Replacement Speaker Horns

Replacement speaker horns are available for those that want to upgrade or perhaps repair their existing PA speaker setup.

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The PA Speaker Horns found above are designed to improve or reconstruct the audio heard from an existing speaker setup. DIY speaker projects often demand the addition of the speaker components such as a PA horn and other types such as woofers and other speaker tweeters. Speakers come in all shapes and sizes these days and finding the correct component for your specific DIY application is made easier with our range.

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PA Horn tweeters as they are often referred to are used in many modern speaker systems for their wide dispersion design and high sound pressure capability. For repair or upgrade of PA speakers, we have a selection of popular horn speakers from Monacor available in a range of dimensions and ratings to suit your needs. You'll find a great selection of horn speakers for use in public announcement systems and other audio distribution applications.

Speaker Horns help to refine the acoustics delivered by your main driver and therefore can increase the decibels of your audio by up to 10dB. The design and shape of these components enhance sonics across all types of contemporary and classic styles of music. More people than ever are looking to build their own customised speaker setup, installing a PA speaker horn at this time is good practice for achieving a balanced audio quality in your final build.

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Originally the design was derived from the phonograph/gramophone, which was a precursor to a modern vinyl player, you may recognise the phonograph from the well known, dog based logo of a music retailer in the UK. This tapered and conical horn style is, as mentioned, an apt way to amplify audio, as was the case in the early 20th century. Fast forward to today and these designs are present in their modern form in almost every PA speaker available, DIY enthusiasts should first ascertain which size is needed prior to their order.

Take a short time to research what a horn tweeter can bring to your audio output, the above information only scratches the surface of how they work. These components will not fit in most hi-fi systems, consider looking for other types of tweeter we stock specifically for hi-fi and other tower systems. Piezo horns and their domed counterparts work hard to enhance the tonal qualities within audio by helping to boost the high-end frequencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a speaker horn?

A speaker horn is a type of acoustic amplifier that significantly improves the efficiency of sound reproduction, especially in the higher frequency ranges. It works by narrowing the area through which sound waves from the speaker driver pass, thereby increasing the sound pressure level that reaches the listener. Horns are used to control the dispersion of sound, making it more directional and reducing sound reflections that can cause distortions.

Does my replacement speaker horn have to be the same as the original?

For optimal performance, your replacement speaker horn should match the original in terms of size, shape, impedance, and frequency response. Matching these specifications ensures the horn integrates well with your speaker system, maintaining sound quality and dispersion characteristics. However, slight variations can sometimes be acceptable, especially if you're looking to modify the sound or improve certain aspects of performance.

Is a horn and a tweeter the same thing?

A horn and a tweeter are not the same. A tweeter is a speaker driver designed to produce high-frequency sounds, responsible for the detail and clarity in the upper ranges of music. A horn, however, is an acoustic device that amplifies and directs sound from a driver, such as a tweeter. It enhances sound projection and efficiency, making the audio more directional. While tweeters focus on high frequencies, horns can work with various drivers to improve sound clarity and reach, especially in large or outdoor spaces.

What size speaker horn do I need?

The size of the speaker horn you need depends on factors like the application, venue size, and desired sound dispersion. Larger horns suit larger venues for better low-frequency response and wider dispersion. Smaller horns are ideal for home audio or compact venues. Match the horn's specifications with the driver it pairs with, especially in frequency response and impedance.

How do I know if my speaker horn needs replacing?

If your speaker horn produces distorted sound, shows a noticeable reduction in volume or clarity, or emits buzzing or rattling noises, it might need replacing. Physical damage like cracks or holes can also impair sound projection. In some instances, a complete lack of sound from the horn, while the rest of the speaker system functions, indicates a problem with the horn or its connections. These signs suggest the horn is not operating correctly and may require replacement to restore the speaker's performance.

Are replacement speaker horns all the same?

No, replacement speaker horns are not all the same. They vary significantly in shape, size, material, and acoustic properties to match different speaker systems and applications. The design of a horn influences its sound dispersion patterns and frequency response, making certain horns better suited for specific types of audio reproduction, such as high-fidelity music or public address systems.

Does a speaker horn need a crossover?

Yes, a speaker horn typically needs a crossover when it is part of a multi-driver speaker system. A crossover is an electronic circuit that divides the audio signal into separate frequency bands, directing each band to the appropriate driver—low frequencies to the woofer, mid frequencies to the midrange driver, and high frequencies to the tweeter or horn. Since horns are often used to efficiently project high frequencies, a crossover ensures that only these high-frequency signals are sent to the horn, preventing damage and optimising performance.

What are the benefits of horn tweeters?

Horn tweeters offer several benefits. They efficiently convert electrical energy into sound, delivering higher sound levels with less power. Precise sound directionality focuses sound toward listeners, reducing reflections. Horn tweeters handle higher power levels, resulting in greater dynamic range and clarity, especially in live performances. Their extended frequency response ensures accurate reproduction of higher frequencies, contributing to improved detail and clarity in music reproduction.