DIY is not as daunting as it sounds most large commercial horns will need some set anyway. A dual 15" bass- large formate compression midrange with a matching tweeter. Best if dual 15" are horn-loaded but ported is OK. Simple network or DSP if you must. I just set up a friend with a dual community leviathan with extensions and one of the best made multicell systems all new drivers shipped for only $11k I used some of the best transducers and electrical parts known to man, it's not so hard and what you get in the end far exceeds any audiophile offering and its cheap parts and poor hamstrung designs. Join horn forums why not learn while you get your next speaker? buying teaches you and gets you very little. If you can turn a screw you can build a horn.
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@blindjim Didn't I meet you this last February in our room at the Tampa audio show? We were playing the Classic Audio Loudspeakers, one of two models- the Hartsfield reproduction, which is 16 ohms and about 105dB, or the T-1 which is 16 ohms but goes down to 20Hz. Seems to me we had a brief conversation after your listening session there. I hope you are well!
@allears4u. All good ! The bass quality on the Lascala is superb. But, " for me ", they need that last bit of bottom, and it depends on the music listened to. I run mine full range ( many tweaks and mods ), and run my subs starting at just below 50 hz, with as fine adjustment as possible, and to me, it is a smooth transition, which again, is quite coherent. John K...I have no doubts about what you say, but I have seen and heard many DIY horns ( likely not yours ) that are just too big...not in size, although large, but, in presentation.
Just my two cents. I purchased khorns in 1982. They got tiring. I read about Volti Audio klipschorn upgrades. Had doubts. Called a fellow named Dan Kapeller in Cheyenne Wyoming. He said he was going to dispose of his khorns until he installed the upgrades. I ordered the upgrades, installed them, and OHMIGOD! Over the moon! Nirvana. Are now Volti horns. Made of wood. Just like original 1947 khorns. Best bet is to find a set of khorns gutted out for little as possible. Expensive enough. Update is $4700 with you installing. Would pit them against ANYTHING! Run with 10 watt set amps. If interested, send email to [email protected] Can start there. William
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