General Product Description
The Electro-Voice model HP1240 is a wide-range,
flat-front, high-frequency, constant directivity horn. The
horizontal angle is controlled over a frequency range
of 500 Hz to 20 kHz and the vertical angle is controlled
from 1.5 kHz to 20 kHz, both with unusual precision
and adherence to the intended angle. Furthermore,
excellent loading is maintained to a low frequency of
The flat-front design makes the HP1240 suitable for all
modern boxed and clustered systems.A special vaned
waveguide throat detail gives the HP1240 unusually
good high-frequency control, vertically, when compared
to similar 2-inch-throat horn designs.
Architects’ and Engineers’ Specifications
throat section shall be constructed of die-cast zinc and
shall be integrally laminated into the fiberglass portion
of the horn.
The horn shall be of the constant-directivity type.It shall
produce a horizontal beamwidth (6 dB-down angle) of
20 degrees, deviating no more that 40 degrees from
this angle over the frequency range 500 to 20,000 Hz.
It shall produce a vertical beamwidth of 40 degrees,
deviating no more than 20 degrees from this angle over
the frequency range 1,500 to 20,000 Hz. In addition, it
shall provide useful acoustic loading at all frequencies
above 500 Hz.
The horn shall possess a throat of 4.92-cm (1.94in.)
diameter and its flange shall be provided with four ¼-20
clearance bolt holes on a 10.2 cm (4.0 in.) circle for the
mounting of the compression driver. The horn shall be
33.0 cm (13.0 in.) high, 53.3 cm (21.0 in.) wide, and
26.4 cm (10.4 in.) long. It shall weigh no more than 3.2
kg (7.0 lb).
The horn shall be of hybrid fiberglass-and-zinc
construction. The driver-mounting flange and initial
The horn shall be the Electro-Voice® model HP1240
The following specifications are in accordance with or exceed
the AES Recommended Practice for Specification of
Loudspeaker Components Used in Professional Audio and
Sound Reinforcement (AES2-1984; ANSI S4.26-1984).
Polyester resin and glass-fiber laminate integrally
molded to a die-cast zinc throat section. This hybrid
construction assures a rigid driver mount, accurate,
loss-free throat-wave transmission and low total weight
compared to horns of similar size.
120° (+20°, -40°) (-6 dB 500 Hz to 20 kHz)
Mechanical Connection of Driver:
Bolt on; standard 2" diameter throat, 5" diameter
mounting flange and four clearance holes for 1/4" bolts
on a 4" diameter bolt circle.
40° (+20°, -10°) (-6 dB, 1.5 kHz to 20 kHz)
Directivity Factor Rθ (Q):
.4 (average 1.25 kHz to 20 kHz)
DH1A or DH2A
Directivity Index Di:
.24 dB (+1.2, -.9 dB)
0 log Rθ, (average 1.25 kHz to 20 kHz)
3.2 kg (7.0 lb)
Lowest Recommended Crossover Frequency:
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