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Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
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Old Yesterday, 03:42 PM   #3701
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re' back to big horns

what about medium sized horns and a little more treatment around the room. what do you miss?
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Old Yesterday, 06:22 PM   #3702
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Less is always less = some energy is dissipated, forcing a higher distortion out of the system below the horns and the relatively abrupt tonal discontinuity through the XO BW, though short WGs to bridge this gap helps somewhat. An 1/8 horn, 800 Hz WG is only ~2 1/8" deep.

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This might help.
Thanks! That's very interesting. It's unfortunate that no other horn flare types are given. Since we are generally using flares that flare completely to perpendicular in order to reduce mouth diffraction, the examples given are only helpful to illustrate my point if you visualize the examples as a section of the final horn. It seems though that my theory holds pretty well and that the diameter where wall angle predicts radiation is about equal to double the wavelength.
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