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  1. dubai2000

    Klipschorn 2-way driver choice

    Makes sense - thanks a lot for your response.
  2. dubai2000

    Klipschorn 2-way driver choice

    I have heard of this backwards firing tweeter before, but never tried it myself. Out of curiosity - why did you invert their phase (I guess by connecting red to - and black to +?)?
  3. dubai2000

    St. Louis GAS get together Saturday October 27

    Absolutely! Enjoy the fun!!!
  4. Looking at the forum statistics I seemed to be having my Khorns since the late 20th. century - wow, make me feel kinda old. Anyway, since then I replaced the original crossover, tweeter, mid-driver and mid horns - and I thought I had been done experimenting - well, I was wrong. Looking at pictures of horn speakers on the net I had always liked to look of multicell horns - and there used to be a few people around here who had posted about their experiences using them on top of the Khorn bass bin. At the time funds wouldn't permit such experiments and I was really content with the combination of Altec 511 and (eventually) 808 driver - but those multicells kept calling. Latetly I was contemplating of having myself made a wooden replica of one of those large Altecs when I noticed on a local website that somebody was selling a tiny pair of Mantary MRII horns (for a fraction of the price) - yes, the small 564 - and, having read a bit more about those, I decided to have a go - planning to used my trusted 808 with them (and if I didn't like them I could still go multicell later). But wait, the horns were built for a larger driver so why not see what is available locally. As luck would have it a pair of 291-16K was offered for a fair price (at least from a German perspective) so I decided to go all the way and try a new mid section. I didn't know what to expect, but the result has totally blown my mind. Normally I like to hang on to audio gear (after all one never knows if one doesn't want to go back to some previous gear) but it became clear straight away that all the small format drivers, horns will have to go - not only to finance the new purchases, but because soundwise there is - to my ears - absolutely no contest. Everything my horns did before they now do so much better - bigger soundstage, truer "colours", a lot smoother mids. I just cannot stop listening to music - bad, because the new working week is going to start far too soon. Now all I would like to try is a wider Mantary horn - hence my posting in the garage sale section. Otherwise I am a very impressed camper - though wait, another tweeter is on the way as well - but that is going to be a differnt story.
  5. dubai2000

    WTB: Altec MRII 594 or 5124 horns

    Hello everybody, I am looking for a pair of above mentioned horns as I have just upgraded to a large format Altec driver. Any offer is welcome. Thanks, Wolfram
  6. Thx - sounds encouraging - once funds permit I will give it a go.
  7. This is OT but I am contemplating building the same amp you are using - may I ask how difficult you have found building the SOB?
  8. dubai2000

    Type AA pics ...

    Dave, I am curious - which tap of the transformer do you use - and for which speker/driver?
  9. dubai2000

    Best freq to low pass a sub ?

    Wouldn't that depend on the bass output of the speaker you are using the sub with? So different frequencies for different speakers......plus room, taste amp etc....
  10. dubai2000

    La Scala II's

    In my opinion there is only one way of finding out - give it a try as each room and each set of ears (and taste) are different.
  11. dubai2000

    Type AA pics ...

    Dean, just wondering - have you used the Jagusch inductor for the bass as well? Personally I like it more than the litz coild that were used in the original ALKs.
  12. dubai2000

    Dayton Planar Horn Tweets on LaScala

    I have been listening a bit more by now and I really like those tweeters. I find them particularly strong on "timbres" - and they also made me fine-tune my crossover a bit more and I ended up with a tad more than 3uF in front of them - so thanks for mentioning them in the first place.
  13. dubai2000

    Master Stereo System - 3 Piece

    WOW - any chance of some pics?
  14. I used to be a tube guy for many years but then came along: a DIY First Watt F5 and now the TPA3255 Class D amp - and the latter it if for me - at least for the time being.
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    Dayton Planar Horn Tweets on LaScala

    Thanks for the warning - not sure at which frequency the come in if the cap before the tweeter the A-network is increased by 0.47 mF but it sounds pretty good to my ears - especially string sections of classical recordings sound a lot less like reproduction in tone but more real.
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