mahlman

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Why HiFi manufacturers don't make active crossovers anymore?
quizzio those Hypex amps have a great rep with the Klipsch DIY crowd. I have never heard one though.   I note the article also says the Crowns are pretty darned good and a great deal and the only caution of note was to stay away from demand levels... 
what do horns sound like
" The active/passive/eq question will require some doing; I'll try to condense. "     That's a lot more complicated than I will ever get. I feed my signal from my PC to the Xilica and then to my speakers and call it a day. One thing I did do that... 
what do horns sound like
Realthing was that the Eminence N151M-8 driver? How did you set it up besides just sticking it on the horn? Active, passive, EQ? I have a set of those and was not real happy so I must be missing something. 
what do horns sound like
" I think this horn/driver might be an undiscovered gem for hifi, used similarly. "     Still used to this day in the KHorn and La Scala I believe so Klipsch sees the value of them. I don't know why they are not used in more three way horns thoug... 
what do horns sound like
Realthing are you talking Atlas horn lenses or compression drivers? If drivers like that PD-5VH are what you are talking about those things are really good and there are DIY guys that cross them over at 200hz all day long for three way systems.  I... 
what do horns sound like
Now that Magico is one I would like to hear but I am certain the price is absurd. A straight horn with no folds has to be pretty darned good I just prefer my horn to go much deeper. Good horn driven bass is the very best you can get.  If you reall... 
what do horns sound like
" A hifi speaker is not designed to fill an auditorium. Its designed to produce holographic imaging, and high fidelity and quality sound. A horn is not designed for this, its designed to go loud. Direct drivers already go loud enough to cause hea... 
what do horns sound like
Some do yes. 
what do horns sound like
" mahlman, and just what is wrong with any of that. DSPs make you shiver? Trivial facts scare you? Did I do something to fracture your version of reality. "  So I guess you did not read my reply? Thinking about the echo chamber you live in rig... 
what do horns sound like
" That is only ball parking it mahlman and quite crude. What about the effects of the cross over? A really sophisticated system will measure frequency response and delay with a microphone and a computer will calculate the adjustment filters an... 
what do horns sound like
" mijostyn, although this could be debated by others here, my Lascalas, measure cleanly, to 75 hz, before any roll off begins, and this is at 100 db level. At lower db levels, they extend lower. I added extra bracing to the cabinets of the dog ... 
what do horns sound like
" Building a folded horn that does not resonate in some way is not an easy trick. I've been reading a bit and the rule of thumb is that the circumference of the mouth has to be equal to or greater than the lowest wavelength you want to reproduc... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
" As far as I can tell this thread's intention is:"You are all doing it wrong. I'm really smart. And no, I don't have any suggestions for you to do better."   That's funny stuff right there. 
what do horns sound like
" Or, one could simply go the DIY-route and build (or have build) a pair of excellent bass horns for a fraction of the cost of the statement category, but that doesn't make them any less big.. "  Outside of Klipsch Cinema I don't know offhand a... 
what do horns sound like
" What he is talking about is how fast the membrane/cone can start and stop moving. If its not vibrating after a tone is sent to it, then there is less distortion. It sounds "clearer"... "  Well if he is talking about excursion he should say so...