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    Designing an enclosure to minimize impedance rise

    I understand the easiest way to combat impedance rise is through box design. How might I reduce impedance rise as to make sure the amp delivers the most power in daily driving situations?




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    Re: Designing an enclosure to minimize impedance rise

    I think making the box smaller helps. Maybe I'm not remembering.




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    Re: Designing an enclosure to minimize impedance rise

    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    I think making the box smaller helps. Maybe I'm not remembering.
    This is correct

    The smaller you can go, the lower the peak will be and the higher in frequency it will be.



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    Re: Designing an enclosure to minimize impedance rise

    Assuming it's sealed, that is.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Designing an enclosure to minimize impedance rise

    As ported enclosures get smaller, they are also becoming less efficient. It's a battle I just build multiple boxes and run the ones I like.




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