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Old 13th February 2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I am very new to the serious audio scene and have decided to build a set of Scott's Valiant double mouthed horn and i cant wait!

I do have a couple of questions to ask the much more experienced member of this forum though.

Has anyone built these speakers? If so, do you have any pictures you can share? I am not sure on my final finish, and I would like some ideas before commiting to a final look.

What pre/power amp combo would you suggest? Would a T amp be good enough?

I thank you for any assistance/insights you can offer.

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Old 13th February 2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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It looks like an excellent design! I was also looking at it today (i have a pair of 127e that need a new home). In BIBs (single opening at the top) the 127e sings beautifully. In the Valiant the 126 should soar!

I think a T-amp would work great!

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Old 13th February 2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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We built the prototpes and really liked them (a client spirited them off)

The FE126 is typically happiest with a highish output impedance SE amplifier, some t-amps have been OK.

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Old 13th February 2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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Thanks Zilla and Dave.

I appreciate your suggestions

I will be building towards a SE within the next 12 months, but just wanted to know that I wouldnt be doing these speakers a diss-service by using a T amp.
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It will certainly get you by until the SE is done... and it is always useful to have one around.

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Old 13th February 2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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I've used a T-amp with a pair of FE126en equipped Frugalhorn mk1's and they sounded great. I've also built a pair of Vulcans and they sounded great with a T-amp too, I've also used them with SET's and that was even better. In fact I'm about to build a pair of Haruna's for some 166en's I have lying around. My advice is go for it. As for finish, each to his own, look at the gallery, there are some great ideas there.Good luck.
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