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Old 4th April 2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Eminence Beta in Front/Rear loaded horn

Are these drivers adequate for a front/rear loaded horn design? Anyone ever build one and comment on the sound?
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Old 4th April 2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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I assume you mean the 12LTA?

Not that it would be impossible to work something out, but no, they are not really suited to horn enclosures.

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Actually, they're quite well suited for horn loading, be it back, front or compound. In fact, they're probably better suited to such loads than many very low Q units unless the latter are run with the high output impedance amplification they are typically designed for. They'll certainly need a large horn, but since it's a relatively large driver in any case, you wouldn't expect it to be mini-monitor sized.
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I assume you mean the 12LTA?

Not that it would be impossible to work something out, but no, they are not really suited to horn enclosures.

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I was looking at the Beta CX line and mounting the CD behind the driver for point source.
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Actually, they're quite well suited for horn loading, be it back, front or compound. In fact, they're probably better suited to such loads than many very low Q units unless the latter are run with the high output impedance amplification they are typically designed for. They'll certainly need a large horn, but since it's a relatively large driver in any case, you wouldn't expect it to be mini-monitor sized.
You have my attention.

Any specific links to discussion or build threads?
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Actually, they're quite well suited for horn loading, be it back, front or compound. In fact, they're probably better suited to such loads than many very low Q units unless the latter are run with the high output impedance amplification they are typically designed for. They'll certainly need a large horn, but since it's a relatively large driver in any case, you wouldn't expect it to be mini-monitor sized.
I suppose its mass-corner is not impossibly low at 176Hz if I look at it from this angle. Yes, gonna be one big horn.

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