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PostPosted: March 21st, 2023, 11:17 am 
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I asked what effect will be shortening the length of the port in a bass reflex speaker will be
This is the answer that took about 10 seconds.....

"Shortening the port on a bass reflex speaker can have several effects on the performance of the speaker. The port is a critical component of a bass reflex speaker system, and its length is carefully designed to provide the desired low-frequency response.

Shortening the port will increase the tuning frequency of the speaker, resulting in a reduction in low-frequency output. This means that the bass response will be less powerful and may not extend as low as before.

Additionally, shortening the port can increase air velocity and cause port noise, which is a chuffing sound that can be audible at high volumes. This is because the air flow through the port is disrupted, causing turbulence and noise.

However, shortening the port can also have some positive effects. It can improve the transient response of the speaker, which means that it can produce more accurate and dynamic sound. It can also increase the mid-bass output, which can make the speaker sound more punchy and lively.

Overall, the effect of shortening the port on a bass reflex speaker will depend on the specific design of the speaker, as well as the desired sound characteristics. It is always best to consult with a professional audio engineer or speaker designer before making any modifications to a speaker system."


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