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  • jhollander
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    Port resonance should be above your x-o frequency if possible. Typically you would want to pick a port size based on power at x-max. This would not impact the mid as there's not much output at 860 hz. I would still measure thou.

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  • filmslayer
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    thanks John . what sort of resonance should i be looking for ? for the 3 way its not much of an issue as i'll be crossed way below it but the 2 way crosses at 1850 . is this gonna be a major issue using the same box for both ?

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  • jhollander
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    I'd bring up the tuning a bit and shorten the port. Unibox show with that tuning you are below flat. My sim at 40 hz tuning gives a F3 of 38. You are at x-max at about 25 watts. With a port area of 21.2 cm, port looks like 1 inch by 3.3 inch by 6.7 inches. Port resonance is at 860 hz.

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  • filmslayer
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    i think i got the dimensions all worked out . the 15x8.5x9 gives me .66 ft3 , if i use a 1" x 7" x 20" slot i'll be just under .5 ft3 box tuned to 35 . does anyone see a problem using a slot with those dimensions ?

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  • Wolf
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    I think you'll be just fine with what you want to do. The magnets of the DC160 are really large and control the cone well, especially the shielded models. They have enough drive and sensitivity to work in smaller boxes.

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • filmslayer
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    damn !!! thats a tiny lil 3 way ... i love it !

    i'm kinda stuck with my dimensions or at least the width , as i don't wan't to redesign the 2 way XO . i am glad to see that it works ! Josh keeps telling me i'm crazy and my surrounds will sound far better than a small 3 way ...

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  • Wolf
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    I made a 0.25ft^3 3-way with the DC160S-4 called the Xenolith, and it looks like it suits your size factor.
    Just a note in case you need any inspiration,
    Wolf

    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...tion-xenoliths
    http://s18.photobucket.com/user/wolf...?sort=3&page=1

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  • filmslayer
    started a topic Rs180P/RS28F vs. small DC160 3 way

    Rs180P/RS28F vs. small DC160 3 way

    my plan is to revisit my 180P/28F surround in a bigger vented box looking for a lil more extension and i've also been wanting to do a small inexpensive 3 way . i am going to try and build both of these outta the same front slot ported box's using detachable baffles . i will keep the baffle width of my surrounds the same and use the height needed for the 3 way . preliminary box is to be 15"h x 8.5"w x 9"d . the drivers i've selected for the 3 way are
    http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dc160-4-6-1-2-classic-woofer-speaker--295-309
    http://www.parts-express.com/famous-maker-3-extended-range-designer-series-driver--299-422
    http://www.parts-express.com/peerless-by-tymphany-bc25tg15-04-1-silk-dome-tweeter--264-1040

    i am getting my slot port dimensions finalized now and hope to begin cutting wood this weekend . i have everything but the DC160's and the famous maker 3"'s . my modeling i showing just an inductor change and maybe a lil more padding on the 28F that will be done by ear for the 2 way . as for the three way i am all ready seeing some of the challenges that face me , but i think this will be a very fun educational experience for me and give me a good head to head with a decent 2 way and a small inexpensive 3 way ...

    ​more to come , stay tuned ...
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