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Old 25th February 2007, 01:07 AM   #1
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Well I had decided that I was goung to build the Frugel horns, no supra baffle but with the diflectors, diflectors to come at a later point. But with after reading the first 30 pages of the frugel horn thread I think that they might be to finicy to deal with in my situation and a wall loaded horn, or even a front horn might be better.
So now I am trying to decide if I want to try the Austin A126s, Frugel Horns, or the reccomended Fostex horns.
At the moment I am in a room that I could not corner load, though in about 6 months i will be able to.
Any suggestions would be awsome.
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So now I am trying to decide if I want to try the Austin A126s, Frugel Horns, or the reccomended Fostex horns.
The A126 works very well in a wall-loaded position -- it is what i use.

The little Fostex BR/TL hybrid is no where near as good. It maybe makes a 100 Hz and is kinda mushy.

Another alternative would be Harvey, a known quantity, or Mikasa which no one has built yet (that i know of). Both of these are tall & skinny.

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To give an idea of the relative sizes of these horns.... note that the female is taller then average... probably 5'6" (168 cm)

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Mikasa CC needs some work; I'm still fiddling with that. Should sound pretty good once it's finished though.
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Thanks for the help guys. Im going to now start researching the Austins, since they are the most applealing in size and all. Do they still sound relitivly nice without a Supra baffle?
Off to research.
thanks again.
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PS- if there are any threads that document them the best then a link would be greatly appreciated.
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Ok so the 126A it is. After some reading.
I would assume that the plans on fullrangedriver are the best?
is there anyone that has them on their computer that could shoot them to me. I have a plotter so I can blow them up full size.
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Thanks, those can do it for me. I plan to start tommorow.

Will these still sound good without a Supra baffle?
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Will these still sound good without a Supra baffle?
Without a supraBaffle you will get a depression in the octave or so above 250-300. The way the build is, mke them up without and then mockup a sB with a piece of cardboard. If may be enuff to help you decide whether you can live without.

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