The Enclosure : More Than Just A Box

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Does speaker enclosure design matter?

The Enclosure : More Than Just A Box

When thinking of a speaker, most people envision either a traditional boxy loudspeaker or little computer speakers. A speaker enclosure plays a vital role in speaker sound. When envisioning a speaker, think of it this way: Your living room is a big box; it will affect how a speaker sounds. How much it affects the sound, however, will depend on:

• structural rigidity
• proper sound damping
• speaker placement

A well designed speaker box will be well braced internally, and its size should be optimized for the speaker it contains. Don't expect to take a speaker, mount it in any old box, and expect it to sound good.



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