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Old 10th July 2009, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default junkiest PC that'll run horn response?

I figure I should probably consider learning how to solve my own enclosure design problems while I ask the advice of those wiser. It sounds like Horn Response is probably the best option for me to simulate things like BVR's and ML Voigts, right? I looked quickly and didn't see system requirements listed on the download page. I'd have to buy a computer to run mostly that program alone, so how decrepit a machine can I get without getting overly frustrated by its speed?

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Good Q, some of the latest enhancements are slow as MathCad to calculate with my P4. Anyway, ask DB on the dedicated HR thread: Hornresp

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Done. I should get over to the sub forum more often. Especially if I build some smaller mains . . .

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Old 10th July 2009, 06:09 AM   #4
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I run it on a very, very junky circa-2002 P4 2.0 Ghz with 512 Mb RAM with XP (a machine that I pulled out of a dumpster). Yes, it is very slow, but it works.
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I bought an old Dell C840 Laptop (P4 2.2Ghz, 512MB). Now I'm a PC too. We needed another laptop anyway. Now all I have to do is learn horn response. . . .

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Old 13th July 2009, 03:45 AM   #6
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PJ, you will be simulating 10% faster than I will! Here, make dhenryp's HornResp tutorial your new homepage:

BLH example with Hornresp in pictures

I suggest we post newb questions there. By the way, you are moving westward - which state? Surely not as far as New Mexico?
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Scottsbluff Nebraska: the center of the Panhandle, close to nothin'. Looks like about 8 hrs to Santa Fe. We're hoping to make it down sometime this fall. We meant to get back down there a couple of weeks ago, but that was prior to planning this move.

Thanks for the link to the tutorial. It's going to be a busy next couple of weeks, but hopefully I'll find some time to get busy with it. I need some new boxes.

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Hi PJ, good luck with your move, and see you on the newbie HornResp thread. Definitely contact me when you're in Santa Fe. There are lots of hifi nuts here.
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Default FWIW

hornresp (mostly) works with wine, but it's one of those things that's not so fast in wine.

this week, i went from a 800 cel to ~2.6 dualie (same os & hd actually) and _for_hornresp_only_, it's not that much faster noticeable, but not quantum-ey like a couple other programs.

too late for pj i know, but in case others had the same Q.
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I've run that on a 75MHz original Pentium. Just give it enough RAM and it won't crash
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