Should horn driver have a seperate enclosure in a tower?

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  1. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

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    I'm going to build tower speakers that contain an 8" woofer and a horn compression driver in each tower. I already know the size of enclosure for the woofer, but should I seperate it's enclosure from the horn driver? And if so, how big should the enclosure for this driver be?

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  2. Greg Monfort

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    Not necessary, just add the horn's displacement to whatever the cab volume is for the 8" driver. I recommend you support the horn at/near the horn/compression driver juncture and treat the horn with oil based modeling clay, Deflex pad, or equal damping material to minimize ringing if it's made from anything other than dense wood.

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  3. Eric Kahn

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    compression drivers are sealed drivers so it being in the woofer enclosure should have no effect other than taking up volume which you will have to take into account when building the cabinets
     
  4. Jeffrey Noel

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    Thanks for the help fellas! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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