Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Baffle step compensation and baffle shape

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Baffle step compensation and baffle shape

    If a speaker has baffle step compensation designed for a 8.5 inch wide cabinet, does it matter how much roundover, beveling or even 'diamond cut corner' is done to the front baffle?

    I have a chance to get a pair of empty cabinets, with the exact baffle width and internal volume, that would work great for Jeff Bagby's Adelphos, or similar kit, but they have diamond cut baffles. So, even though the overall width is almost exact, do the cut corners alter the baffle step compensation?


    Click image for larger version

Name:	L-060-Replica-Maple-Leaf-Sound-6-5-inch-fever-high-end-bookshelf-empty-box.jpg_q50.jpg
Views:	238
Size:	82.7 KB
ID:	1427808



  • #2
    Not enough to really worry about. Go for it!!! Nice cabinets!!!
    R = h/(2*pi*m*c) and don't you forget it! || Periodic Table as redrawn by Marshall Freerks and Ignatius Schumacher || King Crimson Radio
    Byzantium Project & Build Thread || MiniByzy Build Thread || 3 x Peerless 850439 HDS 3-way || 8" 2-way - RS28A/B&C8BG51

    95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong
    "Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems.". - Hannes Alfven, Nobel Laureate, Plasma physicist.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Pete Schumacher View Post
      Not enough to really worry about. Go for it!!! Nice cabinets!!!
      Ditto, those are gorgeous cabinets.

      More than likely you may end up with a couple dB dip at worst going from a square edge design to a chamfered baffle. A dip will likely be unnoticeable where a spike may be irritating. If you were using a square edge in a design meant to have a chamfer you may create a spike. Pick up those gorgeous cabs and enjoy!

      Comment


      • #4
        Thanks guys!

        That is pretty much what I thought.

        Comment


        • #5
          The low frequency 'step' will be very close so the overall tonality will be correct, but the high frequency ripple will be somewhat different between the flat box and diamond cut. Depends how much the ripple was compensated for in the XO design.

          Comment

          Working...
          X