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    Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    What are the advantages of a rear loaded horn enclosure over a regular ported box?



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    did u ever build the bandpass?



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    Quote Originally Posted by mobeious View Post
    did u ever build the bandpass?
    I did for the 8"s.



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    I know somebody knows about this...



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    I'm curious as well. good post




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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    This is what Pete at PWK said:

    None. Just like there are no advantages of a bass-reflex (ported) box over a rear-loaded horn. Depending on the enclosure’s surrounding environment, woofer parameters, target response, and target listening point, one alignment may perform better than the other. And those just two options. Again, depending on the above stated variables, a transmission line may outperform both bass-reflex and a rear loading horn. Perhaps a 4th, 6th, or 8th order bandpass, perhaps a tapped transmission line, front-loading horn, tapped horn, aperiodic bass-reflex, Voigt pipe, etc…



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    Higher efficiency across a greater portion of the audio spectrum. Instead of being tuned to a single frequency, horn-loaded enclosures are essentially tuned to every frequency before the drop-off point. Very desirable in SR applications.

    They also typically can't get as low as a ported box given limited space.



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    Quote Originally Posted by SSS 18734 View Post
    Higher efficiency across a greater portion of the audio spectrum. Instead of being tuned to a single frequency, horn-loaded enclosures are essentially tuned to every frequency before the drop-off point. Very desirable in SR applications.

    They also typically can't get as low as a ported box given limited space.


    But you could design it to hit as low?



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    You can achieve a flatter freq. response, greater cone control/mechanical power handling, and more output over a certain range. Very efficient boxes. They play lows, but don't have the bloated low end most people like. The tonal quality can be great though.

    This is given they are designed properly in the right application.



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    None. Just like there are no advantages of a bass-reflex (ported) box over a rear-loaded horn. Depending on the enclosure’s surrounding environment, woofer parameters, target response, and target listening point, one alignment may perform better than the other. And those just two options. Again, depending on the above stated variables, a transmission line may outperform both bass-reflex and a rear loading horn. Perhaps a 4th, 6th, or 8th order bandpass, perhaps a tapped transmission line, front-loading horn, tapped horn, aperiodic bass-reflex, Voigt pipe, etc…



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    Re: Rear loaded horn enclosure question

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    Is it just me, or does that make no sense?
    Ya, that made no sense to me either. I have no idea where he is coming from nor what he is trying to tell me.



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