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Old 3rd October 2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default The elusive Horn...can I have it all?

So I have built nearly every possible enclosure, or have atleast heard a good example of it.... Except...

Horns, specifically BLHs. I'll cut straight to the chase. I don't want to deal with a sub anymore, but I want most of the low frequency response to be in tact (IE as low as I can go). I was looking at the pioneer B20, or another 8 inch FR driver in that price range. Doesn't matter how much wood is used so long as I can use 2x4 feet project sheets as I don't have a truck right now. Complexity isn't too much of an issue either so long as I can use a table saw to do all the cuts.

What I am looking for is full range response from 20(30)HZ-20K. A helper tweeter will be used to fill in the upper octaves. I have about 15-20 watts to work with. Also, currently my room is too small to support anything under rouughly 30hz, but I want a response lower than that for headroom when I move into a larger space...

Is it possible? If you have any other suggestions for drivers, Im trying to keep the costs of drivers ~60 plus the cost of tweeters, so anything with an efficiency of 90db or more I can work with...

Thanks for any help or responses

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Old 3rd October 2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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A BIB pipe-horn with an 8in driver like the B20 should do the trick. Small is not a word that immediately springs to mind with this cabinet though.
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A BIB pipe-horn with an 8in driver like the B20 should do the trick. Small is not a word that immediately springs to mind with this cabinet though.
That was my first option, but the problem (which I forgot to mention) is that I usually don't have corners to work with, not to mention I want to keep it relatively short. Which is why the Suzy chang caught my interest.

One alternative I thought of is building a BIB with two folds instead of one and either floor loading it or firing it towards the wall...
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Old 4th October 2007, 12:09 AM   #4
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Default Re: The elusive Horn...can I have it all?

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Is it possible?
Considering all your qualifiers and no corners, I don't see how.
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Old 4th October 2007, 02:59 AM   #5
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Would folding BIBs with two folds give a noticeable drop in performance? I may just do that...It doesn't have to be small just short

Edit: I don't have to have response that low, because I know the real world is not perfect, just want to get as close as possible, maybe when I move in to my house I will have corners
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Hard to say, it just depends on how much, if any, extra damping is required.
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Im thinking if just building the Suzy Chang for the B20, and adding stereo bass later if i really want to....Its so easy to build a chimp can do it, of course I always wanted to build a BLH But we can't always get what we want...
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Suzy Chang for the B20,
Suzy Chang is for FE107 (FE103). Half Chang is for B20.

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Its so easy to build a chimp can do it, of course I always wanted to build a BLH But we can't always get what we want...
Oook. Gibber. Scratch. etc.

In that case, I'd forget trying to go for 30Hz or lower. Go for 40Hz (which is as low as acoustic instruments, pipe-organs aside, go), and then add a couple of subs at a later date. If the box gets a little below 40 as is, bonus.
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The Decware Imperial with a B&C 15CX40???

Big BLH/BVR

15 Inch coaxial

If you will use a tweeter with a Fostex, you can just as well have the tweeter i the center of the bass-cone.
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