I am a sucka for cheap horns redux

Discussion in 'High Efficiency' started by mhardy6647, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:27 PM.

  1. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Saw these on eBAY last week with a modest BIN and modest shipping charges, too.
    For a sawbuck more (shipped) than the ELAC 6.2 thingies were on sale for back on Black Friday :p I picked these up. Mismatched horns (one aluminum, one plastic, and the plastic one -- I am pretty sure -- has been, shall we say, chopped and channeled), but I figured I couldn't go wrong, particularly if both of the Renkus-Heinz drivers worked.

    The horns & drivers arrived today & I am pleased to report that, indeed, both compression drivers seem (sound) to be in good working order. No idea if the diaphragms are original or otherwise, but, again -- seemed like a worthy risk to me.

    Further details as - and if! - events warrant. :)

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  2. rogerfederer

    rogerfederer Junior Member

    i have those drivers; sound very nice w the ebay horns from the other thread. i had something loose in one of the drivers, took it apart and reglued and voila! i was crossing them at about 3,000hz.
     
  3. John Frum

    John Frum Junior Member

    Embrace the pancakes!
     
  4. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Given the chatter in the other cheap horns thread about the modern, short-throat "horns", snaggin' a pair of pancake drivers was, umm, icing on the cake, I thought.

    :-I
     
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  5. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    I really like my Renkus Heinz SSD-1800-16 drivers. :)

    Well done, Sir. :)

    Question: Why would anyone want to chop an Altec 32 horn? :(
     
  6. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    I think the plastic one may have suffered an episode of excessive torque.
    I am not an expert, so I may be misinterpreting what I am seeing -- I shall post some, shall we say, forensic photographic evidence anon, and y'all can tell me.
     
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  7. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

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  8. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    It's a 32C -- the extra molded support on the outside is - apparently - what makes it a "C".
    Sorry, I am a slow learner.

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  9. Nice score, I will look forward to your adventures with them.
     

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