I'm getting ready to make some SEOS-15 / DNA-360 / TD-15M tower speakers, using the same drivers and crossover design that I used for a center channel here
I want to make some interesting and attractive (to me
) cabinets. One design idea is to put the woofer above the waveguide, but I'm not totally sure of the acoustic challenges, so I started this thread to ask for advice.
Here's what I think I know:
1. The waveguide should be approximately ear-level in height. So if I put the woofer above, the speaker will need to be pretty tall.
2. I've read about, but don't totally understand, that there is some axis that might point slightly up or down for a given speaker. It is unusual to listen with your ears below the waveguide, but more common to listen above, such as when you are standing. So I would guess that if this is an issue, a speaker is generally designed to please people standing rather than people laying on the floor. Putting the woofer above the waveguide would invert this design choice. Is there anything I need to lookout for here?
3. I don't know how tall the speaker will be, but it seems like it could be bad if the woofer ends up equidistant from floor and ceiling. I will seek to avoid that.
Is there anything else that I should watch out for?