Frugel-Horn Mk3 Builds & Build Questions - Page 4 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Full Range

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th October 2010, 05:58 PM   #31
chrisb is offline chrisb  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: victoria BC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed LaFontaine View Post
Neat!

This does lend itself to larger drivers by using another fold in back...

Is there an "ideal" driver ratio, ie., location along the line?

Ed, one of the objectives of the most recent version was to reduce the complexity (including number of folds, etc) over the MkI. Having built multiples of the first, as well as the A126, BH MKI & II, I can say that goal was certainly achieved.

No doubt that as with many elegantly simple looking designs, the topology would be "scalable" to larger drivers; but of course the line length and overall cabinet dimensions would increase.
__________________
now on sabbatical
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2010, 06:10 PM   #32
...truth seeker...
diyAudio Member
 
Ed LaFontaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: where the Appalachians rise from the Blue Grass
Thanks Chris

I'm looking at a 6.5" driver. Early sim's show a falling response parallel to the infinite baffle profile and ~4 dB above.

No sooner do you boil it down when I come along and spin it..
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2010, 11:48 PM   #33
wagtail is offline wagtail  Ireland
diyAudio Member
 
wagtail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kerry
speakers are ready to go, really tested my limited woodworking skills,now in awe of anyone who builds anything as complex as earlier versions,
how much stuffing should i start with (alpair 7's) ? i have a couple of pounds of polyfill to play with.
simon
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th October 2010, 12:03 AM   #34
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Now i'm going to have to quit procrastinating and pull the stuffing out of mine and weigh it. Depending on room, you'll need to play with stuffing in the 2nd part of the pipe.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th October 2010, 08:48 AM   #35
jc56043 is offline jc56043  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Finally finished one FH3 with Pioneer A11 driver and 18mm thk. pine veneered plywood. Couldn't find half round moulding at Home Depot so used 2 pieces of 11/16" (actually measured at 16mm) quarter rounds instead. With 2mm thk shims it worked out great with a little bit of sanding. The wood was cut for me by a master carpenter but I screwed up a bit on the assembly so the box didn't come out perfectly true, though it's pretty good enough for me. It's much easier to do a regular box. Stuffing material is polyfill approx. 12mm thk., on the front of the internal panel and both side walls. The "V" formed by the internal panel and the back panel is also stuffed full with the same material. The polyfill is attached with 3M double sided carpet tape and it worked out fine. The whole baffle is removable, at present held down with 8 screws, so the box is not properly sealed yet. Initial listening impression is very good. The bass is there and is getting a bit better after 2 days, though I wish I could have some more bass that go deeper (I've been spoiled by the G Chang!). It certainly isn't one-note bass. Total outlay so far is about $80 - cheap & cheerful. If a $15 driver can be so good, then the Fostex 126 or the Mark Audio CHR 70 should be fantastic. If the design can be scaled up for 8' drivers, I will definitely give it a go. The Pioneer B20 is my prime candidate. 3 cheers to the designers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th October 2010, 12:18 AM   #36
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
I pulled the driver baffle off one of the prototypes. The ayyached picture shows the cotton felt we used to line around the chamber. The part on the partition folds over and reaches 2-3 cm into the back chamber. The piece on the back is about even or a little below the top of the partition. Turns out there isn't much polyfluff in the pointy bit. It comes up level to about the bottom of the piece of felt on the front of the partition. I estimate 0.3-0.4 lbs per foot cubed density of polyfluff (i could not remove it to weigh).

This could be thot of as a minimum quantity and suitable for FE126En away from corners. Progressively more will be required to reduce bass levels depending on room or driver.

dave
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FH3-driver-chamber-damping.jpg (98.7 KB, 3107 views)
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2010, 08:20 AM   #37
jc56043 is offline jc56043  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
I looked at the photos and read the descriptions about the stuffing and visualized what it's supposed to be and made a drawing. The thick red line is where I think the stuffing is supposed to be. The blue hatched area is where I put the stuffing in the "V" chamber. If less stuffing means more bass then I definitely will pull the stuffing from the "V" chamber. I have located the driver 10mm too high on the baffle so I have to go back to my carpenter friend to beg him to cut the baffles for me again. Finished the second speaker but don't have the chance to hear the FH3 as a pair yet.

Cheers and thanks to Dave and others who have any comment.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Rh3 Stuffing.jpg (47.6 KB, 2918 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2010, 09:22 AM   #38
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
There is a damping diagram in the beta document (page 6). I have updated it to reflect the latest info.

New beta doc with all the drawings to date.

FH Mk3 beta document 25-oct-10

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2010, 11:03 AM   #39
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Reykjavík
Quote:
Originally Posted by planet10 View Post
There is a damping diagram in the beta document (page 6). I have updated it to reflect the latest info.

New beta doc with all the drawings to date.

FH Mk3 beta document 25-oct-10

dave
It's interesting to see this come together. Planning on building an Alpair 7 implementation. Really looking forward to getting started!

There's a small inconsistency in the latest docs in the stuffing info on pg. 6: "1.2" (12mm) cotton or wool felt"

Also: Is the green fluff denser than the orange fluff? (Those paragraphs' clarity would be ensured by specifying which colour is denser.)

I hope these comments are useful, and not a nuisance

The chord method is pretty cool. Do I understand correctly - we simply rely on the curvature that the flexed board provides, yes?
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2010, 05:51 PM   #40
chrisb is offline chrisb  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: victoria BC
Quote:
Originally Posted by kristleifur View Post

The chord method is pretty cool. Do I understand correctly - we simply rely on the curvature that the flexed board provides, yes?

yup

It is of course easier to draw one line than cut 4 by hand - I'd use the method to make a template, and rough cut with jig or band saw, and finish up with router and flush trim or collared template bit
__________________
now on sabbatical
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frugel-Horn Mk3 flat-paks planet10 Planet 10 hifi 468 16th December 2014 06:21 PM
Frugel-Horn Mk3 planet10 Full Range 1377 30th November 2014 05:26 AM
Frugel-Horn Mk3 Auditions planet10 Full Range 24 8th June 2012 08:18 PM
"straight" frugel horn mk3 mahleriana Full Range 10 15th April 2011 02:28 AM
My Frugel-Horn Build italynstylion Full Range 130 22nd June 2010 01:24 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:40 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2