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RE: Horns and high efficiency . what effect ?


Standard starting procedure for arranging speakers is to place them into an equalateral triangle with the preferred listening position (with some toe-in for adjustment). So if your listening position is 6 ft. from each of the speakers, then the speakers will be 6 ft. apart. This would imply a small room which would put many horns at a disadvantage compared to electrostatics and box direct radiators. The Altec 19 for instance is a very good speaker, but in a small room there may be too much reflection from the side walls from the mid horn. Some of the Lowther horns may fit your space, the Lowther Medallions for instance are reasonably sized for your space in that they are tall and don't have that big a footprint and they sound very good. The Lowther driver, as in the Medallion, is usually "back loaded", that is to say there is a folded horn on the back of the driver while the output from the front of the driver is direct radiating, and there is no tweeter or mid horn.

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