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Old 6th October 2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default tuba vs taphorn?

please explain the differences between the two. they look very similar and play lower frequencies quite well. if you had to choose which design... which one? is one better for ht or music?
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Old 7th October 2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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I can't believe no one jumped on this one.

Tuba goes higher, but looses efficiency down low ... Tapped Horn CAN go lower and louder, but is only good for 2 octaves max.
Home theater can use the 20-25 Hz loud signal of a really low TH, but then you gotta cross over at 80 Hz.
This question is so general, there is no right answer !!!
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Old 8th October 2010, 12:16 AM   #3
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I can't believe no one jumped on this one.

Tuba goes higher, but looses efficiency down low ... Tapped Horn CAN go lower and louder, but is only good for 2 octaves max.
Home theater can use the 20-25 Hz loud signal of a really low TH, but then you gotta cross over at 80 Hz.
This question is so general, there is no right answer !!!


sooo... a th isnt that good for music. crossed over above 120hz?
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Old 8th October 2010, 12:20 AM   #4
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It depends on how low you are trying to go at the same time.
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Old 8th October 2010, 02:14 AM   #5
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Old 8th October 2010, 02:25 AM   #6
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well if you start at PA 40hz, 2 octaves is up to 160hz.... And while others (tom) can get up to 3 octaves... 2 octaves for me is plenty.
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Old 8th October 2010, 07:02 AM   #7
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As Alice said, "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where –" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.

So, the question is "where do you want to get to."

~Don

well, im building some 2-way monitors with an AE td15m and some beyma cp385/ nd compression drivers... the monitors will be active and pretty efficient. i will tune them around 50-55hz. need a sub i can use with them to cover the low-end. i need the sub to play super fast double-kick drum for metal, and play low for ht. i would like this sub to be good for music and ht. is this possible with a th? here's some music i want to replicate well...


YouTube - MESHUGGAH - Bleed tune to 2:39




YouTube - Lamb Of God - Dead Seeds (Drums Only)

tune to 2:06.... also around 3:06 the drummer hits an 8O8... low bass note. i need the sub to cover that aswell.
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Old 8th October 2010, 11:21 AM   #8
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well, im building some 2-way monitors with an AE td15m and some beyma cp385/ nd compression drivers... the monitors will be active and pretty efficient. i will tune them around 50-55hz. need a sub i can use with them to cover the low-end. i need the sub to play super fast double-kick drum for metal, and play low for ht. i would like this sub to be good for music and ht. is this possible with a th? here's some music i want to replicate well...


YouTube - MESHUGGAH - Bleed tune to 2:39




YouTube - Lamb Of God - Dead Seeds (Drums Only)

tune to 2:06.... also around 3:06 the drummer hits an 8O8... low bass note. i need the sub to cover that aswell.
looking @ ur info,i go for a th .
because you x-over @ 55,you can tune it @ 20 hz no problem,but it needs to be big!
mind that the heavy metal kick drum have also verry high notes that wil be played bij your compression driver!
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Old 8th October 2010, 12:09 PM   #9
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th vs elemental design A7 - 900? both are beast... very large enclosures. but... the th would cost a lot less for sure. the A7-900 has some awesome reviews. i dont know... just throwing that out there. anybody here ever build a diy A7-900?


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Old 8th October 2010, 02:47 PM   #10
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Hi nephylum,

According to Elemental Designs specifications the A7-900 comes with a built-in 1300Wrms amplifier, and features two 18" long throw drivers in a 19.45ft^3 (external) cabinet, at a cost of $2,500.--. Which tapped horn are we comparing this too?

Elemental Designs also has the O-Series v.2 driver, model 19O.v2 18" driver available @ $245.-- ea. Maybe you could put this driver into Hornresp, and simulate a BR and a TH and see what you get?

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