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Re: To Jon Risch: re Transmision lines

You are not so much concerned about the phase of the line opening signal anyway, so measuring this might be somewhat misleading.

The best way to assure T-line tuning is to measure a very accurate and detailed impedance curve, so as to assure a nice flat curve at driver resonance. To little damping causes the classic double hump of a vented cabinet, while too much starts to look like a selaed box, with a single mild peak at system resonace.

The frequency of this dip or slight hump is the tuning frequency, and it should be in the middle of the impedance lumps/humps that are residual.

Ideally, a perfectly tuned line would look like a resistor, but most well tuned lines have a hint of a very braod and mild hump, due to a slight amount of overdamping. This is preferable to ANY amount of dip.

Jon Risch

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