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Old 7th March 2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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I am thinking of a pair of horns for a full-range system in a house with small children who may be intersted in dropping things into the throat of the horn...

Will a screen or grill cloth over the mouth of a horn affect the output or sound of the speaker?
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Old 7th March 2005, 11:43 PM   #2
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I am thinking of a pair of horns for a full-range system in a house with small children who may be intersted in dropping things into the throat of the horn...
Fear of punishment will certainly have a less deleterious effect on the sound than a screen and it will serve a multitude of other purposes later on.
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Old 8th March 2005, 12:18 AM   #3
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Fear of punishment is, trust me, part of the plan.

But that doesn't change the curious nature of kids! Hey, I wonder what will happen if I drop this little stuffed bunny down the hole in this big box...

If I were to make these, it would be a semi-permanent install due to the hassle of moving them for cleaning... hence the question.

After all, only goes so far.
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I would mount that thingie in a way that it could be removed later on (when your kids are old enough to take care).
I don't know how its sonic impact actually is, there will be one for sure but I don't know how much.

But my imagination tells me that it won't be severe since it is placed where velocity is low and pressure is high. If you have a look at professional horn drivers then you will notice that some have fine screens at exactly that place.

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since it is placed where velocity is low and pressure is high.
Isn't the other way around?

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At the mouth I would have thought so.
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edit: unless you were on about putting a screen deeper inside?
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I am thinking of a screen to cover the whole mouth and driver area. Some have argued (with empirical evidence, no less) that a speaker grille is audible. My electronics are nowhere near good enough to show it up.
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As was mentioned above I think, so long as you made it removable for when the kids weren't around and/or could be trusted to to damage them...
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