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Old 18th October 2005, 07:04 AM   #1
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Hi all, what do you think? There must be a home for it somewhere...

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-Pair-of-Multi-...QQcmdZViewItem


ps: is it ok to post something like this?
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Old 25th October 2005, 07:10 PM   #2
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Thanks to all that viewed about the T-Horns. I had many interesting questions & comments, but no bidders, even no replies to this post. What am I doing wrong? Bad design?
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Old 25th October 2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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To an audio nyophyte, that driver is not terribly pretty and looks dated, but honestly I think you're asking to high a price. For $1500 a DIY like me could build something more matching my tastes.
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Old 25th October 2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input, maybe I'll have to re-think things & repost.

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Old 25th October 2005, 08:34 PM   #5
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BEAUTFUL JOB. i agree the speaker isnt that perdy im not too wild about the design on the side. but the two-tone is plenty nice. as a diy guy the price is way high for me, but definately a beautiful set of enclosures. great job.

on a side note. how did you come up with the layout for it.
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Old 25th October 2005, 09:01 PM   #6
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- Unlike conventional folded horns with stepped / straight internal curves, the entire length of the 6-1/2 feet exponential horn is perfectly smooth, free flowing path enabling unobstructed motion of sound waves
This still has to be proven...

Anyway very nice/professional woodwork even if I'm not a fan of this kind of finition.

Seems to me that this kind of "back horn" design obliged to place the speakers far from the rear and lateral walls. This obliges your customer to have a (very) large listening room.

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Old 25th October 2005, 09:02 PM   #7
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I've always thought your design was intriguing. Yes, that seems a little pricey. But is it worth it? I don't know.

I think it would definitely help if you had response curves, etc. in the ad so they knew what to expect. Especially for that kind of money. How much power does it require? How loud does it go? What are the benefits of your design? Have you compared it to anything similar in price on the market? You get the idea.

It could be the best sounding speaker out there. But, it's an unknown to pretty much everyone what that box really is and does.

I hope I'm making sense. Best of luck!
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Old 25th October 2005, 09:28 PM   #8
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see more of your work definaly one of the nicer looking sets i have seen out of a diy shop. have you ever thought of marketing them to the higher end stereo shops? i think that a person that has unlimited amounts of money would pay top dollar for those. the shop i worked in (car audio swithed to home) built some cool boxes out of mdf and overlayed it with oak so we could stain it. looked real nice when done. in the highend houses that are being built if you can match the floor inlayes with a stereo cabinet...it was the hot ticket. I see a definate nitch for those. try to market them and see what happens. i think you would be pleasently surprised.
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Old 25th October 2005, 10:22 PM   #9
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Lovely job, but horns are a specialist market, because they're unusual, and I suspect the majority of people are wary when they see a phase like 'home built', or words to that effect. Full-range drivers also often send people running for the hills -they just aren;t used to it, sadly. At $1500, they might well be worth it in sonic terms, but in financial reality, they're only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
Funny old world. You'd likely get double that if they had a name-plate of a company on them, and they were sold through a high-end hifi store.
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Old 25th October 2005, 11:16 PM   #10
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Thanks guys for all the constructive replies;
The design, I thought it would be good to come up with something a little different from the ordinary square boxes.

The layout is basically like a Buschhorn concept; my question still is which is better, front or rear facing horn? I'm re-drawing the T-Horns because loss of data, long story

Maybe I could be the 2nd DIY Horn shop from the garage....
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