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Steve Deckert
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Re: CORNER HORN PROJECT X4 pics
Reply #45 - 02/14/07 at 04:50:14
 
wild_6_99 wrote on 11/12/06 at 22:52:44:
how many ppl actually have these plans?

plz double check with me on this maybe i got a lemon

i have some measuments descrepentcies on mine

in many papers including the white papers for the corner horns , it says they are 24x24" footprint.....
on the other hand my full scale drawing measures square 23 7/8"x 23 5/8" could this just be cause it was hand drawn?

no affence what so ever to Steve(the master himself), just curious weather it was intentional or not.....cause if so ive screwed up, ive made all my layouts on all 8 panels 24"x 24"(its fitin together real nice tho)



i tryed to referance back to where lines meet up and such, i  think its just maybe the printing copying process as well... could be many things

somone plz check yours plz and hopfully

come to a good conclusion.

i tryed callin steve a couple times now to no avail, but hes a busy guy im sure


cheers
Andy



Turns out the blueprint place that made the copies of my original print used machines that distorted the copies.  The actual footprint is indeed 24 x 24 inches.

We have moved to a new address with new phone (309) 822 5255 and I no longer need my cell phone (309) 868 9302, so I got rid of it.  Best way to contact me is at our new number.

BTW,  watching this build is getting ME excited  [smiley=bounce.gif] and I'm the one that invented the damn things!

Let me know when your ready for drivers.  I modify a Fostex that is so incredible in these speakers it is without question the best single driver speaker I've ever heard... and probably ever will.

Steve
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Reply #46 - 02/15/07 at 02:37:36
 
OK Steve, so give us the details on this modified driver. What was it at birth, the FE167?

Awesome pics and project... and a workshop I'm sure most here drool over.
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Reply #47 - 02/17/07 at 20:47:35
 
It's been almost a month with no up-dates[smiley=cry.gif]  Hello,hello, hello is there anybody out there?,just nod if you can hear me, is there anyone at home?????      Dave Smiley
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Reply #48 - 02/17/07 at 23:52:00
 
I hear Andy's got them finished and installed. Can't wait to visit him and see how they sound.

I'll bug him to post some pics Wink
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Reply #49 - 02/18/07 at 01:56:41
 
Cool Kwad and welcome...  I bet he's stuck in the zone between the horns totally in the grips of their power with no ambition to get on the forums and I don't blame him in the least Grin
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Reply #50 - 02/18/07 at 02:09:31
 
DaveCan wrote on 02/18/07 at 01:56:41:
Cool Kwad and welcome...  I bet he's stuck in the zone between the horns totally in the grips of their power with no ambition to get on the forums and I don't blame him in the least Grin
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I do believe that is where I would be found were I the one with four of these beauties!

From what I hear there is nothing like them in the world to listen to.

I looked at floorplans with the wife this morning. I am constantly looking for a floorplan with a room that these things will work in. Does that make me crazy?

I will build a pair one day even if my room isn't right for them. I just like this design too much to pass it up, lol

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Reply #51 - 02/18/07 at 03:18:11
 
musgofasa wrote:
[I looked at floorplans with the wife this morning. I am constantly looking for a floorplan with a room that these things will work in. Does that make me crazy?


  In my book it would make you way way above the average home buyer by leaps and bounds!!!.  
 
  I'm totally with you on the room and these horns, it would be awesome to have the space to do them proud. I'd sure need to get the skills real quick as I had enough of a job building my BIB's and those were easy compared to trying to make Steve's horns. I have great respect for the wood working ability that Andy seems to have going on here, great job.....    Dave Smiley
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Reply #52 - 02/18/07 at 05:09:57
 
musgofasa wrote on 02/18/07 at 02:09:31:
I do believe that is where I would be found were I the one with four of these beauties!

From what I hear there is nothing like them in the world to listen to.

I looked at floorplans with the wife this morning. I am constantly looking for a floorplan with a room that these things will work in. Does that make me crazy?

I will build a pair one day even if my room isn't right for them. I just like this design too much to pass it up, lol

Take care,
Robert

Then that would make me completely insane , after all I am thinking about building a big shed for these things because they have no place in the house. They are a wonderful build
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Reply #53 - 02/18/07 at 08:45:40
 
Well I bought the plans today, wonder how my alnico magnavox 6.5" drivers would go in these.

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Reply #54 - 02/18/07 at 15:11:30
 
Mr Content wrote on 02/18/07 at 08:45:40:
Well I bought the plans today, wonder how my alnico magnavox 6.5" drivers would go in these.

Mr C

Great! bring a pair when you visit!  ;)
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Reply #55 - 02/18/07 at 18:36:13
 
At last your time has come, humble forum visitors and admirers

ive been listening to them for a good 3 weeks to a month now many hrs , just to do a detailed report
that and well maybe me being in my room after work , hasn't brought me to the computer so often latly

i found out 2 days ago my username was canceled

oh and yes ive got lots pics just need to post them after i write this big blurb

my first set  was with the fostex fe167 drivers

my second was with aurum cantus's Ac165  driver with a low fs, of 32 hz ,and a HIVi rtc1a planer tweeter as to steves recommendations

my original thought was to make 4 identical  horns, but seemed redundant when there are so many drvers out there to experiment with

My other intention was to use than in a high end home theater setup, but obviously didnt work because i have a pocket door in one of the corners of the room.

i later on suggested to my landlord to take out the back wall and make an alcove, which leads into my bedroom, and close off the pocket door for a new placement of the other 2 horns which gives me a full 4.1 (housewrecker) home theater and with a switch be 2 channel that i could enjoy even in my bedroom
but sadly was denied

2 weeks ago i bought some 1/2" thick ceiling tiles from home depot, the ones with comopressed fiberglass and a white film. i peeled off the white film and put 2 together, then covered them with a bed sheet
i made 3 of them


then last week i took another trip to home depot because i still had a nasty echo when i clap in the center of the room. so i bought a bag of SAFE'n SOUND Ruxul, i cut them in 24" squares to fill the top corner on top of the stacked horns.
this made a big improvement in my bass response around the center of the room

then i wrapped the remaining ruxul insulation batts (24x48x3") with another old bed sheet put 1 each along the side walls with a pair of the 1" thick rigid fiblerglass on top.
this was the best configuration i came up with so far
If ya see any problems in the pics or suggestion on improving my room, im all ears

yes diffusars are coming soon, just rounding up the cash before i make the call to robert bury  for 15 sheets of 1/8" and another sheet or 2 of mdf


far as construction conclusions go,.....yes they will take alot dedication
ive now put over 110 hrs into the 4 of them

i think my biggest headache was using waterbase paint, a big NO NO in my books from now on. i thought i would try water base because i had never done a finish quite like it so..thought id give it a try. Laquer is to easy and well oil base even simpler

because using waterbase it does tend swell the mdf in some places, Especially on the joints of panels  D-H and K-F  this joint is one that comes to a very thin feather edge ,and it raised up on me all the time....big pain in the neck, so my suggestion is to use ALOT of glue for these particular parts


and yes of course use a oil base paint with a nice topcoat

for my baffles i put on 3 coats of normal tremclad rust paint
worked out to be a very hard finish and high gloss gives it a nice touch
color was called wild raspberry, very nice

well i think ive done enough rambling for one day, and im still hungover from last night


ohh in the pics is a wicked one holding up my lcd, and my dvds
it is for sale so make me an offer
i built it was when i was 16 ..wow that was more then 6 years ago.

well ill get on those pics shorty

cheers everyone

Andy






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Reply #57 - 02/18/07 at 19:12:48
 
I am not worthy!!!!

Man that some excellent work. Thanks for sharing that with us.
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Reply #58 - 02/18/07 at 19:20:19
 
Looking good Andy, and it's great to see someone your age with the skills and interest to build something like these. Most guys your age atleast around here are all about big bass in their cars and how loud they can get etc.  My glass is raised in your honour Grin,,well actually it's early so it's a cup of green tea but the intention is the same..   Good on ya!!!          Dave Smiley
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Reply #59 - 02/18/07 at 21:29:30
 
Send me those 167E's and I'll modify them for you free of charge just because you were the first to have the balls to actually build them!  You'll be shocked at the difference the mods will make.  Besides a perfect smooth midrange, extended treble, the bass simply pounds without ever getting out of control like it does with the stock driver.

One thing you could do in lieu of an alcove is build a pair of sealed boxes between 16 and 32 inches in depth and from floor to ceiling.  

Places each box in the corners where the horns are now and place the horns in front of each box.  

You could make the width of the boxes as narrow as 24 inches but I would probably shoot for around 30 or 32 inches.  

The boxes should be stuffed with insulation to make them into bass traps. Ideally, you should use 3/4 inch MDF and in lieu of insulation use layers of 2 inch thermafiber aka rockwool or owens corning 705 separated by a 1 inch air space. (bubble wrap can create this air space) Here is a cutaway view of what I'm talking about - albeit in a different shape.

This is a good alternative to an alcove.  The space on the wall between the boxes can then be diffused, or at least covered with a heavy hanging rug.  The rug should be spaced out from the wall between 1 and 3 inches.









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