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Articles on Compact Horn and subwoofers and bass-systems:

Compact Horn Subwoofer

PRELIM - New T8016 - presentation will be updated.

Horn-bass with true full-range frequency extension in a square box format, easy to stack multiple units for even more capacity.

This is serious bass, with real extension down to well below 20Hz, and this sound character with realism and dynamics to both film and music.

The T8016 has a generous port opening area, and two damping channels inside.

The 12" driver is a new updated version similar to the one used in most of the larger and mid-sized Compact Horn units, such as the V110. This driver has a motor that handles high current and hard acoustic load, decent linear excursion, and a massive xmech of 60mm. The large-signal properties of the driver - suspension characteristics, motor with magnet and coil - all combine with the acoustic load from the Compact Horn cabinet, in such a way that as you increase the volume to get more of that massive, solid punch, the bass seems to get even more precise and tight.

How it works

Compact Horn subwoofer

Acoustic loading from the long, narrow horn channel increases performance significantly compared to the typical sealed or ported enclosure types.

Placement options

Place on floor, close to room boundaries, front corner is nice, anywhere on front wall is nice. Port opening towards side/corner or center.


T8016 Compact Horn Subwoofer
Output capacity
> 114dB/1m/2π > 30Hz
Frequency range
16Hz - 200Hz
Driver size
Cabinet Material
Birch plywood
External A502 (Powers up to 4 subwoofer units, or one T8016 and one main speaker.)