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Bi-Amped K-Horn + K-402 horns w/ KPT-415 woofers

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On 4/3/2020 at 4:46 PM, Coytee said:

Somehow, from the perspective of sound output....  I'm not feeling too sorry for you!!  (in a good way of course!)

 

You have been telling folks for years that the K-402 horns have a very good sound, and you are right.

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When photographed, the horns appear to have white speckles, but they are totally black, with dark black facets and shiny black facets that alternate when the lighting angle or viewing position changes. The smooth surface has a 3-D look that is mesmerizing.

 

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I returned the Rosewood cabinets to the front of the room and moved the Mahogany burl cabinets to the rear of the room. Here is a picture of the left surround speaker with new tweeter horn mount.

 

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8 hours ago, Khornukopia said:

When photographed, the horns appear to have white speckles, but they are totally black, with dark black facets and shiny black facets that alternate when the lighting angle or viewing position changes. The smooth surface has a 3-D look that is mesmerizing.

 

Remember the TV show, "Time Tunnel"? Reminds me of that.

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Getting back to work on my bi-amped garage speakers, I mounted the tweeter brackets onto a ball bearing track, so the tweeter diaphragm can be aligned with the squawker diaphragm, to easily compensate for different compression drivers/adapters having different depths. Could have installed the track on-axis with the center line of the speaker, but I chose the offset to move the tweeter(s) away from the garage shelves.

 

 

 

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On 4/22/2020 at 10:02 AM, Godataloss said:

Awesome thread.

 

Do you think you'll know when to stop?

 

I hope I can continue having fun because I wasn't smart enough to know when to stop!!!

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On 4/22/2020 at 11:36 AM, Edgar said:

 

Remember the TV show, "Time Tunnel"? Reminds me of that.

 

Cool. My new horns are so attractive that I sometimes just gaze at them, listening to music, and lose track of time.

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When photographed, the horns appear to have white speckles, but they are totally black, with dark black facets and shiny black facets that alternate when the lighting angle or viewing position changes. The smooth surface has a 3-D look that is mesmerizing.
 
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Wow...how did you do that?

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You’ve made a dream speaker setup, great work. Wish I could hear them one day
As to someone’s question about ( when do you stop). Well, never. If you stop, then it’s time to go 6 feet under


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On 4/28/2020 at 3:35 PM, Negatron said:

Wow...how did you do that?

 

These horns and my woodgrain look K-402 horns are covered with car wrap vinyl. My ultimate plan is to finish the horns with some exotic wood veneer that I bought for the project, but the car wrap vinyl is so much quicker and easier to work on the curved surfaces. As for the vinyl, I recommend buying many different samples, because some finishes look very different than the catalog pictures, especially the woodgrain wraps. Also buy extra material and practice. Then practice some more to get a good feel of what you can do and what you shouldn't do with the vinyl. There are different brands and grades of material, cheap material may be a waste of money. Wrapping a bare plastic horn is okay, but a painted plastic horn is risky because you might peel the non-primed paint that was sprayed on some older theater horns.

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On 4/28/2020 at 4:23 PM, carlthess40 said:

You’ve made a dream speaker setup, great work...

 

Thanks. Klipsch speakers make it a pleasure to assemble an audio system.

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Yes it is taking a long time for me to juggle a bunch of large speakers into proper positions, but my neighborhood bike trails are a big distraction during my afternoons.

 

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On 4/22/2020 at 2:30 AM, Khornukopia said:

When photographed, the horns appear to have white speckles, but they are totally black, with dark black facets and shiny black facets that alternate when the lighting angle or viewing position changes. The smooth surface has a 3-D look that is mesmerizing.

 

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"it's full of stars"

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On 4/30/2020 at 1:20 PM, babadono said:

"it's full of stars"

 

I like it. That is a perfectly fitting phrase for this scene of my audio space odyssey.

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Made a new mounting bracket for the right channel surround speaker tweeter, to position it about one inch lower than the left surround tweeter (pictured a few posts above), so I can compare which height sounds better from the seats.

 

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On 3/9/2020 at 2:32 PM, Khornukopia said:

Left surround speaker. Using the 18" x 10" horn here, to compare with the 17" x 11" on the right surround.

 

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OK I am seriously interested in this horn on the 415's. Does it keep up with 4 15" woofers and sound good doing so? I am getting ready to try this out soon with two different drivers.

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3 minutes ago, Dave A said:

OK I am seriously interested in this horn on the 415's. Does it keep up with 4 15" woofers and sound good doing so? I am getting ready to try this out soon with two different drivers.

 

I am using this combo on my center channel and two surround speakers. I have not yet taken the time to measure and analyze them, but a quick auto-calibration with the Pioneer MCACC and they sound great. Now that I am achieving the look that I desire, I will try to spend some time at home (I go out a lot) with a microphone and REW, but my impression is that these horns are really good in this application.

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