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    Senior Member Lee in Montreal's Avatar
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    Another of eBay's gems

    While browsing for a pair of Emilar EH500 horns, I found those and almost choked.

    "100% authentic"

    Yup. The horn is missing a huge chunk and is pretty much useless

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-VINTAGE...item46003067e4

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    Some welding required!

    You know I know a guy who said he knows the guy who ownes the molds to those horns and once in a while they supposedly make small production runs of them. I have asked about them on occasion but nothing ever comes of it. Should I ask again?

    I have a pair of these and while I don't think they are remarkable, they sound better than a lot of the horns I have had hence the reason I still have them.
    If we knew what the hell we were doing, we wouldn't call it research would we.

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    The emilar 500 seems to be a nice 500Hz short throw horn of relatively compact size. I've seen it used for some studio monitoring. Interinstingly, the used prices range from low $50/pair to as high as $500.... Go figure.

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    They F'ed those up LOL!
    I have a pair of the 1" version, I think they are similar anyway. The ones that look like a clown's mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwedge View Post
    The ones that look like a clown's mouth.
    Often refered to as "bow tie". Those are 800Hz horns.

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    They are 100% authentic, just not 100% complete....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Rinkerman View Post
    They are 100% authentic, just not 100% complete....
    Well put!


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    I just sent him a message!

    "Those horns have had the ends cut off and you are not stating that. They are useless except for scrap!"

    Jerks like this should be burned at the stake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwedge View Post
    I just sent him a message!

    "Those horns have had the ends cut off and you are not stating that. They are useless except for scrap!"

    Jerks like this should be burned at the stake!
    "IN VERY GOOD COSMETIC CONDITION."

    Actually, each side, as well as the front, were heavily truncated. I'd flag that deceptive auction as a major flaw isn't mentionned in the description.

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    Sad thing is some poor soul will buy those thinking it's legit. Seller should be flagged.

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    I got a reply

    Dear mil_on,

    NOT CUT OFF. THEY ARE ORIGINAL JUST LIKE THAT.
    THANKS

    - usabeautyshop

    Yeah whatever, I sent him a link to pics of a intact set of horns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundown View Post
    Sad thing is some poor soul will buy those thinking it's legit. Seller should be flagged.
    Seller knows very well what it has. The ad's wording is extremely non-specific. Yes, ad should be flagged for blattant mispresentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Montreal View Post
    Seller knows very well what it has. The ad's wording is extremely non-specific. Yes, ad should be flagged for blattant mispresentation.
    I'm going to keep up w this auction and see how much he gets. Buy it now for $300!! Wow!

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    The guys a brick.
    I sent him is link to some pictures of these horns, http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/detai...emilar_eh_5002, and this is his reply.
    Dear mil_on,

    MAY BE DIFFERENT MODEL.
    THANKS

    - usabeautyshop

    Model is cast right on the horn, lol!

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    Could very well have been taken from a cabinet in that state.
    Custom sound companies do all kinds of things that seem odd out of context.
    That said, the units are certainly a modified version, whether Emilar sanctioned it or not.
    I think most folks looking specifically for EH500 type horns would know that these are ...
    incomplete or modified for special use.

    I would be surprised if they eventually sold for 1/10 the asking price, but I've been surprised many times
    It's nograveconcern to me, but it appears a fan on AVS "borrowed" my avatar...

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