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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:55 pm

Power handling / SPL?
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby mikehende » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:57 pm

Right so with spl then more coverage/distance?
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby mikehende » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:00 pm

Yesterday I listened intensely and purposely to different types of mp's and what I've concluded is that yes, the horn does seem to have the capability to produce the highs as needed.

I am seeing now the problem is related to each individual mp3 as one will give a lot of crisp, clear and powerful highs while with some the opposite and those anywhere in between, that seems to be the heart of the issue.

So I am guessing nothing can be done about this?
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby James Perrett » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:41 pm

You are using an ancient speaker system with a frequency response similar to AM radio. People no longer master for AM radio.
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby mikehende » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:24 pm

Are you saying if I should upgrade to a newer model top that would make a difference even with the mp3's which doesn't;t have much highs to begin with?
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby James Perrett » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:34 pm

mikehende wrote:Are you saying if I should upgrade to a newer model top that would make a difference even with the mp3's which doesn't;t have much highs to begin with?

Modern PA speakers are usually more hifi with a smoother and more extended high end. From memory (as I've not used them for many years) I would say that there's another octave available in mp3's that your speakers can't reproduce.
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby mikehende » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:01 pm

I have been told that by other guys too. I am looking into the speakers in particular for upgrading purposes.:

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Electro-Vo ... Cabinet.gc

I had heard the original Eminator years ago and was very impressed with it so this upgraded version should be even better.
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby mikehende » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:05 pm

What confuses me though is why when I play Radio stations from the net through my pc's, no issues with any mp3's no matter of which age?
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby James Perrett » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:05 pm

mikehende wrote:I had heard the original Eminator years ago and was very impressed with it so this upgraded version should be even better.

I remember Emperor Rosco recommending the Eliminators back in 1976 when standards were very different to those of today. I've heard both good and bad speakers from EV although I don't know the model numbers involved to be much help.

Around here people really seem to like the current Yamaha ranges (which apparently have some design input from Nexo). I've heard the DXR15's and they sound good to me.
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Re: How do you choose a Horn driver?

Postby mikehende » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:48 pm

Well guys, to update, I did 2 things this past w/e. I got the EV Eliminator i speakers

https://av.loyola.com/products/audio/ev ... tor-i.html

which definitely gave me more power, clarity and slightly better highs.

Also, I experimented with one large horn:

https://i.postimg.cc/NGTDQjRB/horn-speaker.jpg

I had disconnected the tweeters and ran it with a JBL D220i driver, this gave me all the highs and more.

So now I have 2 options. Next step will be to do as the Radio Station friend says and try this software which should keep the highs constant:

https://store.claessonedwards.com/product_p/b1hd.htm
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