New guy from Midwest

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I am a retired mining engineer that worked underground for almost 40 years. I built my first speakers when I was 16. I think it is fair to say that speaker design and passive crossover development is where my passion lies. I have had some nice speakers. Klipschorns, Heresys, Altec Model 19, JBL 100s, AR3, Bozak 302 and about 50 pairs that I built. Most people that know me will complain that I only talk about speakers and fishing. I have spent a lot of time at the Parts Express forum and Diy Audio. I came here to meet some new people and hear some new opinions. I hope that I can add something to the mix. Howard Stever
 

Vienna

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Hi Howard and welcome
 

LL21

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Welcome! Very interesting, and many of us who listen but are not technical enjoy reading about some of the 'hows and whys' of audio design. Particularly when [some] of us are working on systems where we are putting pieces together (like subs)...where understanding different designs, the pros/cons can be helpful in providing a framework from which we can start to make decisions and start auditioning without having the audition 'the universe'.
 

Ron Resnick

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Welcome to WBF, Howard!

Please post some photos of your DIY horn speakers of which you are most proud.
 
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Most of my Diy speakers are more conventional 2 way designs. I don't have the area to do large speaker projects. I have recently done some 3 ways and larger 2 ways with high frequency horns. The complexity of crossover design is very challenging. Building crossovers and getting them inside the box is almost as hard as designing them.
 
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Audiophile Bill

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Hi Howard,

Glad you joined the forum. Fishing and horn building is where it’s at :)
 

spiritofmusic

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Beer. What about beer?
 

spiritofmusic

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It certainly made your horns demo at my visit go VERY smoothly.
 

spiritofmusic

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Given the choice between two draught beer dispensers and two TTs...
 

the sound of Tao

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This is another one. I have 2 beer machines now :p:oops:
That is really funny Bill, I was looking at your beer tap before thinking well you wouldn’t just have one subwoofer, so why wouldn’t you go stereo on the kegs :eek:... audiophiles, always with the continuous improvements. Perfectly natural move :D
 
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Good to see a fellow Midwesterner here ;)
 

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