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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jondog, Jan 16, 2012.
Car audio subs come in square designs now, why not bass and other MI speakers?
Because there's no advantage to it. Auto sound manufacturers do so because their average customers are even worse than musicians when it comes to buying gear based purely on looks.
Now that's funny!
OK, is there any disadvantage to it?
The only real disadvantage is that it's hard to get the entire band with all their gear to play a gig in your car.
Yamaha had a guitar amp out in the late 60s that had a big square speaker in it.
Seems to me that square speakers would introduce a structural weakness, however slight, into the operation of a driver. Tight corners are more likely to fatigue and tear than the consistent, continuous line of a circle.
You might also expect some weird dispersion patterns.
That, and they wouldn't be as strong as round cones. If square cones made sense they'd be common. They don't, so they aren't.
I have a pair of Sony "Super Acoustic Turbo" monitor spekers in front of me with a 3 way set of square drivers, just a novelty factor i'm sure.
I have had this long time fantasy of designing a sub woofer using a 1200 x 2400mm sheet of MDF panel driven by 4 PWM controlled hydralic rams with a 500mm excursion.
That one is filed along side my floorshaker thoughts on using Silo bin shakers (electric motor with ecentric offset weights) using frequency-to-speed control for 1~20 Hz
Check fan woofers: Rotary woofer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I built a guy a car subwoofer box for one of these once---
Sounded pretty impressive.....zero worth for MI use though. In that application, it's pretty much just a big piston. 10" square has more area than a 10" circle.
A mate of mine has one of those, really awesome clean sound.
for somthing to take over from its main rival it has to be better in every aspect not just in 1 or 2
I would expect that a circular design would be structurally stronger than a square. That seems to be the case. I expect that this is why you don't see more square drivers.
Not quite square!
Drop a pebble in a pond. When you begin to see the waves go out in a square pattern, you'll begin to see square speakers.
Some pretty bizarre stuff, man. I'd be tempted to get one of those just because it's not like the other ones.
They make square speakers.
Kicker Solo-Baric. There is a picture a few posts above.
Looks like those light bulbs made the cab too hot and melted the speakers out of shape.
Also it looks like a TV cabinet from the 1960's