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Old 12th July 2009, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Pics of new C-Horn finished

Finally! After a year of designing and building....

http://www.creationaudio.com.au/library/chorn/pic4.jpg
http://www.creationaudio.com.au/library/chorn/pic1.jpg
http://www.creationaudio.com.au/library/chorn/pic2.jpg
http://www.creationaudio.com.au/library/chorn/pic3.jpg

Finished in deep red metallic.

I had the speakers on show recently at the NSW Audio Society hi fi show...with a good resposne.

I'm hoping to get a pair at the October Rocky Mnt hi-fi show....then to set up a US dealer/distributor. (If people know someone who's interested, please PM me.)

This has been a huge labor of love....

Testing different drivers at the moment. I'm very impressed with the Visaton 200B...much better bass than the Lowther. Talk about bang-for-buck. Is it better than than the Fostex 206E???

Andrew.
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Old 12th July 2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Wow!!!! Absolutely stunning! Please tell us more about construction.
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Old 12th July 2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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Testing different drivers at the moment. I'm very impressed with the Visaton 200B...much better bass than the Lowther. Talk about bang-for-buck.

Is it better than than the Fostex 206E???

Andrew.
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Looks better suited for a 6", like FE167e or Supravox 165

Theres room for a tweeter below main driver
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Old 12th July 2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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Have thought about the 6.5inch...eg Fostex 167E...but have tended to gravitate towards the 8inchers, particularly Lowther. In saying that, the cabinets can be easily modified to suit the smaler driver.

Each cabinet is made from a series of 32mm MDF CNC'd. I use the CNC process to also do the dowel holes and the holes for the acrylic side panels...so everything ligns up 100%.

I use 10mm Oak dowels. 24 x 75mm Hex screws are used to mount the side panels once the internal horn blocks have been assembled.

You can see in the pic below how the layers are built up on the dowels. In this photo, you also see where I routered a small channel to house the speaker cable...just to hide it. Fidly, but it worked.

http://www.creationaudio.com.au/library/chorn/pic7.jpg

Not shown in the photo, is how I 'break' the design in two. I had to do this in order to get the spray painting done. For future projects, this break will be integrated into the CAD plan.

The speaker is a DIYer's dream.

My next one will be all ply with a high-gloss spray varnish. I'll use a smokey grey acrylic.
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Old 13th July 2009, 01:01 AM   #5
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Wow! those look amazing.
Looks like a lot of time has gone into those.

Great job
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Old 13th July 2009, 02:33 AM   #6
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With CNC I guess its much easier than traditional build

Seems to be quite cost effective
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Beautiful job!
One usually only has to make them pretty on the outside!
Well Done
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Looks amazing!
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