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Old 11th August 2018, 10:34 PM   #101
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Small format cone driver in horn thread
what's a peppy little cone driver to mate with a 2" format horn? (I've Klipsch "K-260")
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Old 12th August 2018, 05:14 AM   #102
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Freddy, haven't you asked this before? Me, I'm using a small Tymphany / Peerless driver (NE65), but many other 2" and 3" full range alu cones are reported to work well over 500Hz to 15kHz (ish).

My system sensitivity & max output is enough for my needs (sensitivity is boosted by the narrow horn angle and 4ohm driver), but it is probably not enough for you or anyone else who wants it super loud.

I have an outdoor(battery powered) system that needs more efficiency, hence I use a real CD out there (JBL 2445 500Hz and up) ...but I'm considering changing that up by splitting the range: cone mids (maybe 400Hz to 4kHz) and CD highs.

I'm always considering ways to change it up, and only do 10% of them
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Old 4th January 2019, 10:09 AM   #103
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Any update gentlemen?
Only that I am still listening to this system happily

I replaced the Hivi B2S with a B3S for a slight lift in efficiency. They sound sound similar enough once eqd appropriately

I have just put in an order for the SB acoustics full range driver which specs better in every way, hopefully it is the final change in the system!
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Old 4th January 2019, 10:12 AM   #104
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Forgot to mention that I have been alternating with a JMLC horn with radian 1.4 driver which is also a superb combo with very high SPL capability and plenty of dynamics

The fill range driver on the horn is less of that but has a smoother presentation and a nicer midrange. Im keeping both options
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Old 4th January 2019, 11:38 AM   #105
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Have been looking forward to your reply. Thanks!

Please update us after trying the new speaker units.

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Old 4th January 2019, 04:46 PM   #106
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Is there a detail of the throat shape when FR drivers are mounted to a wave guide? The need to match the CD exit angle would seem to be absent but experience rules over speculation.
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Old 16th April 2019, 07:16 PM   #107
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How about you, KEC?
I didn't give up, just got sidetracked

I've been playing around with some more horns and 2 incher's.

This time the Eminence Alpha-2. Mated to a JBL clone I believe. 17.5" x 11" x 12" found here 11" x 17" ABS 2" Bolt-On Long Throw Horn 90deg x 40deg For Many 2" Exit Driver 647356202421 | eBay
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Old 16th April 2019, 09:52 PM   #108
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Finally something on the Alpha-2. Looks good.

How does it hold up off-axis?
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Old 18th April 2019, 01:37 AM   #109
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Finally something on the Alpha-2. Looks good.

How does it hold up off-axis?
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