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sku
02-06-2007, 06:29 PM
I've been curious about this for awhile...

I see many folks using double baffles on here...

I've built many boxes ranging from 3 to 7.5 cubes (fully braced) and have never used double baffles...

What is the benefit that people see from the double baffles?

Thanks.

pitbull12888
02-06-2007, 06:34 PM
and clearance if u need it

azbass
02-06-2007, 06:35 PM
just think about it real hard. it will come to you.

J31Rob
02-06-2007, 06:35 PM
More support.....obviously

mhm, less box flex.

sku
02-06-2007, 06:41 PM
Hmm, I've never had any of these issues with a fully braced box...

Has anyone ever added a second baffle (say to the front or some panel that was flexing) and just went wow -- that's so much better? If so was your box brace very well?

I know that the second baffle provides for a denser/stiffer box (in theory) but in reality (depending on the circumstances) you may not even need it...

sku
02-06-2007, 06:43 PM
and clearance if u need it

Yep, that's a good reason

ultimate157
02-06-2007, 06:57 PM
Fully bracing the front baffle of a box is much more time consuming IMO than just throwing a second layer of MDF on.

helotaxi
02-06-2007, 07:01 PM
If you use wood screws to mount the sub, it gives you more depth of wood to support the driver. Makes that panle less likely to flex from the weight of a really heavy driver as well.

15nissen
02-06-2007, 07:06 PM
I would much rather double baffle then put rods, or wood supports inside the box that would impede air flow etc.......

sku
02-06-2007, 07:22 PM
If you use wood screws to mount the sub, it gives you more depth of wood to support the driver. Makes that panle less likely to flex from the weight of a really heavy driver as well.

Yep, I can agree and see that it's a good idea for a woofer side double baffle...this doesn't make the boxed fully braced though...

I tend to see less of a value in double baffling all sides of the box...

To each his own, I guess...

ssj2xxgotenxx
02-06-2007, 07:31 PM
Better structural integrity, flush mount, and a great way to get rid of left over wood.

smd4life
02-06-2007, 07:32 PM
more torque on the basket holding the speaker down...it's less prone to flex