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Old 24th March 2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Western Electric 16A Plans

Hello,

I am searching for plans and/or dimensional information to build a replica of the Western Electric 16A horns.

TIA. Any and all help greatly appreciated,
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Old 24th March 2009, 03:46 AM   #2
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16A? I know the 15A (15 feet) and the Vitaphone 11A (11 feet) - have seen and used both.

But 16A I don't know. Is that a typo? Or something I don't know about?
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seen one on craigslist, about a year ago.

$3500us.


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from here -

http://www.audioanthology.com/audio2.htm



http://www.silbatoneacoustics.com/WE16A.html



http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

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Old 24th March 2009, 04:38 AM   #4
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Ah yes.... thanks Tom.

Those belong to that fellow in Italy who builds 15A replicas - Aldo? Exchanged a few emails with him a couple of years ago. Nice guy.
Korneluk - I can give you his email if you don't find it.

Those are really rare and quite extrordinary.
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Old 24th March 2009, 06:21 AM   #5
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There is a set of WE15A plans for sale on Ebay rigt now. Thes seller describes it as an exponential horn design.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...id=p2759.l1259

I think the 16A is also exponential, just need to see one for a day to take measurements and pics.

Here is an unrelated ad by Timbernation on Audiogon with a 16A in the background.

http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/auc....abl&1238722666
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How very monophonic!

Obviously one wants two of these, and a suitable room around them...

Noooo problem!



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PS. these were designed to fit in tight spots in movie theaters...
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Old 24th March 2009, 06:13 PM   #7
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Western Electric horn info site:

http://www.moviemice.com/we/horns/index.php#top
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Just out of curiosity, why would you want to build one of those? I can only hope it is for the nostalgia and not for hi-fi.

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How very monophonic!
I dunno, Aldo says they have decent seperation, but you do have to use the 2 spread tweeters(see photo) to get it. Seems hard to imagine....
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Old 25th March 2009, 07:23 AM   #10
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WE Horn Compendium:

http://www.theused.com/manuals/we/we...Compendium.pdf

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