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Paper mache horns

Postby carpenter » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:19 pm

Hi. If anyone is interested, I have a website that describes how to fabricate horns from paper mache. My home stereo uses paper horns to cover 450hz to 20,000hz. I utilize JBL 2446, 2" throat compression drivers in mine, but have fabricated horns for a gentleman using Tad 2002, 1" throat compression drivers. There's no end to what you can accomplish. The best part: at 110db, 1w1m, they're fantastic with tube amps.

You can find my site at: www.inlowsound.com

The menu to my projects is located in a vertical column on the upper left of the page. Happy listening, everyone.
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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby Geek » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:37 pm

Genious! :))
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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby carpenter » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:28 pm

Geek wrote:Genious! :))




Thanks. It was inspiration from something beyond myself. It just came to me one day.

I'd been hunting all my adult life for a decent sounding mid-range/high frequency horn. Many had been fabricated, many had met their fate on the burn pile.

You should have seen the first horn coming off the mold, in my excitement to experience its capabilities, I hadn't even given it time to properly dry. The poor wilting thing was taped to my 2446 compression driver and supported by pillows. I hooked it to my sound system, made some initial adjustments for what would truly be a very efficient device, and turned on the power.

I literally wept....
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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby Geek » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:57 pm

carpenter wrote:The poor wilting thing was taped to my 2446 compression driver and supported by pillows.


Tape... Viagra for horns (lol)

I'm impatient too. Been there on projects ;)
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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby carpenter » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:45 am

Geek wrote:
carpenter wrote:The poor wilting thing was taped to my 2446 compression driver and supported by pillows.


Tape... Viagra for horns (lol)

I'm impatient too. Been there on projects ;)


Off topic:

Perhaps you remember the Red and Green show? Funniest hillbilly DIY comedy ever. They used to have a quote: "Duct tape, the handyman's friend". They proved it: in one episode, they demonstrated how to build gull-wing doors on a Gran-Torino with a splitting maul and then securing the conversion to the vehicle with duct tape, which also acted as the hinge. I laughed my butt off.

I'd like to think my horn/tape job wasn't as bad as that... O:)
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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby Geek » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:19 am

carpenter wrote:Perhaps you remember the Red and Green show?


IMO, the funniest Canadian to live! (lol)
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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby Shannon Parks » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:23 pm

My favorite Red Green line: If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby carpenter » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:10 pm

separks wrote:My favorite Red Green line: If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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Yeah!! I'd forgotten all about that one. (lol)
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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby EWBrown » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:53 am

Very nice designs and craftsmanship!

Small low-power SETs and bi-amping come to mind [:) (love)

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Re: Paper mache horns

Postby carpenter » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:22 pm

EWBrown wrote:Very nice designs and craftsmanship!

Small low-power SETs and bi-amping come to mind [:) (love)

/ed B in NC



Thanks for the positive comment, Mr. Brown.

I'm currently tri-amping my set up. The little Clementine is going to become the drive for my paper mache horns. Eventually, as my expertise grows, I'm planning to build larger amps for the other, lower frequency, horns. (c)
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