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RE: What attributes make a driver a good match for a SET?

I don't plan on using it as a full range, but as a broadband midrange with a very light cone and a low hysteresis coil from 200-1200 Hz.(give or take after measurements).

The AMT tweeter is currently the one that is most copied, since the patents ran out...........for good reason. 21 square inches of diaphragm, controlled directivity front and back with low distortion AND transient response that rivals horns make it a great candidate for this.

On the bass side, the only bass I have heard that rivals horn bass is open baffle, since it is effectively, decoupled from the room. I regard the "cancellation" as a solution, and not a "problem" as you put it, for the twin 15" woofers I'll be using.

If I were to enclose woofers again, I would go back to my Quarter Pie Horn design, which I shared the the Klipsch Forum to over 50,000 views. It's been built all over the world with great success. Been there, done that, want to try other stuff for fun.

Klipsch Theater Horns with TAD drivers, Horn bass and, most recently all Danley tapped horn and synergy horn products are my reference standards, not the overpriced stuff at "high end" shows. I regard Open Baffle speakers as the antithesis to horn systems, so I want to hear both ends of the product spectrum. I'm pretty sure I will be giving up horn DYNAMIC IMPACT for 3 Dimensional depth, but it's a worthwhile experiment with cheap and used drivers and cheap lumber recycled from Cherry wood desks I got at Salvation Army for 40 bucks!





Edits: 05/20/17 05/20/17

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