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Old 8th August 2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Has anybody read / listen about such system and its component
http://www.pirkensee.de/Downloads/AC...%20Katalog.pdf ?

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Old 8th August 2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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Has anybody read / listen about such system and its component
http://www.pirkensee.de/Downloads/AC...%20Katalog.pdf ?

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you either like it or hate it;

I like it ....not without flaws, but one pretty rewarding spkr .......when you choose right amplification........ and there is not two same sounding amps when you have so efficient spks..........
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Old 8th August 2007, 11:05 PM   #3
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I guess this is kinda off topic, but is there like, a guide on how to make horn lenses like those.

Can you even make them yourself?
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I guess this is kinda off topic, but is there like, a guide on how to make horn lenses like those.

Can you even make them yourself?

lenses?
you lost me there.......
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Old 8th August 2007, 11:31 PM   #5
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I probably used the wrong term.

But you know, the horn attachment looking things.

Like the ones just below the tweeter on these:

http://www.high-ender.de/gebrauchtma...rt-600x972.jpg
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I probably used the wrong term.

But you know, the horn attachment looking things.

Like the ones just below the tweeter on these:

http://www.high-ender.de/gebrauchtma...rt-600x972.jpg

hehe
you meant on "horns" exactly..........

I think that you'll find few of them on net.........


try with "Edgar horn"

you'll find article from "Speaker Builder" .......... hard to beat if you made them properly
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The term you're probably looking for is corner horn...

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Old 9th August 2007, 12:30 AM   #8
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The term you're probably looking for is corner horn...

Cheers.
Thanks. I'm new to this horn thing.

I have one more off topic question (I would make a thread, though I fear the onsluaght of ppl telling me to use the search function).

I notice that in horn speakers, they tend to use what looks to me like PA drivers. Accordian woofers I guess. I do have some PA speakers that I occasionally use for parties, but they sound like junk at low volume levels, and in my small room.

Is there a reason they use what looks to be PA drivers? Compared to my DIY Dayton RS bookshelfs, the my PA's sound like junk.

Just wondering.
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Old 9th August 2007, 07:15 AM   #9
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you either like it or hate it;

I like it ....not without flaws, but one pretty rewarding spkr .......when you choose right amplification........ and there is not two same sounding amps when you have so efficient spks..........
Tks, could you be more specific ?
- what are the flaws
- do you use it on mono / bi / multi amps =
- best what type of amps (tubes, class A, ??)
- what do you mean with "not two same sounding amps when you have so efficient spks"

I'd appreciate your comments

Found this (german)
http://www.pirkensee.de/9989/index.html
http://www.pirkensee.de/Downloads/AC...%20Katalog.pdf

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Old 9th August 2007, 09:39 AM   #10
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Dear All,

I have a pair of these ACR Eckhorn kits.

I have upgraded the x over with sexy inductors and caps and wire. I have also added a Pioneer TAD PTR 7 ribbon super tweeter.

These sound absolutely fantastic and one of the best speakers that i have ever heard.

I have used them with EAR 500w valve amps and with Sonic Impact class d 5 amps.

Glorious.

A company in Germany called ,i believe, art of sound or arts of sound still sell the kit but using different drive units not Fostex.

Also Lautsprechershoppe have plans to build the cabinets but no longer do the kits.

There is also a Kit to build larger cabinet using an 18" bass driver not a 15" drive unit . This is described as a subwoofer.

A fantastic kit and loudspeaker.

regards David
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