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    Default Free horns on Audio Asylum classified

    These look pretty interesting and are free for an E-mail (to them, not me). They should go great with any of Polk's tweeters. I sent them an E-mail and they replied saying mine would be sent.[url]http://java.audioasylum.com/ca/ad.jtp?ad=2260[/url]
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    sure this isn't just a cheap way of obtaining many addresses and sending junk mail??
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    I'm not sure of anything. Maybe it is, but I get enough junk now that a little more won't hurt. I think they're just trying to do some advertising as I'd never heard of them before.
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    Hell I sent for a pair why not.....like gidrah said what's a little more junk mail .I would definately prefer some audio junk mail over some of the other crap I get.
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    I also got a pair, why the hell not? I doubt they use the names for junk mail, although they might, I think they just want you to try the product. Besides, it seems as if you like what it does for your tweeters, you will need to buy a set of the larger cones for your mids /woofers in order to balance out with the now more directional/higher output tweeter. That'll set you back $80.

    It's a shame they are so ugly. Maybe if someone likes them they can make a DIY enclosure with them built flush into the cabinet.

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    Say goodbye to your imaging. Horns don't image because the sound is focused through the guide. Calling Dr. Susse. I don't even want to touch those things.
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    WTH?

    So basically you take your regular speakers and put horns on them. "One size fits all", and you hope it sounds good. Hmmm....

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    Thanks Mark, great link.

    Have a pair coming here, and a pair to my mom's house. Don't expect many here to understand horn technology, either internal or external relative to the speaker cab.

    Can't wait to test on all the 2ch rigs, esp on SDA.

    I've never heard of horns smearing/fubaring an image, if anything, it should create a more direct image, granted - smaller sweet spot more than likely, but hell, to dismiss it outright, when it's free?

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    You're more than welcome. You're right it's free and is atleast worth a shot. If they don't work, send 'em on to me. I'm gonna be working on some arrays anyways.

    Horns don't muck up anything. They get a bad rap because they are most often used with compression drivers that have cheap diaphrams. Sure they limit the size of your sweet-spot, but they'll also limit the defractions. This is what diffusers and the LSi tweet are based upon.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by gidrah [/i]
    [B]...Horns don't muck up anything. They get a bad rap because they are most often used with compression drivers that have cheap diaphrams. ... [/B][/QUOTE]

    Don't forget the speakers at the race track and the coach's megaphone :D

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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by gidrah [/i]
    [B]They get a bad rap because they are most often used with compression drivers that have cheap diaphrams. [/B][/QUOTE]

    ..pay attention Rs..
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    Default E-Mail Harvester Scam

    I've seen enough of these to know....more pr0n on the way for you guys...besides who wants to glue these rings to their speakers?
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    Mine got delivered today. Silver colored plastic. The horn and mounting rings. The rings also have 3 pieces of velcro attached. They look pretty cool and cheap.
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    no gluing, hell no would i glue. and its my parents house, anyways ;o)

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    I emailed for a pair. Price sounded reasonable to me.
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    I used to have a pair of klipsch kg2 with a horn tweeter and the diaphram was actually a soft dome tweeter and the sound out of these things was nothing short of awsome. I think that I will get a pair of those to play around with.:D

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    DIY flush mount em..... that'd be cool lookin. If you can find the right drivers and tweets they'll probably sound great.

    "Better than a $10000 upgrade" is a stretch in 95% of the cases though IMHO.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by rs159 [/i]
    [B]
    "Better than a $10000 upgrade" is a stretch in 95% of the cases though IMHO. [/B][/QUOTE]

    To say the least! Maybe if you spent that $10K upgrading your aamps, pre, source, & wire to drive a "pair of sun soaked Kracos" (golden qoute) yeah sure.
    As it is, they may be gone. I got mine, but some haven't gotten a reply. They're pretty cool, but just a piece of molded plastic. They're metal flake silver. The velcro makes them easy to attach to any dome tweeter. I can't see the price they're asking. Then again if these work I might invest in a pair of 4"ers for the periscopes.

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    WAAAAAAAAAAA, So these dude want me to attach velcro to my speaker to attach a horn? Are they on crack? Gidrah, tell us how they sound! lol!
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    They are sending me some, I am going to play mad scientist with them on the garage system.:D

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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by RuSsMaN [/i]
    [B]Don't expect many here to understand horn technology, either internal or external relative to the speaker cab.

    Can't wait to test on all the 2ch rigs, esp on SDA.

    I've never heard of horns smearing/fubaring an image, if anything, it should create a more direct image, granted - smaller sweet spot more than likely, but hell, to dismiss it outright, when it's free?
    -Russ [/B][/QUOTE]
    Russ,
    Have a link or a minute to post the basic theory? Best I can remember external horns were about focussing the sound energy. Effect was somewhat akin to nearfield or "close" listening. I can't ever remember seeing anything on interal horns. Enquiring minds want to know...

    Don't see the SDA application, however, as horns required the speakers to be toed in as I recall... yes?

    Anyways, I'm interested in the reviews of all the intrepid explorers above, although since the offers are only for 1" tubes I'm not sure the high frequency focussing will be all that enjoyable. Dome tweeters were a serious breakthrough for their ability to disperse highs...
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    [url]http://www.melhuish.org/audio/horn.htm[/url]

    Those gumby looking speakers awhile back a were rear loaded (internal to cabinet) design.
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    Nice link to add to the reference fav's... thanks, gidrah...
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    Default ok guys thier in, the mi-horns

    i got em this morning.... now.. do i want velcro tape on my rti70's?
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    and....................

    also thier plastic with velcro both parts.. one attached to the horn and removable backing and sticky velcro to attach to the tweet
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    This is absolutely the worst looking thing I've ever seen as far as fasteners are concerned.... They should have provided some sort of speaker ring where you could install these via sandwiching them between the speaker and the cabinet. Cheap velcro is just gonna make hell for vibrational issues. OK all you folks who ordered these things,
    [b][i]WHO IS ACTUALLY GONNA STICK THESE THINGS TO THEIR POLK SPEAKERS?[/i][/b] :confused:

    Just a show of hands?

    Looks like they make some cool bases for some new speaker stands though :D

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    The velcro is not necessary, but it is handy for testing purposes. There is a detachable ring at the bottom that can be glued or screwed in for a more permanent attachment.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by gidrah [/i]
    [B]The velcro is not necessary, but it is handy for testing purposes. There is a detachable ring at the bottom that can be glued or screwed in for a more permanent attachment. [/B][/QUOTE]

    see this is where i have a problem, screwing or glueing stuff to my $400.00 speaker.. i just used tape 2 small pieces and when i just took them off some black came with it, didn't leave marks or anything, but i can say i "won't" be velcroing or screwing anything to my 70's.. anyways.. the grill wont fit on even with the horn removed and the base plate installed.. what good is that.. ?
    The Mi-horn site has a stoneage description of putting screws through the grill material and mounting these free horns to your fabric, nah.. i will pass. I did test them today and i couldn't tell a "big" difference. not enough to canabalize my speaks anyway.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by TonyPTX [/i]
    [B]Looks like they make some cool bases for some new speaker stands though :D [/B][/QUOTE] :D... I was thinking more along the lines of something left over from Madonna's last tour... :)

    Thanks for the review faster... So did the supplier include any kind of feedback form or link?
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    heres the paperwork
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