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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Open or Closed Back Cabinets?

Which one do you guys prefer and why? I am trying to decide between an Avatar 1x12 Traditional (semi-open back) or Contemporary (closed). I like the Contemporary style better, but don't like the idea of a closed back.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Re: Open or Closed Back Cabinets?

I prefer closed, but I use the legacy that is open/closed so all I have to do is take off a panel.
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I prefer closed, but I use the legacy that is open/closed so all I have to do is take off a panel.
agree.....beware from the dust!
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Re: Open or Closed Back Cabinets?

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Which one do you guys prefer and why? I am trying to decide between an Avatar 1x12 Traditional (semi-open back) or Contemporary (closed). I like the Contemporary style better, but don't like the idea of a closed back.
Closed back cabinets, if properly damped, have a tighter sound than open backed, at the expense of super low bass. You'll notice this if you A/B two similar cabs with an open or closed back design.

For this reason, I picked closed, because I am in an ever present battle against mud.

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For this reason, I picked closed, because I am in an ever present battle against mud.
Me too...

It's also easier to keep dust and damage free.
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Re: Open or Closed Back Cabinets?

I have only one speaker cabinet and it came with a back on it so I chose "Closed!" I have never tried it without the back on it (I think it has 16 screws that I have to take out - not to mention the speaker cabinet jack!)
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