Using a wave guide on a high frequency element
A wave guide is used on a high frequency element in a speaker to make the directivity characteristics of different elements correspond to each other in a guided way throughout the entire frequency distribution range.
- enables more direct sound waves to reach the listening location, compared to a traditional speaker
- reduces the unbeneficial acoustic effect of a space
A speaker fitted with a wave guide is hence an optimal speaker solution to a space where acoustics and sound reproduction have not been taken into consideration during the design process.
The benefits of using a wave guide in the technical implementation of the speaker:
- Lower crossover frequency can be used, compared to traditional solutions: the bass mid-range operating range can be chosen to work according to its best sonic characteristics
- Greater power handling capacity for the high frequency element – less distortion; and increased reliability and duration of working life
- Decreased diffraction (sound colouring) caused by the edges of the cases – a cleaner sound
- Controlled directivity gives best results when the material of the dome of the high frequency element is metal (such as aluminium)