Cabinet speaker orientation question...

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  1. tyler_rose2891

    tyler_rose2891 TDPRI Member

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    My apologies if this comes off as a dumb question but I’m about to re-cab my Blues Junior in one of the snazzy Mojotone Lacquered Tweed cabs. When I go to move the speaker over, I was curious whether the orientation of the speaker within the cabinet would make a difference or are amplifier speakers unidirectional? What I mean is would there be any difference with the speaker label being right side up versus having it turned sideways or upside down?
     
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    There’s no functional difference. I’ve always been a little persnickety about the label being right side up, but it’s probably good to rotate it occasionally to help the voice coil wear evenly. Smarter people than I might direct you otherwise.
     
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    I'm thinking no. The speaker is circular and can't see what direction the sticker on its back is pointing.
     
  4. tyler_rose2891

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    Thanks kindly. I just didn’t want to harm some kind of electronic do-dad inside the speaker because I missed some tiny warning somewhere along the lines of “Speaker installed sideways will cause a cataclysmic apocalypse and reversal of the earth’s gravitational pull.” It happens to me every time
     
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    i think the only thing to make sure is put it in the position that allows the cable to connect easily without getting in the way of any other sh#t.
     
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  6. Viejo

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    No problem with how a speaker is oriented.You'll hear a difference from putting the speakers in in a pine cab that vibrates instead of the sawdust and glue dead sounding MDF cabinet it came in originally.
     
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    The electrons (or their friends the sound waves) don't care. They just go about their business without concern over things like up and down or right and left or spin or any of that...

    They leave that to their little brothers and sisters.
     
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    I agree that there should be no issue with how the speaker is "rotated". Deebs3 mentioned the wires connecting amp to speaker, that's the only consideration.
    As far as cabinet material.....my Blues Junior III came in a "factory option" Birch Ply cabinet....NO particle board!
     
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    Yep, the early Blues Juniors were Baltic Birch ply. Had a tweed green board for years.
     
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    Admittedly I’m not expecting a big jump in sound quality or maybe none at all for that matter with the new cabinet but it is a proper pine cab with 1/4” finger joints, bigger than the stock cab, and it’s got that oh so beautiful lacquered tweed. I loves me some Tweed.
     
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    The only time it matters is if the speaker leads don't reach the lugs, then simply turn it until it does!
     
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    No difference. But watch for interference with your amp , transformers etc. Sometimes rotating the speaker will solve this interference issue.
     
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