Cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, Dec 4, 2001.


  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Could someone please elaborate on how porting and enclosure size in conjunction with speakers affect projection/bottom end/clarity? Is this a textbook I'm asking for? If so, is there a good book I could get? Thanks very much. Ultimately the point of this is to help me decide how to build one, or at least which one to buy.

    edit: I looked at the title of my thread and winced, so, sorry about that.
     
  2. leper

    leper

    Jun 21, 2001
    do a search for a thread called cab building 101

    its the intro to the textbook :)
     
  3. leper

    leper

    Jun 21, 2001
    and btw, really really really cool icon :)
     
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Thanks and thanks.
     
  5. Do a search on "Taxis."

    Seriously Bliss, I'm no expert, but, unless you buy a kit, it tends to get complicated fast. I'd say just do the listen test. If it sounds good to you, buy it.

    Mike J.

    P.S. I used to subscribe to Speaker Builder magazine, and the technical explanations will make your head spin.
     
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yeah, you guys and all the other threads here have successfully discouraged me, I'll just buy a new one. What I want is a 1000watt 4x10. Everybody seems to really like Eden, so I think I'll check those and maybe another SWR, love my workingman's 4x10.
     
  7. I don't think discourage is quite the right word, more like encourage you to get something you will be happy with right out of the box. Buying a cab after auditioning it provides instant gratification that is not available when you build.

    Perhaps there is a market for ready-made plans that have been tested and plotted with commercially available drivers... hmmm....
     
  8. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    You might like the Eden alot. I know I did. For months, the Goliath and SWR cabs were my favorite, until that faithful day I played at my local music shop. The Eden 410XLT was just sitting there, waiting to played by someone. I knew that someone was me.

    Ever since then, its been Eden all the way with me. No more of that tone sucking from the Goliath. I couldn't believe what a great improvement the Eden was over the Goliath. Kind of sad, because the Goliath is a decent cabinet.
     
  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I didn't mean discourage in such a negative way. I see everyones point though, I think I will try to build one at some point anyway, when I can afford to have it suck and or explode.