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In Reply to: RE: Suggestions for visually intriguing Hi-Fi mono speaker? posted by dwade277 on July 02, 2012 at 15:01:19
Here's a picture of a normal LaScala (original version) with the K402 on top. The K402 is literally larger in height/width than the speaker itself!!
In the pictured unit, the mid/high horns are totally being bypassed in lieu of the larger horn on top. He's simply keeping them stock.
All you really NEED is the bass bin. You could even have those built (and have handles added to the sides!)
This is also a JubeScala using the much smaller K510 horn. ON axis, it sounds great but does lose some control when going off axis.
It's the little horn that could!
You can see with some woodwork, the K510 would fit nicely inside the top of the LaScala.
Again, he's keeping things stock for possible resale, otherwise, just bypassing the internal mid/high horns and going 2-way
Thanks for the info on the K510 horn. I thought they may be out of my price range. They look so cool! I love your out door theater idea. Must be a lot of fun!
I think the best bang for the buck and "wow" visual factor is for me to try and score a beat up single A5 or A7. Fix it up.
Is there a horn that disperses better for smaller rooms that I should look for?
Is the A7 a lot heavier than the A5?
Should I look for certain models or years?
Both systems have the same bottom cabinet, either 825 or 828 depending on the year. Older cabinets could be lighter because they used 5/8" ply for many years. Any of the cabinets benefit from extensive additional internal bracing.
The A5 uses a large format compression driver whish is a bit bigger nad heavier than the 1" drivers used in the A7 and A7-500 systems.
Also an A5 will typically have a multicell horn which is bigger and heavier than the 511 sectoral horn of an A7.
My A5s have tar-filled horns which are really heavy. I've also sand-filled the horn flares of the lower cabinets which added about 150 lbs to each cabinet. They don't get moved much.
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Thank you eso. The info is very helpful. I cant be to picky at the moment. A5 or A7, klipsch, the big JBL horn, mantaray horn with bass bin. I'm in CT about hour out side NYC. Been searching Craigs list and e-bay. Nothing close enough yet.
I would love to hear one of these speakers before buying for the "looks" and hoping they meet my expectations.
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