Difference between horn loaded sub and front loaded? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-08-2010, 09:03 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Evolvo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Whats the difference between THT horn loaded sub, and say a front loaded sub? Is there a musical or sound difference or do you just get more bass? Does it fill the room better or something?
Evolvo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-08-2010, 10:56 AM
AVS Special Member
 
reecew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wichita, KS area
Posts: 2,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Let me see if i can explain it properly haha. The horn load of the sub puts pressure on the cone in turn helping the drivers cone to move less to produce HIGH SPL's. And in turn less cone movement means less mechanical noise from the driver. Horns in general produce much lower distortion than a conventional ported or sealed alginment. Its a completely different sound IMO. I prefer the sound of the horn and am not sure ill ever go back to a conventional ported or sealed alignment. This is my personal opinion and that of some others. A horn takes much much less power to produce high spl's versus the same driver in a ported or sealed box. The THT fills a room really well. My rooms 6900+cuft and the sub is placed over 16' away from my LP and it fills the space just fine. Could i use a second one of course! But its much better than any multiple sub setup ive had. Theres alot more horn design out there than the THT that you can look into if you so choose. But the THT isnt built by many people for no reason.

List your favorite BASS movies here...http://lfemovies.pbworks.com/FrontPage
reecew is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-08-2010, 04:59 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Evolvo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Could you possible tell me of other horn builds. Also how low of a frequency can the THT hit and will putting in a better more powerful driver give it more bass extention or will it just throw off the tuning of the box. Thanks.

Also I have a AV123 MFW-15, is it a safe bet to say that the THT will be more powerful and go lower than this sub.

Thanks.
Evolvo is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-08-2010, 05:27 PM
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 161 Post(s)
Liked: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evolvo View Post

Could you possible tell me of other horn builds. Also how low of a frequency can the THT hit and will putting in a better more powerful driver give it more bass extention or will it just throw off the tuning of the box. Thanks.

Also I have a AV123 MFW-15, is it a safe bet to say that the THT will be more powerful and go lower than this sub.

Thanks.

The THT was designed with a specific driver. There is no need to change it.

an MFW-15 isn't even in the same realm of performance as a THT
notnyt is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-08-2010, 05:29 PM
AVS Special Member
 
reecew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wichita, KS area
Posts: 2,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
The THT will eat that sub for a snack. Its safe to say the THT will be flat to 20hz. Mine with room gain is flat to 16hz. Some are around the same to 15hz and some to only 20hz depends on your room. As far as other horn builds the onyl one thats i know that truley tested it the DTS-10 offered by danley. One of those will run you about $1400-$1500 shipped, built, and amplified oppossed to the THT $400 built, finished, and amplified. Other than that and the THT's the rest of them i have seen are more great idea's and concepts than actually have been built and tested when it come's to something for HT usage. Now there's a few decent designs that are only good at about 30hz-40hz but i wouldnt even consider one of those unless it was for a musical setup only.

List your favorite BASS movies here...http://lfemovies.pbworks.com/FrontPage
reecew is offline  
Reply DIY Speakers and Subs

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off