Originally Posted by Kanaris
This thread is dragging to 4 months already.....
and you ain't got the drivers yet..... come on get moving....
Originally Posted by Th3_uN1Qu3
He has bought the drivers. He just hasn't installed them in the enclosure yet.
You're both wrong
Got it all up and running now. Before I let you in on my initial impressions, some more pics for you.
Me and my pet monster just before caster and driver installation.
Some of the goodies I used for wiring. Had to solder the wire to the small terminals on the TB's - they used a different size for negative than positive. That duct seal is fun to play with - it's like sticky putty.
Wolfhorn II in its temporary new home pointing at the magic corner. Eventually, it will point at it from the other way, behind the screen.
Ok... listening impressions. I strapped the beast to channel 1 of the RMX-1850HD, hooked up the DMM, and went to town. First thing I did was calibrate it for reference according to the SPL meter and the Pioneer test tones. Left the Reckhorn B-2 at its IXL gain level, removed the boost I was using on it, and plugged in my 10Hz test tone.
Already, things got interesting. Anytime the Pioneer went above -10dB, the horn started belting out the harmonics. One moment I would hear nothing at all, and then whammo... everything is shaking. I go over to the sub, and the woofers are barely moving. I then set the B-2's SSF to allow no more than 5V at 10Hz to avoid having things come off the walls.
After that, I ran some 15-20Hz test tones through it. As expected, the corner is juuuust over 16Hz. Didn't get much chance to turn it up good yet, but I can tell already this is going to be fun to listen to.
So what did I do next? War of the Worlds. Street cracking scene. Maybe it's just me not fine tuning the SSF enough, but I was expecting it to outdo the IXL here. SPL meter says it didn't. I saw the amp voltage hit 38V during this scene... max safe voltage as modeled is supposedly 36V. However, I didn't go over to the sub to check on the woofers - I need to do that yet. If they're not approaching Xmax, I'm ok. Given that the SSF is probably set too high to allow this thing to really open up on me, I'm inclined to think I need to do some tweakin' yet.
All that being said, this thing was brutal during that scene. At -24dB on the receiver, it was already coming close to the IXL for SPL. I'll dial it in this evening and run MCACC once there's nobody in the house. Then I'll probably go back and forth between test tones and get the SSF squared away. Then I get to watch Sherlock Holmes.
BTW - the sound is cleaner than the IXL by a fair bit. Good golly - if this is what a homebrew tapped horn sounds like, a Danley must be phenominal.
I'll report back later once things are set up properly.