I think if everything goes as I planed then this month I will start my Midbass Horn project. I thought to do it later but I am too sick and tired without my main playback – so, I would rather to do it sooner than later. At present time I am strategizing what it will be, of course the attic solution is leading all the way, no wonder as I was buying this house with this intend. If you look at the Page #8 of the Midbass Horns and Real Estate thread then you refresh the idea.
Here is how the “Triangular Wall” looks like – the horns will be on this wall (where the air-conditioning ducks now)…. In the time alight position, invisible in the room and now screwing the room decor- God, will I be able to do it – the dream of idiot might come through!!!
Later on this month I will have a framing specialist to inspect my attic and give me the numbers: how much space I will have. This will greatly determine what kind horn I will be building. Meanwhile the following question I am contemplating:
1) Each horn will be 2-4 sections, so where to slice it? If we presume that section would have own resonance then what would be a difference between 5-5-3 feet and 4-4-4 feet? Probably it would be a good idea to have all section of different length. However, why the different length but not the length mass of the each section? I think I will go for different length and different mass but I still will think about it. I would like one section to me master and the rest sections to be slaves - from resonant perspective. This will give a further control after the horn is built and installed. I still think how I would do it….
2) The wall’s type material. This is complicated. The leading idea is to use two layers of plywood of different thickness and to position the layers perpendicular. Then the question is: what guy to use? Then the question is if to bolt the layers. Perhaps not to bolt but to use the wood-made screws…
3) The material itself – what to use. I am wide open from any type of wood to synthetic panels (like cement panels). Perhaps it might be a combination of organic and synthetic layers.
4) To make horn from the same material of to make different section from different material.
5) Where to buy the material in bulk quantities? I have budget the cost of horns materials around $1000
I would like to have my answers to those strategic questions before I will start drawings…Rgs, Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche