And Now For Something REALLY BIG - Page 30 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th October 2012, 12:13 PM   #291
djn is offline djn  United States
diyAudio Member
 
djn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Waterford Michigan
Thanks Line. Not only is my box size fixed, the placement in the room is faily locked in as well. So that leave an adjustable port tube to vary the turning frequency.

I'll download the D & B simulator and play with that this weekend.
__________________
My "Art" website http://home.comcast.net/~djnagle/site/
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 04:18 PM   #292
diyAudio Member
 
d to the g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: minimalopolis
I'm not sure why you'd be searching for an appropriate driver for the onken, when you can regularly get a pair of Altec 414 for $300 + shipping. That leaves quite a bit left in your budget.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 04:31 PM   #293
Pano is offline Pano  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
Pano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milliways
Blog Entries: 4
Finding a pair of 414 in the UK or Europe might be best for the budget. With those can can build the "Petit Onken"
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 05:01 PM   #294
diyAudio Member
 
JRKO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: U.K.
Send a message via AIM to JRKO
Quote:
Originally Posted by d to the g View Post
I'm not sure why you'd be searching for an appropriate driver for the onken, when you can regularly get a pair of Altec 414 for $300 + shipping. That leaves quite a bit left in your budget.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pano View Post
Finding a pair of 414 in the UK or Europe might be best for the budget. With those can can build the "Petit Onken"
At around 22lb a pop its way too expensive to ship them over and tbh I'd want any 'vintage' drivers I get re-coned anyway. That puts the purchase + shipping + shipping to be re-coned + re coning + shipping back to me price way up there again

I wonder if my friends from Arizona are going to visit any time soon

I love the fact the petite onken is still a huffing great cavern of a box!!! I didn't realise it was soo BIG
__________________
In the interests of full disclosure JRKO = James Rupert Kingsley Osborne. And yes, my parents will pay for it when I choose their retirement home
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 05:06 PM   #295
Pano is offline Pano  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
Pano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milliways
Blog Entries: 4
Ship them where? If you find them on that side of the pond, it should not be too bad. I'm sure you can get recones done in the UK. Westrex made a whole line of Altec drivers there in UK. They are often a bit better built than the USA versions.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 05:10 PM   #296
sippy is offline sippy  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
I love the fact the petite onken is still a huffing great cavern of a box!!! I didn't realise it was soo BIG
Says the man who likes em big!
(comment applies to loud speakers......)
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 05:15 PM   #297
diyAudio Member
 
buzzforb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Burlington, NC
How risk yis buying old altec drivers an dshould the GPA versions perorm better for any reason? Also, how risky is demagnetization in old Alnicos?
__________________
...Shape the sound , Man!
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 05:20 PM   #298
Pano is offline Pano  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
Pano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milliways
Blog Entries: 4
You never know what you'll get, unless you can measure them first. Even recones don't always go as planned.

As much as I love them, buying used Altec drivers is always a gamble. Lady Luck may smile on you, or she may not. For this project, new European drivers is probably the way to go. We've looked at a few good candidates.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 07:29 PM   #299
diyAudio Member
 
d to the g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: minimalopolis
The GPA versions are less than $300/pc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 07:34 PM   #300
Pano is offline Pano  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
Pano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milliways
Blog Entries: 4
Sure, but shipping and import/VAT UK style would raise that amount a lot.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transformers: How big is TO big?? dfdye Power Supplies 39 4th September 2010 02:30 PM
Big Toroids & Big Caps K-amps Swap Meet 10 25th June 2009 07:43 PM
Having problems with port size... how big is far too big? fjhuerta Multi-Way 10 30th August 2005 06:20 PM
Big Big hum ??? vlljpior Tubes / Valves 4 26th August 2005 03:53 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:12 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2