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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

I had rear ported floor standers that were a pain to position perfectly. The focals are both front and downward firing ports and give much better bass. 

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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

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My neats are under ported, I'm not a speaker designer but think it helps with there nice low bass lines. 

True about this. I listened to the neat SX1 & was really surprise the amount of bass these little floor standers produced. Also boom free.!

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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

stevebrock wrote:

chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

... In addition, with small standmounts there's no room to place a port at the front.

Just a small selection of current models ...

http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/#!301/c1hz8

http://www.hifix.co.uk/graphics/pics/large/23392.jpg

http://www.whathifi.com/review/bw-685-s2-0

http://www.dali-speakers.com/en-US/Loudspeakers-1/LEKTOR-1.aspx

http://www.stereophile.com/images/reccomp2013/loudspeakers/041113.harbeth10.1.jpg

http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/media/aero-2-dark-walnut-1377701467.jpg

http://www.usheraudio.com/Loudspeaker_S-520.html

http://www.whathifi.com/review/tannoy-mercury-v1i

... lots more.

 

ouch :):):)):)

 

Smile  To be fair he did say 'small'

Some on the list I would not consider to be particularly small (in the DB1 sense).

However, chebby has a point and if an enclosure needs a port they generally find a place to put it (even if it is more ofter a slot these days.)

 

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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

Al ears wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

... In addition, with small standmounts there's no room to place a port at the front.

Just a small selection of current models ...

http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/#!301/c1hz8

http://www.hifix.co.uk/graphics/pics/large/23392.jpg

http://www.whathifi.com/review/bw-685-s2-0

http://www.dali-speakers.com/en-US/Loudspeakers-1/LEKTOR-1.aspx

http://www.stereophile.com/images/reccomp2013/loudspeakers/041113.harbeth10.1.jpg

http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/media/aero-2-dark-walnut-1377701467.jpg

http://www.usheraudio.com/Loudspeaker_S-520.html

http://www.whathifi.com/review/tannoy-mercury-v1i

... lots more.

 

ouch :):):)):)

 

Smile  To be fair he did say 'small'

Some on the list I would not consider to be particularly small (in the DB1 sense).

Most are 30cm (or less) in height. That's small. The DB1is (your reference) are 29cm tall.

I'll grant you the Harbeths though.

It wouldn't take long to put together another list of small bookshelf / standmounts with front ports. As I said, there are lots.

I just wanted to point out that the exceptions to the statement  "... with small standmounts there's no room to place a port at the front" are many and various Smile

 

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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

FennerMachine wrote:

What about infinite baffle ?

 

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chebby wrote:

I just wanted to point out that the exceptions to the statement  "... with small standmounts there's no room to place a port at the front" are many and various Smile

25cm tall, while also integrating a power supply, two 25W A/B amplifiers and volume control:

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I see your A3x and raise you with this....

 

Equator D5, same size (more or less) but with a bigger 5.25 inch dual concentric, inbuilt DSP and 50 + 50 watts continuous.

Less than £400pr if you look around.

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EvPa wrote:

chebby wrote:

I just wanted to point out that the exceptions to the statement  "... with small standmounts there's no room to place a port at the front" are many and various Smile

25cm tall, while also integrating a power supply, two 25W A/B amplifiers and volume control:

ADAM Audio A3X

I kept off the actives and 'powered' and desktop speakers just to prevent PP from accusing me of cheating. (He doesn't 'do' all that active stuff or desktop speakers.)

Another three small, front ported, standmount (passive) speakers ...

http://www.whathifi.com/review/guru-junior

http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,Solo,Loudspeakers,Muso.htm

http://www.linn.co.uk/all-products/loudspeakers/majik-109  (Just 3cm taller than DB1is)

 

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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

chebby wrote:

EvPa wrote:

chebby wrote:

I just wanted to point out that the exceptions to the statement  "... with small standmounts there's no room to place a port at the front" are many and various Smile

25cm tall, while also integrating a power supply, two 25W A/B amplifiers and volume control:

ADAM Audio A3X

I kept off the actives and 'powered' and desktop speakers just to prevent PP from accusing me of cheating. (He doesn't 'do' all that active stuff or desktop speakers.)

Another three small, front ported, standmount (passive) speakers ...

http://www.whathifi.com/review/guru-junior

http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,Solo,Loudspeakers,Muso.htm

http://www.linn.co.uk/all-products/loudspeakers/majik-109  (Just 3cm taller than DB1is)

 

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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

davedotco wrote:

I see your A3x and raise you with this....

Equator D5, same size (more or less) but with a bigger 5.25 inch dual concentric, inbuilt DSP and 50 + 50 watts continuous.

Less than £400pr if you look around.

I would have countered with musikelectronic geithain's similarly-sized-but-not-priced RL906 but then I remembered that it is top ported...

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RE: front ported vs rear ported speakers

Front ported can be placed closer to walls with out sounding to muddled. Sadly modern houses are getting smaller and smaller so many people don't have the luxury of 30sms of space behind their speakers so front ported can be a good option.

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