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Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
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Old 18th April 2019, 04:37 AM   #261
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Old 22nd April 2019, 05:53 AM   #262
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Currently looking at the SEOS-24 and the Tractrix 350hz...any advice on what might better suit my needs for near field and/or studio reference monitoring
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Old 25th April 2019, 05:30 AM   #264
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Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
2384 is ok but due to its small size it looses the directivity quite early. I have the polars but I don't think I'm allowed to share them. A larger well built horn is in another league, but also takes up more space and will cost more.
Combining it with a 15" in a vented box (preferably 140 L or bigger) works really well and blows away any "high-end" commercially speaker out there IMO.
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Old 25th April 2019, 05:38 AM   #265
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Hi Omholt,

Great looking new horn! How far down in frequency does the horn load, and what driver are you using?

Thanks!

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2384 is ok but due to its small size it looses the directivity quite early. I have the polars but I don't think I'm allowed to share them. A larger well built horn is in another league, but also takes up more space and will cost more.
Combining it with a 15" in a vented box (preferably 140 L or bigger) works really well and blows away any "high-end" commercially speaker out there IMO.
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Old 25th April 2019, 05:42 AM   #266
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Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
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Hi Omholt,

Great looking new horn! How far down in frequency does the horn load, and what driver are you using?

Thanks!

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The horn to the left is Klipsck K402 which I assume you're familiar with. The horn on the right side is a prototype I have and working on. It loads down to about 300 Hz. I'm testing with both Radian 951, JBL 2450SL and other drivers.
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Old 25th April 2019, 06:01 AM   #267
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Thanks! How does the new horn compare to the Klipsch?

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The horn to the left is Klipsck K402 which I assume you're familiar with. The horn on the right side is a prototype I have and working on. It loads down to about 300 Hz. I'm testing with both Radian 951, JBL 2450SL and other drivers.
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Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
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Thanks! How does the new horn compare to the Klipsch?

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Too early to draw any conclusions and I'm waiting for a new pair with better build quality. So far though, my impression is that it's a few steps above the K402 even when comparing with a low cost diaphragm to a beryllium in the K402. The horn is really more important than the driver/diaphragm.
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Old 25th April 2019, 07:14 AM   #269
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Hi again Omholt,

Thanks for the reply! That sounds really interesting. Where do you cross over to the woofer, and what 15" are you using?

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Too early to draw any conclusions and I'm waiting for a new pair with better build quality. So far though, my impression is that it's a few steps above the K402 even when comparing with a low cost diaphragm to a beryllium in the K402. The horn is really more important than the driver/diaphragm.
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Old 25th April 2019, 07:24 AM   #270
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Is it possible to cover the whole spectrum, high spl, low distortion with a 2-way?
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Hi again Omholt,

Thanks for the reply! That sounds really interesting. Where do you cross over to the woofer, and what 15" are you using?

Best regards
Peter
Around 600 Hz with this horn. I can cross over lower with another horn that I'll also will test. But 500-600 Hz area seems to be basically the lowest you can go with most beryllium 4" compression drivers. Perhaps somewhat lower with a very steep filter.

It's not important what 15" driver I'm using. I trying a lot of things. The final setup will by the way be with a midbass horn as the picture below shows (a 3-way system). I'm simply using a vented woofer as well for test purposes. But if you want a recommendation for a quality 15" woofer with high sensitivity I would recommend a driver from Acoustic Elegance.
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