Cabinets: open back vs closed back vs closed back with foam comparison

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  1. c_tecks

    c_tecks TDPRI Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm not sure whether this is the right subforum to post this but...

    Since I was going to insert some acoustic foam in my 1x12 I thought why not make a small comparison of open back vs closed back vs closed back treated with foam.

    Here's the result:







    What do you think of the difference?
     
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    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think that they sound slightly different, maybe enough to inspire the guitar player. I don't think there is enough difference that a listener in the audience would notice, especially with all the other instruments live on stage.

    Great video. I like real-live comparisons.
     
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    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    A lot more bass with the closed back.
     
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    Cali Dude Tele-Holic

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    Attenuated highs with the foam. Interesting comparison video .
     
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    I think its a good video. But also, Id expect the differences between closed and open to become more evident listening in a room than from a close-miced recording.
     
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