FAQ's continued Technical and Design Discussions Mixing Speakers and Phase Response courtesy of billfitzmaurice Bass Frequency/Waterfall Plots: What They Mean To Bass Rig Designs A Paper on Near Field Line Arrays The Meyers Paper on Line Array Field Theory
Technical discussion pages from TB'er fdeck:
Three pages on the physics and math behind Thiele-Small theory: http://personalpages.tds.net/~fdeck/bass/speaker.pdf http://personalpages.tds.net/~fdeck/bass/kpro10a.pdf http://personalpages.tds.net/~fdeck/bass/phase.pdf
Notes and free tools for response measurement:
Note on measurement: http://personalpages.tds.net/~fdeck/bass/measure.pdf
Free spectrum analysis software: Index of /~fdeck/bass/freesa.zip
Open source speaker design program: http://personalpages.tds.net/~fdeck/bass/speaker.xls History Lesson, ThunderFunk/SWR/Eden Speaker Size Discussions Does speaker size matter? Speaker Size Does speaker size effect tone or just volume? speaker dust cap: size, shape and the effect thereof Is there an ideal speaker size on a bass combo amp? Speaker Size and Wattage Favorite speaker size and why... 15" speaker tone...Size does matter. Speaker size & changes in technology Speaker size characteristics Poll: What Size Speakers Do You Mainly Use? Speaker size vs sound Mixing Speaker Cab Sizes. 10's with 12's or 15's? Read the definitive answer. Resources for DIY Speaker Cabinet and Amp Builders Including Builds by TB Members, Useful links and Speaker Design Freeware WinISD Download, a state of the art freeware speaker design program, with many built in T/S parameters available. START here, this is a must have program for the cab designer. LinearTeam A quick roundup of some TB DIY Builds: BFM Jack 210 Build
A build from Bill Fitzmaurice plans by the Jester. DIY Lightweight Composite Cab Build II - ZL1263, 3-way by Zac2944 DIY 6x10 Build Thread by nebzero DIY 12"+8" by Feast DIY 2x10" by michabass DIY 4x10" and 1x15"by Snakeman1066 DIY Lightweight Composite 2x10" by zac2944 DIY Schroeder 1210 copy by modulus763 DIY 1x15" by MojoBenny DIY 2x10" by Roundwound DIY 15"+6" by jock DIY Hi-Fi 3/2 Way Rig (8" is enough) by spodemaster DIY A $160 Fullrange 1x12 Cabinet. Build by Schecter4. DIY Upgrade of the Rat Shack 2x12 Music Cab to a
2x12 Ported Bass Speaker Cabinet by Thor Show your DIY Cabs - TB Thread Low-cost DIY practice/coffeehouse tweeterless 110 [long]
Great little thread on a simple, low cost practice cab! A new compiled section on Greenboy's fEARful 15/6 designs greenboy's fEarful™ 12/6 & 15/6 bass enclosure designs - FREE! - the discussion thread greenboy's fEarful™ 12/6 & 15/6 bass enclosure designs - FREE! - the download area fEarful™ 12/6 Cutkit Assembly by Supertanker Main Wiki Article on fEarful Cabinets on Talkbass Wiki
. Wiki article on fEARful build by Burning Skies Thread on construction of fEARful enclosure by Andyman on Woodnet. Basic cab construction example. Wiki Comments on the enclosure build directly above by the cab designer. Build discussion links and tools: The Speaker Builders Bible from Parts Express
a very useful beginner and intermediate link for understanding
speaker design and cabinet construction. Link suggested by
Bill Fitzmaurice. A Speaker Design by fdeck Building your own speaker cabinet - how & why, pros & cons Basic Car Audio Electronics
- Lots of basic info on crossovers, electronics, sound, physics, etc. Passive Crossover Designer
Freeware, easily downloadable, runs on Excel. 3 Way Crossover
- Crossover calculator and design info. diyAudio http://eminence.com/resources/cabinets.asp
Eminence's reference designs for many of their drivers:
Big and small box, ported and sealed. Eminence Speaker Wiring Diagram Designing and Building a Bass Guitar Cabinet Archived E-V TL Bass Cab Plans .pdf's available
for free download from the Telex Site. Best Little Bass Speaker Cabinet Article by Len Moskowitz from Speaker Builder Magazine Published in 1994, a 1/10 cab build suitable for a Low B.Good Technical discussion,
but the Peerless Woofer and Midrange are no longer in production. Duncan's Amp Pages Not really bass guitar specific, but some decent info Speaker Building Software Building a High End Enclosure U.S. Speaker Speaker Wiring Info Parts Express Speaker Building http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/
. http://www.eminence.com/resources/wiring.asp http://archives.telex.com/archives/EV/Builders%20Plans/
Older info. http://www.duncanamps.com/zips/speaker5.xls Speaker Design Basics Box Design Links Lots of links here, seem to be geared more towards car audio, good info. Article on Power Ratings http://woodworking.about.com - Basic Woodworking Tips and Info./
Save wood, prototype your cabinet design in Free Google Sketchup: Google SketchUp
You can find speaker cabinet examples under File->3d Warehouse
One you've drawn your cabinet, you can calculate the internal volume using one of the "Volume" calculators at: Home - Ruby Library Depot
Hint: Temporarily plug the end of ports so they won't be considered in the calculated volume.
To derive a cut list for plywood and other wood components take a look at "Cut List" plugin. Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup - by daltxguy @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community Some Speaker manufacturers sites with design info for PA or Instrument woofers:
18 Sound - Only PA, no instrument cab designs. Eighteen Sound - professional loudspeakers
B&C - Only PA, no instrument cab designs. B&C SPEAKERS
Beyma - Complete design catalog, primarily PA-centric. Individual .pdf or .cad files can be found at the second link. http://profesional.beyma.com/ingles/...esigns2008.pdf Beyma
Ciare - PA, guitar and bass specific designs. CIARE - Making speakers, woofer, tweeter, driver and car audio
Fane - Only PA, no instrument cab designs. http://www.fane-international.com/resources.asp
P.Audio, Peavey, Pyle, Radian - No desgins, as the make and sell their own enclosures.
RCF - Only two suggested subwoofer designs. http://www.rcfaudio.com/vediMacro.ph...ggestedDesign/ Amp/Pre-Amp DIY Builds and discussion threads. Sound City B120 MKIV restoration
Nice example of an old tube amp restoration. Bass pre-amp kits:anybody ever build one? Building my own Pre-amp? Includes nice schematics and links! New DIY project in the works - Ampeg B-50R Bass Pre-amp. Includes schematics, pics and links. A DIY rack pre-amp build by Passinwind. A DIY Tube Line Driver by Passinwind fdeck's new Bo-Teek DIY Pre-Amp with schematic
link A 1u Rack Space DIY Pre-Amp by Passinwind *** Thanks to all TB members, too numerous to mention, who have contributed links, info, personal pages and threads for inclusion in the Amps FAQ resource section.
Just added some extra info to the above post and rearranged topics slightly.
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