Open Baffle

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Open baffle loudspeakers are my current favorite way to enjoy music. They produce a wider soundstage than other designs, image exceptionally, are easy to build and reduce cabinet induced challenges. Open baffle speakers don’t sound bloated or have one-note bass. They integrate with your room to produce a lively and encompassing sound. If you have the room and are serious about music reproduction, you owe it to yourself to listen to open baffle.

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4 thoughts on “Open Baffle

  1. My listening room is only 12 ft x 11 but expect this to change a year from now to one 15 ft x 12. So I really want to build a pair of OBs now with great bass response. I’d like it to get down to between 30 and 28Hz. In my tiny room the right OB will have 3 ft of space all around it. The left OB can get 3 feet behind it but very limited sidewall space, especially on one side. Again, I’m willing to make do for now with less than great sound; getting a really high performance pair of passive OBs built for when they are moved to a larger room is my goal. So, for example, H frame OBs with 18″ woofers are manageable footprint wise if ~ 21″ square x 16″ http://www.quarter-wave.com/Project08/Passive_Crossover.pdf
    OR they can be panel OBs http://manzanitaaudiosolutions.com/gallery.html Can either of them get very close to 28Hz in my room? My budget is generous for efficient high quality drivers, film caps autoformers
    http://www.intactaudio.com/atten.html My ears can’t take high SPLs, even in large rooms; figure 65 to 68db in my room, if even that much. However, my amp is a First Watt F4; only 25 wpc 8 ohms/ 40 wpc 4 ohms. So these passively crossed OBs would probably need to have pretty efficient drivers.
    Wood finishing could be something very simple, like semi-flat statin black duratex
    http://store.acrytech.com/Speaker-Cabinet-Coating-DuraTex-Roller-Grade-Black.html
    Do you know anyone in NYC or on Long Island who will build me a pair of custom OBs? Thanks

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  2. Hi,

    Thank You for very inspiring designs and descriptions 🙂

    Looking at Your H-baffle with the Eminence Alpha 15″ woofer (the red cabinet), it seems that the debth is not 16″ but more like the half (8″?). Or is that just the photos making it seems so?

    BR/Bo

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