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Revel Ultima2 is ported on the bottom. Why so?

The original Revel Ultima Salon/Studio have a rear-firing port. The new Revel Ultima Salon2/Studio2 are ported on the bottom. Why so? How will it affect the sound? How can it affect the speaker placement?

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Re: Revel Ultima2 is ported on the bottom. Why so?

It makes placement less of a variable since the loading is pretty much determined by the port's relationship to the base.

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Re: Revel Ultima2 is ported on the bottom. Why so?

Plus, it makes it easier to determine if you are over-driving the speakers. If they start levitating, you need to back off the volume. Dup, for example, would have the speakers achieving lift off.

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Plus, it makes it easier to determine if you are over-driving the speakers. If they start levitating, you need to back off the volume. Dup, for example, would have the speakers achieving lift off.

So designing speakers is indeed rocket science.

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So designing speakers is indeed rocket science.

Yes and it helps with positioning them. Just tap your finger on the amp input for that channel and the speaker hops around.

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Re: Revel Ultima2 is ported on the bottom. Why so?

Thank you all for your responses. With all the materials in use (e.g. beryllium) the speakers are definitely becoming the rocket science

Do I understand it correct that Salon2/Studio2 ported on the bottom will allow more flexibility in speaker placement and be less critical for positioning against the wall (closer to the walls)?

How does port on the bottom affect bass response and bass detail?

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Do I understand it correct that Salon2/Studio2 ported on the bottom will allow more flexibility in speaker placement and be less critical for positioning against the wall (closer to the walls)?

Yes. A variable has been made constant: the port loading.


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How does port on the bottom affect bass response and bass detail?

Should make no difference.

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