Adding a cab with mid drivers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Warwick Qc418, May 31, 2018.

  1. I'm thinking of building a small cab with only mid drivers. I would probably put them on a vertical array on top of my other cabs and power it with my power amp which has a crossover.

    Thinking about using the eminence alpha 4, 4 of them in a sealed box.

    Does that make sense?

    I use distortion in my sound and would like to shut the tweeters but retain some highs with the mid drivers
  2. jazzbass_5


    Sep 1, 2007
    NY, Medina
    Makes sense to me but you'll probably get nay sayers.
  3. Well it either makes sense or is such a terrible idea that it's not worth writing about
  4. somebrains


    Feb 7, 2017
    You said "distortion" so I'd give it a try.
  5. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
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  6. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
  7. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing.

    Yep, and there were several other similar takes posted in the mondo long fEARful threads here as well. I've built around half a dozen variants over the years myself, but usually with tweeters too, like these three: Passinwind DIY Cabs

    I also did one using two Faital 4 inch drivers, which I've never really finished up properly. One of these days... Or_wink.gif
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  8. nice cabs @Passinwind I like that you keep it with the wood finish :thumbsup:
  9. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing.

    Thanks. My wife gave me the "no more black stuff in the living room" edict several years ago. Yel_wink.gif
  10. Rick James

    Rick James Inactive

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    Use a pair of Alpha 6 CBMRA, much easier to make a cab for as it doesn't need to be sealed. Try a crossover between 800 and 1600 Hz.