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I have a friend in Indonesia, he built a custom passive crossover equalizer for HLCD Stevens Audio.

HLCD sounds come out much more better.

Thank you.
 

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This is my friend, Leonaudio.
Who has many knowledge, better than me.

He creates passive EQ for HLCD.
Nice work!
 

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Take the HLCD, a bunch of capacitors and RTA. Start changing the cap value (from small to large) until the upper frequencies become flat with a nice roll-off on the lower band. Voila, you created the EQ.

You should run the measurements on single horn, no mids and not in stereo. Preferrably - in the car, placed where you'd like to use them.
 

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Take the HLCD, a bunch of capacitors and RTA. Start changing the cap value (from small to large) until the upper frequencies become flat with a nice roll-off on the lower band. Voila, you created the EQ.

You should run the measurements on single horn, no mids and not in stereo. Preferrably - in the car, placed where you'd like to use them.
Thanks of your input , I try your way to make horn eq and the result is



The top curve is without cap below it is 22 uf, 15 uf, 10 uf , 8.2 uf , 6.8 uf, 4.7 uf , 3.3 uf , 2.2 uf, 1.5 uf , 1 uf.

Ok then here is the 4.7 uf , 3,3 uf and passive eq



The green line is passive eq and the top line is 4.7 uf , below it is 3.3 uf .

The use of 3.3 and 4.7 had more level from 1.5k to 16 k than passive eq about 3 db plus , 3.3 uf is more close but lower

frek (1.5k down ) have less level

Next graph is :



Top line is without cap or passive eq, green line is 4.7uf , grey line is passive eq

Now look at the horn impedance



The yellow one is impedance with 4.7 uf the green line is horn impedance.

Next pic is horn impedance with phase eq and 4.7 uf cap



Yes a capasitor can be used for eq too.
 

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I already listened to the Steven Audio Ultra HLCD at HOME with passive phase equalizer and it was amazing experience IMHO. The speaker itself seems dissapeared! sound almost like real music! Smooth response, good linearity and full bodied. I want to replicate this sound in my CAR. I'm very curious for the result, It's time to experiment furthermore!

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Wendo
 

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By the way the system at home belong to my best friend Handy in Bandung. It is minimalist system with only 2 way system (HLCD + Ramm Acoustic Midbass 6") drive by internal power of Alpine 9887. No external power amplifier and no signal processing.

The CD is Telarc 1812 Overture, Sheffield Chrismast Song and AYA. For the reference we compare it with Lowther Fullrange in horn reflex enclosure. The room itself is 4x6 meter.

The result is mind blowing!
 

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I already listened to the Steven Audio Ultra HLCD at HOME with passive phase equalizer and it was amazing experience IMHO. The speaker itself seems dissapeared! sound almost like real music! Smooth response, good linearity and full bodied. I want to replicate this sound in my CAR. I'm very curious for the result, It's time to experiment furthermore!

Best Regards

Wendo
how was it set up in ur house? what did you use to duplicate ur cars dash?
 

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By the way the system at home belong to my best friend Handy in Bandung. It is minimalist system with only 2 way system (HLCD + Ramm Acoustic Midbass 6") drive by internal power of Alpine 9887. No external power amplifier and no signal processing.

The CD is Telarc 1812 Overture, Sheffield Chrismast Song and AYA. For the reference we compare it with Lowther Fullrange in horn reflex enclosure. The room itself is 4x6 meter.

The result is mind blowing!

Thank you LeonAudio and Asawendo for your positive comments.

I had read your passive EQ setup and wanted to actually test something before responding to provide some added input.

I have done similar EQ previously but used an inductor in parallel with the driver. I was crossing over higher and blending in with the natural roll of the midbass driver however. The series capacitor value was .5 uf with a parallel inductor 6.8 mh. Gauge of the inductors wire is unimportant as there is low current flow so you just use a very small magnet wire on a fairly small bobbin.

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I will help you to upload the pictures, Mr. Asawendo.



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Last picture, show Mr. Asawendo in front of the system, wearing our national pride of "Batik Indonesia".
He is a audio reviewer & an audio expert on many audio magazines in Indonesia.

Thank you for your nice review, Mr. Asawendo.
 

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Dear Mr. Eric,

I will send a set of passive EQ that Mr. Handy has made for this Stevens Audio HLCD.

Thank you.

Thank you LeonAudio and Asawendo for your positive comments.

I had read your passive EQ setup and wanted to actually test something before responding to provide some added input.

I have done similar EQ previously but used an inductor in parallel with the driver. I was crossing over higher and blending in with the natural roll of the midbass driver however. The series capacitor value was .5 uf with a parallel inductor 6.8 mh. Gauge of the inductors wire is unimportant as there is low current flow so you just use a very small magnet wire on a fairly small bobbin.

Eric
 

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There are many things in this thread that I like the look of!

The Horn bodies, the dueland caps and the fact the Eric is involved!! Eric I'm using your large bodies in a Porsche 914 atm with B&C DE250 drivers what are these new bodies I see before me??
 

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There are many things in this thread that I like the look of!

The Horn bodies, the dueland caps and the fact the Eric is involved!! Eric I'm using your large bodies in a Porsche 914 atm with B&C DE250 drivers what are these new bodies I see before me??
Those are the current MH horn version.

Eric
 

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No dash is necessary for the horns to work well. :)


Eric
Agh, I hate to be a dick, but that statement is only true when the horn mouth is large enough. For a 1khz xover point, we're talking a mouth with an area of 855cm^2, or about the size of a 15" subwoofer!

Otherwise, you need a serious baffle, or at least a serious roundover.

This is why home horns look like this:



Otherwise, cool stuff! Good to see your selling horns again.
 

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Agh, I hate to be a dick, but that statement is only true when the horn mouth is large enough. For a 1khz xover point, we're talking a mouth with an area of 855cm^2, or about the size of a 15" subwoofer!

Otherwise, cool stuff! Good to see your selling horns again.
Patrick,

Go ahead somebody has too ;)

It all depends on how you want to set up the system. All that's really necessary is 1/8th mouth size for near field application. I prefer 1/4 as a minimum but you can get by with less.

Remember flare rate and flare type greatly affect the loading also.

My full size horn offers loading to well below 1000 Hz with a mouth of 245cm2 or 37.5 sq in without a dash or other sort treatment.

Eric
 
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