Originally Posted by craigsub
There is a thing called context. The context of my post was in reference to the small lip which frames the WAF-1's. There was some concern regarding this lip.
Yes the context is indeed important.
The bevel ....
There have been some comments on the bevel frame around the WAF-1's.
It measures 5/16 inch thick. If one removes the grill, one will notice that the frame is angled out, making for a very small waveguide into the bevel, at about a 45 degree angle. The grill is flush to the edge of the speakers, again making for an integrated look, and performance.
Jack (Rijax) has a pic that we will get posted later.
The image, showing the 45 degree angle cut, the so called 'waveguide':
Bzzzzt!! Wrong, that's not a waveguide, especially if it is as I've already commented, cut on the wrong side...
Now it seems you've changed your story, what is it that they say about craig? "This is a typical "Craigism". Truth is not the object. Winning the argument at any cost is."
With the angle of the bezel into the lip, we are using a small waveguide to help ameliorate any small amount of soundwaves which might "bounce" off the lip. We are using this small waveguide to keep unwanted sounds from reaching one's ears.
As you'd say, we both know that's not what you've said and that's not what you wanted to say either. With your new tune, seems like you're talking about the cabinet's rounded corners to try to reduce diffraction, and the slight angle in the protruding edges of your baffle. (but it's very vague, lip?! "help ameliorate any small amount of soundwaves that bounce off the lip"?!) That seems good in theory, but the problem you have now, is that instead instead of just having rounded corners in the case where you remove the grill, you now have to deal with the grill's diffraction, or the cabinet's protruded edges... Now I know, you'll say it was designed with grills on. Well, again, the 45 degree angle of the inside of the grill will be a source of diffraction, which, again, you'd simply not have on a speaker with no grill and no protruding cabinet edges.
And anyhow, again, to beat the dead horse, the rounded corners and small angle at the protruding cabinet edges have absolutely nothing to do with waveguides. Saying that it is, is "a typical "Craigism". Truth is not the object. Winning the argument at any cost is."