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Not wanting to hijack another thread, you said:

 

"That's part of it, but not all of it. Today's towers tend to use a pair or more of smaller woofers rather than one larger one, and with the advances made in driver technology over the last 40 odd years a few small woofers can deliver just as much output as one larger one. One advantage to using multiple smaller woofers is that it allows the cabinet to be made narrower, which reduces diffraction effects in the midrange."

 

I have a pair of Electrovoice Interface D's.  They're at my house in Tennessee and I'm currently staying in Florida.  I have an extra pair of VMR's and ST-350's so I made this baffle.

 

Here's my question:

 

I made the baffle pretty close to the front face of the EV's.

 

Would it make a difference in sound if I were to cut the width of the baffles to the minimum width required to simply hold the drivers or should I just leave it alone?

 

Second question:  On the EV's, the VMR is on top and tweeter on bottom.  Any reason to invert the board?  (I put it this way to keep the weight low)

 

Thanks for any thoughts.

 

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Would it make a difference in sound if I were to cut the width of the baffles to the minimum width required to simply hold the drivers or should I just leave it alone?

If you make significant changes to the front panel geometry, you are likely to need to at the very least adjust the crossover to compensate.
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Second question:  On the EV's, the VMR is on top and tweeter on bottom.  Any reason to invert the board?  (I put it this way to keep the weight low)

Many times a speakers crossover is tweaked to obtain a certain vertical orientation of the dispersion pattern of the drivers. . Mess with it at your own risk!

The Interface D was a very nice speaker, highly reviewed back in the day. Unfortunately that was about 35 years ago. Speaker technology moves more slowly than other areas of audio, but not that slow!

At this point you're probably chasing nostalgia much more so than sound quality. If that';s what you want to do, enjoy!
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Would it make a difference in sound if I were to cut the width of the baffles to the minimum width required to simply hold the drivers or should I just leave it alone?
Read this:
http://www.salksound.com/wp/?p=160
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Second question:  On the EV's, the VMR is on top and tweeter on bottom.  Any reason to invert the board?
It should be arranged to place the tweeter closest to ear level.
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Thread Starter 

Thanks for your reply(s)

 

I bought the VMR's because my cat decided to sharpen his claws on the ones on my EV's.  I figured I could buy a pair on Ebay just as easily as try to recone them or, pay to have it done.

 

This is for kicks & grins, not much else...  until I get them to Tennessee to replace into the EV's.  In the meantime, I figure I've got some bass bins here (barely visible in the picture) that I can mess with.

 

I'll leave the VMR on the bottom as I don't want these to become top-heavy.

 

Again, thank you for the comments

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