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#1 posted 04-02-2013 03:07 PM

Find a book by G.A.Briggs. I don’t remember the title of the book. He was a speaker designer in England. You might find his book on Amazon. I designed and built a folded horn enclosure over 50 years ago using his book for guidance. I’m sure there are some newer books around that I don’t know about. Horn enclosures are not used much these days. They are usually very large and heavy. Speaker technology has evolved to the point where folded horns are mostly obsolete. Back 50-60 years, we made horns with sand filled panels to keep resonance low. Some were even made with bricks and concrete. We used speakers with 20 Hz resonance. I don’t even think a speaker like that is available today. They were usually around 12” to 15” diameter with heavy basket frames and huge magnets. I haven’t messed with this for a long time, so I really don’t know whats happening today.

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