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What is the purpose of a horn?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by a e i o u, Apr 13, 2004.


  1. There is a horn/tweeter in my Avatar b410. If i turn up the volume on it all I hear is a harsh hiss sound. No matter if the horn is full on, half on, or off, I hear no real noticable difference in my tone. The treble is ever so slightly more audiable with it on than off though.
     
  2. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    The horn is supposed to reproduce treble frequencies.
     
  3. Ericman197

    Ericman197

    Feb 23, 2004
    Iowa
    See the above. There are two main reasons why Avatar horns are crappy:

    1. They're loud and noisy. There are some cab makers that use decent compression horns... Bergantino, EA, and Epifani come to mind, although there may be others.

    2. Compression horns are hissy by nature. Check out Andy's article on acmebass.com for more info on 2 way and 3 way systems. Although recent technological advancements have led to the availability of decent 2 way systems, overall, a 3+ way system is necessary if you want a good full range sound.