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Smallest Footprint Horn and Driver that can reach 500hz
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Old 24th September 2018, 10:23 AM   #201
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I have Faital HF146 drivers on 18s XT1464 horns. This combination can be used 500Hz-ish but I would recommend to cross higher due to the much easier implementation of crossover target slopes. A current Setup has a crossover frequency of 650 Hz.
They go up quite nicely but I think also my age helps a lot in not missing upper Extension

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Old 24th September 2018, 12:40 PM   #202
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The HF146 is a very nice driver. Is this on top of a 12" or 15"?

If I had to buy new drivers for a smaller cabinet, I'd probably opt for the 15PR400 with HF146 or HF204.
It's not that easy to find 15's with "oldskool specs" these days.
Beyma is one of the non-esoteric brands that still offers a few. Their Alu dome 755 comp. driver (CP-755Nd/AL) is magnificent as well.

Does anybody have experience with an Aluminium diaphragm in TAD 4001?
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Old 24th September 2018, 01:24 PM   #203
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Nevermind, found an old thread.
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Old 24th September 2018, 03:07 PM   #204
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The HF146 is a very nice driver. Is this on top of a 12" or 15"?
It is between two 15".

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Charles
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Old 13th November 2018, 01:59 PM   #205
Antonfazer is offline Antonfazer  Sweden
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Hello all,

Interesting thread.

I would like to ask opinions and advices here. I am building a home system with 15” JBL woofer for midbass which I plan to cross to horn compression driver at around 800-1000 hz. For compression driver I have already Renkus-Heinz SSD3301, which is vintage 2” throat driver with aluminum diaphragm and seems to have a good reputation as a driver for home audio. I have also a pair of Renkus-Heinz CBH820 horns which came with drivers. They do have a slot near the throat entrance. I have done some prototyping and listening with active crossover. I like the sound of the drivers when played from 1 to 4-5 khz and then crossed to a tweeter. However, there is still some honkyness coming from the horn audible when listening to more complex musical styles.

ftp://ftp.renkus-heinz.com/Legacy_Pr...BH820_data.pdf

I would like to ask if the CBH820 horn is a good option for home audio or should I look for something else? In Europe there are not so many options when it comes to 2” horns: Eminence H2EA, 18 Sound XR2064 and a few options from P.Audio like 2380.

As I mentioned, I liked the sound with a tweeter on the top covering from 5k and above. When running active I liked the sound with Illuminator silk dome tweeter, but it is certainly not an option for passive crossover due to sensitivity. So I am looking for a good solution for a super tweeter or a small horn with CD which sounds somewhat similar to dome tweeter but preferably more dynamic and with higher sensitivity.

I like the sound of vintage JBL studio monitors. There, 1 or 2 inch compression drivers were used with narrow exponential tube horns, like JBL h93 with acoustic lens on top. Some people dismount the lens and like the sound more. My question is, what are the pros and cons of such exponential tube horns for home use comparing to constant directivity “wide” horns?

I have some experience building speakers and amplifiers but horns is a new thing for me. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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