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bball09124
11-17-2009, 07:39 PM
I was thinking about doing some loud highs in my truck, and I often see people running PA speakers. Then somebody usually jumps in the thread and says "If you want loud, run some horns, they get super loud on little power." Besides that, I rarely see them mentioned.

So, what are some good horns, how many watts to give them, and what drivers to complement the horns should I go with?

4-teh-lulz?
11-17-2009, 07:40 PM
http://www.666man.net/files/Goat___Mountain___Working_Model___Single_Horn.jpg

S.B.C.
11-17-2009, 07:40 PM
Horns = earbleeds

:D

bball09124
11-17-2009, 07:44 PM
http://www.666man.net/files/Goat___Mountain___Working_Model___Single_Horn.jpg

If I wanted pics of horns, then this might have been appropriate.

4-teh-lulz?
11-17-2009, 07:47 PM
If I wanted pics of horns, then this might have been appropriate.

lulz. He's majestic though right? I call him "jimmeh"

galacticmonkey
11-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Selenium D250. Ill be getting some pretty soon.

bball09124
11-17-2009, 07:54 PM
Selenium D250. Ill be getting some pretty soon.

You have to run tweeters with them though judging from the PE reviews?

Chrispy
11-17-2009, 08:00 PM
I have some Selenium ST350s. Plenty loud. Parts-Express.com has a nice selection of horns. How do those D250s compare to the ST350s?

galacticmonkey
11-17-2009, 08:01 PM
They play pretty high. Im just putting mine on a switch so I can be loud when I want to.

galacticmonkey
11-17-2009, 08:01 PM
I have some Selenium ST350s. Plenty loud. Parts-Express.com has a nice selection of horns. How do those D250s compare to the ST350s?

One is a horn, one is a tweeter. The ST350s are my favorite tweeters.

Chrispy
11-17-2009, 08:06 PM
So a d250 wont get quite as high as the st350?

galacticmonkey
11-17-2009, 08:08 PM
No. Its not a tweeter. Think of it as something in between a mid and a tweeter.

RAM_Designs
11-17-2009, 08:08 PM
Good sounding horns are not cheap...if you just want loud, then there's plenty of horns to suit your needs.

bball09124
11-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Good sounding horns are not cheap...if you just want loud, then there's plenty of horns to suit your needs.

Whats an example of a good sounding horn and how much would it be?

Jeremy M
11-17-2009, 09:49 PM
look at the ID horns...from woofersetc.

JimJ
11-17-2009, 09:59 PM
I heard the D220TIs over the weekend :D

http://829b.com/images/bh1004%20025.jpg

http://829b.com/images/bh1004%20030.jpg

Honestly, not that bad considering the price. Still doesn't diminish my Altec alnico boner, but for around 40 bucks you can't complain...

bball09124
11-19-2009, 02:00 PM
So how about if I ran some Whip Audio 10"s and some lower line ID horns? Good or bad combo?

tez4life
11-19-2009, 06:12 PM
So how about if I ran some Whip Audio 10"s and some lower line ID horns? Good or bad combo?

I own some Whip Audio 10s sounded suprising well out the box with just a HP crossover, though I also did try them bandpass with good results. But, they are starting to screw up on me, couldnt handle the 200rms each from my Sundown 125.2, and they are rated at 300RMS :confused:


Honestly, if your looking to try some horns, Id suggest some IDs, along with a efficient midrange and a good HU for processing. It gets costly and time consuming but well worth the effort.

AlterEgo99
11-19-2009, 07:48 PM
look at the ID horns...from woofersetc.

Jeremy M, how do you like those JL Audio 13TW5's?