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Old 4th March 2011, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default Want to build a BLH, help!

I really want to build a Back Loaded Horn for my first DIY speaker build and am intrigued by doing it single driver style, hence the amount of time I've spent on here lately

My room that I'll be putting the speakers in is my living room which has hardwood floors, is open to the kitchen and dining room and stairs going upstairs and downstairs. The primary use of the system is TV/Movies but about 25% music too. Here is my current setup:

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I don't know if I'll replace my Mini's or implement these new speakers with the system and swap over to the new speakers for music. That'll be determined after I get them built and use them for a while. If they replace the Mini's, even cooler

I listen to ALL SORTS of music with really only heavy metal and classical getting virtually no play time. Its mostly jazz/rock/indie type of stuff.

I really like the looks of the factory Fostex horns and would like to build something similar to those. I can put in a full Double BLH but would like to keep it the smaller half size. I'm a pretty decent woodworker so I'm not worried about a "complicated" design. I have zero experience designing my own enclosure though so would either need help or use an already proven design.

I've been really intrigued by the Mark Audio Alpair 10.2, Alpair 12 and the Tang Band W8-1772 or 1808; I am open to other drivers though. I'm looking to stay in the $150 per driver price as the max (I can get the TB's for about that price) but don't mind spending less

So can you all help? If I'm leaving details of what I'm looking for out please just ask; this is a learning experience for me so ask away!

Thanks!!

Scott
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Of the drivers you've listed i'd choose Alpair 10.2. Might even have something stewing that would fit your nee.

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Hello,
for such a placement i would prefer
my double horns SAXOPHON or RDH20
with front driver TB1772 and rear invers
driver MDH21o Monacor
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Of the drivers you've listed i'd choose Alpair 10.2. Might even have something stewing that would fit your nee.

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10.2 would be cool. There's been A LOT of talk about those on the MA side of the forum ... I'd definitely be interested Dave! I figured it wouldn't take you too long to chime in
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Hello,
for such a placement i would prefer
my double horns SAXOPHON or RDH20
with front driver TB1772 and rear invers
driver MDH21o Monacor
Interesting looking designs. I don't know what the MDH21o is
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Old 4th March 2011, 02:17 PM   #6
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Oh, and I'm open to Fostex drivers too. Just wanted to throw that out there
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Look here:
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