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TW Horn vs. Onken

Posted on July 25, 2023 at 11:20:09

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What are the differences between TW horn and Onken type? Are they the same? If not, what are their pros and cons?


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RE: TW Horn vs. Onken , posted on July 27, 2023 at 10:46:02

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I think no one knows what you mean by a TW horn. Got a link?


RE: TW Horn vs. Onken , posted on July 31, 2023 at 05:08:35

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Or Onken, unless you're referring to a brand of Yoghurt!


RE: TW Horn vs. Onken , posted on July 31, 2023 at 06:38:48

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Likely the OP meant TL (transmission line) speaker vs onken.

If you aren't aware of what an onken speaker design is, then likely you are unable to provide a competent response on how they sound relative to anything.

The OP is asking a perfectly reasonable question - hopefully someone with some actual knowledge will step up, now that the spammers have had their wee amusement.....


RE: TW Horn vs. Onken , posted on August 3, 2023 at 08:46:15
Larry I

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I don't know what you are referring to with "TW horn." My main speakers are in an Onken cabinet (a form of bass reflex with slotted opening on the front sides of the drivers). The designer called it a "mini" onken because it is substantially smaller than a conventional onken cabinet for the driver complement of the speaker. Each channel as two alnico magnet 12" woofers with pleated paper surrounds (one on top of the other). The woofers hardly move at all when they operate. To me, the speaker is only "mini" in comparison to other speakers I've seen, including other onken speakers. The bass cabinet is exactly two feet wide, about 30" tall and close to two feet deep.

The midrange and tweeter sit on top of the woofer cabinet. The midrange is a Western Electric 713b compression driver feeding a Western Electric 12025 sectoral horn. The tweeter is a Fostex bullet tweeter.

I like the sound of this system a lot--it is very dynamic and lively, reasonably well balanced, and presents the music with suitably large scale. It does not, however, do very deep bass, twin 12" drivers notwithstanding.


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