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Old 5th April 2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Greetings all

back again with the woes of audio, OK I may have some back loaded horn cabs coming (All Fun Horns) which are designed for lowther drivers, before I go hunting for a pair could some recommend a decent alternative driver(cheaper preferably).

I have been looking at the L cao Full range speakers that pop up on the bay.

any idea's welcome


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Old 5th April 2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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I'm running a pair of Big Fun Horns with Coral Beta 8 drivers and I'm very happy with the sound that they produce. I would recommend silver speaker wire with the drivers to give them maximum speed. I donít believe in absolutes and feel that all speakers have compromises. My preference personally is to use a full-range with ďhelpers.Ē I recently purchased a pair of 8Ē Veravox 7x drivers just on a whim to use with some smaller, back-loaded cabinets that were given to me by a friend: Iíve been really really impressed by the performance of the Veravox drivers. Iíve been planning to try them in the Big Fun Horns but changing the drivers is a bit of a chore and I havenít got to that yet. I imagine that they will be more rolled off at the frequency extremes but they have a midrange that is simply fantastic
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Old 5th April 2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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"A cheap version" of Lowther in BL is Fostex 206EN
And there is a bunch of better horn blueprints i the DIY community for them than the lowthers.
And you can easily tweak them. Personally I would get Planet 10's phase plugs to deal with the peaks and dispersion in the treble.

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Old 5th April 2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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Hello,

look these, and a few horns on my HP:

TB 8" 1772
Seas Exotic F8
Dayton PS220-8
Gradient AX-08
Fostex FE 206 E
Audio Nirvana 8"
Sica LP 208.38 1100
Sica Z004450
Ciare HX 201
Sonido 8"
Lyeco LY802F
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Old 5th April 2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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need to fit the AllFuns, or would you entertain smaller / different enclosure types?
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Old 5th April 2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Greetings all

back again with the woes of audio, OK I may have some back loaded horn cabs coming (All Fun Horns) which are designed for lowther drivers, before I go hunting for a pair could some recommend a decent alternative driver(cheaper preferably).

I have been looking at the L cao Full range speakers that pop up on the bay.

any idea's welcome


Thanks

Audio_D
You lucky fellow! I would love a pair of BFHorns as I have some Lowther
PM6C's just waiting for them. In the meantime I have (for the last 6 years) been very happy with the Fostex 206E's in a 208 Sigma cab. Unfortunately the Lowther's don't work very well in this cab

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Old 5th April 2012, 08:17 PM   #7
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I really like the BGFun Horns but they are 4'hx18"w x 3' deep and they must weigh over 150 lbs so moving them and setting them up is a pain. WAF is amoung the lowest I've had from any speaker that I've owned but over time even the look of the speaker can grow on you
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Old 5th April 2012, 08:43 PM   #8
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Yea, they are big and ugly...just how the best sounding stuff should look (IMO).

My horns weigh 140 pounds each.
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Old 5th April 2012, 09:37 PM   #9
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hello,
may this a design?
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Old 5th April 2012, 09:54 PM   #10
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hello,
may this a design?

Horst, for some reason I find the RDH20 rather aesthetically appealing except for one feature - have you considered or modeled adjusting the location of rear sloped panel to allow for mounting of second driver within the enclosure?
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