So all you genious builders (jmac if you are reading )
i have a question that i still have yet to fully understand. i would like a good discussion, and some links if you guys are up for it.
when designing a box, say winisd for simplicity - its ok for getting rough estimates on the port tuning and keeping params handy. but it dosnt give accurate graphs when it comes to most everything else.
so then comes all the little details about box building, how big, port area, bla bla bla. what about the 'alignemnt', or 'Q' of the box? say i bult a random box for a random speaker, how do you figure out what the Q is? and why is there always talk of ".707"? what are the advantages\drawbacks of different alignments?
and what other kinds of factors matter other than volume\tuning (not including bracing and stuff like box placement and the likes) - i mean, things that people usually WONT think about when designing a box, like impedance rise, power compression and stuff like that?
id just really like to read some information that matters to apply to what i currently know about designing loudspeaker boxes (sealed and ported for now, TL, FH, and BP boxes will come later ).
if anyone has good info to contribute to those (including myself) who like building boxes and expierementing with different equipment, please do. any links to discussions that have been previously gone over are welcome.
i do know there is no endall beall of enclosure design, but what to aim for in many kinds of applications, and why.
i think thats all. i cant quite think of anything else
thanks for reading.