DIY speakers to use with ASL Wave tube amps

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  1. charles_w

    charles_w Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm going to build a pair of speakers and power them with the wave tube amps. I'm currently considering the Adire HE10.1's and looking for other options. Any other suggestions?

    Lee
     
  2. Tom Brennan

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    Lee--I never heard the Adires but people who's ears I trust in the horn community say it's pretty good, a small horn speaker is better than no horn speaker. If you can use a large speaker consider building an Altec 2-way with a vented 15" 416 woofer and the 802 or 902 compression driver on the 511B horn, crossover at 500hz. This will be more efficient then the Adires, with low-powered amps you need all the efficiency you can get. And of course such a speaker will be far more dynamic than the Adires. I use my Wave 8s in a bi-amped rig (real bi-amping), they work from 800hz up driving JBL compression drivers on Edgar saladbowl horns, efficiency is 110db 1w1m. You can get lots of ideas on DIY high-efficiency speakers from the fellas at the high-efficiency forum at www.audioasylum.com
     
  3. Saurav

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    I built the GR Research Paradox 1 and used it with a demo pair of Waves for a week, and I found thw combination to play quite loud. The Paradox is a $500 2-way monitor. 88dB, so on paper things are quite marginal, but the 7.2 ohm minimum impedance seems to please the Waves. www.gr-research.com is the website, and there's plenty of discussion over at Audio Asylum. Another thread on this board has some talk about these speakers too.
     

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