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hapinoregon
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« on: January 08, 2015, 04:32:06 PM »

Is there a Golden Ratio, or even a rule-of-thumb, as to distance between Horns and distance from Horns to listener? For various reasons (I'd say WAF, but she's looking on...) the Horns are not and will not be corner loaded. Sub is an SVS crossed over at ~60 Hz with volume about the same as the Horns. Room is asymmetric with nooks, crannies, bookcases, sliders to outside and other doors.

The SO & I are beginning to get semi-serious here. We even have a Truth on order.

Amp is First Watt F1.

MTIA, as always.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 06:35:49 PM »

Greetings fellow F1 owner (Proud owner of #007)
I have had the best results with spacing the Horns at a precise ratio of
1.0666 to 1
I use a special nuclear hydro fusion laser hybrid measuring devise that I
developed after years & years of R&D, & It kicks butt.  The only downside
is, My hair is slowly falling out & I have a big bald spot in back of my head!
If You do not want to risk going bald, I would try
a simple 1 to 1 Ratio with the distance between The Great Horns being
the same distance
as distance between Listener & Horns.
I have had great results with that, & You can use a simple tape measure! Grin


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Ed Schilling
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 10:59:37 PM »

Dammit Homey, you are going to freak Hap. out Smiley That was pretty funny.

Hap, don't worry.....the balance control will be your friend Smiley.
So will your sub.....just remember, do not get hooked on "numbers"..the correct level and xover point will be the ones that sound correct....and they may be nothing like what you'd guess!

Also, using a speaker level connection for the sub will be better than the line level....for that you'll need a cable and a little different hookup with the F1. No problem. We'll talk about that off forum Smiley
Ed
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 04:13:17 PM »

Not to worry, Ed. For many (some say too many) years I was the sole BA (history/lit) in a division of math, physics and geology PhDs. I survived and thrived because 1) I've an excellent BS detector and 2) If I were given an equation, I could code it. Not necessarily understand it, but code it.

I must admit, 'tho, to this day the Black Body Problem gives me bad dreams...
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