Re: Designing a TL

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Posted by Martin [ ] on June 02, 2005 at 11:32:34:

In Reply to: Designing a TL posted by Bob Brines on June 01, 2005 at 08:02:46:


You wrote :

"If the Qts is in the low 0.20's or lower, the driver belongs in a back horn. Performance in a quarter-wave pipe will be disappointing."

My latest thinking on these "back-loaded horn" designs is that almost all of them are really TL's for the lowest frquencies. If you look at the mouth area, multiply it by between 2 and 8 depending on room placement, you will find that the horn cut-off frequency is probably much higher then the designs claimed low end performance. So the enlcosure exhibits TL responses for two or three modes and then transitions to a horn like response. Compare Nelson Pass's Kleinhorn with the Fostex designs. There is nothing wrong with this approach and I am using it in my latest design.



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