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Sorry for starting another thread but i don't think the other thread had a title that made sense for what i was really looking for. I really need some help here.


I am now looking for SMALL sized horn type loudspeaker - bookshelf size preferably. It has to be powered/active. I do not want to include a receiver in this particular setup.


Does anything like this exist?
 

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I really don't think you're going to find anything like that. Mostly because, in order to be powered the speaker has to be large enough to include an amplifier. And, if you want any volume of sound it's going to require a decent amp - which is going to need some room. What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Maybe if you share that info we can offer better suggestions.
 

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I really don't think you're going to find anything like that. Mostly because, in order to be powered the speaker has to be large enough to include an amplifier.

Even so, there are many powered/active studio monitors, but none that I could find had horn-loaded compression drivers--nearly all of them had tweeters with waveguides, which is not exactly the same thing. If this would be acceptable to the OP, then there is a large selection from which to choose. Otherwise, it seems that one would have to look at PA speakers, which tend to be rather large.

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I am now looking for SMALL sized horn type loudspeaker - bookshelf size preferably. It has to be powered/active. I do not want to include a receiver in this particular setup.


Does anything like this exist?

Not much. The closest matches I could find are these two relatively small PA speakers:

http://www.platinum-records.com/Amer...r-prod7482.htm
http://www.pro-audio-warehouse.com/gx-801.html


The first one is only 15.5" high x 11" wide x 8" deep, which is actually not much larger than the bookshelf speakers that I use in my home theater system. The second one looks to be about the same size, more or less.


If you really need something smaller, you could consider the following:

http://www.tc-helicon.com/VoiceSoloVSM200XT.asp


This is all I could find after a fairly extensive search. Good luck!
 

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What you want is Mark Seaton's "Spark". 8" in coaxial with compression tweeter in a decent sized bookshelf form factor. Is fully active with response and crossover handled by internal DSP and amplified internally with ICE Power modules. Pretty high end solution but awesome.. I had a chance to hear the prototypes a year back and they were awesome.
 

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Not a very difficult DIY project. Check out these amp modules.

http://mcmelectronics.com/product/MC...-6277-/50-6277


2 independant amps and volume controls with a 24db/oct built in crossover-how easy can it get !!!


Some pre made cabinets like these...excellent construction and finish

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-736


No need for the compression driver when there's domes like this
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-578


A nice woofer match would be this
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=295-374


Ported enclosure tuned to 42Hz to make the most of the bass while maintaining power handing. Less than $500 in parts and sure to beatthe pants off any commercial speaker in that price range.


And a
 

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Originally Posted by DogEarz /forum/post/15499973


I really don't think you're going to find anything like that. Mostly because, in order to be powered the speaker has to be large enough to include an amplifier. And, if you want any volume of sound it's going to require a decent amp - which is going to need some room. What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Maybe if you share that info we can offer better suggestions.

Im not really trying to accomplish anything crazy. I'm just trying to simplify my bedroom setup. I have so much equipment laying around which makes it very cumbersome to walk around and clean when i need to.


I listen to a lot of music in my room so i figured id get one loudspeaker (which is small at the same time, but has a WIDE dispersion) that i can hang on the wall. Quality is not all that important.. just want to create some club like sound.


Someone on the other thread recommended a powered sound bar and the YSP-1100 came to mind.

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Even so, there are many powered/active studio monitors, but none that I could find had horn-loaded compression drivers--nearly all of them had tweeters with waveguides, which is not exactly the same thing. If this would be acceptable to the OP, then there is a large selection from which to choose. Otherwise, it seems that one would have to look at PA speakers, which tend to be rather large.


Yes, what im trying to find is very rare which is why im having such a tough time. But this thing looks very interesting. I may actually try it out if it wasnt so darn expensive.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Equator-...53-i1429636.gc


Not much. The closest matches I could find are these two relatively small PA speakers:

http://www.platinum-records.com/Amer...r-prod7482.htm
http://www.pro-audio-warehouse.com/gx-801.html


The first one is only 15.5" high x 11" wide x 8" deep, which is actually not much larger than the bookshelf speakers that I use in my home theater system. The second one looks to be about the same size, more or less.


If you really need something smaller, you could consider the following:

http://www.tc-helicon.com/VoiceSoloVSM200XT.asp


This is all I could find after a fairly extensive search. Good luck!

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Wait a second, here's another option:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Equator-...52-i1429635.gc


And there are several 8" powered PA speakers here:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Powered-...ets.gc?ipp=100

That equator audio system looks like something i would want. But $1500 ?? D*mn!

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What you want is Mark Seaton's "Spark". 8" in coaxial with compression tweeter in a decent sized bookshelf form factor. Is fully active with response and crossover handled by internal DSP and amplified internally with ICE Power modules. Pretty high end solution but awesome.. I had a chance to hear the prototypes a year back and they were awesome.

Thanks for the suggestion! Im looking into it as im typing this.


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Not a very difficult DIY project. Check out these amp modules.

http://mcmelectronics.com/product/MC...-6277-/50-6277


2 independant amps and volume controls with a 24db/oct built in crossover-how easy can it get !!!


Some pre made cabinets like these...excellent construction and finish

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-736


No need for the compression driver when there's domes like this
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-578


A nice woofer match would be this
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=295-374


Ported enclosure tuned to 42Hz to make the most of the bass while maintaining power handing. Less than $500 in parts and sure to beatthe pants off any commercial speaker in that price range.


And a

Very good idea indeed. Never thought of a Do it Yourself. May be considering it. Any good places i can be of reference too. There's no way im building it myself.


After all horn tweeters dont really need that much power anyway. So the integrated amp wouldnt have to that big.


Thanks!!
 

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Originally Posted by zamboniman /forum/post/15502273


What you want is Mark Seaton's "Spark". 8" in coaxial with compression tweeter in a decent sized bookshelf form factor. Is fully active with response and crossover handled by internal DSP and amplified internally with ICE Power modules. Pretty high end solution but awesome.. I had a chance to hear the prototypes a year back and they were awesome.

Zamboniman,


Do we have a picture of the Sparks?? or perhaps a "look alike" so i can estimate the size of this thing. Its not released yet, but im just curious what it actually looks like...


In any case, i figure the price would be well above 1000 which is too high for its purpose. If this was a my home theater, it would be under consideration but for what i will be using it for....? Nah...
 

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You know after AAALLLLLL these considerations, which are all good btw, im starting to think, maybe all i need is a YSP-1100 sound bar.


I already have the SVS pb10 sub which can be a "musical" subwoofer (hope, i don't get flamed for what i just said), that can already "pressurized"
my room ten fold!


How loud in terms of db can the soundbar get. Anyone know?


And plus, it can give me this surround feel as opposed to a wide dispersion horn loaded speaker.
 

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http://www.theaudioinsider.com/index...900443b2230670


i know i havent been on this site for long but there is a whole page of nicely priced very attractive speakers...im sure you can find something on there that will suit your bedroom...

you didnt read what i wanted did you?


i didnt find anything in there even close to what i was asking for.
 

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Originally Posted by bunta /forum/post/15498790


Sorry for starting another thread but i don't think the other thread had a title that made sense for what i was really looking for. I really need some help here.


I am now looking for SMALL sized horn type loudspeaker - bookshelf size preferably. It has to be powered/active. I do not want to include a receiver in this particular setup.


Does anything like this exist?

I would like to understand the configuration with no receiver being used.

What is going to be hooked up?
 

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 www.jblpro.com

EON 10 G2

not the exact size you need but the built in amps supply 125 watts to the woofer and 50to the highs, max SPL= 117DB, 23lbs.
 

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I would like to understand the configuration with no receiver being used.

What is going to be hooked up?
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www.jblpro.com

EON 10 G2

not the exact size you need but the built in amps supply 125 watts to the woofer and 50to the highs, max SPL= 117DB, 23lbs.

i was just looking at those a few days ago. I would loooove to have them, but they are expensive for what they are.
 

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if you remove the requirement of a horn tweeter your options open up quite a bit.


How about some of those self powered small studio monitors that Behringer sells? Pretty affordable and should do well?
 

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Originally Posted by bunta /forum/post/15498790


Sorry for starting another thread but i don't think the other thread had a title that made sense for what i was really looking for. I really need some help here.


I am now looking for SMALL sized horn type loudspeaker - bookshelf size preferably. It has to be powered/active. I do not want to include a receiver in this particular setup.


Does anything like this exist?

You didn't answer yet........what is getting hooked up here without a receiver?
 

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You didn't answer yet........what is getting hooked up here without a receiver?

Sorry.. must have missed your post.

ONE speaker, ONE Subwoofer (SVS PB-10).




Sub is powered already, so i need one powered loudspeaker. I am currently highly considering the YSP-1100. Source is from a laptop.
 

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if you remove the requirement of a horn tweeter your options open up quite a bit.

You d*mn right... i am stupidly ridiculous with what i want, and how i want something to look. I don't want to have two bookshelves anywhere. i hate the bookshelf look and the wires everywhere. I just want one speaker hanging from the wall. everything is pointing to a powered PA loudspeaker (not monitor), but i just cant find something small enough. Even the smallest i've found which was a YAMAHA 8" was slightly too bulky.
 
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