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whitlock87 01-17-2006 8:37 AM

Ok this is my question. <BR>Why do tower speakers have cotton in them, and how come there are no vent holes? <BR> <BR>I thought speakers needed to breath? <BR> <BR>Thanks for any info <BR>David

audiopro74 01-18-2006 3:25 PM

The cotton is actually polyester fiber-fill. It is there to make the speaker think the enclosure is bigger than it really is. It also helps with the acoustical resonance. The only time you want a vent hole is if it is a exact size and length to "tune" the enclosure for a better bass response. Otherwise it is best to have a fully sealed chamber.

whitlock87 01-19-2006 7:21 AM

Thanks


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