Amp facing forward or rear-ward...?

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Bill Fitzmaurice
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Re: Amp facing forward or rear-ward...?

Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » 17 Sep 2018, 21:50

It could be that was the intent, from an engineering standpoint it's the only reason for it. From an marketing standpoint saying 'a rear firing woofer to create a 3-dimensional sound field' is as technically inaccurate as saying 'a sealed design, for immediate and accurate bass response'.

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Re: Amp facing forward or rear-ward...?

Post by noplanb » 17 Sep 2018, 23:08

So, from a marketing perspective, if you can't say its 'sealed...immediate...accurate', then lets go for '3D' ....ie, it's all over the place :D
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Re: Amp facing forward or rear-ward...?

Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » 18 Sep 2018, 01:19

From an engineering standpoint if you want to have the height and width of the cab too small to fit four tens but you still want to use four tens then rear firing one driver is perfectly valid. From a marketing standpoint you've got a problem, because the average user has no clue as to the omni-directional radiation pattern of drivers in the lows. They think that drivers have to be aimed outward. Rather than explain the engineering facts behind the design, because marketing departments are aware that tends to get nothing but blank stares, they come up with an explanation that's not at all accurate but is acceptable to the average shopper by using a buzz phrase, in this case '3-dimensional sound field '. From a marketing standpoint that's not a bad idea. Look at the technical explanations on the Barefaced site. They go into far more depth and are far more accurate than any other manufacturer. You'd think that would be embraced by all, but if anything you see more negative comments than positive about the information Barefaced has on their site.

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