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flakko
10-19-2005, 10:19 PM
i remember something being posted like this not too long ago and there is a certain T/S spec of a sub that lets you know if the sub will work optimally sealed or ported. Which one is it?

JimJ
10-19-2005, 10:21 PM
Efficiency Bandwidth Product...

Fs/Qes

flakko
10-19-2005, 10:22 PM
and, what are the numbers that determine?

PowerNaudio
10-20-2005, 07:05 AM
EBP:
taking the driver free air resonance (Fs) and dividing it by the electrical Q (Qes). If the resulting number is around 50 or less, you are looking at a driver that is best suited to a sealed type box. If the EBP is between 50 and around 100 or more, the speaker will work best in a vented enclosure. Horn loaded designs will perform best with an EBP of 150 or even higher.

Sealed box (and sealed bandpass) woofers should have the following characteristics:


Qts => 0.40
Fs <= 35 Hz
Xmax => 4 mm

Vented or ported box (and ported bandpass) woofers should have the following characteristics:


Qts <= 0.40
Fs <= 45 Hz
Vas should be relatively low (less than 4 cubic feet unless enclosure size is not a factor).