I have been designing and building my own Hi Fi loudspeakers for nearly 50 years - some of my attempts more successful than others! Experience has shown me that the humble L Pad is the perfect way to match the sound output of the respective drive units. My latest project is a large 2 x way design featuring an 8” Mid/Bass and a 1” dome Tweeter. As is often the case, the tweeter is over bright (and in this case, adding an unwanted shrill to the sound). Enter the L Pad... by connecting this device to the tweeter, l can attenuate (reduce) the actual volume to match that of the Mid/Bass driver. What a difference!
In my humble opinion an L Pad (irrespective of which type driver you may want to ‘tame’) is absolutely essential.
Thankyou for your review !
Will & Caroline