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    TAD 3415 Horn System

    I came across these TAD horns when searching Klipsch large horns....The TAD is priced at about 9k,which what the TAD drivers bring seems pretty reasonable. Was wondering if anybody knows or has heard them. They stand about 7 feet tall which would be perfect in my room.

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    Last edited by RogerD; 03-18-2017 at 02:24 PM.
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    I took the plunge as I found two TAD 3415 low frequency assemblies with amplifiers. The LF units have 4 15 inch TAD drivers 8 ohms,each channel weighs 400Lbs. The Amps are SS 400W 8 ohms and with (2) 2 channel I can drive the 4 pairs of TAD drivers. My lower room is about 1400 sq ft. I intend to mount a TAD midrange and HF horn to each unit and drive those with my VAC Renaissance 140 and 70/70 amps. I have my engineering friend who will build the crossovers. I haven't decided on the drivers for the horns but there are several Japanese drivers that should work well. I'm not getting any younger and I've always wanted a big horn system.
    Speakers: ParAcas Satellites ParAcas Dual 16 subwoofer Velodyne FSR18 Fulton Little Maestros Mission speakers
    Electronics: Agtron Platinum Mono Blocks Accuphase C200 preamp Accuphase P300 amplifer Parasound amplifier ParAcas Sierra electronic crossover
    Digital: Monarchy NM24 DAC Sony DVD Transport
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    Turntable: Linn LP12 Technics 1200
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    I was talking to the seller and the amps are class A for the first 80 or so watts. My Agtron mono blocks are like that...very clean.
    Speakers: ParAcas Satellites ParAcas Dual 16 subwoofer Velodyne FSR18 Fulton Little Maestros Mission speakers
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    Turntable: Linn LP12 Technics 1200
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    I bet they'll be amazing, congrats! $9k seems like a great deal too. At 105 dB sensitivity I don't think you'll ever get those amps out of class A... I'd also try out a nice SET amp for the mids/tweets.

    Sometimes Pioneer offers really high end stuff at great prices. I paid under $4k for my Pioneer S-1EX speakers that are darn close to the TAD Evolution Towers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
    I bet they'll be amazing, congrats! $9k seems like a great deal too. At 105 dB sensitivity I don't think you'll ever get those amps out of class A... I'd also try out a nice SET amp for the mids/tweets.

    Sometimes Pioneer offers really high end stuff at great prices. I paid under $4k for my Pioneer S-1EX speakers that are darn close to the TAD Evolution Towers.
    Hi Dave,
    Seems like I always need a challenge. Those TAD sub arrays should fill the need for my bass cravings. The horns though is where I will focus...lot's of fun.
    Speakers: ParAcas Satellites ParAcas Dual 16 subwoofer Velodyne FSR18 Fulton Little Maestros Mission speakers
    Electronics: Agtron Platinum Mono Blocks Accuphase C200 preamp Accuphase P300 amplifer Parasound amplifier ParAcas Sierra electronic crossover
    Digital: Monarchy NM24 DAC Sony DVD Transport
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    Cables: NBS Statement,Pro,Master Cables, Nirvana Digital SPDIF Cable
    Turntable: Linn LP12 Technics 1200
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    I came across this review of TAD woofers...sounds like they are very good.

    "The 1603, I use them, and know others who use this model as well. Deep, heavy, big thump, smooth low mid, very clean, purrs on low notes, handles a great deal of power, very durable, and produces a large amount of low end. I have them horn loaded in my Altec cabinets, and they produce, definitely deeper and smoother sounding to my ears than the JBL 2226. Real drums sound phenomenal through these, as well as bass guitar and keyboard notes and vocals.

    I tried EVERYTHING, JBL 2226, TAD, 18Sound, B & C, EV, TAD was the best sounding to me. Low end is HUGE and clean, with a touch of warmth. Price just under $500.00ea. Works very well powered by BGW, Bryston, Crown, QSC, Crest, Lab or any other suitable high quality amplifier with proper power. TAD 1603,s THUMP, and have great low end definition, and are really reliable, they dont break. "
    Speakers: ParAcas Satellites ParAcas Dual 16 subwoofer Velodyne FSR18 Fulton Little Maestros Mission speakers
    Electronics: Agtron Platinum Mono Blocks Accuphase C200 preamp Accuphase P300 amplifer Parasound amplifier ParAcas Sierra electronic crossover
    Digital: Monarchy NM24 DAC Sony DVD Transport
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    Wow congrats, that looks quite something
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    Congrats and look forward to following this thread as the speakers emerge! How long do you think it will take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzo75 View Post
    Wow congrats, that looks quite something
    Quote Originally Posted by LL21 View Post
    Congrats and look forward to following this thread as the speakers emerge! How long do you think it will take?
    Thank you... Hi Lloyd...I never seem to do anything easy. I did pick up the 4 amplifiers that power the LF arrays,so that's good. The VAC's need to be recapped. I have to have a passive crossover made for the mid and HF horns. I'm hoping for 12 to 16 months from now. I'll post some photos and thoughts as this project progresses. I really like the naked look of the horns...I can"t wait to see them setup in my room.

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    Speakers: ParAcas Satellites ParAcas Dual 16 subwoofer Velodyne FSR18 Fulton Little Maestros Mission speakers
    Electronics: Agtron Platinum Mono Blocks Accuphase C200 preamp Accuphase P300 amplifer Parasound amplifier ParAcas Sierra electronic crossover
    Digital: Monarchy NM24 DAC Sony DVD Transport
    Tuner: McIntosh MR78
    Cables: NBS Statement,Pro,Master Cables, Nirvana Digital SPDIF Cable
    Turntable: Linn LP12 Technics 1200
    RTR: Ampex 350,351,440BC,MR70
    Studer C37 60hz,Crown 2-844,824

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    Fantastic! Another great thread to follow!
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