My Azurahorns & active, quad-amping system

Jamhog

Junior Member
Holy Bageezers you are living the dream my friend!! very impressive !!!!! i bet it sounds so much better than it looks too!
 

David

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Thanks man. Tried a little toe in last night and was very surprised to hear substantial improvement in imaging.


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TubeHiFiNut

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David;n43619 said:
Thanks man. Tried a little toe in last night and was very surprised to hear substantial improvement in imaging.


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Some toe-in does seem to help the image lock in..... :)
 

David

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TubeHiFiNut;43620 said:
Some toe-in does seem to help the image lock in..... :)

The horns having a bit of directivity makes the difference I guess. Considering whether to place them wider apart with the bass bins in the inner sides.


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TubeHiFiNut

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David;n43622 said:
The horns having a bit of directivity makes the difference I guess. Considering whether to place them wider apart with the bass bins in the inner sides.


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I would certainly try that and see how it works.

Another suggestion is to (temporarily) move the subs completely out of the way, play with the horns until you get everything (imaging, response, etc.) locked in and then see where you can place the subs. Recheck with everything in place and refine if needed. :)
 

David

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TubeHiFiNut;n43625 said:
I would certainly try that and see how it works.

Another suggestion is to (temporarily) move the subs completely out of the way, play with the horns until you get everything (imaging, response, etc.) locked in and then see where you can place the subs. Recheck with everything in place and refine if needed. :)


thanks but i've tried them without the sub already. not ideal. works for non-classical music fine though.
 

TubeHiFiNut

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David;n43626 said:
thanks but i've tried them without the sub already. not ideal. works for non-classical music fine though.

Not to leave the subs out permanently, just so it's easier for you to play with the horns position until you get the image locked in.
 

David

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i know this sounds silly but i've only recently been 'listening' to the setting changes i make to the crossover, and learned how critical it is to the overall SQ.

i'm beginning to see why some folks end up going DIY with speakers.
 

David

Moderator
WOW. So kicking the horns into the corners made so much improvement. The sound stage became at least twice bigger, and the imaging became so much more precise and detailed. All done over 10 mins of labour! I'm a happy cat.






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David

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So the soundstage has become so WIDE. We were watching Martian last night and the only drawback was the smaller screen. Otherwise it was as if we were in the cinema without all that surround sound thing!
 

David

Moderator
guiller;44807 said:
Is the amp in the middle your new Cayin unit? It looks great in the dark!

Thanks mate yes it is. Thought this might be good for the bass horns the drivers of which have relatively low sensitivity (98dB).


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guiller

Active Member
So, the Cayin was intended for your office use and now you are trying it at home for the bass drivers instead of the SS amps (class D?) you had there? Sorry if I don´t remember clearly your present configuration!
 

David

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guiller;n44819 said:
So, the Cayin was intended for your office use and now you are trying it at home for the bass drivers instead of the SS amps (class D?) you had there? Sorry if I don´t remember clearly your present configuration!


no need to feel sorry thanks for the interest. i bought the Caying cuz I wanted some KT88 blings to my horn rig. tried it first on my office rig but i liked Sugden better surprisingly. the bass horns (about 200-1500Hz) were being driven by the 2wpc 6fd7 amp. Class D drives the bass bins.
 
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