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Another nested basshorn design

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Topic: Another nested basshorn design
Posted By: _djk_
Subject: Another nested basshorn design
Date Posted: 30 October 2007 at 1:48am
This design has a large front cavity to eliminate the dip above Fc for a small horn mouth.


Posted By: _djk_
Date Posted: 30 October 2007 at 1:50am
By sectioning the cabinet at the line, and adding a hinge where shown, the cabinets will nest for hauling eight in a standard cargo van (4'x4'x8').


Posted By: _djk_
Date Posted: 30 October 2007 at 1:51am
Fold out the wedge, and this is how they would set-up.


Posted By: hifiger
Date Posted: 30 October 2007 at 5:03am
looks like a really space efficient design!

Posted By: tommysb
Date Posted: 30 October 2007 at 8:49am
that setup negates the need for a large rear chamber to compensate for the small mouth, the mouth looks decidedly large!

Posted By: Disco Stu
Date Posted: 30 October 2007 at 12:07pm
My kind of horn - so thats a 40Hz horn length?
Only problem is the requirement for a plate over the mouth area

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Posted By: Timber_MG
Date Posted: 31 October 2007 at 4:00pm
Just stack enough that it no longer really matters :)

Posted By: _djk_
Date Posted: 01 November 2007 at 1:49am
A 2x2 stack is about 8' tall, you won't get much more output with a top plate.


Posted By: mykey
Date Posted: 01 November 2007 at 4:42am
Your gonna have to put a guard rail up to stop bass heads standing in themShocked
I'd like to hear these when they're doneWink its getting exiting now what with your design and Levs etc, bout time too.

......just all them hanging there like giant bananas.

Posted By: _djk_
Date Posted: 01 November 2007 at 9:53am
The basic design and drawings are by Bill Woods, a commercial horn designer with 30+ years experience.
My contribution is the nesting scheme.


Posted By: pgolde
Date Posted: 10 November 2007 at 8:33pm
What driver was this horn designed for? 


Posted By: _djk_
Date Posted: 11 November 2007 at 1:26am

Kind of a 15" version of the Lab 12 driver. Fs in the low 20s, Vas over 10 cu ft, Qts 0.30~0.40, high x-max.

The original driver was only about 92dB as a direct radiator, and came up to 100dB in the horn. One pair stacked would be about 105dB/2.83V/1M below 50hz. Four stacked as in the drawing ought to be close to 110dB/2.83V/1M.
The reason for posting it here was mainly conceptual. In practice I would adjust the back chamber and throat cavity for the driver under consideration, and probably simplify the corner reflectors.


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