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bass nautilus?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by GOLGOTHAN, Mar 23, 2009.


  1. GOLGOTHAN

    GOLGOTHAN Banned

    Feb 27, 2009
    so here is my idea:

    take a 10 in bass driver and put in the back(small side) of a fibonacci series nautilus shaped enclosure

    371px-Fibonacci_spiral_13.svg.

    what would it sound like?

    might i put it in the front (big side) instead?

    what would that sound like?


    discuss
     
  2. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    One or more of the BFM subs has a similar folded horn shape. It isn't a smooth curve (which would be really hard to build), but the horn approximates the shell shape.

    http://www.billfitzmaurice.com
     
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Smooth curves are of no benefit in a bass horn, so the answer is that it will sound the same as any other bass horn with similar specs.
     
  4. GOLGOTHAN

    GOLGOTHAN Banned

    Feb 27, 2009
    but wouldn't it be some degree louder or clearer kinda like a bose WAVE Radio?
     
  5. Mingo Sanders

    Mingo Sanders

    Mar 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    :bag:
     
  6. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Yeah, I can just hear that upper midrange and treble comin' round the bend - just a-waitin' all miracle-like to amaze ever'body in the saloon with the clear belllike articulation and presence! ; }
     
  7. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Yes, but that has nothing to do with the nautilus shape per se. Google 'horn loaded loudspeaker'.
     
  8. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Rounded bends do pass midrange and high frequencies. It's just below 400 Hz or so where they are of no benefit, so they aren't worth the added build complexity in a bass horn.
     

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