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Old 1st November 2009, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Wooden mid horns

Where can you get wooden horns like the ones below, or at least elliptical ones (not necessary wooden either) for compression drivers? 400hz or below cf. Only ones ive seen are Fostex H400 and the Pi speakers ones, but at ridiculous prices... Around 600 usd a pair is more realistic to me.

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Old 1st November 2009, 03:28 AM   #2
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I payed 15-20Eur fore these, but throat need modification/smoothing

From what other members have experienced 400hz is really not good with a compression driver, I would think 700-800hz is better
At 400hz you may need 8-10" woofer
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Old 1st November 2009, 04:42 AM   #3
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Default Wonder where that door leads to...

And I wouldn't sit in that chair either.
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Old 1st November 2009, 04:48 AM   #4
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Hello,

I use a little smaller horn speakers.

I use a Hemp FR8C Fullrange, and a wooden horn with BMS 4550 driver.

The horn is designed for 400 Hz - I use the BMS at around 1200 Hz.

I am still in experimental phase, but the sound is allready the best I ever had.

Excellent detailed clear sound stage.

With the horn you can hear detail, you never heared with normal speakers.

The Hemp is around 96 dB/1W.

The BMS is 113 dB/ 1W.
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Old 1st November 2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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...but at ridiculous prices... Around 600 usd a pair is more realistic to me.
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Old 1st November 2009, 12:51 PM   #6
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I like the listening chair. It is faced away from the horns, which is probably for the best.

(oh my, did I say that out loud?)
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Old 1st November 2009, 01:33 PM   #7
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I like the listening chair. It is faced away from the horns,
These are the rear surrounds in the home theatre, right?

What's up front?
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Old 1st November 2009, 02:08 PM   #8
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It shows that you never heard a good horn system If you only experienced PA horns I'm not suprised . Wooden horns are very time consuming and expensive to make. Edgar sells his 350hz rough poplar tractrixes on Ebay/Audiogon for ~$1000 a pair. The fun with horn starts when you horn loading from 150 Hz (or lower).There is nothing like it.You don't hear stressed pumping ,just efortless dynamics. For people on budget (like me and most of readers on this site DIY is the only option.
PS .The door probably leads to the back chamber of the eight 515 altecs. I think the guy who built those concrete bass horns when asked about cost said it would be cheaper to put a new porsche in his living room.
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Old 1st November 2009, 02:23 PM   #9
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It shows that you never heard a good horn system
True. I've sure heard a lot of expensive and highly reputed horn systems, and at the end of the day, they all sounded like... horns. Mais, chacun a son gout...
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Old 1st November 2009, 04:34 PM   #10
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Some sound less "horny" than the others but it's true ,more or less they all sound like ...horns, no argument about it.
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