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In Reply to: RE: Round 80hz exponential horn usage 100 hz to 500 hz posted by Don Bunce on February 05, 2017 at 10:00:01
I have a pair of them.
Many years later Dr. Edgar discovered that maple was just too hard and switched to poplar. I never had a chance to hear them. I still would worry that poplar could start to squirm with time. The fir, if dried properly, would be very stable and much less expensive to make a horn with thick walls.
I know Dr. Edgar thought those SIERRA horns were very wrong, though they were visually stunning.
From my limited experience I cannot imagine anything sounding better than Inlow's papier mache horn for 400 hz and above. But I am a partisan.
I'm aware of at least one 300hz tractrix horn turned out of Brazilian rosewood. This horn is a part of Edgarhorn Titan system. The outside is just straight and does not follow a horn contour. It is massive and it is gorgeous! Must've cost a fortune.
1" 650hz horns. I stained mine to match a vintage console/speaker cabinets set, turned out great. Horns with high WAF that sound great too.
Poplar usually doesn't take stain well. Glad I have the maple.
I would love to add Inlow's 135hz horns below these, but they're just too deep for my listening position.
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