Back-loaded and transmission line?

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    Beemer

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    This is my first post and before I have decided the type of DIY speaker to build. My question is whether a back-loaded horn type is the same as a transmission line speaker? I suppose my interest is specifically whether the BL horn can produce the same low frequency as a quarter wave TL?
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    From my experience the TL will go a bit lower and the back loaded horn will sound more natural and unforced across quite a wide frequency range of the driver in question. I'm basing that on IMF TLS80s, Cambridge Audio R50s (TLs) and Bastanis Dragonflies. Others may of course disagree.
     
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    Laurence,
    Since my post I have decided to kit build a 930mm floorstanding laberinth TL pair. The parts arrive today and include Swan HiVi 6.5" Mid/bass and Fountek CD3.0 Ribbon speakers.
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