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  1. mikld

    EdgarHorn Titans.

    Hell yea Claude!
  2. Thanks guys. I appreciating this discussion of a scaled up k402 MEH to shift the crossover of the Celestion Axi2050 closer to 200-250Hz, and better accommodate the location of the dual woofers and their port locations. I've started a mold inspired by the K402, and plan to fiberglass it to make a few ~k402 inspired MEH's, with the Celestion Axi2050's and likely using dual 18" woofers. I saw mention of an overall length of 21" as opposed to the k402's 17" length. Given that dimension of 21", the scaling would be (21"/17"=~1.24). Would the path forward be to simply scale all dimensions (except the 2" apex of the horn) of the k402 up by ~1.24? Or, would there be benefit of equalizing the length/width of the horn mouth, to make it more square than rectangular? Given that weight and size are trade-offs in increasing size of the horn, what about scaling the k402 up 1.5x, 2x, 3x? Where is the point of diminishing returns?
  3. Would it make a meaningful/worthwhile difference on woofers?
  4. Good stuff babadono - interested to see how it turns out.
  5. VDS - I've been considering the same question for my upcoming K402 MEH build, thanks for asking. Nelson Pass (I believe in an interview on youtube, maybe the San Francisco audiophile society interview?), cautions against mixing amp topologies with different distortion characteristics (it can lead to unpredictable results per Nelson). I believe class D distorts at higher frequencies, but is not as much an issue for lower frequencies as Chris mentioned. I'm picking up a firstwatt F6 clone to drive the Celestion Axi2050's, and am still kicking around choice of woofers and amps to drive them. Let us know what you end up with.
  6. Chris/all- Newbie alert here, no question too daft. I'm planning on building your K402 MEH's and have been considering using dual JBL 2226H 15" woofers wired in series for a 16ohm load, 600W, in place of the Crites 1526C. The JBL 2226H's requires 2-3 cubic feet volume sealed enclosure. I'm curious if you have reservations about using these? The best place to start is model the MEH in Hornresp or another model, I just have not learned Hornresp yet (its on my list). I understand they would be possibly overpowered, but i like that get down to 30hz if i decide t use them in outdoor applications (friends concert at the farm). I would pair them with the appropriate Crown Amp. on the point above, what would you think about using dual 18" on the long wall of the horn, to create a full range horn that reaches down to the 20s? Feel free to offend if it gets the point across.
  7. I'm considering these JBL 2226HPL for the dual woofer portion of ChrisA's MEH design. Brand new, the 2226H go for $500. I see that Speaker Exchange has the 2226HPL brand new for $290/ea, "they have the same spec as the 2226H" per the website and their customer service team. That would be quite a cost savings to go with the HPL. I'm curious if anyone can speak to differences between the "H" and "HPL"?
  8. Hi Chris - I'm curious if you've found the lacks of high frequency output of the EQ'd Celestion Axi-2050 is audible compared to the Tad-4002 or the BMS 4592ND?
  9. Welcome back Rick! I’m interested in pictures of your modified k402 meh as well, and your impressions of the Celestion Axi2050
  10. Dave A - I understand Mrdecibel has a heavily modded pair of LaScala's and runs subs with them, I don't know what his listening room is like or the music he listens to, I understand he listens to music 70-90dB and will get up to 100dB on occasion. Based on the listening session at ClaudeJ1's, there were no soundstage issues with his MEH's 5-6' from the listening position, at conversation volume, or at 100+db!
  11. This Sunday, I drove to Detroit to hang out with ClaudeJ1 and listen to his MEH systems, 2/11.2 in the main room and 2.1 in the basement. We listened to music for about 45min and BS'd for 4 hours, as Claude "tried to squeeze 40yrs of speaker knowledge into one afternoon". That was not the original plan but it was the way the afternoon played out. We did not get a chance to hear jubilees or a K402-based system, instead they were the Danley SH-50 MEH's, what I believe ChrisA modeled his K-402 MEH after. Claude was an excellent host and I appreciated the deep dive into where Claude has been on his audio journey and how it has led him to Klipsch and Danley. We listened to some test records, one in particular was a drummer playing the same pattern at different distances from the recording microphone. With the Danley SH50's and accompanying subs, it sounded like the drummer was playing in the room. That was as close recorded music has been to giving the illusion that you’re in the room with the performer, that I’ve heard. Also, probably the cleanest, fastest subwoofer implementation I’ve heard. I’ll head back to Claude’s at some point soon to listen again, but it has convinced me to begin working towards building ChrisA’s K402 MEH. I still would love to hear the jubilee’s at some point in the near future. Awesome stuff, thanks ClaudeJ1!
  12. If it comes to pass (its looking like it will here at some point) I accept the Jubilee Cleveland chapter. Coytee, if/when i'll make it your way, i'll bring you Guided by Voice records from Dayton, Pizza and Chili from Cincinnati, whatever you need send the list!
  13. Thanks guys. Agreed, I'm still looking to hear Jubilee's, or at least the 402's in combination with a bass bin, before purchasing.
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