Originally Posted by HumbleDeer
Wont a horn also deform the sound as in, less like the original author intended? I don't really think 600watt-sounding-sound will be much appreciated here anyhow, and I dont want bass that sounds louder or different from the original. Or is that never really possible? :P
A full size front loaded horn is arguably the best design possible. It gives a very flat frequency response (so it will sound very normal) and it is very sensitive (so it make s a lot of sound with very little power).
Here's a full size front loaded horn with your driver using only 150 watts. It's rock concert loud and has fantastic flat frequency response. It will blend very well with your speakers because you adjust the gains so they are all playing at the same level, but when you turn it up this will go way louder than any tl or ported box ever will. And it will go quite a bit louder than rock concert loud if you give it more power than 150 watts because 150 watts isn't even close to stressing the driver in terms of excursion.
The problem is that this is fairly hard to build and it's very large - this is 8.3 cubic meters.
Horns can be less than full size as shown here and they will lose some of these beautiful characteristics when you make them a lot smaller, but small horns are still a good option. The have to be larger than a ported box or tl to give the benefits a horn can provide but they can be much smaller than 8.3 cubic meters, a nice horn for your driver will probably be about 200 - 500 liters.
Originally Posted by HumbleDeer
It's a bit on the more technical/difficult size but I'm sure if I do some research about all the vocabulary you used, I'll u nderstand better.
Thanks! Even though I understand nothing of what all the things mùean in the Hornresp GUI anywhere, and even though I dont even know if I'd need stuffing or what stuffing does or how many you need... I'll do my best
If you have questions about what I posted you can research or you can ask me questions. As I see it we have a few options with how to proceed.
1a. If you want to continue to learn how to use a simulator we can go as slow and as detailed as you want. I can go into much more detail if you want but you have to tell me what you want to know about.
1b. If you want to continue to learn how to use a simulator but you don't like Hornresp we can start again using the Leonard Audio simulator. The design principles are going to be the same though, only the GUI changes.
2. If you don't really want to learn this stuff I can just give you some sims and recommendations and you can just chose one. I can draw you a picture and you can build it.
Subwoofer design can be an extraordinary large topic and we are barely scratching the surface here. If this is something you want to learn, you can learn it. If you are picking amps out of the garbage and swapping op amps and making them work again, you can do this. But if you don't want to learn this stuff, if you just want to pick and design and build it, I can help you with that too. However you want to proceed I can help, we can go as deep into this or stay as shallow as you like.
If you want to learn this stuff it's pretty essential that you understand the graphs I'm showing, so if you have questions just ask. Even if you don't want to learn this stuff, these graphs are how we evaluate performance metrics of different designs so they are pretty important.