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Old 28th May 2008, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default horn subamp design

hi,

i just learned that i don't need much wats if i use horn subwoofer. i am looking for horn bub woofer design. The speaker can be use 10inch or 12 inch. i wnat to use single or two pcs of speaker. amp i can use 150w.

thank you for helping me.

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michael
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Old 28th May 2008, 01:09 AM   #2
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Amp power is much cheaper than horn power. Horn power coming from huge size.
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Old 28th May 2008, 02:16 AM   #3
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Yes... there was a Peavey PV8.5C priced at only $225 at a pawn shop yesterday. I didn't buy it, but it was hard to walk away from those 850 RMS watts (total of both channels into 4 ohms, or bridged into 8). Two-speed fan cooling, so it's mostly inaudible except in very hot weather or when the walls are shaking and your pant legs are flapping. A year or two ago I got a Behringer EP-2500 for the same price, which is more watts, but made in China.

But, if you did have a very efficient horn speaker, perhaps an LM3886 chip amp (or two or more paralleled or bridged or both) would be a reasonable solution. Or, just haul a receiver or integrated amplifier out of the closet, thrift store, car boot sale, flea market, or trash pile, and pretend it's just an amplifier.
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