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Old 14th September 2008, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default 1" driver recommendations for Altec 811 horns

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I am looking for a pair of compression drivers for altec 811 horns. I would appreciate your recommendations. I am planning on spending less than $400 for a pair.

I want to cross them around 1k-1.5k.

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Old 14th September 2008, 03:51 AM   #2
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BMS 4550/4552 seem to be highly regarded.
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Old 14th September 2008, 04:11 AM   #3
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Hi

I will put them high in the list. I have heard many good things about them.

I am also thinking about b&c de400. Has anyone tried them yet?


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Why not pick up a pair of vintage Altec drivers?

In your budget you could get new diaphrams and remagnitized - if you want.
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ask over at audiokarma

they use Selenium DH210Ti and 220Ti with great results , on both JBL Wave guide and 811B . you'll find also compensated x-over schematic there ; good to almost 20K

now I'm waiting for my WG , 811 I already have ........
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Old 15th September 2008, 12:10 AM   #6
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Hi

Thanks for the replies. I will look into the Selenium drivers. Currently, I am using vintage altec drivers. And I am out to try different things. I am looking to add a little high.

Many thanks for the replies. I would love to hear from others as well.

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Faital HF10TX, $165.95 at US Speakers: http://www.faitalpro.com/products/sc...p?id=502010200

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That Faital driver is a crazy looking thing. Love the orange phase plug. Or is it "tangerine?"


FWIW, I've used the Selenium 210Ti on the 811 horn and wasn't impressed. But it was a home made adaptor, so maybe that was the problem. Worth another try.

Cal Weldon uses Selenium drivers on 811 and 511 horns. And he plays LOUD!
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Yes he does and yes he does, thanks Michael

I bought the Seleniums on a recommendation so I have little to compare with but I am happy with the results.
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Oy Cal!

What's with the new avatar? Seleniums weren't loud enough???
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