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Old 5th January 2014, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Why were so few of these made ?

We used a pair of these but in orange vinyl on a disco in 1979.
This was the only time I have ever seen this type of speaker.
I think it was called a folded horn, but I could be wrong.

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Old 5th January 2014, 03:15 AM   #2
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Looks like a classic "w" bin. Apparently not ported though ? They had a short path length so they really only had a higher cutoff > 50hz.
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Old 5th January 2014, 03:28 AM   #3
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I've seen quite a few of them here, some still in use.

It definitely looks like a "W" bin. And yes, the cutoff is likely quite high. Might have been good for 1979, but not today's pop and dance music.
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Old 5th January 2014, 03:59 AM   #4
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We used a pair of these but in orange vinyl on a disco in 1979.
This was the only time I have ever seen this type of speaker.
I think it was called a folded horn, but I could be wrong.

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Old 5th January 2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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looks like this one
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Old 5th January 2014, 03:26 PM   #6
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When I think of a W bass horn, I recall something slightly different. 48" tall, front inside panels met at an edge, not a panel and the 15" woofer mounted from a panel in the rear facing forward into a slot. Could be they were called double folded horns too.
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Old 5th January 2014, 03:47 PM   #7
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yep folded W bass bins, real loud at 70hz which happened to be where a lot of kick drum back in those days was tuned to.

Why not more? Too ******* heavy. Now we have lots of amps and electronic crossovers so 1 18 woofer is plenty.
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Old 5th January 2014, 04:24 PM   #8
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Probably originally meant for bass guitar since Orange make bass and guitar amps.
Ampeg used to make a similar W-bin for bass which was almost as loud as it was heavy.

To the best of my knowledge Orange amps and cabs always came in a choice of black or orange Tolex.
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From what I can gather, these used to be really popular.

Lots of efficiency in the kick-range, so you could get the hit-in-the-chest feel from fairly modest power inputs. Good for installed nightclubs, but I wouldn't want to tour with them.

These days, as noted above, an 18" in a ported cabinet will go much louder at LF (<60Hz), but probably won't match up in the 100Hz range. Putting both together for a larger sound system would probably do quite well.

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