Altec 2 Way Build ala JELabs - 802/32/414

Salectric

Senior Member
I used m6 Allen bolts for the 32 horns and they fit very well.

Anyone know what type of screw would be best for the woofers? I think the regular counter sunk m6 Wood screws might damage the steel basket holes, maybe I should use a washer? Any ideas?
Joe, do you have the 32 front recessed so it's flush with the front panel or not recessed? The photo with the horn in place seems to show it not recessed, but the photo of the opening suggests that it is.

For what it's worth, I have only used the 32 without a recessed opening. But the last time I was at DejaVu Audio, I noticed Vu is now recessing the lips of all of his midrange and HF horns so they are flush with the front panel. I didn't ask whether this was for cosmetic or sonic reasons.
 
Joe, do you have the 32 front recessed so it's flush with the front panel or not recessed? The photo with the horn in place seems to show it not recessed, but the photo of the opening suggests that it is.

For what it's worth, I have only used the 32 without a recessed opening. But the last time I was at DejaVu Audio, I noticed Vu is now recessing the lips of all of his midrange and HF horns so they are flush with the front panel. I didn't ask whether this was for cosmetic or sonic reasons.

Hiya

I'm not going to recess the horn I think it looks good imo, I guess it might help time alignment too, slightly (!) I suppose some felt could frame the lip of the horn. ..

When I was trying to figure out what to do with the 32 and 414, before I had spoken to you I came across a few examples of the deja vu speakers, they look really stunning, I'm very impressed with all their stuff actually. There dodent seem to be anything similar in Europe really.
 

Salectric

Senior Member
Hiya

I'm not going to recess the horn I think it looks good imo, I guess it might help time alignment too, slightly (!) I suppose some felt could frame the lip of the horn. ..

When I was trying to figure out what to do with the 32 and 414, before I had spoken to you I came across a few examples of the deja vu speakers, they look really stunning, I'm very impressed with all their stuff actually. There dodent seem to be anything similar in Europe really.

I agree with you. I think the horn looks really nice without a recess. Plus the mounting of the horn may be a bit more solid since you are using the full thickness of the plywood front panel (3/4" usually) supporting the horn rather than a thinner material due to recessed mounting.
 
Joe, do you have the 32 front recessed so it's flush with the front panel or not recessed? The photo with the horn in place seems to show it not recessed, but the photo of the opening suggests that it is.

For what it's worth, I have only used the 32 without a recessed opening. But the last time I was at DejaVu Audio, I noticed Vu is now recessing the lips of all of his midrange and HF horns so they are flush with the front panel. I didn't ask whether this was for cosmetic or sonic reasons.
I recessed the 32 horn flush on JE's cabinets. If you build exactly like WE then the horn has to be recessed because part of the side flanges extended past the side pillars.

First you have to install the horn to the front baffle and then install the baffle to the cabinet from inside the cabinet. Basically you are using the cabinet to help hold the horn in place. This is the way it was done on the WE753. I hope I explanied it correctly.
 
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