Front or rear mounting of speakers

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  1. carltonh

    carltonh Member

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    I know that some people prefer front or rear mounting for some speakers, but not for others. Is there a predictable effect that one vs. the other will have on perceived tone?

    I remember Rivera preferring one way with V30s, but the other way with most other speakers. What is the experience here? Also curious where a person has tried it both ways for particular speakers and has an opinion.
     
  2. John Phillips

    John Phillips Member

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    Front-loading gives a more focused, directional tone with a bit more attack; rear-loading a softer, more diffused and open tone.

    I don't like V30s in front-loaded cabs usually, they can become extremely beamy and harsh when pushed hard. I generally prefer rear-loaded with all speakers though.
     
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    Baba Supporting Member

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    I was actually going to ask this same question, I've been wondering about that, and John (once again), I agree.

    My Avatar (V30's up top, front mount) does sound a bit LESS relaxed and a tad more focused than other cabs that are rear mounted.
     
  4. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Ordinarily, I'm a big fan of rear-mounting, but when it comes to speakers, front-mounting seems to work best for me...
     
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    Tone Loco Silver Supporting Member

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    lol
     
  6. carltonh

    carltonh Member

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    Oh my, I just got it. :D Women, uh, I mean speakers should be mounted every way, but mainly often. :)
     
  7. GuitarNorton

    GuitarNorton Member

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    It's fun to swap em out for new ones as often as possible too! Speakers I mean:D
     
  8. MuseCafeChris

    MuseCafeChris Senior Member

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    I prefer mixing a couple different types in an X-pattern. Speakers, that is.
     
  9. flatfinger

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    Is'nt it more of an issue with closed cabs??????????

    that said I do see that traynor puts the 70/80 in front on the ycv40 and the vin30 in back on the ycv40wr!!!
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Supporting Member

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    It's way more interesting if you don't mount the speakers at all.
     
  11. hipfan

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    Yes, definitely a vibier sound that way.

    My bass player sounds as if the speakers in his cab are not even mounted, yet in reality they are fastened tight. Strange...

    :)
     
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    57special Silver Supporting Member

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    my Buzz Feiten lets me mount both ways, one from the rear, one from the front.
     
  13. SQUAREHEAD

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    Once again, Johns bang on !!!
    I agree totally.
    Keith:)
     

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