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What enclosure design is this? Horn or t line?

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  • What enclosure design is this? Horn or t line?

    Guys, quick one, there is talk online that this is a maze design, which I think it's more a horn.....but I won't pretend I know I'm curious on how to size one as I want to try the woodworking technique using a router and a template

    i also thought I could have done my t line this was and doubled the "folds" length as suggested by others.
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    If the driver goes in the square sector, and on the same side as the 'flared port exit', then it is a back-loaded horn. It's popular with full range drivers like Fostex, Lowther, and such. Some might call it a 'labyrinth' design, but I've never heard it called a 'maze' (which I know is virtually the same thing linguistically), but both of those usually refer to a folded up TL or horn approach.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wolf View Post
      If the driver goes in the square sector, and on the same side as the 'flared port exit', then it is a back-loaded horn. It's popular with full range drivers like Fostex, Lowther, and such. Some might call it a 'labyrinth' design, but I've never heard it called a 'maze' (which I know is virtually the same thing linguistically), but both of those usually refer to a folded up TL or horn approach.

      Later,
      Wolf
      Cheers, I'll have a look at the rear loaded horn and the benefits of this design online. Seeing that i am almost finished the BT speaker and my hifi cabinet, I have at least a month of research time, would be nice to try a different full range driver but I would also have to find a use for it around my house first

      I have caught a woodworking bug with traces of loud speaker unfortunately.....

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      • #4
        Technically-speaking, it looks like an expanding 1/4 wave resonator. The mouth is too small to act as a "horn" at low frequencies. As it's also end-loaded, it's like to have a huge notch in its passband. As such, it's the type of design I would avoid, if I was designing something for full-range use.
        Brian Steele
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        • #5
          What is it? Too short to work.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brian Steele View Post
            Technically-speaking, it looks like an expanding 1/4 wave resonator. The mouth is too small to act as a "horn" at low frequencies. As it's also end-loaded, it's like to have a huge notch in its passband. As such, it's the type of design I would avoid, if I was designing something for full-range use.
            Thanks, I don't actually have this design, also he is using some cheapo PC speakers, I was more interested in maze or labrynth (horn/t line) style. I'll have to figure out what driver and then a sizing and style. I really just want to make a template and then layer an enclosure to be honest.... but it must be functional

            Thanks for the advice guys

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