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Is Midrange Driver(s) Fried (honking at times)
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Old 9th November 2018, 01:24 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Cask05 View Post
These are among the most obvious subjective observations of modulation distortion in loudspeakers that I've read. Most people would talk about "wooly sounding" or "opaque", but not "honk".

If you take those very same 6" drivers and horn load them, the modulation distortion sideband levels will drop 15-25 dB...depending on the exact design of the driver...thus rendering the modulation distortion inaudible.

This is not a new phenomenon:



Intermodulation distortion




Well, I'm glad I'm on the right track on getting information. Thank you for the links!

If you want a kind of objective example that mimics what the guitar frequencies will do (ie sound like), make a sound like "woooooo" of a single tone and then let the back of your throat vibrate that tone so the tone sounds "rumble-ly". It is almost like when you try to create two different frequencies at the same time (which I think is impossible or at least very hard to do). The vocal cords are creating one frequency (voluntarily) but then you can make your throat create a quite ugly sound which is also of a frequency but much lower. Then apply that phenomenon/sound to the much higher pitch of the guitars of the song's introduction.

If you do that technique and say the word "honk", it does sound like a duck's honk...to me anyway, heh. It also kind of sounds like when a person's voice goes through that teenage change too.

Does that explain it better? I hope so.

I'm going to get this home studio done ASAP now because I want to record the dang sound and post it now, heh.


Last edited by PrecisionAudio; 9th November 2018 at 01:25 AM. Reason: used word "to" instead of "the" - corrected
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Old 9th November 2018, 01:30 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Soldermizer View Post
It's honking because there are impatient musical notes waiting to exit the driver
Nicely stated.

Out of the way! Pressure wave coming through!!
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