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Old 2nd September 2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default Is this a TH?

So it popped into my head today -
if you took a "W" horn. Reversed a driver and adjusted the throat length.
Would this be a TH?
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Old 2nd September 2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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I don't think so but could you clearify you thoughts with a pic? personally having a hard time visualising what popped in your head.

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Old 3rd September 2008, 06:36 AM   #3
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Ok
So check out
Wicked One
and
WO 32

When I was looking at them again I just wondered if you flip'd a driver and corrected the horn length. Would it become a TH?
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Old 3rd September 2008, 06:46 AM   #4
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If I understand what you're saying, I don't think so.

A TH loads both sides of the driver into the horn path. One side of the driver enters the horn near the throat end, the other side near the mouth end. The back chambers on the WO/WO32 appear to be sealed, regardless of the direction of the woofer. Flipping the woofers still has one side loaded into a sealed box, not the horn path.

Mounting the woofers in the mouth would be a start towards a tapped horn, but you'd still need to sort out an appropriate path internally.
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Old 4th September 2008, 05:19 AM   #5
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But if they are the same drivers and one is reversed isn't that the same?
You would effectively be doing the same thing just in a different way.
The front wave would be reaching the mouth at the same time the rear wave would.
Just a bizarre thought that I had.

Tx for poking into my mind.
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Old 4th September 2008, 05:55 AM   #6
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yes, if you reversed the phase of the 2nd woofer it would behave a lot like a tapped horn. But at that point, why wouldn't you just ditch one woofer, cut the volume in half, and make a tapped horn?
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Old 4th September 2008, 06:56 AM   #7
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It wasn't a thought about building one.
Just something that popped into my head. Been getting my head around TH theory and wanted to make sure my thought process was correct.
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