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Title: Old University Horns
Post by: Frank DeWitt on June 17, 2014, 02:46:26 pm
I reactivated 4 old horns after a 30 year rest in the steeple of a local church.
(http://lbpinc.com/Tower%20Clock%20003.jpg)
(http://lbpinc.com/Tower%20Clock%20001.jpg)

 They are now part of a PC based carillon system.
Title: Re: Old University Horns
Post by: claude cascioli on June 20, 2014, 08:57:17 am
I reactivated 4 old horns after a 30 year rest in the steeple of a local church.
(http://lbpinc.com/Tower%20Clock%20003.jpg)
(http://lbpinc.com/Tower%20Clock%20001.jpg)

 They are now part of a PC based carillon system.
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why do people think that these horns are obsolete. atlas sound still makes them. and there are useful applications for them . i own about a hundrued of them and i do use them. they work great for sporting event mobile public address and yes i still own 2 bogen mu1250 120/12 volt amps and if you eq them they dont sound dont sound bad. the problem  is most times they are under powered with no eq.
Title: Re: Old University Horns
Post by: Frank DeWitt on June 23, 2014, 02:20:14 pm
Not obsolete just old.  I thought it was great that after sitting in the weather for 30 years all they needed was a signal.
Title: Re: Old University Horns
Post by: Art Welter on June 23, 2014, 04:18:58 pm
Not obsolete just old.  I thought it was great that after sitting in the weather for 30 years all they needed was a signal.
Phenolic diaphragms seem to last forever. When traveling in various Muslim regions saw (and heard!) many old horns that probably dated from as far back as 1940 that have been in continuous use five times a day calling the prayers.
Title: Re: Old University Horns
Post by: Bob Leonard on July 26, 2014, 09:14:01 am
Frank,
Thanks for the post. These are the horns I used with my first real PA, one per side and powered by a 50 watt Bogen. These are the first pictures I've been able to find. Plenty of output with these horns and always more than capable of doing the job.
Title: Re: Old University Horns
Post by: claude cascioli on March 31, 2015, 05:33:26 pm
it seems these old horns never die . i own about a hundred  of them and i still use them. these not super high fidelity but in curtain jobs they work very well. give them a lot of power use 1/3 octave eq and you can get them to sound quite good. no i would never try and use them for a concert but i do a lot of parades and for speech and light music i can get them sounding very good