Looking for this horn!

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Looking for this horn!

Post by rkcarguy » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:58 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Qm_ql9v8x8

I am in need of a horn with this tone for my Baldwin S-12 build, and don't want one that's all that loud....i.e. I'd prefer something electronic that I can adjust the volume. Any ideas?

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Re: Looking for this horn!

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:11 am

Just a thought, but I'd check the HO guys for a sound system. You might check Soundtraxx. They have some that will replicate various horns.
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Re: Looking for this horn!

Post by rkcarguy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:33 am

I had a look at some and they seam awful small/quiet. Think I could connect the output to a stereo amplifier and use a larger speaker?
I love that lower tone, but there is nothing on the market to replicate it that is electric in the boat/car world.

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Re: Looking for this horn!

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:37 am

rkcarguy wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:33 am
I had a look at some and they seam awful small/quiet. Think I could connect the output to a stereo amplifier and use a larger speaker?
I love that lower tone, but there is nothing on the market to replicate it that is electric in the boat/car world.
Sure. All you are looking for is the chip. I'd think a low voltage amp that would run off your unit's power would be easy to find.

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Re: Looking for this horn!

Post by duckman903 » Sat May 25, 2019 2:20 pm

After being in the Navy that sounds just like a ship's horn.

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Re: Looking for this horn!

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sat May 25, 2019 2:48 pm

Is it an air horn? If so, for less volume, you can machine a simple little bushing to insert into the air intake fitting that reduces air pressure- just make a small hole (1/8”) in the center to provide low air pressure, and experiment with hole size to get the volume you want.

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Re: Looking for this horn!

Post by RCW » Sat May 25, 2019 6:20 pm

Nice sound!
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