Originally Posted by trhought
Afterwards, since he already built a sealed cabinet and had purchased plenty of power and DSP, my only comment was related to him experimenting with different volumes if needed since he's trying to induce tactile with a horizontal firing arrangement instead of an underneath arrangement. With an underneath arrangement, the ULF efficiency goes up exponentially as the floor beneath you moves. Clearly I'm a big fan of IB and OB cabinets placed underneath for maximum efficiency and lowest cost to deliver ULF smiles.
By the way......a big Thank you for your contributions in the BEQ thread. Been enjoying that little extra "zing" in our favorite movies with BEQ.....appreciate all you do!
All I've been saying is in his situation, I can't imagine any good reason to intentionally make the volume available to the drivers smaller. I've seen that logic thrown around before, and that's all I'm trying to say I've never understood and totally disagree with.
I also think it's important to note that your application hasn't increased SPL efficiency, and neither does a vertical alignment. In fact, the opposite in the open baffle when the front wave is cancelling the back wave. However, it's essentially a transducer, and like other transducers, it's pretty much 0 SPL but 150 perceived SPL. As a Crowson owner, I wholeheartedly agree with the importance and impact of the linear TR response afforded by transducers, as an additional "dimension", so to speak, of sound perception. So they are certainly amazing, just a separate discussion from what I was trying to initially respond to.
Of course I also agree with more drivers being better, along with more power and more volume. I just feel like my initial response has been taken way out of context (not just by you) at this point, as I was never talking about any of that.
I am really glad to hear you're a lurker in the BassEQ thread. I'd love to see you more vocal in there, more involvement is always welcomed. That's what motivates me to keep cranking them out! I love getting feedback on them!
Anyway, it's fine if we disagree on the volume thing. I'm just speaking my mind, and trying to be respectful while I do so, so hopefully it comes across that way.