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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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MULTIWAY SYSTEMS

Interestingly there are two philosophies in overall speaker design, one which aims to make the unit as efficient as possible, with the argument that a high efficiency maintained over the frequency range must have a fairly uniform response, by the very nature of it; and the other which sacrifices efficiency for a reduction in size. So there are two philosophies about covering the entire audio frequency range.

Many multiway system designers like the superior efficiency of horns. A horn is actually a matching device that works like a transformer to match the moving diaphragm to the ultimate air wave formed at the mouth of the horn, which is not possible in cone type. So, over the range for which it is effective a horn speaker is ...

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