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Build for DFR8
04/27/14 at 00:09:48
Hey guys,

I've been considering for awhile now picking up a pair of DFR8 drivers.

I have some nice 3/4" maple plywood sitting around not being used, what better way to put it to good use than to build speakers!

I was thinking of making a 12x12x10 "monitor" type enclosure.

Would a sealed box work, or would a ported box be better? I know these Fostex drivers really shine with folded horn type configurations, but this is frankly beyond my current skill level and patience threshold.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Build for DFR8
Reply #1 - 05/19/14 at 21:50:19
The smartass in me says open baffle(cuz it's EASY), but if were my project, it would be a vented box because you can always close the vent. Now that I think about it, bass reflex is also a great design. I made a set for my boss a few years ago(with different drivers, go look at Audio Nirvana plans at Commonsense audio). When they were complete, both of us were amazed. I used a slanted front so that they could be placed on the floor.
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