What does a speaker’s ‘waveguide’ do, and why does it matter?

April 28, 2021

By Napier Lopez

If you’re in the market for a new set of hi-fi speakers or studio monitors, you might have come across the term ‘waveguide’ before. You might’ve seen a photo or illustration in marketing materials pointing to a fancy trim ring or horn-looking-thing around a speaker’s tweeter, as in the header image above. Sometimes a waveguide is even directly integrated into the speaker’s cabinet design itself. This is more than just an aesthetic frivolity. You might’ve used your big brain to surmise that a waveguide has something to do with ‘guiding’ the sound ‘waves.’ If so, congratulations — you’re a smarty pants.…

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