"State of the art" in DIY PA speakers?
I've been using a motley assortment of stuff for my band - some antique Klipsch KSP250 tops, some sealed 18" subs, various amps, and an old beer spattered Samson mixer. I'm probably going to upgrade the Klipsch with some Crites stuff and add a few odds and ends - an eq for the monitors, maybe a new mixer. I've been following the evolution of the Econowave over on AudioKarma and thinking one day when we're playing the "big gigs" I might want to build some better, badder stuff, especially speakers. I've thought it would be cool to build a top with both a 1" and 2" compression driver horn and a 10 or 12" speaker into a short horn along with a tapped horn sub for the mains. Anybody with any thoughts on any advances in PA system approaches I might want to know about, especially any well designed passive crossovers to put between a 1" and 2" compression driver? Thanks for tolerating my rambling posts.
Try looking into Bill Fitzmaurice's site. He has several design that seem to fit your bill. Subs would be folded horns not Tapped but that is OK they kill.
Big Horns & Other Gear
For a horn system the lowest might be M4 compression driver from Community Light and Sound to cover the second decade (200-2000 Hz).
Community Light & Sound
HORNS & DRIVERS
If Big Horn Loads are a must, see
FUNKTION-ONE : OFFICIAL WEBSITE
For Just Plain Beef, see
McCauley.com : Home
For DIY Horn Plans, See
Well although it's a complex design, I guess most would agree that the Unity and Synergy systems are ranking among the best!
Tom Danley's Site
Danley Sound Labs - Home of Tom Danley - Innovative Designer of Pro Loudspeakers & Subwoofers
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