Why no 11" or 14" speakers?

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  1. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

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    Measre the cone on a 12" - it's 11"
    Measure the cone on a 15" = it's 14"

    (The frame doesn't make any noise)

    Why don't they make 12" and 15" speakers?

    :)
     
  2. homesick345

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    Thats the spirit! Thanks
     
  3. Alamo

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    There! :D
     

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  4. AJBaker

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    Just standardization, I guess... same reason tires tend to be in certain sizes, why almost all smartphones use micro usb chargers, and you don't see many 26 or 34 calibre bullets.
     
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    Standardization, or normalization, it's one of the foundations of the industrial revolution and one of the reasons our world is nicer materialistically speaking. There you might find comfort for the geek inside you.
    It also aids competition in the capitalist system by creating a market of interchangeable parts, so it might even be the result of a political decision! It helps to prevent monopolies a little.
     
  6. sax4blues

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    I want to know why 2x4's aren't 2" x 4"?
     
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    They are 2" X 4" before planing , after they are 1 5/8" X 3 5/8" . It's that simple.
     
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    A 2" x 4" piece of wood is really HUGE compared to what we get these days that's called a 2x4.
     
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    Yes after a life spent in the building trades I have seen dimensional lumber get smaller, used to be 1 3/4" X 3 3/4", now it's as small as 1 1/2" X 3 1/2" sometimes.
     
  10. stevieboy

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    Get some hemp speakers and chill out on the measuring thing.
     
  11. SixShooter

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    Because 33 rpm records are 12 inches and 78 rpm records are 10 inches.

    You want 11 inches? That's kind of like a big 10 inch, right?
     
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    Special relativity. My speaker is 11", you're just moving too slow.
     
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    Because the cabs and combos are all already cut for 10, 12, and 15.
     
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    Don't forget about 18 inch and even 30 inch speakers. I was in an anechoic chamber once and the engineer put some 5 Hz sine wave into the 30 incher. I couldn't hear it but I could feel it. It also almost made me puke.
     
  15. Jack S

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    There is a club in Chicago that has a bunch of speaker cabinets across the front of the stage and at least four of the cabinets hold two 24" each. Until I saw these, I had never seen 24" speakers before.
     
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