I was trying to place an order for Weber Beam Blockers, when the site asked me if I wanted 4 or 5 inch domes. I read what they had to say about them.
Does anyone have any input?
I'll be using two with my Maz Jr 2x12 w/ G12H30 ...and one with a small closed back 1x12 with a Vintage 30.
What do you do with a blocker where the cab frame rests BEHIND the speaker frame? Put another way: the cabinet is not loaded from the inside, rather, it's a box with a hole cut slightly smaller than your speaker frame. Would this be called "front loaded"?
"Every note sounds like you're rattling a bunch of tin cans and old chicken bones around inside a plastic paint bucket."...Flealux ---------------- I have a very impressive set of 6-pack abs...but I keep a layer of fat on them so they don't get scratched or dented.
The 4" inch dome is designed to deflect only the highest frequencies.
The 5" inch dome is designed to deflect the highest as well as upper-midrange frequency beaminess.
For most applications, the 4" is what you'd want. For those speakers, its what I'd recommend.
I would think the Beam Blocker would work fine in a front-loaded cabinet. Instead of installing it between the baffle and the speaker, just place the Beam Blocker over the speaker (with the BB's dome facing the speaker).
I've got the 4" dome blockers on my earcandy 2x10 which is front loaded and they work great. You only need to remove two screws from the speaker and then just screw them down with the dome inward as Mike mentioned above. Best $30 I ever spent.