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Carpet behind speaker magnet?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by 88K5Jimmy, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

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    Lookin to make some speaker enclosures to put on the lower carpeted door panel in my Jimmy. My question is would the carpet not let the magnet on the back of the speaker function properly by muffling/hindering the magnet?

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    You can get speaker baffels. Most stereo shops carrie them. I think that would be better then carpet on the back of the magnet. Some speakers have venting through the magnet.
     
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    Thanks Z3PR

    Anybody else?
     
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    I think most of the rest of us are still scratching our heads wondering what you are asking.....? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Carpets and rear magnets...? I'm lost. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    is he asking would it ground the speaker...
    or would it let the mount move a little, not hold the speaker down... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Maybe he's asking if the speaker cone would hit the carpet, and somehow prevent it from getting full extention like it's supposed to....?

    Still sounds like a riddle to me! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Its hard to describe without pictures. Lemme try again. The piece of carpet that is on the lower end of the door has four screw holes towards the fron of it. I was thinking about building a little speaker pod to mount to those existing screw holes. However, if I make a box on that carpet and mount a speaker in the box, will the existing carpet muffle, distort the speaker? Maybe that made more sense, hopefully.
     
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    OK.....I think I get it....You want to build a "surface-mount" speaker pod on the door, and DON'T want to cut the existing door panel (or carpet) at ALL!!???

    So effectively the back of your pod will be carpeted. That will not be a problem. I'd make sure there is a little bit of space there in case the speakers have a vented voicecoil. I know that on some subwoofers, the hole in the back of the magnet structure allows cooling of the voicecoil, and if you block it off the speaker can get hot and burn itself up.

    So that's the basic answer....but I think if you don't do ANY cutting to get the speaker installed, it's going to stick WAAAAAY out from the door, and will probably bang your ankles a lot. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Thanks Greg72. I didn't now how else to descibe what I was thinking so I just had to wing it.

    Thanks again
    Ross
     

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