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Old 9th November 2019, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default Don' t care for accuracy, just enjoyment, at lower volumes

Hi all

Looking for enjoyment, nice weighty and tight bass, holographic soundstage.

Not looking for accuracy. Lower volume levels is where I listen most.

Is a proven horn or TQWT design what I should look for?
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Old 9th November 2019, 06:20 PM   #2
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You have been member since 2013 and you found none?
Many ways to skin the cat.
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Old 9th November 2019, 06:43 PM   #3
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Unfortunately life keeps getting in the way
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Looking for enjoyment, nice weighty and tight bass, holographic soundstage.

Not looking for accuracy. Lower volume levels is where I listen most.

Is a proven horn or TQWT design what I should look for?
If you're ok with the single driver approach, then the FHXL + Alpair A10p ticks all your boxes.

The Frugel-Horn

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Old 9th November 2019, 07:17 PM   #5
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Don' t care for accuracy, just enjoyment, at lower volumes
Quad ESL57 is hard to beat especially at low levels - tonality and overall pleasure. Been using and designing horns for more than 10 years.
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Old 9th November 2019, 07:24 PM   #6
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You can certainly go that way...
But if you want great weighty tight bass you may ultimately be disappointed.
Perhaps nice little fullrangers running from 150Hz up, in small boxes easily positioned in ideal place... Plus active subwoofer with plate amp with flexibility of volume/cut off frequency/ even phase... Would be my take.
Not too expensive, flexible, waf friendly, yet potentially great sounding.
Remings me many systems i built for friends... Inspired by one old obscure sony system.
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I agree with Jeff.

The A10.3 can certainly go down low and if volumes are modest it may really be able to “do it all”. Imaging is amongst the best I have ever experienced.

I started with Pencil enclosure but recently made a smaller stand mount bass reflex for these drivers. If space is a consideration these boxes would be just the ticket.
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Old 9th November 2019, 08:48 PM   #8
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I actually already have four Alpair 7. Bought a long time ago with intention of building Microtower Castles but again, this has to take a back seat as things in my personal and work life took over.

I am now wondering about just using one of the Alpair and building Frugel-Horns, and keeping the second pair of drivers for another project
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That works.

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I would use all four as the extra cone area might give you better bass.
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