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A K-402-Based Full-Range Multiple-Entry Horn


Chris A

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6 hours ago, ClaudeJ1 said:

This makes me wonder what would happen if ChrisA didn't use an enclosure around the MEH, and used it about 1 Meter out off both walls?

I used the prototype without a box, but the effect wasn't very pleasing, in my experience.  Bass response actually got more spotty (polars got ugly) and generally weaker. 

 

The K-402-MEH really depends on at least half space loading (i.e., the back of the unit is touching a wall), so I wouldn't want to give away the bass extension to space it away from its backstop wall.

 

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2 hours ago, Chris A said:

I used the prototype without a box, but the effect wasn't very pleasing, in my experience.  Bass response actually got more spotty (polars got ugly) and generally weaker. 

 

The K-402-MEH really depends on at least half space loading (i.e., the back of the unit is touching a wall), so I wouldn't want to give away the bass extension to space it away from its backstop wall.

 

Chris

Understood. I belong to that same camp, so to speak. There are many people who read Stereophile magazine and believe that speakers belong about 1/4 of the way into the room and away from all walls. Probably more of them the us guys who like corners. Just sayin'. But I agree with you on this.

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Glad to hear box volume isn’t a real issue. I’m thinking of reorienting my 402’s from vertical to horizontal. I feel as I move around the room the coverage is not consistent.  I feel switching to 90degrees horizontal will improve coverage, and allow them to sit deeper in the corners. 

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On 7/22/2021 at 4:32 AM, Dave A said:

Where are you that getting K-402 sets are a problem? My understanding is Klipsch will sell you sets all day long. Replacement parts are an issue though if you are not an owner with serial numbers.

 

OK S-MWM #2 go for it! Mine has the 402 + 1132 driver and when you get done I can send you the Xilica file I use for mine.

 

Europe.

I am in contact with Klipsch pro poeple and still waiting from them when a pair would be available.

 

K402s should come with the same driver as you got.

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Question about active crossovers. The more understand about frequency related to music, I am wondering how crossover points  between compression drivers and paper cone woofers are determined. It seemed the determining factor was the limitation of the drivers. With a compression driver that can go to 300hz and woofers good to 1000hz+, would it be beneficial run the CD down to 300hz ?  
I will experiment, just wondering if anybody has ideas on the subject?

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Glad to hear box volume isn’t a real issue. I’m thinking of reorienting my 402’s from vertical to horizontal. I feel as I move around the room the coverage is not consistent.  I feel switching to 90degrees horizontal will improve coverage, and allow them to sit deeper in the corners. 
I am able to get mine a few inches from my corner bass traps by running mine on their sides.

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1 hour ago, NBPK402 said:

I am able to get mine a few inches from my corner bass traps by running mine on their sides.

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So you turned yours horizontal?  Did you get better soundstage? Or just more cohesive sound?

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Can't say as I built my MEHs to be that way to fit in the corners and be floorstanding (I wish I wolud have made them taller so the horn throat would be lined up with my ears though). My Center is the normal way, but it is mounted on a short stand that angles it upward to the mlp. Here is a pic of one next to my acoustic panel.c47525306c47a9132e5ac8114af85962.jpg

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Those came out really nice. How is the horizontal coverage with them rotated like that?
My room is 19' wide and with them angled in to where they are aimed right at my ears...center image is right on the money and the sound stage extends to the sides of the MLP. So I have about a 180 degree soundstage... I like it because you are emmerced into the music.

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3 hours ago, NBPK402 said:

 (I wish I wolud have made them taller so the horn throat would be lined up with my ears though).

you can always add a riser or base of some sort or to angle the speaker , it cant but help to improve the sound or not to scratch the cabinet ,  the riser does not even need to be  a bolt on

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you can always add a riser or base of some sort or to angle the speaker , it cant but help to improve the sound or not to scratch the cabinet ,  the riser does not even need to be  a bolt on
I have thought about that, as I could then put my compression driver amp below the speakers too.

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18 minutes ago, NBPK402 said:

 I could then put my compression driver amp below the speakers too.
 

great idea ,  when we used to do  permanent  or temporary  installs of Altec  VOTT , and JBL  pro units , we used to have the amps  and gear hooked  up straight into the platform of the speakers  for ease of servicing -

 

Today , they call it an Active Speaker  :D

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