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Altec horns with my k horns

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I have a set of k horns with Deans AA Crossovers and would like to try some Altec 511 horns with 802-8D drivers. Can this be done?

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Yes , it would be easier to use a electronic with them so you can dial them in for the sound your looking for. Or even a dsp


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Absolutely - though I prefer my current setup to the 511/small format Altec driver which used before.

Cheers, Wolfram

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you will need a new crossover I would think to match SPL/performance with K33 and K77 (even if you go two-way without the K77) 

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Yes, but.....

 

I did it with a 500 hz 2-way passive crossover and my La Scalas and a 902 (that has better HF output).  Khorns will not quite get to 500 hz and the 802/902 driver needs a very steep crossover to safely run at 500 hz.  12 dB/Oct was not enough. 

 

AND, the sound was not substantially different.  While the Altec gear is excellent, especially in the middle, so is the K-55/K-400.  I think the Altec HF was the 2-way system Mr. Paul referenced in his AES paper on the La Scalas. 

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