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Old 30th September 2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

What is the your favorite horn that you have heard? I don't neccesarily mean something in the lowther price range, but maybe something with more affordable fostex driver. I have heard good things about the ronhorn A126 with FE108es. Is there anything else I should consider? I would like to build a pair of the horns, but I don't want to build a pair and then feel like I have to upgrade soon. I wan to buid something that I can be happy with for a long, long time.

Plese give me some suggestions.

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Old 30th September 2006, 12:23 AM   #2
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I never designed the A126 to be used with the Fostex 108. To fully realize the potential of the 108 truly takes a different design.

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Old 30th September 2006, 01:29 AM   #3
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Of the ones I've heard so far, these horns with the black bezel at Dave's were phenomenal
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Old 30th September 2006, 01:41 AM   #4
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I never designed the A126 to be used with the Fostex 108. To fully realize the potential of the 108 truly takes a different design.
That said, the 108 does work well in the A126 -- Ron suggested reducing CC volume to 1.8 litres.

If you have corners, the Frugel Horn, if you only have walls the A126. Since how low a horn goes is highly dependent on mouth size, you have to go to bigger & bigger horns to get more bass... just using a larger driver won't do (ie the Hedlund probably doesn't go as low as the 2 mentioned)... what you usually get with the larger driver is more efficiency, more cost, and often not as good mid/top.

I am very pleased with modified FE126 in my RonHorns.

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Is there a design specifically made for FE108ES (other than fostek's recommended) that surpasses ronhorn A126 with FE108ES or FE126? I'm not opposed to using smaller driver like FE126 or FE108es and I don't even mind buiding large horns 9I think they can look pretty cool and sculptural) I just want the ultimate in sound quality.
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I don't even mind buiding large horns...I just want the ultimate in sound quality.
Klien Horn for FE108eS

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You could build a BIB. Look around in this same fullrange section. You will have to ask for the measurements for 108 BIB as they are not published.
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Klien Horn for FE108eS

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Since I have concrete corners, couldn't I get exactly the same performance in a drastically smaller form with an appropriate design?
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You could build a BIB. Look around in this same fullrange section. You will have to ask for the measurements for 108 BIB as they are not published.
The BIB for the FE108eS but you can definitly pick out the rough edges.

One horn we haven't tried that we want to try are the Spawn/Harvey Horns.

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Since I have concrete corners, couldn't I get exactly the same performance in a drastically smaller form with an appropriate design?
The Frugel-Horn Mk 2? Gotta get V1 into Martin's hands 1st.

I have a hunch, that thou possible by the theory, that a horn using the multiplying factor of a close surface still won't quit reach the same pinnacle as an all-out assault would.

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