder how they will sound being up against the wall.
        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...khanspires-but
        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...pico-neo-build
        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...ensation-build

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        • #5
          Was hoping jeff B would chime in before i change the ports Around i seen online that one person did it but i can not find the post again. I heard these are awsome speakers but i dont want to hurt the sound by changing them and not being able to change it back after glued and sealed.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shutterdial View Post
            Was hoping jeff B would chime in before i change the ports Around i seen online that one person did it but i can not find the post again. I heard these are awsome speakers but i dont want to hurt the sound by changing them and not being able to change it back after glued and sealed.
            Moving the port from the back to front shouldn't be an issue. Sometimes a chuffing port or one that may have a large resonance node (<is node the correct term?) is better suited to the back where the noise is not so easily heard from the listening position. Jeff B is pretty thorough and I doubt the Solstice have any port issues.

            Don't know if I'm saying this right, but some speakers, like many small bookshelves, are voiced to be placed against a wall where they can take advantage of boundary reinforcement. Some speakers are not and like to be further out in the room to sound as designed, this is what I was referring to.
            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...khanspires-but
            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...pico-neo-build
            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...ensation-build

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            • #7
              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...-to-be-2-5-way

              "I actually began with a 2.5 Way design for the Solstice, but after having trouble getting a crossover that made any sense in the way the two woofers needed to work together to mitigate baffle step I dropped the idea pretty quickly and optimized a 2-way crossover instead. The 2.5 Way just required larger, more expensive inductors, and greater crossover complexity with no real advantages, or a very small one if there was one............If you think about it, for a baffle this size, there is baffle step that rises to a peak around 1 kHz. In order to cross to the tweeter at the low 1.7 kHz that I did (this crossover point was chosen because I decided to work the two woofers as one) the low pass crossover's transfer function has to begin to roll-off below 1000 Hz. If I tried to do this with a 2.5 way I could get very little separation between the two woofers below this point anyway."

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              • #8
                Has anyone seen the forum were the guy built a set of these with the port in the front? I found it once but now i can not find it again.

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