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Hornshoppe Speakers with Cube and ESS Heils

Moving from two homes to one necessitates that I sell the smaller of my two speaker systems. For sale is my Hornshoppe “The Horn” complete speaker system. These speakers are so efficient that they sound more than loud enough to me in an 11ft X 15ft room powered by a 1.5 watt/channel DIY tube amplifier. The speakers consist of:

The Horn speakers $450obo ($925 current new price)
The Cube base enhancer with Dayton Audio APA150 crossover/amp $300obo ($575 new)
ESS Great Heil $450obo ($700 in 2012)
The Horn –> Heil crossover – included free with The Horns ($75 in Erse & Auricap parts)

More about the Horns: The laminar finish has striped lines (referred to as “beauty marks” by Ed Schilling) that also appear in the cube. The speakers were upgraded to the Fostex FE126en, but one of the center domes was dented in by a grandchild. I couldn’t hear any sound difference, but I wanted to point out the defect. Matched replacement pairs are available from Ed Schilling for $100/pr.

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Moving from two homes to one necessitates that I sell the smaller of my two speaker systems. For sale is my Hornshoppe “The Horn” complete speaker system. These speakers are so efficient that they sound more than loud enough to me in an 11ft X 15ft room powered by a 1.5 watt/channel DIY tube amplifier. The speakers consist of:

The Horn speakers $450obo ($925 current new price)
The Cube base enhancer with Dayton Audio APA150 crossover/amp $300obo ($575 new)
ESS Great Heil $450obo ($700 in 2012)
The Horn –> Heil crossover – included free with The Horns ($75 in Erse & Auricap parts)

More about the Horns: The laminar finish has striped lines (referred to as “beauty marks” by Ed Schilling) that also appear in the cube. The speakers were upgraded to the Fostex FE126en, but one of the center domes was dented in by a grandchild. I couldn’t hear any sound difference, but I wanted to point out the defect. Matched replacement pairs are available from Ed Schilling for $100/pr.

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Hi carlsor,
I've been trying to find the schematic of the horn>Heil crossover. I tried it out once, but lost the schematic and now the Hornshoppe forum's old posts have been lost and I can't track it down. Do you still have either the crossovers or the schematic?
Thanks,
Pete
 
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Simple first order series XO. Not very well drawn. Given the near ruler flat impedance of the Heil. The impedance near 1kHz (where i understand the XO is) is also (relatively) flat so the XO should work well. Except. A quick look at Bagby’s Passive XO designer, the cap size seems near a factor of 10 too small.

Someone better at XO sims than i should have a look at it. DaveR?

dave