#1
Are there any other factors other than speakers that make a significant impact on sound in a cab?
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#2
Wood types, joint used for construction etc

They are very minor things though, as everything is!

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+1. Probably the biggest thing to consider other than speakers
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#5
Speaker patterns, for instance:

XO
OX


as opposed to

XX
OO
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#6
cab construction and design play a very big role in your overall sound. The type of speakers obviously are an important factor, but people highly underestimate how important the cab itself is. The type and quality of the build materials used, the internal dimensions, the baffling design, backpanel design, porting or non-porting, jointing methods and bracing, front or rear loading, internal sealing, etc. etc. etc.
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#7
Cabs have two ways of affecting the sound. The first is that they load the speaker. They interact with the speaker like a spring and as a source of resistance to shape the frequency response at low frequencies, the easiest way is to think of this as the speaker being the equivalent of the string and the cab as the body of a guitar, strings have characteristic sound but nevertheless sound different in different guitars. Speakers have to match their cabs and you use different designs of speaker for bass reflex (ported) cabs, closed cabs and open cabs.

The second effect is due to resonances caused either by the flexing of the wooden panels or due to the dimensions of the cab. The cab panels will only resonate at certain frequencies but can create more sound than the speaker when they resonate. Any note that hits this will sound louder than other notes there will also be lots of frequencies where the speaker sounds and their reflections will destructively or additively interfere and change the sound. For PA or hi fi we design out as much of this as possible but many successful guitar cabs exploit lucky accidents of resonance to give a sweeter or louder sound.
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Cabs have two ways of affecting the sound. The first is that they load the speaker. They interact with the speaker like a spring and as a source of resistance to shape the frequency response at low frequencies, the easiest way is to think of this as the speaker being the equivalent of the string and the cab as the body of a guitar, strings have characteristic sound but nevertheless sound different in different guitars. Speakers have to match their cabs and you use different designs of speaker for bass reflex (ported) cabs, closed cabs and open cabs.

The second effect is due to resonances caused either by the flexing of the wooden panels or due to the dimensions of the cab. The cab panels will only resonate at certain frequencies but can create more sound than the speaker when they resonate. Any note that hits this will sound louder than other notes there will also be lots of frequencies where the speaker sounds and their reflections will destructively or additively interfere and change the sound. For PA or hi fi we design out as much of this as possible but many successful guitar cabs exploit lucky accidents of resonance to give a sweeter or louder sound.

excellent post
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#9
Quote by Phil Starr
Cabs have two ways of affecting the sound. The first is that they load the speaker. They interact with the speaker like a spring and as a source of resistance to shape the frequency response at low frequencies, the easiest way is to think of this as the speaker being the equivalent of the string and the cab as the body of a guitar, strings have characteristic sound but nevertheless sound different in different guitars. Speakers have to match their cabs and you use different designs of speaker for bass reflex (ported) cabs, closed cabs and open cabs.

The second effect is due to resonances caused either by the flexing of the wooden panels or due to the dimensions of the cab. The cab panels will only resonate at certain frequencies but can create more sound than the speaker when they resonate. Any note that hits this will sound louder than other notes there will also be lots of frequencies where the speaker sounds and their reflections will destructively or additively interfere and change the sound. For PA or hi fi we design out as much of this as possible but many successful guitar cabs exploit lucky accidents of resonance to give a sweeter or louder sound.
very well put