> : Big cars have horns that make 'big sounds.' Loud. Full.
> : Small cars have horns that make 'small sounds.' "tinny." "beep beep". > :
> : I thought of this yesterday when I was driving my big old buick,
> : and had a need for the horn. I thought "i'm glad i'm driving this
> : car, rather than my Camry." The camry is not a small car, but
> : it still has a small car "beep beep" sound...
> : So.. the question is: what are the determinants of the sound of
> : cars? Why do the horns on small cars sound as they are?
> : Is it because the engine compartment is smaller? Is the horn
> : smaller? Not powered as much? Do new big cars still have
> : that sounds that you get from the big old cars?
> It is because someone has designed it that way.
> To same money (and a bit of weight), a lot of small cars come with just
> a single horn. A lot of the old Detroit iron had two horns tuned to
> different notes. This is probably the biggest difference in the sound.
> The solution is easy. Just go down to the local junk yard, and get
> the horns off some old Detroit iron. Wire them up, and get that
> good old satisfying sound.
> Donald Borowski WA6OMI Hewlett-Packard, Spokane Division
> "Angels are able to fly because they take themselves so lightly." > -G.K. Chesterton
- posted 1 month ago