Originally Posted by BP1Fanatic
I just went through this thread to find front chamber bracing. Yeah, you have bracing over the front of the speakers. Bracing can be applied below the speakers between the speaker panel and front panel. With a hatch front panel, you could have ribs on it in front of the speakers. You can apply crazy bracing behind the speakers.
My enclosure is only 16" wide and 30.75" tall internally. 10ft horn going from a 9" throat to a 5" mouth. Hoffman's Law, I chose small and low. T-TQWT is the least efficient TH. Yet with less than 200 watts from an old AVR, it cracked walls on multiple floors.
Again, feel free to build a quad and try it out. The quad is easier to play with bracing than the single large drivers too.
To me, proper bracing of the qw is the most important part of the cab.
So I will continue to build rear-mount dev’s, until I come up with a better design, or someone else does.
Same reason I went with a side window instead of a front window on my v3. Added a significant amount of additional finishing on that cab, but didn’t risk compromising the most critical part. Also why I put in the effort for full-length rails.
I don’t believe any other v3 builds have bothered. And I haven’t heard any complaints about front panel flex. But I still chose to build the best I can.
Cracking walls... I’m shocked I haven’t yet. The amount of wall and ceiling flex I get is crazy. I’m sure it’ll crack eventually, but I’m enjoying it for now.