Big Sound, Small Box: Procella P6V Home Theater Speaker
The P6V, $1,599 each, draws on a simple two-way, sealed design with a 6.5-inch woofer and high-frequency driver to deliver its sonic punch. But, instead of a dome tweeter, it uses a compression (a.k.a. horn) driver—the kind found in speakers used in many screening rooms and recording studios. Why a horn? For one, it can handle more power and is considerably more efficient than a conventional tweeter, meaning it can play much louder for a given power input (rated sensitivity is 90 dB). The P6V is rated to handle 100 watts continuous, 300 watts peak. The horn also has a broad dispersion pattern thanks to Procella’s custom-designed constant directivity waveguide (note the elliptical depression around the driver in the photo). In addition to improving dialogue intelligibility and delivering smooth highs across the listening area, the waveguide is also said to eliminate colorations associated with some horn designs.
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