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PostPosted: 03 Jun 2010, 00:44 
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and new to speaker DIY, but I am a fair wood craftsman. My ? is: I have a pair of Hi End Speakercraft in ceiling speakers that I don't want to put in my ceiling or wall. Instead I want to use them as frontwides or fronthighs in my 9.2 system. Can I just make a box for these to put on the wall? Since these are in ceiling speakers will I need to adhere to all the typical box dynamics etc. or can I just make a box like the ceiling or wall they would be put in normally? Thank you in advance, Sloane


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PostPosted: 06 Jun 2010, 09:40 
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Hi sloane,

It depends on the speaker. Some will have a highish Qts which is meant open baffle / sealing use. But some in-wall speakers are also meant to be house within an enclosure (sealed or ported) within the wall.

So depending on the parameter, you may well be able to make an enclosure for them.

What sort of information do you have on the speakers?

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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2010, 12:12 
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Thanks for responding. The speakers are AIM8-5's by Speakercraft. They are round 3way? and the backs appear fairly well enclosed so I doubt that they are to use the ceiling space to much, unlike a wall speaker. Thanks, Sloane

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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2010, 23:31 
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The closed back on those speakers is a sealed enclosure. So there is no enclosure to build for them. You can mount them on a wall, ceiling, box or on a baffle. On a baffle or box you will likely need a speaker baffle step compensation circuit to balance the sound. The best use for these is likely going to be a wall or ceiling.
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PostPosted: 09 Jun 2010, 11:22 
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Thank you, I'll be back since I want to build some real speaker boxes in the future.

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Personally I would make a baffle and use it as a surround speaker. Installing into plasterboard would tend to mean they will vibrate the plaster (drywall).

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