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    Posted: 13 January 2014 at 1:05pm
The XT8 MK2 has sold out at Blue Aran. They do have the MK1's still in stock, I might have to look into creating my own Phase Plug.
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Should still be nice without the phase plug, just need to cross over to the comp at a lower frequency.
If i remember correct the original X-tro design did not have a phase plug either. 
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Originally posted by nativelayer nativelayer wrote:

The XT8 MK2 has sold out at Blue Aran. They do have the MK1's still in stock, I might have to look into creating my own Phase Plug.
Original will be OK.
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Hi Mykey,
 
I take it you've moved on to the SP series horns now, no spare phase plugs lying around?
I imagine the SP-8 would mean a re-design of the whole box.
Sorry if I have got this wrong, I thought the phase plug came about to deal with the Xtro's mid range not performing that well - the original wooden horn wasn't quite enough?
I'm a newbie and love to learn Smile
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Yes that' the reason why a fibre glass Horn with plug is better than the original wooden one. Get one if you can. Get a massive sound from them. Stable audio makes horns but I'm not sure how often
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Originally posted by nativelayer nativelayer wrote:

Hi Mykey,
 
I take it you've moved on to the SP series horns now, no spare phase plugs lying around?
I imagine the SP-8 would mean a re-design of the whole box.
Sorry if I have got this wrong, I thought the phase plug came about to deal with the Xtro's mid range not performing that well - the original wooden horn wasn't quite enough?
I'm a newbie and love to learn Smile
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Original has a square throat and the XT8 has a round throat

I never got to hear the original. But many people were pleased with them. I believe Blue Aran are selling them at a good price so grab them while you can
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Originally posted by nativelayer nativelayer wrote:

Hi Mykey,
 
I take it you've moved on to the SP series horns now, no spare phase plugs lying around?
I imagine the SP-8 would mean a re-design of the whole box.
Sorry if I have got this wrong, I thought the phase plug came about to deal with the Xtro's mid range not performing that well - the original wooden horn wasn't quite enough?
I'm a newbie and love to learn Smile
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I can manufacture the XT8 here. SP8 is a larger horn with a lower cut off. Looks totally different
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My memory may be wrong but last time I compared the two, I thought the original which was more like a fibreglass version of the Xtro horn would probably have better dispersion control than the MkII with the phase plug.  When I tried the MkII, I found it beamed quite badly at the top end, leading me to the conclusion that I'd probably have to cross it over below 2kHz anyway.  Drop it a bit lower and you might as well just use the non-phase plugged version and get more even coverage.

I have a pair of early MkII XT8's which I'm not entirely sure what to do with.
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Sell them to nativelayer Chris ; )
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Not a ridiculous idea!  I had great plans to build a 2x12" + 8" + 1" mid-top but it never quite happened and now I don't do any gigs big enough to make it worthwhile...
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Just sell them Chris.... they will have a good home and you will have smaller piles of stuff to store!

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