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Passive radiator and relationship to driver 2

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  • Passive radiator and relationship to driver 2

    As I've been waiting and waiting for a critical part to complete my can speaker, I've filled that time with watching teardown videos of Bose, JBL and UE Booms to see what they do, something I noticed was before breaking the seal, they (people doing the disassembly) push on the passive radiator and the driver moves. Am I lead to believe that if one pushes on a passive, If the driver doesn't move there could be an issue with the enclosure not being airtight? And therefore impacting the performance of the speaker?

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    You are correct. A PR system is a “sealed” system but not in the traditional sense. As you know the PR simulates the air movement of a vent. You would not want any leaks in that case.