Originally Posted by Jeff Permanian
The Triples, Single 8, and Slanted all have a wide dispersion, unlike what a topical dome tweeter which provides a great sound stage. Dipole and bipole speakers can get a bit tricky due to loping and comb filtering. Both are actually highly directive designs, bipole's directivity perpendicular to drivers and dipole's directivity forward of the in phase driver.http://www.acousticdimensions.com/to...lecardioid.htm
Sounds good. As long as I can get an enveloping sound stage without obvious holes, I'm happy.
A Single/Slanted 12 would have a simular cost to a Triple 8 and the Triple 8 would out perform it.
What sort of placement would you recommend for the Triple 8 in a two row set up? Horizontal, and angled like the Slant 8?
My concern is getting a nice sound stage with what I would assume is a non-optimal speaker location. Would something like two Slant/Single 8's per side work better (speaker next to each row)? While there is plenty of good information on optimal placement for home theater speakers in a conventional set up, I haven't found much info on handling multiple rows.
Originally Posted by fight4yu
Jeff, maybe just a thought. For most small-mid size room, your efficiency is already high enough to get to 110+ dB easily with modest amp. I will say some of us might be interested in a somewhat lower efficiency, but go somewhat lower design... Like a T8 with 60Hz crossover, and say maximum output to 115-120dB?
I know T12 can go much lower, but it could be too big in a small-mid size room.
I would like to hear Jeff's thoughts on this as well. While I haven't made it through this thread in its entirety, it appears that's what was done when moving from the original T12 design to what became the T12HT (LF originally)? I'm curious if a similar concept is viable with the 8" drivers, or if the trade-off would be too severe?