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Eva 7th January 2008 09:55 PM

Looking for phase plug ideas for horn loaded 10" and 12" drivers
I'm dealing with 10" and 12" horn loaded drivers and I'm looking for phase plug layout ideas (or drawings) allowing to get as wide as possible horizontal coverage and smooth frequency response up to as high as possible. Pictures of existing systems are also appreciated. I just need food for thought ;)

MaVo 7th January 2008 10:05 PM

perhaps this helps...

here is the front page...

pinkmouse 7th January 2008 10:29 PM

Have you seen the Turbosound ones? If not, I'll take some pics tomorrow as I have a Floodlight box on the bench, (well, not literally, but you know what I mean) at the moment.

Eva 7th January 2008 10:42 PM

Thanks MaVo, this website gave me some ideas and motivation for lathe work :D

Hi Pinkmouse. From Turbosound I only had the chance to study the old TMS-4 compact boxes, and the mid horn and driver combination in this box was not particularly good. I suppose they have much better stuff, so please show me some pictures :)

pinkmouse 8th January 2008 07:00 PM

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Here you go. The high and low mids of a floodlight box. Bottom is a 12", the top missing one is a 6.5", removed as the box had been dropped and the VC was seized.

pinkmouse 8th January 2008 07:01 PM

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And a close up of the lower mid phase plug:

pinkmouse 8th January 2008 07:03 PM

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The upper mid phase plug removed. You can clearly see here how the plug bolts through the centre of the VC:

pinkmouse 8th January 2008 07:03 PM

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And a front view. You might have difficulty making this on a lathe. ;)

myhrrhleine 8th January 2008 07:23 PM

The website is among the best I've seen on phase plugs.
Just to add for those who don't have a wood shop, automotive body putty works well.

technofreak 8th January 2008 07:52 PM

What frequenzy range are you after? With 10" and 12" you're getting to about 2 kHz best before it gets too tricky... Funktion One gets 6,5 kHz from a horn-loaded 8", but they use custom drivers and their R&D is way better than any of us, DIY-s, can dream about...

I think you could get the "phone band" (300...4000Hz) from a 6,5" driver... with some work. Eminence Alpha 6 (direct radiating it's good up to 5 kHz) is a good candidate. There is a a thread on speakerplans forums about this driver in horn getting to some 3 kHz with a simple egg-shaped plug, so it should be able to get to 3,5...4 kHz, but any higher would get really complicated fast, I quess.

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