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tinpan

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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:51 am

The Eagle has landed

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I finally finished my Altec A210's last Saturday. It look all day to wrestle 4 GPA 515 drivers into place. I was concerned that I was going to have to send them back and have Bill trim the frames, but with the existing cutouts in the cabinet, they fit ...just barely.

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I moved the 803 horns back from the house and Pete's crossover so I can begin listening to them while I work on the 1003 horns. You can see one of them on the work bench in the background.

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For power I am using Bob Carver's VTA 20 tube amp, this is serial number 2 btw. I think it found an appropriate home.

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Here is the left speaker. They are supposed to stand up, which I will try later. My concern with standing them up is I would have to stand in the back of the garage to get the angle on the horn correct. They would be eight feet in the air

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Here is the right speaker. I'll have to order a certain song, which I will explain why later.

I can't wait for Saturday when I'll get some time to teak the system a little. For right now though, the sound if pretty good from 20 feet away.
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:11 am

Re: The Eagle has landed

DAMN!!!! That's some serious acoustics there Robin!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:28 am

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Great Job Robin!! =D> Look'n good. =D> That space needs BIG sound! \:D/
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:03 pm

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Interesting that you are running these with only 20w per/ch. Really cool.
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:50 pm

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Looking good sir!
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:06 pm

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MRHP wrote:Interesting that you are running these with only 20w per/ch. Really cool.


Those are SUPER efficient speakers.

Lookin' good and HUGE, Robin!
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:54 pm

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WOW!

=D> =D> =D>
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:46 am

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When I saw your huge project, it reminded me of this....... :)


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Post Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:37 am

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tinpan wrote:Image
Here is the left speaker. They are supposed to stand up, which I will try later. My concern with standing them up is I would have to stand in the back of the garage to get the angle on the horn correct. They would be eight feet in the air


Couldn't you side mount the horns to the bass bins if you stood them up? :-k :-k
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:49 pm

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AWESOME!!!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:40 pm

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I don't think I would modify those Just build something to set the horn at 90* from where it is supposed to be and a bit higher. For some reason this image keeps coming to mind..... =D> =D> =D>

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Post Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:26 pm

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I have the horns on a set of wings. When I stand them up I can just set them on top and adjust the angle on the horn with the turnbuckles. That is how they would be set up in the movie theater, hence the name " Voice of the Theater". There would be three of these behind the screen and monitors running the length of the theater or a couple A5's or A6's in the back

These particular speakers came out on the Manassas Mall movie theater. I am pretty certain I listened to these speakers extensively in my youth. One summer in particular I will never forget, I had a job, had a car and my first girlfriend who I am still rather fond of to this day. We saw many movies in that theater but the one that always brings me back in time is the opening sequence on the James Bond Movie, The Spy Who Loves Me.
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:41 pm

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Wow. Makes a fellow real happy to see.
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Post Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:30 am

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Had a chance to stand these up a couple weekends ago and much to my surprise, they sound better like this. I was concerned that
I would have to stand in the back of the garage to get the proper angle on the horns.

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What I found though, was the sw.e.e.t spot for the bass was right where the doors are between the truck and the Packard

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After moving the truck to another bay and the Packard over I found this sounds much better. The horns and the bass bins integrate nicely in this spot.

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This weekend I hope to get my wings on and I should have my 1003's ready to roll.
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin
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Post Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:33 am

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I'd love to hear those!!!! Looking G-O-O-D!!!!!! =D> 8) =D>
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