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Old 5th April 2010, 06:05 AM   #1
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Default Frugal horn build

Two days in and I've got some good pics of my build on a pair of frugalhorns, I love the design but had to do a few mods to accomidate a pair of Infinity kappa 6.5 inch two ways... Here are the pics!
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Old 5th April 2010, 06:47 AM   #2
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You no doubt had to make them wider, dimensional changes to accomodate 3/4" material, and you have the max possible Air cavity... anything else?

I will be VERY interested in how they turn out.

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Old 5th April 2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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haha, you have an eye for details, love it, can't slip anything past you. It was actually quite a task, I had the extra 3/4" MDF left over from the 8' sub horn so I wanted to use it up. I tried to stay true to the original internal area measurements, because I have yet to successfully operate or even really understand HORNRESP, and to be quite honest I was ridiculously anxious to build them. It took nearly 4hours of recalculating and adjusting and had to redesign the plans completely, almost an inch taller and an inch wider, if I had to do it over again I would just go out and buy a sheet of 1/2". Saved money but wasted alot of time.

I have yet to build the supra baffles or deflectors, but by the end of Tuesday I will most likely be able to test them completed.
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Old 5th April 2010, 03:31 PM   #4
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Anyway they've got to sound better than this.........http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4469856_n.jpghttp://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs378...._2824926_n.jpg
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Old 6th April 2010, 02:43 AM   #5
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Anyway they've got to sound better than this........


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Old 12th April 2010, 04:35 PM   #6
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They're done, and I am just shocked at how incredibly good they sound. Just the frugalhorns playing all by themselves fill the whole room, nearly the whole house, with sound. Even the bass is good, never in my life have I heard such sound from two 6.5 inch two ways of any kind.
they look pretty damn amazing as well, I just have them finished with a flat sage color paint right now they'll probably be coated in gloss eventually.
I have yet to build the deflectors, but still they are amazing!!!
Here are the pics
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Old 12th April 2010, 04:54 PM   #7
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Pista Concept! I want one!
Speakers look great too.

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Old 12th April 2010, 04:57 PM   #8
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Sounds like a success! Is the tweeter pointed up, or is it a photo angle thing? How do you like the push tabs on the back for the wires (are binding posts really worth the extra cost)?

BTW- Nice Bianchi.
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Nice job... glad they worked out.

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Old 12th April 2010, 08:11 PM   #10
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I wasn't aware that the frugal design could house more than but a few drivers. This is very interesting. Excellent work!
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