Dayton H08RW

Manufacturers Info

Brand: Dayton Audio

Model: H08RW

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Coverage: 75 Degrees

Minimum Frequency: 2200 Hz

Throat: 1"

Mounting Type: 1-3/8"-18 TPI

Dimensions: 8" Round x 4.75" Deep

Additional Notes:

Symmetrical waveguide, only tested on a single axis.

Horn throat is too large (1.25"?) leading to a driver exit to throat mismatch which I have noticed on most of the Dayton Horns/waveguides.

The CDX1-1731 required use of a 2mm spacer to reach the throat, the spacer is white so you can clearly see the difference between the 1" exit and the horn's throat diameter.


Test Notes: Off axis and polars measured using a Celestion CDX1-1731

Mic distance 1m, measurements gated at 5ms and are smoothed at 1/48 Octave.

Raw Off Axis Response

Horizontal Off Axis Response - Normalized to On Axis

Polar Response - Normalized to On Axis

-6dB Coverage Angle Highlighted

Final Notes:

Dispersion of this waveguide appears to roughly match the rated 75 degrees. The throat diameter mismatch greatly hampers performance in the top octave. I suspect if the throat was correctly sized the response would be smoother and dispersion more even in the top octave and that would make this a fairly decent waveguide.