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Horns again - bah

yoda900

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Wonderfully stylish and well made. A work of art in fact.
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Hope they sound good too.

 

auralflea

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Wow, looks impressive
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. I take it this is all your own work - I am in awe of your woodworking skills!

Those certainly look more suitable for Front Room settings than any other horns I have seen (not many, I admit
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Crass question time. What would a pair of these cost the average punter to have made up?

Kevin

 

Kiang

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Aural Flea wrote:

Crass question time. What would a pair of these cost the average punter to have made up?

Kevin
Hi Kevin

the cost of materials including driver is nt much - a few hundreds

No crossover as well.

The main hurdle will be in the design phase and converting that into the finished item.

Tolerances are very critical ,measurements and angles must be strictly adhered to and requires the making of many templates to be able to reproduce cutouts that are identical.

Then - there is the design and turning of the phase plug - another story.

Difficult to put a price on it as a prototype - perhaps a quick listen to it is what one needs to price it as pound for sound. You are welcome to have a listen.

 

auralflea

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Cheers Kiang

Will let you know if I can make my way up to your neck of the woods
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Don't let Lee Purplepleaser see them, he'll have your arm off
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Kevin

 

Kiang

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revs wrote:

hi Kiang, would a 6in driver fit in this horn?
Can be made to fit with some minor changes however this particular one has been designed around the fostex 108ez(4 inch).

Which driver were you considering Rev

 

revs

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The beta's are for a second system comprising of an EMT 938 and a Kel84. The other option i'm looking into is to use the beta's in an open baffle speaker.

 

nixon_fiend

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revs wrote:

I have a pair of Coral beta 6.
fancy that!

I've been thinking of buying a pair of these to stuff in my new speakers. I found some N.O.S ones in amerikkka..

how do you rate them?

I see you're also in Leeds with kiang and I
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jer330

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Very nice looking speakers. How did you get the curved bits of wood on the front top and bottom? Are these tested as having a good effect on the sound or just cosmetic?

 

Kiang

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jer330 wrote:

Very nice looking speakers. How did you get the curved bits of wood on the front top and bottom? Are these tested as having a good effect on the sound or just cosmetic?
the curved bits are 4mm plywood - shaped by steaming and clamping in a form.

they are parts of a horn split 4 ways

behind what you see is a box of works which houses the rest of the horn and compression pre-chamber.

will post more detailed pics soon

 

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