Loudspeaker design advice needed. Mini-array Viston FR10 drivers Answered
I'm about to get started on my first set of loudspeaker cabinets. Since quite some time I have 8 Visaton FR10 drivers lying on a shelf and I want to use those. After some research on diy loudspeaker cabinets I came up with the design in the attached drawing. Before I start building a pair of these, I'd like to have some advice on the design. I'd like to keep the costs as low as reasonably possible :).
Questions I have and some design considerations:
- Are the tubes correctly dimensioned? I used the "vented box calculator" over here to get the dimensions for a cabinet with one driver. I doubled the area of the tube and placed two of them in the cabinet.
- I plan to clad the inner walls and the backside of the drivers' frame with convoluted foam. Do I need to fill the inner volume with some kind of polyester wool as well?
- I want to use the speakers with my "Serious Amp". Will that work?
- I planning to build the speakers without a filter. Is that wise?
- The four drivers in each cabinet are in pairs series // parallel, to get a joint impedance of 8 Ohm.
- As I understand it from the various forums / websites, it's best to place the drivers in a vertical line. However, the cabinet becomes too tall to fit in my tiny livingroom. I just don't have the floorspace to place them. Am I going to regret that decision?
Your advice is appreciated!