OK, youse guyses, I am a sucka for cheap horns

Discussion in 'High Efficiency' started by mhardy6647, May 24, 2018.

  1. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

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  2. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    Further details of your incorrigibileness? ;)
  3. billfort

    billfort Administrator Staff Member

    Any info? Nothing really at the link - maybe horn curve type?
  4. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    I have links to another inexpensive horn that sounds pretty darn good if you want to get completely incorrigible. ;)
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  5. Wntrmute2

    Wntrmute2 Junior Member

    Are either one of those discussed on the JELab blog?
  6. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    They had me on cheap.
    And the cutoffs are ostensibly low.
    I mean, it's hard for a cheapskate like me to turn my back (so to speak) on a $16, two-inch throat horn that is alleged to go to 400 Hz.

    Have I seen this elsewhere on this site already? :)
  7. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    I assume not, but I dunno -- worthy of a peek, which I shall do.
  8. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Why, yes......you very well may have seen them elsewhere on The Haven. ;) :)
  9. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Wow.....they're claiming 400hz for that first horn? :eek:
  10. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Well, to put that into perspective, Samsung claims this Gigablast system is 2500 watts.
  11. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Well......if we read it on the Internet, it must be true. ;) :)
  12. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    Look like washing machines with lights in 'em!
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  13. John Frum

    John Frum Junior Member

    I'd had my eye on that 2" horn. Now, with Mark's interest, we can count on them being sold out in no time... :beat

    In any case, it would seem that 400 Hz is, uh, optimistic.

    The 1' waveguide looks like a version of the one from the QSC HPR152i that came to the attention of the DIY community through Zilch's efforts.
  14. Olson_jr

    Olson_jr Active Member

    As compared to a washing machine without lights?

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  15. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    That's amazing. Amazing.
  16. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    I'm thinking that a dryer vent might make a bitchen transmission line.
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  17. Wntrmute2

    Wntrmute2 Junior Member

  18. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

  19. je2a3

    je2a3 Junior Member

    I am wary of the constriction in the throat of that 2" horn, reminds me of the 811/511. I don't trust the 400Hz cut off, at least an octave higher or more.

    The 1" horn looks good at 1200Hz.

    But you have to tell us how they sound.:)
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  20. J-ROB

    J-ROB Senior Member

    That one inch horn looks promising! Let us know if the mounting flange is compatible with Altec 802.

    My concern is that the diameter might not be sufficient to bolt on an Altec, but it is hard to say from the stock photo.

    Like JE sez, that 2" horn looks like a diffraction horn, suspiciously like the dreaded 511!:eek:

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