Ahhh..... horns

Ahhh..... horns

Postby no1herenow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:04 pm

I am new to this forum... but am getting back into the fun of audio....

Here is a pic of my first folded horn I built when I was 16... reverse-engineered from the original K-horn plans (thanks to the folks at the then-Bell Labs).
I used Nova-Ply rather than MDF or 16-ply birch, as its density is much higher, and much more stable (though it IS true that it sparks if you turn off the lights when cutting it with a saw ;-). It is also really hard on carbide blades, as it glue content is very high.

http://home.comcast.net/~hempsp928/pwpi ... ipsch1.jpg

Second picture is a later version:

http://home.comcast.net/~hempsp928/pwpi ... 010020.JPG

I still have 5 of them, (which is great for home theater ;-)

I use JBL drivers now, 2450H for midrange, 2426H for tweeter. I bought a few 'real' K-horns from Klipsch... and they aren't even close in performance, but then again, it is a company, and has to make money.

If anyone is interested in antique stuff, I am unloading most of the tubes and tube equipment.
The Western Electric 713C's already went on Ebay.
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