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Those look fantastic. Not sure how much bass you can realistically expect from a CHB, even when horn-loaded, given the bass drop-off begins somewhere north of 150Hz. However, I'd love to be proved wrong on that!
actually, they are already broken in; i mistakenly used them with my aiko horns for a while (not a good match), but i broke them in then.Follow the break in guide for the Alpair’s and you will be rewarded
You might motivate me to build CHB cab’s yet!i definitely liked the CHBs. bright isn't the right word but they presented instruments and voices with a lot of detail and a feeling of space around them (and reasonable bass to boot). will be interesting to compare them to the alpairs.
If you still have them placed like the photo above, then yes they would do well getting them away from the wall. I'm not certain but I don't think these were designed for near wall or corner loading. And yeah, they're very inefficient. I think the spec sheet says something like 85db. Mine like a bit of juice, and tubes. They love tubes.after about 3 days here is a prelim report re the alpairs:
1. they are less efficient than the CHBs
2. they produce more bass but so far it is boomy
i'll run them a few more days to see if the bass improves. if not i guess i can play with placement. would they do better a bit off the wall? maybe not right next to the aiko horns?
Yes this!well, i'll give pulling them out from the wall a try. i had assumed the FHs were designed for corner loading. thanks for the explanation.
i am running them with my decware zkit amp, which is maybe 2-3 wpc. maybe i need to pull out a bigger amp to make them sing. i have a fisher x200 that has been patiently waiting on the shelf for such a moment... what do y'all think?
OK, pulled them out from the wall. will get the x200 out tonight in time for the opera!Yes this!