Here is a pic of my latest surround experiment ... these will hang from the ceiling just behind and a bit to the sides of the listening area. They have a 6" FR w whizzer (costing only labour and some ductseal, these are very much Frugal-phile (tm) material.
killerfishes said:how would one design/ make one. I figure an up fireing woofer with a horn shaped cone above it to disperce the sound. I would need to play with XO points but it would be set at under 2khz.
I'm guessing there is some loss of sound pressure/efficiency without a "lens" to concentrate the sound into a vertical field,
sdclc126 said:Your rendering/idea looks somewhat like these:
This is actually not a new design - there have been several speakers like this on the market over the years. I think it's quite a challenge for the DIYer, with the curved horn surfaces, etc., but I'd sure love to hear the result.