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Down firing or upfiring vs normal subwoofer orientation

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  • Down firing or upfiring vs normal subwoofer orientation

    Are there any foreseeable issues with running a Dayton um18-22 downfield or upfired? I know it is a heavy cone and moving assembly. I just don't want to build a box that's going to destroy the subwoofer

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    https://www.parts-express.com/resour...-mount-up-down
    Francis

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    • #3
      NO woofer prefers up or down firing (in the long run).

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        Well, that's true.
        Francis

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          You would think it would keep the cone and coil level and straight on the pole piece so less chance of rubbing.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mike220 View Post
            You would think it would keep the cone and coil level and straight on the pole piece so less chance of rubbing.
            True, but the inevitable sag takes the coil away from the design center. The sag sometimes increases with time, too.
            Francis

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fpitas View Post

              True, but the inevitable sag takes the coil away from the design center. The sag sometimes increases with time, too.
              Absolutely. I've stored unused woofers horizontally for extended periods of time, and yes the cones began to sag, noticeably. Flip them over every so often. LOL

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                I think you are getting way fewer views than you actually deserve. CCleanerHappy WheelsVLC
                Last edited by zoziano; 10-12-2018, 01:41 PM.

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