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    can i use altec mantaray horns on a-7

    Im looking at some large horns Mantaray i dont know the model but i was told it was the big one like mike c has on his horn rig .I would like to use them on a pair of voice of the theatre cabinets a-7. and what drivers might fit on those horns if you have any info please let me know thank you

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    It would depend on the room you have - how big is it? The MANTARAY horns are quite large...

    If you do this, you'll no longer have an actual A7 - what you will have is an A5.

    Actually, it would properly be called an A5A/MR94 (if you were using an MR94).

    The driver would have to be the larger format Altec model - the 288 or 299 would work best.

    The A5 only works well in large rooms...

    If you want to use the A7 with a Mantaray horn, the only one that would be proper would be the MRII594, which is a 500 Hz style, 90 x 40 Mantaray designed for use with the above mentioned drivers.
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    well the room is 13 by 22 but i just love the way those look and what about the crossover oh by the way i see your from sapulpa im in tulsa howdy neighbor

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    They'd be pretty BIG for that sized room, I'd think - I'd go with the A7/MR994 (A7 with a 902 coupled to an MR994 90 x 40 Mantaray horn) if I were you.

    Crossovers for the A5 are 500 Hz, and 800 Hz for the A7.
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    Angel,

    The large Mantarays are really designed for use with the larger 210 enclosures used in the A1, A2, and A-4. To properly phase-align the horn on an A-7/A-5 box would require the front of the horn to be several inches in front of the enclosure. It would work but wouldn't look very good. I would just use the smaller MrII-594 with large format driver or MR994 with small format driver.

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    finnally got the horns and i painted both cabinet and horn burgandy to make the wife semi happy
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    this is a better pi sorry crappy camera
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    So how do they sound? I'm keen to see if your experiances are the same as mine.
    Thanks for your help
    Regards Mike...................

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    hey mike i waiting on the woofers getting them redone and diaphrams too ill let you know asap

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    Quote Originally Posted by angel mercado View Post
    Im looking at some large horns Mantaray i dont know the model but i was told it was the big one like mike c has on his horn rig .I would like to use them on a pair of voice of the theatre cabinets a-7. and what drivers might fit on those horns if you have any info please let me know thank you
    I have the same horns and am using 291 16 ohm drivers.
    The tweets are MR1602 and the base is a pair of 816 cabinets, sub is 8182. Separate amps, total power 2.5 kw.
    Hi-Fi doesn't get any better if you like live concert videos.
    Anyway the 291's are worth it.

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