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Folded Horn Drivers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Plain Old Me, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    I've found someone who makes folded horn cabs for 15, 18 and even 21 inch speakers. What 15 or 18 inch driver would you recommend for a folded horn cab?
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    One cannot say without actually seeing the design parameters. One caveat, though, is that most modern folded horn designs use tens and twelves, not eighteens or twenty-ones. One advantage to horns is that they allow one or two small drivers to produce louder levels to lower frequencies than four to eight large drivers in non horn-loaded boxes. For instance, one of the best touring pro-sound subs, the $2500 EAW BH 760, is loaded with two twelves, as is the $2000 Danley Sound Labs TH212. So is one of the current DIY favorites, the LAB Horn. For that reason I'd suspect that the designs in this case are very likely obsolete and won't work as well as more current offerings.
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY