View Full Version : Lotta 6.5" speakers, would they sound better in sea;ed boxes

08-22-2010, 02:18 PM
Im looking to add 8 more 6.5" speakers to my setup. Should I put each paired (there wired in pairs) in there own little sealed enclosures??

Just curious if it was worth it to go from simply cut into the beauty panels and free airing like I have them now, but since Im rebuilding, I can put them in sealed boxes and incorporate them into the box design and beauty panel layout. But I dont know how big each chamber would have to be...

These are the speakers Ill be using and 50rms a piece. Mainly looking to cross them @ 200ish and make them play midrange.

Peerless 835004 SDS 6-1/2" Woofer 4 Ohm | Parts-Express.com (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=299-250)

08-26-2010, 01:07 AM
If you have the option, enclose them. I have 4 6.5 Inch Peerless SLS midbass drivers in sealed enclosures and the difference between sealed enclosure and having them in my doors is amazing, plus it's a lot less trial and error than trying to find leaks in a door. You may not notice quite as much difference if you are running them for midrange duties, but it can't hurt. Plus it looks like parts express has some thiele-small parameters listed. If you have a program like WinISD, you should be able to figure out enclosure volumes.

08-26-2010, 01:14 AM
id go with the sls or scanspeak but i just got some sls speakers and they are pretty nice for the price

08-26-2010, 10:52 PM
i love my ES6s.. use .45 sealed with 125 rms crossed @ 80 with a 12d octave xover.. one of the best units on the market they can be had for about 250 a pair as well..

08-27-2010, 09:55 PM
sealed > free air

go sealed, if they are wired to get the same voltage signal they can share airspace. consider home audio speakers using multiple drivers.