Bibliography on horn loudspeakers



Elements of Acoustical Engineering , Harry F. Olson 1957  
Hi-Fi Loudspeakers and Enclosures, A. Cohen  
Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook by John Borwick, third edition, 2001 Focal Press, Oxford, ISBN: 0240513711. Contains a mathematically detailed description of ESL operation written by Peter Baxandall, including enough detail about the venerable Quad ESL63 to allow close duplication of the design (if you're so inclined). (Mark Rehorst) Available at
High Quality Sound Reproduction, James Moir  

High efficiency receiver of large power capacity by E. C Wente A description of a high efficiency receiver of large power capacity for horn-type loud speakers (Reprint / Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc) (Unknown Binding)
by E. C Wente

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Radio horn speaker encyclopediaby Floyd A Paul Available at
Troubleshooting & Repairing Consumer Electronics Without a Schematic (Paperback) by Homer L. Davidson. 461 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 3 edition (January 15, 2004) Available at

Reducing physical size limits for low-frequency horn loudspeaker systems(Dissertation) by Richard Allison Honeycutt. From 1881 until the present day, many excellent scholars have studied acoustic horns. This dissertation begins by discussing over eighty results of such study. Next, the methods of modeling horn behavior are examined with an emphasis on the prediction of throat impedance. Because of the time constraints in a product-design environment, in which the results of this study may be used, boundary-element and cascaded-section types of analysis were not considered due to their time intensiveness.

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"Low-frequency horn design using T/S driver parameters" by D.B. Keele Jr, AESJ preprint #1250and  
"Suitability of low-frequency drivers for horn-loaded loudspeaker systems" by Richard H. Small, , AESJ preprint #1251  
ESJ preprint #1679, "Anechoic Chamber with Optional  
Blue Thunder by R. Luigi Andreoli and Christian Rintelen, from Sound Practices #3, Volume 2.  
The Function and Design of Horns For Loudspeakers, JAES, Mar 1978, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 131-138. (Reprint of 1924 article)  
Horn Loudspeaker Design, J. Dinsdale, three part article Wireless World, March - June 1974. NOTE: There are errors in the tables of tractrix horn lengths.  
HORNS REVISITED "The Exemplar Project" by Jeff Markwart and John Tucker, from Sound Practices #1, Volume 3.  
Reconsider, Baby! - The promise of horns in the contemporary situation" by Joe Roberts, from Sound Practices #3, Volume 2.  
Solving the Klipschorn Throat Riddle, Bruce Edgar, Speaker Builder 4/90The Edgar Midrange Horn, Bruce C. Edgar, Speaker Builder, 1/86  
The Function and Design of Horns For Loudspeakers, C.R. Hanna and J. Slepian, JAES, Sep 1977 Vol. 25, No. 9, pp. 573-585. (Reprint of 1924 article)  
The Klipschorn Throat Revisited: Or, Oooops, Bruce C. Edgar, Speaker Builder, 6/90  
The Lowther Club pamphlet of Lowther Club of Germany/Denmark [KP1]  
The Monolith Horn, Bruce C. Edgar, Speaker Builder, 6/93  
The Show Horn, Bruce Edgar, Speaker Builder, 2/90  
The Science of Beauty - Audio Culture in the Nineties , by Herbert E. Reichert, from Positive Feedback (Journal of the Oregon Triode Society) Vol 5, No.1. An article about audio aesthetics, the musical experience and what triode amps and horns can do.  
The tractrix horn contour, Bruce C. Edgar, Speaker Builder 2/81 )  
Theory of sound, Strutt, J. W., Lord Rayleigh, Pt. 2, Macmillian, 1878  


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