- 1 Do hifi speakers need running in?
- 2 Why are speaker boxes ported?
- 3 Should speakers be off the floor?
- 4 Should a speaker box be airtight?
- 5 Do speakers get louder as they break in?
- 6 Can I play new speakers loud?
- 7 Do ported boxes hit harder?
- 8 What sounds better a ported or sealed box?
- 9 Is a 10 or 12 inch sub Better?
- 10 Why do speakers sound better on the floor?
- 11 How high should speakers be off the floor?
- 12 Is it OK to put speakers on top of each other?
- 13 How important is speaker enclosure?
- 14 Do speakers need to breathe?
- 15 Do 6×9 speakers sound better in a box?
Do hifi speakers need running in?
Usually the speakers will be sufficiently run in after a total of 20-30 hours of normal use and they will often continue to develop and improve for the first hundred or so hours. Playing at high volumes can damage the speakers and also overheat the amp if done for an extended amount of time.
Why are speaker boxes ported?
Ported enclosures are typically used to get more output from the same power of an amplifier than a sealed enclosure because they are more efficient. They will also have more overall output than a sealed enclosure which means they can play louder overall.
Should speakers be off the floor?
DON’T ever put your speakers directly on the floor. Every room surface near a speaker will reinforce bass tones. If they’re going to be near the floor, keep them away from other surfaces like walls and the sides of hard furniture to avoid an echo-effect.
Should a speaker box be airtight?
A sealed enclosure is what it sounds like; it’s an airtight case. This augments the sound waves traveling from the speaker, and increases the efficiency tremendously. The downside is that, from a reproductive sound perspective, you may get less accurate results from bass reflex enclosure.
Do speakers get louder as they break in?
Turn the speakers up a little louder than you normally would will help loosen up the material. Not all speakers will sound dramatically different after break-in. Some improve only marginally, while others can change dramatically. Either way, it’s likely that you’ll notice an improvement.
Can I play new speakers loud?
Due to the rigidness of your new speakers, they will not be as dynamic until they have had a chance to move and become more flexible. Music capable of both will be able to push the speaker to their extremes regularly. You will want to play the music loud, not max volume, just louder than normal.
Do ported boxes hit harder?
Undoubtedly, ported boxes can deliver louder, booming bass with more punch and reverberance than sealed boxes. This is easily achieved with a ported subwoofer box without using any additional sound equalizer or digital processor. This is due to the greater cone freedom of motion offered by ported boxes.
What sounds better a ported or sealed box?
If you like your music “boomy”, vibrating your car’s body panels, you want to consider a ported (vented) enclosure. These types of enclosures, when built with the properly calculated volume and tuned to the correct frequency for the subwoofer, are generally louder than a sealed enclosure.
Is a 10 or 12 inch sub Better?
In general, a 12″ driver will move more air than a 10″ one and is theoretically capable of more accurately producing lower frequencies, but all the other parts of the speaker will affect all of this as well. The size and travel of the coil / magnet have more influence on the power than the cone diameter.
Why do speakers sound better on the floor?
The one good thing about putting speakers on the floor is their bass output will be boosted, relative to what a bookshelf, satellite, monitor, or Bluetooth speaker will deliver when placed on a table, shelf or floor stand.
How high should speakers be off the floor?
It is usually around thirty to fifty inches off the ground. If there is no way you can place the speaker too high, then the only way to improve the sound is by tilting it upwards. That way, the sound can get to ear level.
Is it OK to put speakers on top of each other?
Nope! Placing speakers on top of each other is not something I would recommend but if you are going to do so at the very least I would try to isolate them in some way. Obviously spikes may not be the answer as damage to the lower cabinet could be realized.
How important is speaker enclosure?
Without the enclosure, even the best speaker would sound thin and reedy. The main job of the speaker enclosure is to prevent this type of sound cancellation. It must keep the sound radiation from the front of the cone from colliding in midair with the sound radiation from the rear of the cone.
Do speakers need to breathe?
Speakers need room to breathe and create more realistic ambiance, which in turn benefits all of your music. Keep your speaks away from the walls as much as your design sense will allow, and your ears will thank you.
Do 6×9 speakers sound better in a box?
Get a enclosure box for your 6×9 speakers. Placing them inside a box will allow the bass to be more deeper and fuller sounding. This will provide more midbass punch and impact creating bass that you can feel as well as hear which is perfect for loud rap music.