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Niklas Nord
05-10-2003, 04:06 PM
I have

Main Speakers: JBL 4312 mk2 (temporary while building)
AMPS: 2 x NAD S200
PREAMP: Thule Audio PR150B
CD: Denon DCD-3000
Cables: A collection of different DIY like rg62 and so on..

Room: 38 square meters, not any special treatment right now.

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Future plans:
Build two main speakers and 4 subwoofers. Buy two LEM DX26 and modify/change some parts and so on.. use as active crossower. Thining of the TacT 2.2x also !

Move to a house! Think I have to wait though :mad:

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Misc:

4 x JBL 2123H
4 x JBL 2202H
2 x JBL 2235H
1 x JBL 2225H
2 x JBL e-155/2240/2245 -empty baskets, recone to 2245
3 x JBL 2225/2235/2234 -empty baskets, recone to 2234 or 2235

oh my go.. THATS 16 DRIVERS :eek:


--- That´s my setup

Don C
05-10-2003, 11:30 PM
CD: Nakamichi MB2
Turntable: Modified AR
Pre Amp: Hafler DH110
Power Amp: Belles 200
Speakers: JBL 240Ti
Regular Monster cable.

Michael
05-10-2003, 11:38 PM
Front Speakers: JBL 4344's
Rear Speakers: JBL 4312's
Centre: Modified JBL 4313
Front Speaker Amp: Crest 6001
Rear Speaker Amp: AB Profesional Series 200
Centre Channel Amp: AB Profesional Series 200 in Bridged mono
Preamp: Sony E9000ES

Michael,

herve M
05-11-2003, 02:40 AM
Speakers: 434x (K140,2123h,2430+2332)
4430
4406
3310(cinema series surround)
Control One

Amp: JBL6260,
crown DC300A2, D150A2, D75
Audioresearch D52B

Preamp Crown DL2
Preamp AV Proton AS2631

CD Pioneer PDS901
DVD teac


Herve M

Niklas Nord
05-12-2003, 03:58 AM
any other`?

Robh3606
05-12-2003, 05:00 AM
I am running a quad amp system with:

Left and Right Le-14 A subs powered by plate amps
2035, 2122, and 2416 with 2344A as my mains

Amps Crown PS200 and 2 150 Series 2

Center channel is an home built Urie 811C powered by a strapped Crown 150

Rears are L20t soon to be upgraded to 2118 and 2404 powered by reciever front L/R

System control I am using a Sony ES reciever GA8ES as my preamp and have Urei 839 for EQ L/C/R and use a jbl M552 and M553 as my active crossovers.

AR HO12 LFE sub to be upgraded to a third LE-14 sub. CD player Sony CA70ES and SACD Sony 755 Vinyl when set up uses a old Technics SU-A6 preamp and either an Empire 698 or a Dual 5000 with a Shure V-15 4

Rob :)

JBL Dog
05-12-2003, 06:36 AM
JBL 4343
McIntosh MC7270 amp
McIntosh C32 pre-amp
Sony CD player

:D

This message comes from JBL Dog :cool:

sa660
05-12-2003, 09:03 AM
My brother system's

1 studer CD player
1 marantz preamp
2 Crown DC300 II
JBL 4435


My current system
CD phillips
AMPli marantz
Control5 + SB5

***********
Storage.
2x 4628
2x 4560
2x 2226H
2x 2450J+2350
2x 2450H+2482
3x 2441+2390
2x 2420
2x 2470
2x LE85+2307
4x 2345
2x 2327
3x 2402
2x 2403
2x 2405
2x E145
2x 6260
1x 6230
1x 6020
1x SA660
1x M553


2x15cells+S2 Vitavox
1 active crossover Vitavox


2x WE2080A mint
1x WE2080A need repair
1x ALTEC515 need new cone
1x WE2090A
1x WE30150
2x 10cells horns WE2094A

Ezel
05-12-2003, 09:31 AM
Here is my system..

Audio Research VT-150 Tube monoblocks
Audio Research LS2B MKII
Sony XA7ES CD player
Sony JA50ES MD Player
Marantz DR17 CD Writer
Marantz St17 Tuner
Nakamichi CR7E Cassette Deck
Sony DTC60ES DAT Tape
Linn LP12 Sondek Valhalla
Klimo Tube Phono Stage

JBL 250TI
Van den Hul SCS-2 Speaker Cables
Gutwire Chime XLR ýnterconnects (Pre>Power and CD> Pre)
Van Den Hul Integration Interconnects

Norbert
05-12-2003, 12:26 PM
Currently I use:

- Thorens TD124 turntable with EMT 997 tone arm and TSD15 cartridge
- Marantz 2100 Stereophonic Tuner
- TEAC VRDS-25X CD-player
- Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio-player
- DAC5 with DIR1703/PCM1730 module
- Audio Research SP-3 preamplifier with power supply upgrade and Lundahl MC-transformers
- Cayin 788 amplifier (KT88 Push-Pull, 2x25/50W, Triode/Ultralinear)
- JBL 4430 Studio Monitors (best speakers I ever owned)

For the SP-3 upgrade and the DAC5 project please refer to: http://www.diyaudio.de/html/coming_soon.html

MJC
05-12-2003, 09:55 PM
5 L212 speakers
B212 sub with new plate amp
Marantz 880 receiver as a prepro
2500 Parasound 5 channel amp
Toshiba DVD player
Toshiba 65" HDTV
4DTV 922 c-band sat. receiver
HDD200 HD decoder

Doctor_Electron
05-12-2003, 11:59 PM
I use a late 70's Advent 300 receiver for the preamp; CD player is a Yamaha CDX-396 (single disk player & amazing sound quality for the price); an Alesis Matica 500 Professional dual-channel power amp (IMHO probably the best sounding amp I've heard); A Denon AVR-85 HT receiver for AM & FM tuner; and a pair of JBL 4410 Monitors (with the 035TiA tweeters replaced with 2404 "baby cheeks"). The system is currently set up in a small RV, so the 2235 based subs are not used. This basically gives a "nearfield/midfield" enviornment, which the 4410's seem to excel in (incredible soundstage & imaging and very dynamic response, which the system could never achieve when used in a larger room).
On the Chesky CD "Classics & Jazz " CD the demo track featuring a tom-tom drum being struck while circling an omnidirectional microphone, the 360 degree rotation is produced with about 320 degrees of rotation...again, uncanny imaging which surprised even this grizzled, jaded listener. On my set of first generation Beatles CD's (not listed as remastered, and with minimal digital editing or "cleanup"done), every edit, punch-in, gain riding event etc. etc (MANY, MANY) are very audible in the mix. This system as setup reminds me very much of sitting before a pair of 4310's while working at Schaffer Electronics Corp., ("THE" broadcast automation outfit) in the 70's, with source material from Scully, Ampex, ITC & Studer 1/2 track tape decks @ 30 IPS (but NOT quite). Of course, though, it is an ever-evolving system (where is that grail?".

Ian Mackenzie
05-13-2003, 02:02 AM
My system is largely Passlabs diy based electronics,

Pearl discrete J fet phono stage
Bride of Son of Zen Balanced Line Stage
Pass Aleph 2 mono blocks 100

The front end is vintage as is some other stuff
Kenwood KD 650 T/T
FR12 Arm
Mc301 cartridge

Phase Linear 700 series 2
HK PT2500 Tuner Pre with dolby pro logic

Other sources
Pioneer 626 DVD
CEC Audiophile CD

Speakers
FOH JBL 4430/4345 hyprid
Rears are Century L100's

In progress is a Pass AX Aleph Class A Power amp (diy) with super symmetry balanced design. I also plan to try active operation in the near future.

The Pass amps, although diy, easily surpass any commercial product I could afford in this life time. For details see passdiy.com
Image of Aleph 2 attached
Ian

locanti
05-13-2003, 07:29 AM
Auditorium(Cellar)

Main system

JBL 4333AWX modified
136A wooferLower-320Hz
D216 front loaded mid bass320Hz-1200Hz
806 drivers(Altec:( sorry) mid high 1200Hz-8KHz
ft90h(Fostex) tweeter8Khz-Upper
Beard CA35 preamp
Home build 3 ways tube X-over(Marantz model)
Audio research Classic 30 bass
Heathkit AA100(Amp section) mid bass(Rebuild and modified)
Hirage class A 20W mid high and high
Teac p10 CD driver
Wadia X32 converter
Technics SP-110 turntable+SME 3009+Denon DL103
SAE 2 tuner

2nd system

JBL C56 DORIAN(JBL S1)+L100
Sansui G8000 receiver
Teac VRDS 10 cd
Thorens 145MKII+ Audio technica 20SLA

Video system
Pionner amp and DVD +Audax loudspeakers rear+center+front (Home made system in the walls)
Sony Wpl400 videoprojector

Living room system
(my wife didn't want my ALTEC A7 copy)

JBL C36 (Copy) with JBL 030
Leak stereo 20amp+point-one stereo preamp
Leak through-line II tuner
Thorens 135 turntable
Sony CDP101 CD(I didn't find an older one)

Bedroom system

Jbl C53 Libra(Copy to be finished ) with JBL S11
Luxman C120 preamp
pair of6L6 loftin replica amps(La cave aux tubes)
Technics SL PG 400a CD
Revox B160 tuner

And other things not in use now!!!

And I'm lookind for a pair of LE75 or 2410 with original diaphragms
(Even 2461)for my 2345 horn to complet my bass set(Ampeg head and 2X116Liters enclosure for 2205A bass drivers)






:D

Niklas Nord
05-13-2003, 07:31 AM
Insane, you have alot of JBL -stuff at your home !!

GREAT!!

:) :D :D :D :D

locanti
05-13-2003, 08:10 AM
:)

I'm a JBL colector for years.

The first enclosure that I bought were JBL L36 in 1976

Bruno GINARD
05-13-2003, 11:19 AM
Living Room :

36 ‘’ Panasonic screen
Tannoy 15 “ Coaxial speaker (professional model) in rear folded horn “à la JBL”
(To be substituted by a 2 or 3 ways system using 2225, 2445 + Horn, 2405)
JBL 2240 H 18” in bass- reflex box, below 80 Hz.
Tannoy Mx 2 rear effect speakers
No central speaker actually
Pionner VSX 908 H.T. receiver
Denon POA 4400 Monaural amplifier for Bass
Pioneer all zone DVD Player
JVC SVHS recorder

Lounge: Speakers under construction!

JBL Hartsfield, E 145-8, 2445J, 2390, 2205, Home Made filter on N 400 scheme.
6550 Push pull valve amplifier (to be substituted: 300 B or 211 Valves)
Home made passive Preamplifier
Sansui 711 CD Player




:D

rgrjit8
05-13-2003, 01:58 PM
Oh, alright!

JBL 4355
Adcom 5800 (250 wpc)
Adcom 6000 (100 wpc x 3, 60 wpc x2)
Conrad Johnson PV 7 pre
Crown VFX2A crossover @ 290 Hz
JVC megachanger
ADC SoundShaper EQ

Storage

JBL XPL 200 (2 pairs)
JBL XPL 160 (single for center channel)
Rock Solid Monitors (for surround channels)
JBL L 45 Flairs
McIntosh MC 2300
Audio Research D 100
Audio Research D 100 B (If anyone can tell me the difference between these 2 models, I'd love to hear from you)
Philips 578 200 wpc power amp.
Crown VFX2A crossover (yes, a second one)
Adcom GTP 550 Surround Sound preamp tuner
Denon DRW 850 cassette deck
Klipsh Heresy pair
Sony El 7 Elcaset deck
Denon DP 35 TT
Pioneer 9500 series 2 tuner
Sansui G 8000 receiver

Gee, once it's all written down it looks like a lot of stuff, but I need MORE!!!

boputnam
05-14-2003, 08:19 AM
Space impaired...

Family Room
Onkyo P304 preamp
Onkyo T4087 Tuner
dbx 1231
QSC CX302 (by 2)
4312A's - fitted with LE5-2's
4313B's - fitted with LE5-2's, and cabinet rewired to "positive" polarity

Study
Onkyo P306 preamp
Onkyo T4087 Tuner
dbx 1231
Onkyo M504 amp
Alesis MonitorOne (on back corners of drafting table)

Shop
Pioneer SA9100
Pioneer TX9100
Altec Corona's refitted with LE8T-H's and LE20's, and CrossTech CT-200 xover
Lancer 44's - recently refinished, on standby
Lancer 77's - recently refinished, awaiting grill cloths (can't find original material)
Altec Model Nine cabinets going to LE14A's, LE5-2's and LE20's - cutting baffles this weekend

IDF
05-14-2003, 10:22 AM
Main system:

JBL 4343WX
McIntosh C34 preamplifier
McIntosh 7200 amplifier
McIntosh MCD 7007 cd player
McIntosh MR78 fm tuner

Others:

JBL 4315
McIntosh 2205 amp
McIntosh 2255 amp
Conrad-Johnson PV5 preamp
Conrad-Johnson MV75 amp

Tom Loizeaux
05-14-2003, 06:26 PM
Currently running:
Sony consumer CD player
Crown PSL2 preamp into either...

JBL Urei 6260 power amp into
JBL 4312As (running full range) w/ JBL powered subwoofer
or
Rane AC22 active crossover into
Crown PS-200 & PS-400 power amps into
JBL 4333Bs (bi-amped)

standing by are:
a pair of JBL 4320s and a pair of almost completed 4343s.
JBL 5235 crossover with 4343 cards
a second Crown PS-200
numerous cabinets with JBL K140s and EVM 15B speakers
plus a number of assorted spare JBL and Altec drivers
plus assorted musical and digital recording gear

Tom

Godofredo
05-14-2003, 08:36 PM
system

Speakers:4343 WX
250Ti
L166

Amp:McIntosh MC2205
McIntosh MC7106

Preamp: McIntosh MX118

CD:McIntosh MCD7009

JBL crossover M552

neriks
05-15-2003, 01:31 AM
My system(s) ...

Main listening room/home theater


Front speakers: JBL 2226H + JBL 2446H
Subwoofers: JBL 2242H (2 in each each enclosure)
Center speaker: JBL SVA Center
Surround speakers: Dali Blue R-1000
Subwoofer amplifier: Mark Levinson No.336
Main speaker amplfier: Mark Levinson No.331
Main speaker amplfier: Rotel RB-991
Center/Surround amplifier: Rotel RB-985
Preamp/electronic crossover: Harmony Design
CD/DVD/SACD: Philips DVD-963SA
Loudspeaker cables: Harmonic Tech Pro-11
Loudspeaker cables: QED Genesis Silver Spiral


Second home theater


Front speakers: JBL SVA 2100
Center speaker: JBL SVA Center
Surround speakers: JBL SVA 1600
Amplifier: Rotel RB-985
Preamp: Rotel RSP-980
Dolby-Digital decoder: Rotel RSA-980
CD/DVD/SACD: Pioneer DV-606C
Game console: Microsoft XBox


Office


Front speakers: JBL SVA 1600
Amplifier: Pioneer (an old model)
CD: Technics (an old model)
Tape: Revox B-77

Niklas Nord
05-15-2003, 04:47 AM
Yes Neriks, your system is something of the best out there!!

:)

hosee
05-15-2003, 09:19 AM
1. 4350 for left/Right, home made center w 2202/2405/2440 w/JBL blue gill cloth and oak veneer to match L/R. L-300 Rear L/R w/Blue JBL grill cloth. Pioneer Elite 545 DVD, Sony STRD-940 receiver. Front L/R biamped with Alesis Matica 900 and Mackie 1400i. Center triamped w. Alesis RA 100 and Matica 900. L-300s use a Hafler 500. There is a 61" Sony HDTV for viewing.

2. Bedroom uses two Sovereign S7Rs (Blonde oak cabinets) with an added 2405 and N7000. Center is a JBL 505 and uses a JVC receiver and Pioneer DVD. There is a 32" JVC TV.

3. Sons Room. Has a Pioneer 6 channel receiver, 27" JVC, Sony DVD. He uses two 4312s for the front and two L166s for the rear with two additional L166s on each side. His center is a duplicate of mine using a 2202/2405/375.

Sorry if this comes up twice, had a little trouble with the log in and not sure first transmittal worked. Did not see it on the string.

Guy L
05-15-2003, 10:31 AM
Altec "Big Red" with 604E2 and Mastering Lab crossovers.

Air-Tight ATM-300 Amplifier,

Air-Tight ATE-2 Preamp,

Wadia Digital 861 CD Player,

Kenwood KT-600T Tuner,

Technics SP10 MK2 turntable,
Fidelity Research FR-64S Tonearm,
Audio-Note IO-J Cartridge (original 1980's),
Audio-Note AN-S7 Step up transformer.

göran
05-18-2003, 12:46 PM
Speaker JBL L250 "with LE1400H woofer and 044Ti twetter"
JBL 250Ti Limited Edition "for sale"
Power Amplifer 2xLuxman M03 Bridge, Pre Amplifer Luxman C03
CD Pioneer PD-91

MikeM
05-20-2003, 06:52 PM
check it out. http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vhome&987090225&zzkrell

:)

Audio72
05-23-2003, 10:07 PM
Receiver: Marantz 2270

Turntable: Marantz 6100

CD/DVD-Audio: Denon-1600

Speakers: JBL Decade L 36's

:D :D :D :D

MikeM
05-31-2003, 02:17 PM
Here some of the set up.

jbl
11-14-2003, 11:12 AM
I have,

Main speakers: JBL 4671 (2225, 2425, 2370, 3110a in 4507 cabinets)
Power amp: Marantz 300DC
Pre-amp: Marantz 3650
FM Tuner: Marantz 2130
CD Player: Denon DCD 610
Turntable: Technics SP-25 with Profile II Tonearm
Teac A-6100 MKII Reel to Reel (15/7.5 IPS 1/2 Track)
Teac A-4300 Reel to Reel

jbl

jblnut
11-14-2003, 12:42 PM
Music Room
----------------

Jbl L250 w/104H replacing LE5-11
Yamaha PC2002M amp
Luxman C-383 Preamp
Luxman PD-264 Turntable w/Ortofon MC200
Harman/Kardon HD7725 CD (best they ever made)
Sony DTC-300 Dat
Luxman K-10 Cassette
Luxman T-210L Tuner
AudioControl EQ
Yamaha C7 Grand Piano (for manual music creation :-)

Family Room Theatre
---------------------------

JBL LX44 Mains
JBL SC505 Center
JBL J2050 Surrounds
H/K AVR300 DTS Receiver
Toshiba SD-3109 DVD
Sony Laser Disc
Audio Arts Crossover (for the sub)
Carver PM-175 (bridged) sub amp
Crate 15" bass bin (from my band days)

Office/Studio
-----------------

JBL 4410
Carver TFM-6C amp
Kawai 16-channel mixer
Misc keyboards, effects units, etc

Bedroom
------------

JBL GTO803 car speakers mounted in-wall
H/K AVR40 Receiver
Sony CDP-910 CD

Kitchen
---------

Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble satellites
Pioneer receiver and CD


jblnut

JBL Dog
11-14-2003, 01:46 PM
JBL C45 Metregon (LE15, 2440, 075, H5041, LX5 and 3105)

McIntosh Tube System:

Amp = MC240
Pre-amp = C22
Tuner = MR66

CD = one that tracks well

Keep in mind this is a woman that is allergic to diamonds. This is what I got her in place of a nice diamond ring.

:D

This message comes from JBL Dog :band:

cary
11-14-2003, 02:36 PM
Main System:
4312A Control Monitors
Bottlehead Foreplay preamp
Antique Sound Lab Wave 8 mono amps
Sony ES CD changer
NAD tuner

Workshop:
L19 Decade speakers
Pair of Heathkit AA-161 mono amps
Pioneer laser disc player
Technics micro series tuner

Others:
4401 control monitors
L26 Decade speakers
Heathkit AA-32 amp
Magnavox EL84 amp

Cary Chin

lpd
11-14-2003, 10:00 PM
Speakers JBL 4333AWX
Amplifier Threshold S-150
Pre-Amp Crimson 510/Dyna modified Pas 3
CD McIntosh MCD 7007
Turntable Sony PS-2400

gyusher
11-15-2003, 03:20 PM
I dont mix my stereo with HT. . .I have my "Big System" for movies and in my 9x9 office I have a MINT pair of JBL L-112s driven by a "Enhanced" Forte' Model Three controled by a Sony TA-E77ESD PreAmp and its wonderful. . . .
I dont mind talking about this system. This started with a little Model 26 Marantz and a pair of PSB Alpha AVs just for some music in my office. . .Now I have moved considerably up from there. IMO. . .Although I do miss that old Marantz. . . .
BTW I am the bald headed one in my Avatar. . .Really thats my new Grandson!!! I like to talk about him too!

Ralf
11-15-2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by gyusher
BTW I am the bald headed one in my Avatar. . .Really thats my new Grandson!!! I like to talk about him too!

congratulations

First which he learns, is certainly, how one builds reasonable boxes...

gyusher
11-15-2003, 06:05 PM
The Momma is my daughter who has my original L-112s that I bought new in 82. . .She took them in 83 and has taken great care of them. . .He will cut his teeth on JBLs thats for sure. . .I think he likes ZZ-Top right now. . .About 6 weeks old. . .

Mr. Widget
11-15-2003, 10:02 PM
". . .I think he likes ZZ-Top right now. . .About 6 weeks old. . ."



That's OK. Taste comes with age and experience.:)

gyusher
11-16-2003, 02:23 AM
I mean he still has much to learn. . . . LaGrange on those L-112s at a decent volume does tend to stop you in your tracks. for a moment anyway. . .

L88P
11-18-2003, 06:14 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by boputnam
[B]Space impaired...

Lancer 77's - recently refinished, awaiting grill cloths (can't find original material)


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3059571529&category=3276


Bo... maybe the material is good enough??


Roger:coolness:

AudioGeek
12-02-2003, 12:05 PM
Current system:

~ 4412 Studio Monitors.
~ Marantz 2250B Receiver.
~ Mitsubishi HS-U770 SVHS VCR.
~ XLO Electric Pro 1200 speaker cable- 8'.

Previous system (lost in divorce/lawyers this past year):

~ B&W Nautilus 803 speakers.
~ REL Stentor III sub.
~ Mesa Baron power amp w. WIMA caps mod & JJ E34L/Mazda 12AX7.
~ Audio Research Reference 2 & Audible Illusions Modulus 3 pre-amps.
~ Pass Labs D-1 DAC.
~ C.E.C. TL-1X CD transport (AT&T-type fiber optic link to DAC).
~ Yamaha CT-7000 tuner.
~ SonyES TC-K679es 3-Head cassette deck.
~ Marantz PMD-350 Cass/CD player w. mic inputs (used mainly for site recording).
~ Audio Technica 822 mic.
~ VPI HW-19 MkIII turntable (w. VPI PLC & custom modded suspension)/Well-Tempered Classic tonearm/Sumiko Blue Point Special & VandenHul Frog cartridges.
~ Custom Sound Anchors stand for Baron & S.A. stands for N803's.
~ Nordost SPM Reference bi-wire speaker cables.
~ AQ Anaconda & XLO Signature interconnects.
~ original VooDoo Dragon power cords on each component.
~ various Adcom, Vans Evers, & Shunyata power conditioning.
~ Aurios M.I.B.S. bearing feet under each component except N803's, REL, & VPI.
~ various ASC Tube Traps, Studio Traps, and Sonex acoustic treatments.
~ 27" Trinitron TV.


Yes, you could say I've taken quite a step down from the rig I worked so hard for. :cooked: Except for the 4412's, of course!!

Obviously, this is a re-building year. :spin:

boputnam
12-02-2003, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by AudioGeek
Previous system (lost in divorce/lawyers this past year): So, er, uh, where's that ex-wifey live, hmm...? :rotfl:

Sorry - that may be too cruel, but not as much as losing that rig! Whoa...

You need the JBL Prenup - the design of which might be worth a new Thread... ;)

Mr. Widget
12-02-2003, 12:28 PM
Hey Bo,

It's not possible to get a JBL prenup, post nup is it?

I better be a good boy then.:D

boputnam
12-02-2003, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Widget
It's not possible to get a JBL prenup, post nup is it?
Looking at my avatar, I realize I need one too!! :banghead:

AudioGeek
12-02-2003, 10:47 PM
where's that ex-wifey live, hmm...?


Ex-wife?

:mad: + :die: + :bomb: = :flamed:

WHAT ex-wife?? :moon: & :cheers:

Hey - a man can dream, can't he??

:D

Ian Mackenzie
12-03-2003, 08:57 AM
Ausiogeek,

What are your recollections of the Pass Labs D-1 DAC?

Ian

Earl K
12-03-2003, 09:12 AM
Ausiogeek ??:rotfl:

couldn't resist <> EarlK:cool:

( I too, would like to hear about that DAC ) :yes:

Wardsweb
12-03-2003, 10:30 AM
I thought it would be easier to just show you: http://www.wardsweb.org/lansing/systems/

You can never have to much audio equipment.

boputnam
12-03-2003, 10:45 AM
:shock:

Mr. Widget
12-03-2003, 10:49 AM
Thank you Wardsweb. You have done us all a tremendous service. The next time my wife says that I have too much audio gear, I will show her your photos.:D

boputnam
12-03-2003, 10:53 AM
Yea, Wardsweb, and if you still have a wifey, let ME know when you guys split-up... :rotfl:

Wardsweb
12-03-2003, 11:28 AM
Yes, I have a very understanding wife (this time around). I would have way more gear but I also have an ex-wife that sucks a big chunk of change out of my paycheck each month :biting: But on the bright side she sure helps me to appreciate my wife. :D

boputnam
12-03-2003, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Wardsweb
... I also have an ex-wife that sucks ... But on the bright side she sure helps me to appreciate my wife. :D I am quite surprised we both married the same wife the first time! NEVER AGAIN! Ha!~

Wardsweb
12-03-2003, 02:02 PM
Audio is a disease with no cure, an addiction you can not break. You can only feed it more gear to curb the cravings for a little while. My casket will have a stereo. :D

AudioGeek
12-03-2003, 06:22 PM
Ian and Earl -

Welp, I must say that the D1 was probably the best sounding DAC I'd ever owned or heard to date. And I'm serious.

Previously, I'd owned the Theta Data Pro Basic II with mods, Krell SBP-64X, a few Audio Alchemy's w.outboard PS's & jitter boxes, a couple of Audio Research's DAC's/CDP's, Wadia 860, Denon, Rotel, SonyES, Genesis Digital Lens jitter filter and a bunch of digital I can't remember right now. The Pass whupped all of 'em. :montyp:

The Pass had just about everything sound-wise you could ask for IMHO, so I won't go into all of the superlatives unless someone wants to know specifically. Probably the best thing was that it was actually listenable for long sessions with no loss of detail, (which is where most Redbook front-end's fail).

A lot of that had to do with the excellent C.E.C. transport feeding it, and I didn't get quite the beauty out of the TL-1X/D1 combo until I linked them with the fiber optic cable. The D1 had the best F.O. receiver in the biz at that time from what I understand, and it still probably is the best. That's I believe what made the difference. I had tried all manner of RCA & balanced digital cables previously, but the AT&T link was just spectacular.

(BTW - I believe the TL-1X/D1/AT&T link was the same digital front-end that Wayne Colburn of Pass Labs had as his reference system. I was informed of that after I already owned the D1, while speaking with Wayne one day about a Pass preamp. Nice coincidence. Maybe his ears and mine are similar?! :hmm: )


Ian -

Don't you have one of the Pass DIY amps? Which one, the Bride of Zen or Daughter, etc? I've heard they're supposed to be excellent, and I've always wanted to hear a properly built one. Maybe I'll start to look into those - any hints?

AudioGeek
12-03-2003, 06:36 PM
Hey Wards -

Are those ML's CLS IIa's or IIz's? I had a pair of IIa's in walnut, and intended to do the z impedance mod but never got around to it.

If you get the chance some day, listen to any of the ARC Classic-series amps through the CLS'. I used to power mine with a pair of Classic 120 monoblocks with KT-88's, and it was "hog heaven"!! I'd say that rig was one of the best speaker/amp combo's I've ever heard.

Only problem was, I kept blowing those '88's prematurely. Between the Chinese-made tubes I had at the time, and the .5 ohm impedance of the CLS' in the 20kHz octave, it was no wonder. Those '88's just liked to oscillate heavily with the nearly DC impedance up there. Or overheat/arc. Or both!!

Then, I traded the 120's for a Krell KSA-150. Had that driving the ML's for awhile, then traded off those for Apogee Stage's...then Maggie 2.6R's...then...

Does the torture ever stop with this hobby?! :biting:

Ian Mackenzie
12-04-2003, 12:50 AM
Ian -

"Don't you have one of the Pass DIY amps? Which one, the Bride of Zen or Daughter, etc? I've heard they're supposed to be excellent, and I've always wanted to hear a properly built one. Maybe I'll start to look into those - any hints?"

Yep,

House of Pass , Built:

BOSOZ balanced line stage
Pearl Jfet Phono stage
Aleph 3, 5, & 2 mono block

In progress AX 100+100 and discrete Jfet follower active crossover, the former creams the ML with massive dynamic contrast and purity using only 2 stages IMHO.

On the drawing board a X Pre amp and X Series 600 to drive the 4345 bass and also for summer listening (600+600 A/B watts class only to 100 watts)

Not difficult Send me a pm for details,

Also great people like Karen (do a search for the pic, its worth it) to deal with and plenty of punters at diyaudio.com (sorry she's married boys)

Ian

4313B
12-04-2003, 05:45 AM
Originally posted by AudioGeek
Which one, the Bride of Zen or Daughter, etc? I've heard they're supposed to be excellent, and I've always wanted to hear a properly built one.Dood! Check out the great granddaughter of Zen's second cousin! Totally bitchin'! :rockon2:

AudioGeek
12-04-2003, 12:33 PM
Hey Giskard - don't blame me for the goofy names they give them, :rolleyes: "I'm only here for the beer", ya know?

Ian Mackenzie
12-04-2003, 01:05 PM
Yeah stop goofin around...

Check this out, incandescent current sources..WOW

And more in the treasure chest here http://www.passdiy.com/gallery.htm

and here
http://www.passdiy.com/gallery-zen.htm

Ian

4313B
12-04-2003, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Ian Mackenzie
Yeah stop goofin around...Um, it doesn't sound like I'm the one goofing around :D
Bride of Zen?
Sounds like someone has both hands in the bucket of goof balls :p
Anyway... I'm just here for the pretzels...

AudioGeek
12-04-2003, 04:48 PM
Yeah - they've got a pretty weird naming convention. But I don't care, long as they sound good! :screwy: Maybe Ian knows how Pass came about the names??

Me? I like beer nuts. :biting: ;)

Ian - Do they have DIY's for the XA series? (I doubt it, but worth a try)

BTW, I couldn't find a pic of Karen...

Ian Mackenzie
12-05-2003, 12:33 AM
Ian - Do they have DIY's for the XA series? (I doubt it, but worth a try)

Are you kidding? Been there done that.......playing with fire there Man.

Gees...you might steel her though....I'm watching now..
( I know she hates have her pic on show so I have toned it down a tad...also stop you over heating..muhahah).

Traffic Report

I received some parts for the new diy Jfet active crossover from Karen tonight...Purrrrrrrr....and a special delivery from Bo for the JBL Blue Paint this morning......WOW ...and the one and only JBL L pad knobs from our JBL Guru Giskard the other day.

Thankyou all for your support.

Its an exciting time over here are Macka's Juicy Mansions

Ian

Purrrrrr:cheers:

AudioGeek
12-05-2003, 02:39 AM
Are you kidding? Been there done that.......playing with fire there Man.

Whaddya mean? Too difficult a build, or ol' Nelson gets mad if you ask for his circuit design?

Looks like your coming up roses on your JBL scavenger hunt. Lucky bum!

And Karen? She could be my parts girl any time....:thmbsup:

Tom Loizeaux
01-12-2004, 06:08 PM
(an update of my original, old post)
Currently running:

Sony consumer CD player
Crown PSL-2 preamp into either...
JBL Urei 6260 power amp into
JBL 4312As (running full range) w/ JBL PB12 powered subwoofer
or
Rane AC22 active crossover into
Crown PS-200 & PS-400 power amps into
JBL 4343s (bi-amped) (completely restored)

standing by are:

a pair of JBL 4320s and a pair of 4333Bs (completely restored)
JBL 5235 crossover with assorted cards
Crown FFX-2 active crossover
several back-up Crown PS-400 & 200 amps, and several JBL Urei power amps
numerous cabinets with JBL K140s, EVM 15 and Gauss speakers
plus a number of assorted spare JBL and Altec drivers
plus assorted vintage Fender and Sunn amps and digital recording gear
and a collection of vintage Fender basses, etc.


Tom

Hofmannhp
01-13-2004, 04:31 AM
living room (62sqm):

Sansui CA 2000 (has to get changed)
Sansui BA 2000 (has to get changed)
Sony CDP 797
Sansui TU 9000
Onkyo TA 9900
Revox A77
DIY (built 1981) Turntable as black marble plate, belt drive, electronic controlled motor and SME 3009, Shure V15.
Thorens TD 126, Ortofon OM5 (the DIY type sounds a lot better)
JBL 4435

living garage (55sqm):

Crown Macrotech 2400
Bose 1801
Rane AC 23 Crossover
JBL 5434 Crossover with 4435Card
Yamaha C40 Preamp)
Yamaha Tuner ?
Sony CDP 77
Altec Valencia Cabs with 2205, 2380, 2470 and DIY Lens, 2405 (my best sounding multipurpose system at this time)
2 x 4530 JBL, 2 x 2395 lens, 2 x 2309 horn, 2 x 2402, 2 x 2397, 2 x 2441 with 2328.

office (36sqm):

4333B (DIY in the year 1980) with 2235, 2312, 2308, 2405 and a DIY Network. (sounds great)
Marantz 2265b

kids room:

2 x Klipsch Heresy
Marantz 2230

on stock:

Sony TA-E86b high end preamp (for sale next months)
McIntosh MA 5100 (for sale when finished with restauration)
1 x Klipschhorn
2 x Klipsch spare drivers K 55M (for sale)

projects:
as you saw perhaps in the forum (maxwedge thread with sub/mid box)
4 way monitor with 2240H, 2202, 2402 and the above listed 2395 with 2441 (looking for 2343 horns.....)

Triumph Don
01-14-2004, 08:09 PM
Similar to the Dog, but my wifey has to suffer! L300's McIntosh 2255 amp, McIntosh C-37 preamp, Sony ES cd, Technics turntable. Aural Thrills interconnects. Hers-McIntosh 6200 integrated, Denon CD, Jubals. 15 yr. old-Crown DC300A, Carver 26 pre amp tuner, L-!00's. 13yr old- Carver 26, Crown DC150AOC, some 3 way JBL's [radience series?] being redone with rebuilt LE10A's and??

hifiguy9
01-14-2004, 09:20 PM
Living Room has JBL Sovereign Speakers and McIntosh 240 Tube amplifier and McIntosh C-11 Tube Preamp, Luxman Turntable w. Shure V-15 Cartridge, Technics 1506 Reel To Reel, Pioneer Elite Laserdisc/DVD/CD Player and Sony Wega 36 inch XBR Flat Screen T.V., and back walls have Altec Flamencos.

Bedroom has JBL Viscount Speakers and Marantz Model 8 Tube Amp and Marantz Model 7 Preamp, Garrard 301 Turntable, and Xbox that has great playack on Games, DVD's, and CD music.

And eventually I will have a family room that will accomodate the Altec Magificent home version A-7 Speakers I now have in storage.

LotsOJBL
01-19-2004, 12:11 PM
Main System (the one the wife uses):

McIntosh MX 117
McIntosh CD - 7008
Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference
SME 3009 MkII
Ortophon somthing or other
MPI - 4
McIntosh 200 W/channel (forgot the #)
Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble I, (the first one)

Office System:

Sequerra FM Reference
Sony Super Audio CD-DVD player
Sony hot-audio Computer w/ Highspeed for radio/video
McIntosh 230
Wilson WATT - III

Barn System (parties in my big barn)

Conrad Johnson PV12
Sony Super Audio CD-DVD player
McIntosh 2500
JBL Cabaret 4699B

Storage
Marantz SLT-12U
JBL SG 520 Pre-amp
JBL SE-408S w/flat cards
Crown D-60
ADS 2001 Speaker/amp combo
1 pair IMF Studio II
1 pair IMF Studio III
Koss ESP9A
KLH Model 11
KLH Model 18
Other stuff I'm not so proud of or can't remember

oldr&b
01-23-2004, 01:11 PM
Instead of making excuses here 'tis:

Small system is Pioneer SX-60 stereo receiver front end (bad amp section) driving a 1970s vintage Leach 90WPC stereo power amp (scratch built by my brother Don from Audio Magazine article plans) connected to a pair of KLH Model 5s with replacement 4" Goldwood cone tweeters from Parts Express on home brew rubberized damping rings made from scrap aluminum siding.

"Big" (?) system is Gemini PMX120 stereo DJ mixer into a Behringer GEQ3102 stereo 1/3 octave EQ into DBX 223 stereo electronic X'over. The DBX summed mono LF output drives a bridged Crown DC300A connected to a Behringer B1800X 18" subwoofer. The DBX stereo high outputs drive another Leach 90WPC stereo power amp connected to (here's my JBL props) a pair of JBL era Urei 809As.

For sources I use a variety of CD players and turntables and, yes, I'll play DJ at friends parties if they ask me to.

soundhd
01-28-2004, 09:52 AM
In The Hide-A-Way:
JBL 4350B's
Bryston 20B Pre-Amp
Bryston 10B Crossover
Bryston 4BST Amp (Low Freq)
Bryston 3BST Amp (High Freq)
Classe' .5 CD/HDCD Player
Nad 515 Multi-Disc Player
HHB CDR850 CD Recorder/Player
Rotel RT-940AX Tuner
Kenwood KX-4520 Cassette Deck
Monster HTS3500 Reference Power Center
Transparent speaker cables & interconnects
Vanatge Equipment Rack
Vibrapods on everything.

Niklas Nord
01-28-2004, 11:25 AM
WOW
those Bryston sure is great! Very low on distorsion..!!

I would like to have two 14B SST for my K2, or maybe 4of them :)

Rhino
01-28-2004, 01:10 PM
Current audio only system is

JBL L-300's
JBL S-22's
2 Velodyne HGS-18's
2 MAC MC-500 amps
1 MAC C-42 preamp
1 MAC MCD-205 CD Changer

Still looking to buy a pair of 4355's

Rhino

4313B
01-28-2004, 02:06 PM
Hey Rhino, how do you like the S22 compared to the L300!?

Rhino
01-28-2004, 05:14 PM
Personally I would think the S-22's are more sonically correct than the L-300's and they appear to be just slightly more efficient. It seems to me that the 300's have just a bit better low end, though in the present set up with the 18" Velodynes handling the lowest of the lows, it is hard to tell. I have never heard nor seen another set of S-22's. Are you familiar with them? I have some literature from JBL that describes then as quite possibly the finest combination of JBL loudspeaker components and enclosures ever created. I play both sets of JBL's together most of the time as I am somewhat of a novice but an admitted SPL nut. Does any of this make sense with your (and any other member's) experience with this rare model of JBL? I get plenty of volume (perhaps not enough) out of my present set up, however, the room I am currently using this system in is almost 1500 s.f.
Any info/advice you have on this topic would be greatly appreciated as well as any leads on a pair of 4355's. I heard a pair of these when I was very young and would love to own a set someday.

Thanks,
Rhino

4313B
01-28-2004, 07:09 PM
Yes, I'm familiar with the S22. They seem to be quite rare! :)

Would you be able to post pictures of them for us?
Do you have them in the EN5 enclosure by chance?

speakerdave
01-28-2004, 10:54 PM
Currently listening to Philips SA1000 SACD and McIntosh MC2200 driving LSR32's. Looking for a preamp.

Waiting to be sold:
JBL L65A's
McIntosh C20

Waiting for me to decide to sell them:
Altec 604 8G's

Waiting for the cabinet maker:
Pair of 1400nd. These were originally meant for the bass of a four way but will first be tried as subwoofers for the LSR32's.

In the family room:
Thorens 125 with SME and Shure cartridge
McIntosh MX113 and MC250
Hartley Holton Towers

Components assembled for planned 4-way like the 4350 but with two of the 2235s elsewhere in the room:
2135 frames to be reconed with 2235 kits
probably will get new 2235's for second pair
2202H bass/mid
2470's
2307's
H92's to try in their place
2308 lenses
2405 supertweeters
3107 crossovers
5235 for low crossover

components assembled for pa for my son
2404's
mid horns not decided
2118s (yes, could do without the mid horns)
2225J (looking for a second pair)
2242 subs
2-6260's
1-6290

Things I don't know why I have them:
2 pairs of D123
LE20's and LX2 crossovers
3 ea Le10A's and PR10s (need foam, may convert 2 woofers to 2122H)
LE8T's (need foam)
Stephens FR80's
Le14As that had been refoamed and resonate at 40 Hz
EV SP12's
EV SP8's
EV T35's with crossovers
1-EJ Jordan JX92

Buried somehwere in the garage:
Pair AR3's
Janszens 210'swith four ES panels on each side
Pair of Baker Auditorium 12's
Dynaco ST35 to be rebuilt
Citation II
Heathkit SA2 to be rebuilt

Jeez, it may be time for a garage sale.

David

Rhino
01-29-2004, 05:24 AM
Giskard,

Will try to attach an S-22 pic. If it works OK, will do a couple more. I think this is indeed the EN5 enclosure - you may be able to tell me for sure. Pic #1

Rhino

Rhino
01-29-2004, 05:25 AM
Giskard,

S-22 - Pic #2

Rhino

Rhino
01-29-2004, 05:26 AM
Giskard,

S-22 Pic #3

Rhino

Rhino
01-29-2004, 05:27 AM
Giskard,

S-22 Pic #4.
Think that's all I have.
What do you think?

Rhino

4313B
01-29-2004, 05:53 AM
Very cool! Thanks for the photos. Those are the EN5C enclosures. Nice powerful system.

Rhino
01-29-2004, 05:58 AM
Giskard,

Thank you. I have enjoyed them very much.
These may be for sale at some point.
As you don't see them every day, do you (or anyone else out there) have an estimate of their value?

Thanks,
Rhino

4313B
01-29-2004, 06:05 AM
That is the 376 right?

The S300-1 system which consisted of the 136H, LE85, HL92, 077, LX300 went for $915 each back in 1980. (Shipping weight was 52 lbs.) Basically your standard 4333B/L300A system.

The S22-1 system which consisted of the 136H, 376, HL93, 077, LX80A, N7000 went for $1190 each back in 1980. (Shipping weight was 63 lbs.)

The EN5C enclosure added $250 to each set of components. (Shipping weight was 78 lbs.)



You can build your own 4350B's by finding another pair of 136H's and adding a pair of 2202H's along with the necessary network change.

Rhino
01-29-2004, 06:15 AM
Yes, you have all of the components right.
Those are indeed the original 376 drivers.
Thank you very much for all your great info.
I may need to ask your advice again in the future.
If you know of anyone who would be interested
in either the L-300's or the S-22's (or both)
please send them in my direction.

Regards,
Rhino

boputnam
01-29-2004, 06:48 AM
Originally posted by Rhino
S-22 Pic #4. Hey, Giskard...

What-up with the blinded-off port, here? There appears to be a shorter duct / different tuning option. What is that about, or I am delusional...?

4313B
01-29-2004, 06:55 AM
Different tuning options. The EN3, EN5 and EN8 enclosures were designed to accomodate numerous LCS systems.

For the S22 the short port should probably be blocked and the long port should probably be open. I think the long port is the same length as the L300 port but I could be wrong.

dgorshe
02-18-2004, 08:09 PM
well i have 4 sets of Jbl's
1pr L-100's the orginals not the A's
2pr L-166's
1pr 4312's

Im 19 and I have 4 sets i can imagine my house when i get one:)

Here is my room system, my home theater in my college house is another story. oh and thats an NAD 7600 powering the JBL's

whitese
02-18-2004, 08:50 PM
JBL L-96's,,looking at a local pair of JBL 500ti's ( i think)
David Berning TF-10 tubed pre
McIntosh MC250 amp
Parasound CDP-2000 Ultra CD player
Thorens TD-165 TT with Grado cart

boputnam
02-18-2004, 09:01 PM
Got a digital camera? Use it!!! :banghead:

We are gear-heads out here, one and all...

whitese
02-18-2004, 09:08 PM
My left JBL L-96
http://www.audiokarma.org/gallery/data/524/10364421700-R1-034-15A-med.jpg?6517

Berning Pre
http://www.audiokarma.org/gallery/data/524/10364421700-R1-026-11A.jpg?7674

McIntosh MC250
http://www.audiokarma.org/gallery/data/524/1036mc250new003.JPG?6094

boputnam
02-18-2004, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by whitese
All I know is that I know nothing... :bs:

I'm thinkin' you know preamps, at the least... :yes:

whitese
02-18-2004, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by boputnam
:bs:

I'm thinkin' you know preamps, at the least... :yes:

That pre is a jewel....I cannot stress enough how good it is...The shop were I bought it last year has another one in the back with the tech,,,I may jump at that one as a spare...I can only imagine what some good Telefunken or Mullard tubes would do in the phono section...:D

Mike Bates
02-18-2004, 10:13 PM
Current Beast:

JBL alnico 2405 (2) 8K up

2440 in 360 cycle round tractrix horns (2) 500-8k

2220A in split Altec 815A front horns (2) 80-500 cycles

EVX-180A in MGA M Sensurround front loaded horn subs (2) 35-80 cycles

2242H in MGA M Sensurround front horn corner loaded sub in nearfield with a touch of eq (1) 1-25 cycles

Triamped with triodes on top (2220's up) and PSA2's on the three sub horns.

Mr. Widget
02-18-2004, 10:30 PM
Mike,

Sounds like you are compensating for something.:D Damn those are some BIG speakers. I don't know if beast is the word.:)

Widget

whitese
02-19-2004, 03:35 AM
Oh, and here are my headphones...Electrostatic/dynamic AKG K340..smoooooooth!!!

http://www.audiokarma.org/gallery/data/524/1036AKG1-med.jpg?4669

Cant find my home sys pic, so here is my 2nd system:

http://www.audiokarma.org/gallery/data/2/1036DSC00005.JPG?8795

JuniorJBL
02-19-2004, 09:35 AM
current project: A new listening room and converting L250's to Ti's

system:
Mains L250's
center Definitive tech clr3000 (not that great)2way w/10"sub
rears Vienna Acoustics Beethoven's
Sub custom box tuned to 20hz w/2242 waiting for a second that I ordered from Giskard!!:D
sides LSR 25p's
2 crown K2's (mains and subs)
1 adcom 5503 3channel 200wpc surround and center amp
1 adcom GFP 750 Preamp (for 2 channel listening) in processor mode for movies
1 adcom GCD 750 cd transport (balanced out for GFP 750)
1 adcom GTP 830 for 7.1 movies
1 Yamaha DVD-2300MKII universal Transport (SACD sounds Great)
1 Pioneer Pro510HD rear projection CRT 53" widescreen
2 ashley 1001 2way crossovers
1 (in the making) custom made power conditioning system (made from 3.5 kVa UPS has 4 car sized batteries)
1 Monster HTS 5000 Clean power
mis cables mostly monster Z3's (interconnect and speaker)
except mains has Transparent Music Wave


not using 1 crown d 150a
yamaha 10 band stereo eq
Rane sp15 parametric eq
DBX 3bx III
pair of home built 6.5" 2ways Klipsh woofers (blah) boston acoustis pro 6.5 ti tweeters (from car)
1 2245H
3 mtx 10" test woofers
2 le5-11 (from 250's)
2 le5-10 (from Ebay)
1 le25 I dont know why?
2 JBL 4" mids (from Vifa)

Computer
altec 5805 4.1
Nvidia Geforce 5900FX 256 MB DDR (for great games!!) w/dual monitors philips 109b
amd 3000+ 1.5 GB DDR 400
Soundblaster Audigy
DVD burner
dual 80 GB SATA HDD's
3com Gigabit lan
I custom make gaming PC's

car am/fm stock radio with only one speaker that works. (Iuse to be a car stereo installer for 10 years late 80's. I like being stopped to listen to my music now. Must be getting older)
and a great basement that all this can be used anytime!!!!
:D

Alex Lancaster
02-19-2004, 10:23 AM
Junior:

If You are using a UPS, most probably it has a switching output with some sort of modified square wave; Not kind to amp power supplies, You can check the waveform with a 'scope.

Alex.

JuniorJBL
02-19-2004, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Alex Lancaster
Junior:

If You are using a UPS, most probably it has a switching output with some sort of modified square wave; Not kind to amp power supplies, You can check the waveform with a 'scope.

Alex.

If I run the unit without the batteries it should be just conditioning, or I can still use the HUGE transformer to filter the bad. Do you think that is a problem? Your input is very welcome!:smthsail:

Alex Lancaster
02-19-2004, 11:47 AM
It depends on Yr UPS, try a scope with at least 380V probes, disconnecting it from the wall, to check the waveform; Unless it is pretty sophisticated, when the line voltage is OK, it just runs direct from the wall, and uses the transformer to charge the batteries, if it is a common one, when the line drops, it switches to battery power, usually using a simple oscillator, which might produce square or modified square wave, computers do not mind, as they transform it in turn to 5, 9V semi DC, which is fine for digital circuits but not for amps; in short, use the 'scope.

Alex.

Tomas M
02-28-2004, 09:24 AM
I have (today):

2 x 4430
2 x L 65 Jubal
4 x L 100 Century
2 x L 166 Horizon
2 x L 40

6 x 2205
4 x Pr 15
3 x 2110
2 x D 123
3 x Le 20
1 x D208
4 x 035 Ti
9 x 034
4 x 2461
4 x 2420

A lot of horns

...more wanted!

T

toque-eh!
07-30-2004, 12:48 PM
hi all,
i think am very lucky to have the system i have. i found the cabinets at a local music hall and saved them from further misuse by buying them and putting them in my living room. originally the 2" drivers were mounted in the LF horn throat with H5041 90 degree horns, but i eventually pulled them out and mounted 2397's. i added the 2405's to extend the HF response. they are added in around 14kHz with a simple first order capacitor filter.

LOW: C-40 Harkness cabinets loaded with 150-4C drivers

MID: 375 with 2397 horn - 1 original 375 diaphragm and sadly 1 needed replacement - replaced with a new D16R2440.

HIGH: 2405 (alnico).

crossover - N400

power amps - 1950's Ampex professional 6v6 monoblocks.

i mostly listen to LP's or my own original digital recordings. i am a producer/engineer by trade and i also do audio mastering.

Chas
07-30-2004, 03:54 PM
Really nice marc. Welcome to JBL heaven!
:smthsail:

Oldmics
07-30-2004, 08:08 PM
Quote-From toque-eh!
"i mostly listen to LP's or my own original digital recordings. i am a producer/engineer by trade and i also do audio mastering."

Oh,Oh,I see another microphone collection a brewin!!!!!

Old RCA redhead looking for some action.

toque-eh!,Please check your private messages.

Best regards

Oldmics

toque-eh!
08-01-2004, 11:37 AM
thanks very much for the welcome, fellas.. :)

whitese
08-01-2004, 12:11 PM
well, my system changed....still the L-96's, Berning pre-amp, Parasound CDP-2000 Ultra but the MC250 is gone in favour of the Lazarus H1-A..one awesome piece of gear.

Also I added a Sony Superscope R2R...tubed, of course!:D

http://gallery.audioreview.com/data/audio//505/237750/rtr6-thumb.jpg

http://gallery.audioreview.com/data/audio//505/237750/lazarus_innards-thumb.jpg

whej4312
08-05-2004, 01:22 PM
System 1 (Computer Room)

JBL 4312a Monitors Sound Anchor Stands
Proton 550 Integrated
Proceed PDP CD Player
Apple iMac with Garbage Band, Itunes, Sound Module Pro.

System 2 ( The Audio Room)

Krell FBC 600 (Friends Units)
Krell Cast Pre Amp
Rowland Model 5
Trilogy Atlantis & Amelliah Speakers
JBL L150 Millenium (Nostalgia Nights!!)
Rowland Concentra Integrated
Marantz 500 (Moded)
B&W 801 Matrix2
JBL L1 ( Hot Rodded)
Dynaco Pass3, Stereo 70, Mk III
Hafler 500
VPI TNT Junior
Rega Planet2
NAD 3020a
Various Cables

That's the stable of gear hanging around.
Not all of them going at once!!:banghead:

Figge
08-06-2004, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by Hofmannhp
living room (62sqm):Revox A77


thats a piece of quality machinery! ive had 2 myself...i used to record cd:s to it (2 tracks & 38cm/s) and then listen. what a difference!

the expression "they dont make em like that any more" fits perfectly here.

jbl
08-06-2004, 10:38 AM
Hi Figge
I tryed the same thing with my Teac A-6100 MKII at 38 cms (15 IPS) half track. It sounded great.

Ron

jbl
08-06-2004, 10:42 AM
Hi WHEJ4312

Is that a Marantz 500 power amp you have? If it is, it's a valuable amp. There were not to many 500's produced before Marantz began production of the 500M series.

Ron

Figge
08-06-2004, 10:46 AM
Teac:s are wellmade machines too...same for Tandberg (norwegian)...awesome buildquality on these recorders! beats the hell out of any cd-player (imo)

Ian Mackenzie
08-06-2004, 11:42 AM
VPI TNT Junior .......

I'm stoked..what cartridge do you run?

Ian:p

whej4312
08-06-2004, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by jbl
Hi WHEJ4312

Is that a Marantz 500 power amp you have?

Ron

Yes it is Ron. It is an original 500.I think build date was september of '76, I'll have to look! And, it's all mIne!!:p

whej4312
08-06-2004, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Ian Mackenzie
VPI TNT Junior .......

I'm stoked..what cartridge do you run?

Ian:p


Joseph Grado Statement.:scoot:

Check this out when you have a minute;
http://www.gradolabs.com/reviews/forbes.htm

jbl
08-06-2004, 05:00 PM
Hi whej4312

I bought my Marantz 300DC in 1978 when the 510M was available. Your 500 my go back to 1973/74. Anyway, you can check its value at classic-audio.com. Enjoy
P.S. Don't sell it!

Ron

Mr. Widget
08-06-2004, 11:50 PM
I bought a brand new Marantz 510 (without meters) as a close out for $430 in 1978. I also picked up a 3800 preamp. I never cared for the preamp, but that was a fine amp! It is one of those, I should have kept it pieces. A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to buy a 500 for cheap. It worked well, but was cosmetically less than perfect. I also thought the loudspeaker connections on the front of the amp were a bit awkward.

I assume the 500 is a bass brute. Do you use it for full bandwidth?

Widget

whej4312
08-07-2004, 04:32 PM
Your 500 my go back to 1973/74. Anyway, you can check its value at classic-audio.com
A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to buy a 500 for cheap. It worked well, but was cosmetically less than perfect. I also thought the loudspeaker connections on the front of the amp were a bit awkward.

I assume the 500 is a bass brute. Do you use it for full bandwidth?

My experience with the 500 has been an awkward one. First,it is a '74 vintage and factory stock. It was a little on the edgey side with a huge bass hump at about 60-70 hz originally. Great for slow poke speakers. The mod that was done, brought out the "Soul of Saul" so to speak. Speed, depth, and an f****** midrange people with Louther horns or 801's would kill for. The 'ol girl is fickle on occasion and sometimes the left meter sticks, but when she's right, mamasita, she cooks. I use the back speaker output's, so I can leave the rare center cover in place. makes her look prettier in all silver and blue. If you want to hear JBL's the way they were intended, the 500 is the one, except save an ML30, or a Coda 100. My friend's Krell has some serious ponies, and a bottom end punch that will make a 2245 humble or you sterile, but that's another story!! I had a pair of beloved L112's years ago( should've never sold them) and that my friends was a combo to die for.... I miss those days so very much.....
:band:

crownlover
08-09-2004, 05:11 PM
hello this is mine !

http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2737

tanhtanh
12-29-2004, 11:18 PM
My system :
Speaker : 4311a (all alnico) 1974
CDP : Philip LHH700
Ampli : Tube SE-EL84 6w (DIY)
Speaker cable : Signal Cable
Room : W3,5 x H3,2 x L5,0 (not prosessing)
Interesting : Jazz, Country, Blue.
Please, give me an advide to go on.... please ....:(

soundhd
12-30-2004, 07:13 AM
In The Hide-A-Way:
JBL 4350B's
Bryston 20B Pre-Amp
Bryston 10B Crossover
Bryston 4BST Amp (Low Freq)
Bryston 3BST Amp (High Freq)
Classe' .5 CD/HDCD Player
Nad 515 Multi-Disc Player
HHB CDR850 CD Recorder/Player
Rotel RT-940AX Tuner
Kenwood KX-4520 Cassette Deck
Monster HTS3500 Reference Power Center
Transparent speaker cables & interconnects
Vanatge Equipment Rack
Vibrapods on everything.
Have upgraded since the above posting.

Replaced the Classe' CD player with a Phillips SACD 1000 (modified by Alex at APL HiFi) and added an "analog" section; VPI Scoutmaster TT w a Sumiko Blackbird cart, Quicksilver tube Phono Pre-Amp, VPI SDS power unit for the TT, a VPI 16.5 record cleaning machine and a Vantage rack to put it all on.
Made my own (DIY) interconnects using DH Labs Pro -Studio cable and thier Ultimate RCA Connectors (gladd I never sold off my LP collection......sometimes it does pay to be a sort of a pack rat)............:D

Took a Mc Intosh MA-6100 Amp/pre-amp unit I had in storage and mated it with a Mc Intosh MR-74 tuner I found recently at a local audio shop and pulled out a pair of JBL 4311WXA'S I had been sitting on and moved the Classe" CD player to that system and put it all on a Vantage rack. Set it up in another room downstairs....Sounds pretty good for vintage Mac SS........:D

whitese
12-30-2004, 08:02 AM
My system changed again.

Now I have McIntosh MC40's (brought to specs by McTech) driving EV-12TRXB's with the back of the cabinets removed. Still have the David Berning TF-10 tubed preamp, and now a new VPI Scout TT with Dynavector 20X cart..

andywin
12-30-2004, 09:32 AM
My system:

Main Speakers:
Pair JBL 4333AWX
Pair JBL L200
Single JBL 4503 with 2215a, 2420 & 2402

Other speakers:
Pair BTH K10A 18" DC
Pair Tannoy 111LZ
Pair Decca Kelly Kardiod
Pair B & W DM2
Pair Goodmans Maxim Alnico....the most amazing midrange ever!
Pair Lorenz LP312 Alnico
Pair Wharfedale RS12DD
Pair BTH Type A 12"
Single Westrex 8" Full Range

Vinyl replay:
EMT 930ST / 929 / 155ST / TSD15
EMT 938 / 929 / TSD15 or Denon DL 103
Garrard 401 / Acos Lustre / Shure M75ED
Westrex Garrard 301 Mono... In process of resoration

CD:
Cambridge Audio CD6 - modified

Reel to Reel:
Telefunken M10 / V86 / V87....Better than a Studer C37!
Ampex PR-10 4 track
Pioneer RT 707

Tuners:
Sansui TU-517
Rogers Panthera

Cassette:
Nakamichi 600
Sansui SC-3110

Pre amps:
Toft Audio LBPA-5
Cambridge Aodio C100

Power Amps:
2 X Telefunken V69
3 X Klangfilm KL-V408a
2 X Leak TL12+
2 X Quad 11
1 X BTH A1A Stereo
1 X Westrex transistor amp (1955)

And most important...the source material...see pic

Steve Gonzales
12-31-2004, 05:01 AM
1 pair JBL L220's with 2312/2420's replacing the LE5-9's
1 pair JBL L222's with 2395/375's replacing the LE5-9's,LE14H-1's instead of LE14H's
2 Yamaha M80 250wpc SS amps
1 Yamaha C70 Control amp
1 Yamaha EQ1100u EQ
1 Sony D-303 cd player

pelly3s
12-31-2004, 06:02 AM
4430's
Dynaco St-400
Jbl 6230
DBX Driverack PA
Sony TAE-1000 ESD
Sony CDP-705
Pioneer RT-707

and another little setup is a Proton D-940 powering a pair of Opitmus LX-10's which have undergone heavy mods to make them sound like a real speaker

Hofmannhp
12-31-2004, 06:29 AM
.....JBL L222's with 2395/375's replacing the LE5-9's ,.....Hi Steve,

thats a special kind of replacement you'd done. You have a pic of this ?

nice equipment you have

HP

happy new year

stevem
12-31-2004, 07:57 AM
Speakers: 3-way DIY JBL consisting of two pairs of 1401Nd woofers, 2012H mids, and 2450SL drivers on 2332 horns. LF, MF & HF each in separate cabinets.

Amps: Bryston 7B NRB (LF), 4B ST (MF) & 3B ST (HF).

Crossover: BSS Omnidrive Compact Plus FDS-366t (crossover, EQ, time alignment, etc.)


Processor: Meridian 518


Sources: Sony 707ESD (digital out only). Oracle Premier turntable with Sumiko MDC800 (The Arm) and various cartridges.

vettedrummer
12-31-2004, 02:41 PM
Hello all and Happy Holidays! In the system I keep in the living room. I have a set of JBL 250Ti's in the Teak veneer finish. They are powered by a McIntosh MC 352 that is connected to a McIntosh C2200 tube preamp along with a McIntosh MCD 205 CD player and a McIntosh MR-85 Tuner. The home theater also is all McIntosh with JBL SVA 1600 up front left and right with the SVA center speaker. In the rears I am using Klipsch because of the horns. JBL just doesn't make anything that hangs on the wall that is at the same level as the SVA's. Cheers, Frank

JBL Dog
12-31-2004, 02:51 PM
Hello all and Happy Holidays! In the system I keep in the living room. I have a set of JBL 250Ti's in the Teak veneer finish. They are powered by a McIntosh MC 352 that is connected to a McIntosh C2200 tube preamp along with a McIntosh MCD 205 CD player and a McIntosh MR-85 Tuner. The home theater also is all McIntosh with JBL SVA 1600 up front left and right with the SVA center speaker. In the rears I am using Klipsch because of the horns. JBL just doesn't make anything that hangs on the wall that is at the same level as the SVA's. Cheers, Frank
:wave:

Welcome Frank, I believe we have crossed paths on Ebay more than once. I sold you a set of 075's last year and we've bid on many of the same items. Glad to see you stumbled upon the forum. You'll love this place!

This message comes form JBL Dog :band:

Steve Gonzales
12-31-2004, 05:16 PM
I've got a couple of threads about the modifications. Thank you for the nice comments. Here is a picture of the L220's and L222's.



Happy New Year to All!!! :smthsail:

Steve
12-31-2004, 07:00 PM
Aloha
Just redid the living room, moved out the Xmas tree and put in a new sofa and love seat...so.....I had to move the JBL 4343's...
I have my living room set up for both HT and stereo..
On the floor laying on their sides are a pair of 4343's for left and right for either stereo or HT, 2405's were turned when I got them, so they actually sound better this way until I set them up correctly and redo the cabs and make a grill cover for them.
On top of the 4343's are a pair of Altec Valencia's with 515B's instead of the 416z's redid at 8 ohms.
For center speaker that the TV sits on...an home built of solid black walnut cabinet from 1957 from Altec plans with 811 horn, 802C driver and 416 woofer.
For sub... Contra Bass.
Receiver, Yamaha R-V1105
dvd player Pioneer DV-333
Amp for 4343's, Altec 9440A
Amp for Contra Bass, Altec 9440A
Kitchen... sitting on top of cabinets facing sink area...pair of JBL L65's
Rear speakers for HT...Tannoy C6....modified

Attic...piles of goodies for future plans...
2-411-8A NIB..... I know they need new surrounds.
Lots of 416's ..... Altec and Heathkit logo's
811 and 511 horns and numerous small format drivers
Some JBL and Altec componet speakers, tweeters and misc. goodies, cabs etc. 2nd pair of L65's.
On the mainland @ mom's..in storage, A7/500 original plywood cabs.
In her living room...pair of Santiago's
At a friends house on loan... pair of Barcelona's with original black surrounds that need to be changed.

Now how to figure out how to put a 70mm screen in the living...I'd be happy.... well for maybe a month or so.....

Steve

Steve Gonzales
12-31-2004, 07:48 PM
Is that a Servo Drive?

stephane RAME
01-02-2005, 10:39 PM
my system:

drive: MEPHISTO
dac: AUDIO ALCHEMIE DDE 3.0 HDCD
pre: KANEDA
filtre: DBX DRIVERACH PA 1KHetz/LC 24 Db
ampli: CROWN DC300 SERIES 2
CROWN DC150 SERIES 2
CROWN D75
enceinte: JBL 4430
JBL 4312A + JBL/UREI 6210

Varvet
01-03-2005, 01:54 AM
My system

4 JBL 4344Mk2
2 JBL 240Ti
2 JBL 120TI
2 JBL 4412

Harman Kardon Sitation 21, 22, 23
Harman Kardon cassette deck CD491
Thule CD Spirit

Harman kardon AVR 230
Harman Kardon DVd

Denon DRA-F100

stephane RAME
01-03-2005, 03:50 AM
bonjour
vous avez un system qui ressemble beaucoup pour certains de ces elements a celui que je possede:
-JBL 4430
-CROWN DC 300 SERIES 2
-CROWN DC 150 SERIES 2
-CROWN D75

j'aurai quelque questions a vous posé si cela ne vous derage pas:
-utilisez vous vos 4430 en bi-amplification ?
-si oui quel type de filtre actif utilisez vous ?
-quel sont les amplis que vous utilisé de preferences ?
pour ma par j'ecoute mes 4430 en biamplification avec un filtre DBX DRIVERACK PA (frequence 1 KHz / 24 DB LC) avec le DC 300 dans le grave et le D75 dans l'aigu (je viens d'acheter le DC 150 ,que je n'est pas encore)

a+
stephane




Speakers: 434x (K140,2123h,2430+2332)
4430
4406
3310(cinema series surround)
Control One

Amp: JBL6260,
crown DC300A2, D150A2, D75
Audioresearch D52B

Preamp Crown DL2
Preamp AV Proton AS2631

CD Pioneer PDS901
DVD teac


Herve M

stephane RAME
01-03-2005, 04:06 AM
photo 001

stephane RAME
01-03-2005, 04:09 AM
photo 002

stephane RAME
01-03-2005, 04:12 AM
photo 003

Peterr
01-03-2005, 04:20 AM
My system:

Teac T1 Transport (modified)
Denon DA500 DAC (modified)
Audionote P2SE amp (modified)
JBL S2600

herve M
01-03-2005, 09:37 AM
bonjour
vous avez un system qui ressemble beaucoup pour certains de ces elements a celui que je possede:
-JBL 4430
-CROWN DC 300 SERIES 2
-CROWN DC 150 SERIES 2
-CROWN D75

j'aurai quelque questions a vous posé si cela ne vous derage pas:
-utilisez vous vos 4430 en bi-amplification ?
-si oui quel type de filtre actif utilisez vous ?
-quel sont les amplis que vous utilisé de preferences ?
pour ma par j'ecoute mes 4430 en biamplification avec un filtre DBX DRIVERACK PA (frequence 1 KHz / 24 DB LC) avec le DC 300 dans le grave et le D75 dans l'aigu (je viens d'acheter le DC 150 ,que je n'est pas encore)

a+
stephane

Bonjour Stephane, et bienvenue sur le forum. Mon systeme a été modifié depuis 2003, en fait c'etait des 4430 DIY avec des filtres passifs tres simplifiés qui ne me donnaient pas satisfaction, j'ai démonté ces enceintes mais je suis sur une piste pour acheter des caisses de 4430 d'origine. Le plus grand défenseur de ce modele sur ce forum est GISKARD en langue US, sinon un autre stephane en France dit CALADOIS sur ce forum possede des 4435 avec le filtre actif jbl M552. Sinon, en actif, je suis plutot partisan du 5235 avec la carte d'attenuation pour les models 4430/35 specialement realisées , meme si j'ai jamais essayé, à moins de reproduire avec ton filtre la meme courbe, ton dbx est recent et doit pouvoir faire cela, d'autres membres sauront te renseigner.
Sinon, as tu essayé d'autres gros monitors jbl ? J'ai recupéré des 4333 depuis, seule la trompe et lentille ne sont pas d'origine. Dans quelle region es tu ? Remplis ton profil.
Happy new year !!!!!!!!
HerveM

paragon
01-03-2005, 09:49 AM
Great Herve, please say it in english !

My "small" parts of HiFi !

Living room : A pair of L 90 wit a huge Bandpass sub with two 2205A drivers going down to 30-35 Hz.
What a shame !
I only bought the L90, because they fix(?) with this furniture.
No other room to put speakers anywhere.

Eckhard

paragon
01-03-2005, 09:52 AM
A shame more !

stephane RAME
01-03-2005, 10:15 PM
bonjour
pour repondre a tes questions:
-non je n'ai jamais eut d'autres gros monitor JBL (j'ai acheter mes 4430 neuve en 1992).
-j'habite en regions parisiens.
-j'ai eu le filtre 5235 avec la carte pour 4430/4435 , il a quelque année mais a l'epoque j'avais des ampli MC INTOSH (MC 7270 et MC 2105) ,je n'avais pas trouver le resultat terrible , le probleme etant selon moi le 2235H qui est tres exigeant avec l'ampli de grave.
bonne année
a+
stephane



Bonjour Stephane, et bienvenue sur le forum. Mon systeme a été modifié depuis 2003, en fait c'etait des 4430 DIY avec des filtres passifs tres simplifiés qui ne me donnaient pas satisfaction, j'ai démonté ces enceintes mais je suis sur une piste pour acheter des caisses de 4430 d'origine. Le plus grand défenseur de ce modele sur ce forum est GISKARD en langue US, sinon un autre stephane en France dit CALADOIS sur ce forum possede des 4435 avec le filtre actif jbl M552. Sinon, en actif, je suis plutot partisan du 5235 avec la carte d'attenuation pour les models 4430/35 specialement realisées , meme si j'ai jamais essayé, à moins de reproduire avec ton filtre la meme courbe, ton dbx est recent et doit pouvoir faire cela, d'autres membres sauront te renseigner.
Sinon, as tu essayé d'autres gros monitors jbl ? J'ai recupéré des 4333 depuis, seule la trompe et lentille ne sont pas d'origine. Dans quelle region es tu ? Remplis ton profil.
Happy new year !!!!!!!!
HerveM

Lakanta
01-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Loudspeaker:
Altec Model 19
Altec Model 14
A Pair of karlson + Altec 811B
A Pair of SlimLine Selfconstructed Speaker (Biamplified)

Power Amplifier:
Crown PSA-2
McIntosh MC300

Phono: EMT 948 + TSD15, Beogram 4000 (Only for the design)

Tuner: McIntosh MR80

Preamplifier: McIntosh C34V

Tape deck: Studer A710

Reel to Reel:
Studer A820 (the holy grail, with 2 and 4 Track Head assemble )
Studer A807 (with additional 4 Track Head)
Teac A3440, 2300SD

CD: Proceed PDP-2 (rare played, Digital is :bomb: )

Titanium Dome
01-07-2005, 04:34 PM
:bouncy: This is exciting! :bouncy:

Except for the L100 Century speakers, none of my JBLs are "classic" in the sense that most of the hard core JBL fans here desire. However, you'll see a cross-section of fine JBL products that don't enjoy the cachet of the more highly regarded speakers. My JBLs form an interesting counterpoint to the speakers most often talked about here, and I think they represent some of the high points of JBL's overlooked engineering and design.

In my home, I subscribe to a JBL-modified version of England’s imperative for Global Empire: JBL Everywhere!

Main HT/Music System: Cinema Beatrice :yes: :yes: :yes:

JBL Peformance Series System
• PC600
• PT800 (8)
• PS1400 (3)
Soundcraftsmen PCR800 MOSFET amps (4)
Fosgate Audionics FAP T1 Pre/Pro
Carver CT-3 A/V Preamp (as phono stage preamp)
Technics SL-QD33 Quartz Direct Drive Turntable
Zenith DVB318 Component 1080i Upscaling DVD Player
Panasonic PV-54680 S-VHS PCM Deck
Sanyo LV-P500U LaserDisc/Karaoke Player (don't laugh)
Apple 4G iPod Photo
Apple Airport Express
Monster HTS5000 MKII
Seleco SVD500 HD CRT Projector

Secondary HT System: The Two Jims Theatre (The two Jims are Lansing and Fosgate, both legends in my mind.) :cheers:

JBL L7 speakers (4)
JBL L5 speakers (2)
Custom made center channel (w/ JBL 708G-1 (2), 706G-1, and 035Ti tweeter)
Fosgate Audionics CSS220 THX Subwoofers (2)
Soundcraftsmen A200 MOSFET amp
Soundcraftsmen A400 MOSFET amp
Soundcraftsmen PCR800 amps (2)
Citation 5.0 Pre/Pro
Panasonic RV-31 DVD/CD Player
Pioneer S301 LaserDisc Player
RCA Hi-Fi VHS HQ VCR
SharpVision XV-120ZU LCD Projector

Two-Channel Rock Music System: Palace of the Gods (Among other things, pieces of Ritchie Blackmore's guitar on display here.) :rockon1:

JBL SVA1800 speakers (2)
Technics SA-EX600 Receiver
Technics SL-PG300 CD Player
Dual 1219 Turntable
Apple 1G iPod

Home Office Audio System: Trance Central :coolness:

JBL SAT 10 Speakers (5)
JBL LX300 Speakers (2)
JBL Bass 10 DualDrive subwoofer
Technics SA-AX920 Receiver
Technics SH-AC300 Digital Surround Processor
Soundcraftsmen AS1000 Audio Sepctrum Scan-Analyzer
Apple Macintosh PBG4 17” audio and video server
Apple Macintosh PPC 7600 w/ 500MHz G3 processor upgrade, dual ATI accelerated 3D graphics cards, TerraTec sound card and breakout box, and Adaptec 2490 F&W SCSI card
ProMax F&W SCSI RAID Array
Western Digital FireWire A/V External Drive
Media 100 card and breakout box
Apple iSight
Symphonic CD-5001 CD Carousal

Bedroom System AKA The Love Machine :banana:

JBL L100 Century Speakers (2) (the originals!)
Cambridge Soundworks PSW-1 subwoofer
Kenwood KA-5700 Integrated Amplifier
Pioneer SVL701 LD/DVD/CD Player
Apple Macintosh PBG4 15” audio and video server
Panasonic 32” Panaflat CRT TV

svollmer
01-08-2005, 09:15 AM
I'm a new member who's moved into a fixer-upper house. Luckily, my wife let me put the two channel stereo in our bedroom (without the subs) until I get the basement finished. Nothing fancy, but here's everything I own in no particular order:

Speakers:

Legacy Focus Speakers, Main
Legacy Silver Screen, Center
Legacy MIST, Surround
JBL Control 1, Garage
JBL Control 1, Kitchen
JBL 240Ti, Presently in process of being sold http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/frown.gif
(2) JBL 2245H Subs, each in a 12 cubic foot box, tuned to 22Hz per Audio magazine article by Lorr Kramer and Greg Timbers. I wish to build two more for a total of four. Yes, I'm nuts!
Large Advents, Vinyl Cabinets
Audio Control Richter Scale III Crossover, 40Hz
Adcom GTP-760 Pre/Pro
Adcom GFP-555 Pre, Second System Not Set Up
Adcom GFA-565 Monoblocks (4) biamping FOCUS
Adcom GFA-555 II (2) bridged mono for Subs
Adcom GFA-545, Center Channel
Adcom GFA-535, Surrounds
Adcom GFA-535, Second System Not Set Up
Marantz 2235B Receiver, Kitchen
Pioneer SX-950 Receiver, Garage
Rotel RCD-855 CD Player (yes, it's old)
Philips CD Recorder
Philips DVD Player
RCA DTC-100 HDTV Receiver
Marantz 110 Tuner, Second System Not Set Up
Denon Cassette Deck. I miss my old TEAC A-150!
Basically, only the FOCUS, one pair of GFA-565's, the GTP-760, and the Rotel CD player (just used as a transport) is set up in the bedroom along with 8 DIY 16" x 48" tube traps. Once I get the basement finished, the 2245H's with their cabinets will be flush mounted in the wall. I hope to get a decent projector, a nice turntable (Rega P3?) and maybe a Crown K2 for the subs. The K2 has an incredible damping factor and no fan, so I think it may smoke the GFA-555's that I was using on them before moving.

Believe it or not, when I purchased the 240Ti's new in 1987, my wife tried to convince me to spring for the 250Ti's, but I thought the ~$3,500 was too much at the time. I've kicked myself ever since!!! Had I bought them, I'd still have them and wouldn't have had to spring for the FOCUS. That would have saved me enough to by another 8 2245H's http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/wink.gif .

Here's some info on me: http://www.vollmerrocks.com/ I'm the bald guy hiding behind the 28" bass drum.

Steve

Zilch
01-08-2005, 09:55 AM
Cool site, Steve. That you, the kid with the drums 30 years ago there on the Pics page?

Surely SOMETHING other than the 240ti's can go. Advents maybe? Heh, heh.... :p

svollmer
01-08-2005, 05:11 PM
Cool site, Steve. That you, the kid with the drums 30 years ago there on the Pics page?

Surely SOMETHING other than the 240ti's can go. Advents maybe? Heh, heh.... http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/tongue.gif
__________________
"Tin before crimping."
"It doesn't MATTER!"
"An indeterminate variant of mucus...."
Yep, that's me 20 some years ago (not 30!!http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/smile.gif ). But there's pictures of me now there too. I'm 41, still ROCK and still love JBL stuff. Unfortunately, I've bought this fixer upper house and don't have much room. I'm happy that a true JBL nut has bought the 240Ti's instead of me having them stored without them being used. My number one concern was ensuring they went to someone who would appreciate them like me. I think I've found that person, so I'm happy that my "kids" will have a nice new home.

This site is really cool. Thanks for letting me participate.

Steve

Don Mascali
01-09-2005, 08:52 AM
Here is the business end of my HT and music room:
Drivers:
VHF=2404, 5k and up, 12db passive high pass
HF=2426 on 2433a horns, 1k and up
MF=E-120, 140 to 1k
LF=B-380 clone w/2235, 25 to 140
LF=4645C, 20 to 140
Remaining 7.1 Dolby, Side 4406, Rear E-30, center E-25

Amp rack gear:
Beheringer:
DEQ-2496
CX-3400
2xPEQ-220
EX-1200
Yamaha:
P-2500
P-5000
2xP-7000

Yamaha RX-V1400 receiver
Zenith DB-318 DVD player
Sony DVP-NS700P CD/DVD player
Sony SLV-777HS VCR
Sanyo Z2 LCD projector

JBLGUY
01-11-2005, 11:20 AM
okay lets see.


Presently using

2 JBL 4719x
2 paradigm servo 15's
2 JBL 2365 Horns for mids
2 Jbl 2485 drivers for above horns
3 Stage Accompany Ribbon horn tweeters
1 Electrovoice hp6040 horn
1 Electrovoice 1012 driver
1 Electrovoice EVM 15b
1 Electrvoice Eliminator cab
2 JBL 2395 Slant plates with horns attached
2 JBL 375 drivers on plates
1 Parasound HCA 3500 Bass
1 Parasound HCA 1200 Centre bass
3 Parasound HCA 750 Mids
1 Parasound HCA 1000 Mid/highs
1 JBL DSC 280 Processor/crossover/EQ
1 Rane AC22b crossover
2 Panamax 5100 power centres
1 Panamax 5300 power centre
1 Pioneer Elite CT 070d Cassette player recorder
1 Pioneer Elite DV-05 DVD Player
1 Pioneer Elite PDRW 37 CD Recorder/ player
1 Pioneer Elite VSX-29TX AV Receiver
1 Sony SCD-CE775 SACD Player
1 Panasonic DMR EV 75 V SUPER AUDIO PLAYER/DVD RECORDER/VHS PLAYER
1 Bell Expressvu 6100 HDTV SAT Reciever
1 BBE sonic maximiser
1 RG -Pro Dynamics Expander
1 Toshiba 60 Big tube
1 Empire 698 turntable MINT

More in storage

like

2 JBL 537-500 MASHER JUMBO
2 JBL 2441'S
2 JBL 2405'S
2 JBL 2404'S
2 JBL H93'S
2 JBL LE 85'S
2 JBL LE 175'S
2 JBL 2444'S
4 JBL 2425J'S
2 JBL 2301 MASHERS
2 JBL EARLY GRAY MASHERS
2 JBL 2340's CURVED HORNS
2 JBL 2461's
2 ALTEC 416 8a's
2 VITAVOX FOLDED CORNER CABINETS
2 BEYER 15 INCH WOOFERS
1 Electrovoice hp6040 horn
1 Electrovoice 1012 driver
2 Electrovoice 1824m drivers
2 ELECTROVOICE ST 350'S
2 ELECTROVOICE SM 120 HORNS ( VERY NICE ):applaud:
2 ELECTROVOICE 30W's BIG WOOFERS
2 Rane AC23b
2 Phillips Power amp 100 watts
AND MORE

AT COTTAGE HANGING ON HYDRO POLE

1 University Cobra Flex horn
1 University 60t Driver ( I think that's the number):blah:

INSIDE COTTAGE

Kenwood KA7300 Intergrated Amp
Home brew Speaker with Phillips drivers ( not bad )

Lakanta
02-14-2005, 01:34 PM
Hi,
I was thinking to sell the following loudspeaker: Karlson enclosure with Fostex 15inch, Altec 811B/806A with N800D and Fostex FT 17 H for frequence above 15khz. Plus additional crossover to flat down the 1,5-3 khz peak of the 811B.
I get the enclosure from a closed movie theatre.
Then I connect the speaker once more and put a LP of Led Zeppelin. NOW I know what was missing on the Model 19: Impact. What a delivery of emotions and pleasure!
There is no way to sell something like that!

Mr. Widget
02-14-2005, 01:50 PM
Nice description! Nice photo too! I especially appreciate the fortifier in the foreground. :applaud:


Widget

John
02-14-2005, 02:49 PM
I Agree:cheers:

nrwjbl
02-15-2005, 09:00 AM
Hi to all of you, here is my system:

main speaker(s):
JBL Paragon
Cabasse Albatros V (active)

center-speaker:
Brinkmann-Capra-Center

rear speakers:
2 Altec Santiago (plus Altec high-frequenzy-driver)
2 Altec Santiago 14

preamps:
Lexicon MC 12
Audio Research SP 11

power-amps:
Lexicon LX-7
Glockenklang Bugatti Special

cd:
Mark Levinson No: 37
Tascam CD RW-5000

dvd:
Primare DVD 30

turntables:
EMT 927 Ast (view avatar)
EMT 950
Brinkmann LaGrange (tonearm Brinkmann 10.5 plus Brinkmann EMT-Pickup)

tuners:
Mc Intosh MR 77
Restek Scalar

tapes:
2 Studer A 80
2 Studer B 62

beamer:
Runco CL 710


best regards peter

Hofmannhp
02-15-2005, 09:58 AM
Hi Peter,

your system is "state of the art"....great

some extended investments

HP

Lakanta
02-15-2005, 10:59 AM
HI Peter,
Great equiment! I like the non-conventional combination.
The power amps are quite unusual. (Glockenklang, Lexikon)
You need a lot of place, for the two Studer A80, too. (I own a Studer A820)
Oliver

rloggie
02-15-2005, 02:18 PM
Olympus SR-8's
Dr. Loesch's 2A3 mono's 14wpc w RCA nos
EAD 9000pro III dac
CAT SL-1 Ref. preamp
Pioneer PDF-19 300 disc changer
Sony PSF-70 turntable (for wife's Xmas albums)
Looking for cd transport:D

wes gadd
02-17-2005, 02:11 PM
power amps: Consonance Joplin (2A3 PP ClassA), Consonance Ella (EL34 PP AB)
preamp: Mapletree Audio Octal 6
phono preamp: Antique Sound USA PP-1H
turntable: Systemdek IIx w/ Origin Live DC motor kit
arm: Rega RB-300
pickup: Denon DL-103S
step-up device: Lundahl transformers
digital: Acurus ACD-11 as transport- Scott Nixon DacKit DAC
tuner: Nikko Gamma 1
speakers: JBL 4312A, Fostex FE-166 in Madisound BK-16 horn enclosures

Best regards,
Wes

Bernard Wolf
02-19-2005, 05:49 AM
VPI TNT Junior .......

I'm stoked..what cartridge do you run?

Ian:p

Clearaudio --- Gamma S in my case. Have had it for 7 years now with well over 3000 hours on it and it still passes all the tests... sounds great too! Use it with a Audio Note AN-S2 step-up into a Audio Note M2 preamp.

Bernard

duaneage
03-03-2005, 01:07 PM
I may as well list my inventory

processors
DBX 2115, 3bx-Ds, 120X-ds, SNR-1, 224, 222, 400xg

yamaha M-45,c-65,TX-1000, DT-60, M-35, DSP-100, CDC 645
Pioneer CLD 5280

speakers
JBL Control1
Homemade JBL control 1
Polk Audio 10B
Powered sub with Peerless 10inch and plate amp

tape decks
Teac A-670 (2 each), AD-7, MD-8

vintage stuff
Denon DP-37 with AT LS400 cartridge

Marantz 2235B for the office


I plan to build two more speaker systems with classic Lansing drivers, one for the office and one pair for the living room

boputnam
03-03-2005, 02:11 PM
Pantry (home for the Racks)
Adcom GFP-750
Onkyo T4087 Tuner
KT DN370
Ashly XR1001 active crossover
QSC CX302 (HF)
QSC CX502 (LF)

Family Room
4345's

Study/Studio
Adcom GFP-750
Onkyo T9090 Tuner
Ashly GQX3102
QSC CX302
Alesis MonitorOne (on back corners of drafting table)

Shop
Pioneer SA9100
Pioneer TX9100
4301B's

On standby:
Adcom GFP-750
Ashly GQX3102
QSC CX302
4313B's
4312's L/R

the_bf_swede
03-05-2005, 03:37 AM
Room
4x5m with two window bays that add an extra 2sqm.

Acoustic "treatment"
6 regular and 2 narrow units of IKEA bookshelves with books and CD's.
Regular living room furniture. Too many oil-paintings says my wife...

Speakers
JBL L250Ti (Very appreciated by my wife!)

Amp
HK Citation 21+22 using regular monster cable.

CD
Denon DVD-2900 universal player

Turner
Denon TU-747


On standby in the closet
Technics PD-100 CD
Dual 505 record player
JBL 5234 crossover
Alesis 2x31 band semi-pro eq. (For sale. As new in box.)

Wanted list
House where I can use one large room just for the system.
Acoustic treatment to the ceiling and wooden blinds for the windows.
JBL DMS-1
Tact amp with room-corrction and digital crossover.
Good subwoofer.

nrwjbl
03-05-2005, 09:24 AM
Audio Research D 100
Audio Research D 100 B (If anyone can tell me the difference between these 2 models, I'd love to hear from you


try a look on AUDIO RESEARCH DATABASE to find out differences between two amps

http://www.arcdb.ws/D100/D100.html

nrwjbl
03-05-2005, 10:02 AM
Hi to all of you, here is my system updated:

main speaker(s):
JBL Paragon
JBL 4343
Cabasse Albatros V (active)


center-speaker:
Brinkmann-Capra-Center

rear speakers:
2 Altec Santiago (plus Altec high-frequenzy-driver)
2 Altec 14

preamps:
Lexicon MC 12
Audio Research SP 11

power-amps:
Lexicon LX-7
Glockenklang Bugatti Special (www.glockenklang.de)
Mark Levinson 27.5
Harman Citation 16
burmester (planned)

cd:
Mark Levinson No: 37
Tascam CD RW-5000

dvd:
Primare DVD 30

turntables:
EMT 927 Ast (view avatar)
EMT 950
Brinkmann LaGrange (tonearm Brinkmann 10.5 plus Brinkmann EMT-Pickup)

tuners:
Mc Intosh MR 77
Restek Scalar

tapes:
2 Studer A 80
2 Studer B 62

beamer:
Runco CL 710

peter

Donald Barron
04-24-2005, 10:10 AM
I've been one of the UK's devotees of the old JBL sound since I worked in the US about 40 years ago. There I had a pair of S-somethings with a 15" woofer and a horn. Absolutely awesome sound. I sold them before I returned to the UK..big mistake.

I presently have a pair of L150A ( bought in 1986) with a Sumo Polaris amplifier and Athena pre-amp with Mission Cyrus FM Tuner and CD player. About 2 years ago I had to replace the surrounds to the 12" drivers and the 12" PR ( at huge cost but what else could I do? Mrs.Barron says she'll bury me in the boxes and sell the units). The mid-range and tweeters seem to go on forever. While I was there, I applied thick bitumen pads to the majority of the interior of the cabinets...made them sound a lot faster. I'd already scrapped the level controls...they'd become very noisy.

But I have succumbed to the pleasures of the DVD, and have now installed my entire system, now PC based, into a rather nice piece of furniture from your US manufacturer 'Ethan Allen' ( in the British Traditional style...in harmony with our own furniture). You just can't get such quality from UK manufacturers.

The downside is that the speakers are up against the walls...and they've lost some of that slam and image depth that I enjoyed so much when they were in the middle of a long room. One can twiddle with the PC equaliser...but it's just not the same.

invstbiker
04-24-2005, 11:48 AM
Might as well chime in...

Home system::)

JBL's

1. My original L100's
2. 4312's
3. 4412's

Two Phase Linear 400 AMPS

Audio Experience Symphony plus tube pre-amp
Jolida 700 tube DVD/CD player

VOOM HD Satellite(will have to replace this after 4-30-they're out of bus)
Samsung HDTV

System at the bar in Sturgis, SD::D www.oneeyedjackssaloon.com (http://www.oneeyedjackssaloon.com/)

30K songs on a dedicated music server diverted into a RANE processor then 8 QSC AMPS's pumping 20,000 watts into various speaker clusters.

:cheers:

R Beardsley
04-24-2005, 05:58 PM
Bedroom

Nakamichi AV-10
3- 4412'2
2- 4410's
1- 2245H Driven by Jbl 6260

RacerXtreme
04-24-2005, 07:10 PM
Four JBL 4311 studio monitors.

Four 7' tall Altec Lansing 210 Voice of the Theatre cabinets w/ wings. Got four A4's or two A2's depending on how you bolt them together.

Sold the eight original 60 watt Altec 515B's and eight 400 watt JBL 2225's are
going in their place. Gonna go w/ the big 2360a or 2365a JBL horns and not sure which comp. drivers. 2445/6's ? 2441's ?? If I can afford them.......... maybe TAD. And a pair of 2405 slots for way up high.

One Rane AC23 three way stereo / five way mono electronic x-over.
One 430 w/ ch. (into 4 ohms) Adcom amp.
One 50 w/ ch. (into 8 ohms) Alesis amp.
One 10 band / ch. eq. (+/- 15db)
One SAE parametric eq.
One Sony 100 w/ ch. receiver
One Nakamichi cassette deck
One X-Box
One Panasonic AG1950 hi-fi VCR w/ remote editing system

Need one 12 or 16 ch. rack mount mixer + 1 more amp.

Springtime projects include laying down some type of nice woodgrain veneer (on the horn part only) of the big 210 cabinets. Think it will look cool.....


c-ya

Guy

ec1288
04-25-2005, 09:13 AM
I'm a DIY audio enthusiast seeking for common interest member.
ec1288 website publishes DIY HiFi Audio articles for the interests of the DIY audio enthusiast. Most of my projects are targetted on hard to find or expensive hi-end stuff. Reason being they are no longer in production or too costly to own them. If you really want to own them at a fraction of their retail price, you have to DIY.

Take at look at :- http://www.geocities.com/ec1288/

My systems are built from my DIY projects include Audio Note Ongaku amplifier, Pass Labs Aleph 5 amplifier, Altec Lansing A5 VOTT loudspeaker and Genesis ribbon and NHT 1259 loudspeaker.

bigredplane
04-25-2005, 06:21 PM
Hey all you guy with multiple pairs of JBL's. I have one for you. Lets pretend you had to get rid of all them but one pair, which ones would you keep?

DMMD
04-25-2005, 06:29 PM
Hey all you guy with multiple pairs of JBL's. I have one for you. Lets pretend you had to get rid of all them but one pair, which ones would you keep?

How about: "The ones I don't have yet!" :applaud:

bigredplane
04-25-2005, 07:04 PM
How about: "The ones I don't have yet!" :applaud:
So what ones would that be?

Tom Loizeaux
04-25-2005, 07:22 PM
Hey all you guy with multiple pairs of JBL's. I have one for you. Lets pretend you had to get rid of all them but one pair, which ones would you keep?

I'd keep the 4343s...Period!

Tom

pmakres1
04-25-2005, 07:49 PM
Hey all you guy with multiple pairs of JBL's. I have one for you. Lets pretend you had to get rid of all them but one pair, which ones would you keep?

It would be tough to give any of them up, but I'd have no choice but to keep
the L220's.

Peter

rgrjit8
04-25-2005, 11:22 PM
Hey all you guy with multiple pairs of JBL's. I have one for you. Lets pretend you had to get rid of all them but one pair, which ones would you keep?

Hah! Too easy! I'd keep the 4355s, of course.

pmakres1
04-26-2005, 08:20 PM
Living Room System:

Harmon Kardon T60 Turntable
Ortofon MC10 Moving Coil Cartridge

McIntosh MR80 FM Tuner
McIntosh MCD7009 CD Player
McIntosh MVP841 DVD Player
McIntosh C40 Control Center
McIntosh MC300 Power Amplifier
McIntosh MC252 Power Amplifier (Bridged as Sub Amp)


Soundcraftsmen RP2215-R Equalizer
Soundcraftsmen AS1000 Audio Spectrum Analyzer
DBX 3BX Series II Expander
Carver C9 Sonic Hologram Generator
SAE 5000 Impulse Noise Reduction System

Nakamichi Dragon Cassette Deck
Crown SX724 Open Reel Recorder

JVC HM-DH40000 D-VHS Digital HDTV Recorder
Sony KV-36HS20 36" Wega HTDV Capable Television
Terk Technologies AF-1 Powered Indoor FM Antenna

Panamax 1000+ Surge Protector/Line Conditioner

JBL L220 Speakers (2)
JBL B460 Subwoofer (1)
JBL BX63 Crossover (1)


Florida Room System:

McIntosh MR77 Tuner
McIntosh C32 Control Center
McIntosh MC2205 Power Amplifier


Soundcraftsmen RP2215-R Equalizer
Panasonic DVD/VHS Combo Player
Sony KV-27FS100L 27" Wega Television
Terk Technologies AM/FM Pi Powered Indoor Antenna

JBL 4313B Control Monitors (2) w/L100 Stands
JBL PB12 Powered Subwoofer (1)


Master Bedroom System:

McIntosh MX117 Tuner/Preamp
McIntosh MC2125 Power Amplifier
Souncraftsmen RP2212 Equalizer
Pioneer Elite DV-09 DVD Player
Sony SLV-N77 Hi-Fi VCR
Hitachi 31CX4B 31" Television

Panamax 1000 Surge Protector/Line Conditioner

Phase Technologies PC80 Tower Speakers (2)


Office System:

McIntosh MR78 FM Tuner
Crown IC150A Preamplifier
Hafler DH-500A Power Amplifier
Souncraftsmen RP2212 Equalizer

Carver SD/A-490t CD Player
Sony SLV-D500P DVD/VHS Combo Player
Sony KV-27FS100L 27" Wega Television

JBL 4401 Control Monitors (2)
JBL PB10 Powered Subwoofer (1)


Retired Components:

Crown DC-300 Amplifier
Sansui TU-717 AM/FM Tuner

B&KMan
04-27-2005, 01:37 PM
Teac:s are wellmade machines too...same for Tandberg (norwegian)...awesome buildquality on these recorders! beats the hell out of any cd-player (imo)

Your Right !!! I have run same test with my Tanberg TD 20A and is restitute the original dynamic Stage sound and realy fantastic...

:)

B&KMan
04-27-2005, 02:34 PM
Hi, wonderfull JBL club !!!

i hesitate a little bit to present my system because I dont know what is part of vanity in this action, but after read entire tread, I understand the JBL enthousiasm is the real feeling and it more for give and receive experience and more understand the profile guy...

Well, It is my turn to present my actual system...

first ...the music : over 3000 disc vinyl and CD in all style...

I have a old turntable Micro-seiki RX-1500 with complete set-ut, mass motor , vacuum plate, base with choke air feets. The weight is 325 Lbs. The arm is Moerch DP 6 With vertical ajustment... The cartridge is Van den Hull Colibri

The preamp and amp is Accuphase E-306 with phono stage , ( My last big krell amp, preamp and separate reference phono stage is complete ridiculized by this small integrate!!!) $#%%?&?& What a money in garbage.

The interconnect is the referrence Van den hul silver IT lf half meter.

The cable speaker is SCSI 2 of van den hull.

I have a Accuphase power AC conditionner (astronomical price but just the best.)

My CD is the SCD -1 of Sony (sacd) with interconnect VDH Silver balanced..

my familly room is 12 X 26 feets, and the front wall is treated by RPG diffractal...

After 20 years and hundred experiences in many way, after a tousand reading magasine expert, I'm buidt a very strong frustration on voodu expertise, stupid remark and insanity commentary of reports is foward more to buy and buy an buy again... I decide to go in source and read a scientific university information, ISO, AnSI, norme, and instrumentals mesure material. In this quest, I found a Bruel & Kjaer !!! ALL my money is go in this way for couple of years but WOW The top of the world system analyse... So I read for acoustic romm equalization, and vibration problem, in architecture and electronic material, modal, mode dispersion , etc, etc... Of course my experience in Audiophile coupled by instrumental method and expertise Is permit to put a real responses on many problematic reproduction sound... and put a degree of problem by other... (So this is reason of my nameForum).

" the true exist!! search with appropriate tool, you go more close "


But I'M back to descrition system for conclusion !!

my Speaker (after my REGA, after Dynaudio Compound 4 is A fantastical L-300 mounted in gibraltar stand ( 450 Lbs of quarzt sand inside a big wood stand and granit slab on the sit on sand.) Unfortunately this speaker is as my friend. But is create my great love for JBL... So after scan around I finnaly buy a pair of 4343 rougly treament.

The speaker is originally in studio Moronight in Quebec. After, is go in barLounge and fixed in wall by side with big iron stand and big hole is side of speaker... recone with third part the speaker is finnally storage in garage for more 2 year.

I reconditionning the body, sand and put a new film of wood, recone the 15 and 10 driver, clean all contact and Lpad, and adapt a big connector for my cable. And put a feets for more convenience...

just love ....

I hope I contribute a little bit to give my passion of great big monitor studio JBL " the real stuff " less cosmetical presentation on this mode of life style, but better real sound of any smoke and mirror products...

Jean

Hofmannhp
04-27-2005, 11:32 PM
Hi, wonderfull JBL club !!!

i hesitate a little bit to present my system because I dont know what is part of vanity in this action, but after read entire tread, I understand the JBL enthousiasm is the real feeling and it more for give and receive experience and more understand the profile guy...
......
Jean

Hi Jean,

be sure , .. you are in the right place here :D
Nice Vinyl stuff you have.

HP

Alex Lancaster
04-28-2005, 07:06 AM
:) Hi B&K, from Yr pic, it looks like You have Yr monitors in some sort of spikes, IMO:


Spikes are good if You have a carpet so they will penetrate it and anchor to the floor; If You decouple the speaker cabinets it is auto-defeating, might as well hang the speakers with macramé, (late 70's idiotic Bosy); apart from that slight point, Your system is great.

B&KMan
04-28-2005, 07:35 AM
:) Hi B&K, from Yr pic, it looks like You have Yr monitors in some sort of spikes, IMO:


Spikes are good if You have a carpet so they will penetrate it and anchor to the floor; If You decouple the speaker cabinets it is auto-defeating, might as well hang the speakers with macramé, (late 70's idiotic Bosy); apart from that slight point, Your system is great.


Hi Alex...

Well, thanks for compliment and your right and false...

This spike is not spike it is a mecanical diode and permit to put is same level and plan the speakers. the feet is a spkite to go in steel feet receptacle with zinc resonnance control, and permit a good anchor in floor with-out crunch in wood... Because the "head" of feet is little mobile, it is adapt to defect angle of wood and better link but 90% result is same with invert round head bolt....

the best is slab with round head bolt but all is compromise...
:D

Donald Barron
05-02-2005, 09:09 AM
I'm a UK devotee of the old JBL sound ( 15" drivers and horns ) a taste which I acquired while working in the US about 40years ago. I made the mistake of selling the speakers ( can't recall the name, S-something in a very nice fretted enclosure) before my return to the UK. I now have a pair of L150A, with Sumo Polaris and Athena pre-amp, and Mission Cyrus CD and tuner. I had to recone the 12" drivers and PRs...very expensive in the UK. I also deadened the cabinets with thick bitumen felt pads.

I admit to migrating from vinyl to digital and PC based...so much more convenient. I'm hoping photos are here!

http://photobucket.com/albums/y183/anidonu

ernestsk
05-11-2005, 02:16 PM
I have,

Speakers::D
L65
L100A
L26
2600
McIntosh Xe-10

McIntosh::)

MX113 Tuner/Preamp
2105 Amp
6100 Amp/Preamp
1700 Receiver
JBL 6230 Amp ;)

Sony PS1 SPCH 1001
Nakamichi CDC200
Harmon/Kardon FL8300

Dual 1228/Shure V15 Turntable & cartridge

Nakamichi DR-3 Cassette Tape

DBX 200 Program Selector

Ernest

whitese
05-11-2005, 02:25 PM
Is it just me, or not that many people have L-96's....Should have kept mine, darn it!:banghead:

pentictonklaus
05-11-2005, 06:31 PM
Here is the listing :

In Germany : JBL 4350 active of course
Audio exclusive and Dad acoustic amp and pre amp
Threshold Stasis
Proceed cd player

In Canada : JBL 4435
JBL M 552 2 X
JBL 5234 ( 250 hz cards) coming up for sale soon
crown ( amcron, canadian version ) DC 300a 3 X
crown ic 150 a pre amp 1 X
Theshold 400 a for mids and highs
Revox B 225 Cd player
Quadral Titan Nachbau ( copy )

Need more toys to be the winner when I die.

2405's not yet installed
some materials for 4435 copy

Thats's pretty much it

MI-9448
05-11-2005, 07:43 PM
I currently use a vintage pair of JBL C-33's driven by a nicely set up Bogen DS-265 power amp.Runs P-P 7027's with three GZ-34's for supply.It's basically stock.Audio Research Sp-3a with all mods removed even the Allegro sound travesty that the previous owner put it through.Its now stock except for an extra stage of DC gain in the P.S. Theirs pix of my speaks in the c-33 post elswhere in this forum.signal is supplied by a pioneer close and play type turntable with a dynavector M.C. cart.I built a homemade preamp for the cart with four 6CW4 nuvistors that runs on 8 d batteries and 18 9volt transistor batteries set up for 6v filament and 70 v b+.It sound very nice!!My tuner is a Fisher FM-1000 with the last audio stage(EF-86) bypassed.Or sometimes an R200-b .There's also a Fisher SA-300b amp and the big one SA-1000 that i use sometimes.It's gotten so valuable that i am afraid to put it to regular service!I also have lots (3 pair,2 singles) of 604's both b's and c's .They just have something!!!!!!!!I don't know what but it's there!!Also have some RCA theater stuff around too.Have a self modded pair of MI-9448 drivers that now use current production titanium diaphragms and they have to be heard to be believed!I have been doing this stuff since 1966 and should have joined this site ages ago!!

Fred Sanford
06-23-2005, 07:57 PM
No way I can type or remember all the details of all the fun stuff weighing this house down. Quick list:

Speakers:
JBL 4333AWX (2)
JBL L110 (2)
JBL L46 (4)
...three other pair of JBLs I can't remember, they're at my parent's house
Canton Karat 20 (4)
Canton Plus S (2)
Canton Patio 160 (2)
Canton Plus XL Center (2)
Canton something-or-others (2)
Boston Acoustics A40 (4)
KEF center channel
JBL TR225 (2) (vocal monitors in studio)
Cerwin Vega cabs w/JBL E120 & can't-remember upgraded tweeters & x-overs (vocal monitors in studio)
Velodyne, NHT, M&K, and other subwoofers
...also 1 18" and 3 15" JBL raw drivers lying around, forget the #s. Oh, and an Altec 2 x 15" cabinet I use for bass guitar. Some Altec stereo speakers somewhere, too. Some Polks, some in-walls, I'm forgetting others, I'm sure.

Amps:
Crown DC300
Yamaha P2100 (4)
ADA Rhapsody 12 channel
Audio Control Architect 12 channel
Elan Z-series 6 channel
Denon Integrated Amps (5)
Yamaha, Technics & Marantz surround receivers
Nakamichi, Pioneer, Kenwood & Denon stereo receivers
Adcom Pre & 4 channel power amp
...others I'll remember right after clicking "Submit"

Sources:
Audio Request 160 Gb music servers (3)
Denon (2), Pioneer (5+), Sony (3+), Phillips, Nakamichi, Alesis, other CDs
Can't remember what TTs are left, sold the Micro Seiki, Mits and Conrad Johnson
Teac, Tascam, Eumig, Denon, Pioneer, Nakamichi cassettes
Sony & Panasonic DATs


...the kicker? Almost all of this stuff arrived here free. Broken, but free (the Audio Requests are demo units, I help them with R&D and testing). I design & install AV systems for gazillionaires, and this is the stuff they throw out. I also have two plasma TVs (Fujitsu & NEC) and two projection systems (Runco & Barco), all free. Most of my PA system and recording studio components got here the same way (broken & cheap or free). Guitars, too.
je, looking for a bigger house

Titanium Dome
06-23-2005, 09:51 PM
It's too bad you can't get a free house. :p

(Really, it's just my immature, petty jealousy showing.) Why does Fred get all the good stuff? :baby:

clmrt
06-24-2005, 05:59 AM
My audio kit, currently -


Pioneer PL-115D TT
Rat Shack TT Pre
CLD-D504 Laserdisc
HK DVD5
DishNetwork Sat
Sony CDP-291
HK AVR110
JBL L36
Infinity center
NHT Zero rears
SVS-based DIY sub

On hand -

Altec Seville
L26

Fred Sanford
06-24-2005, 06:36 PM
It's not just Fred that gets the good stuff, Fred's friends & family get the spillover stuff quite often. There's a buddy in Alabama that gets most of the Altec and Adcom loot when I'm done with it. One of my brothers has 50" and 40" TVs that I passed on. This friend's showroom here has my old Bryston 4B, McIntosh MC40, and Sansui BA5000 power amps:

www.sgcustomsound.com (http://www.sgcustomsound.com/)

je (not really a Fred, they just whistle that theme song at my office whenever I'm lugging dusty old gear to my truck...)

takenodisk
06-25-2005, 01:36 PM
jbl 4450a
jbl 4343b (in restoration)
jbl hp 580
jbl 5233 active crossover x2
jbl control 10
2 x 2405 h
b&w center (home cinema)
mission 772(home cinema)
canon wis 50(home cinema)
pioneer dvd 717(home cinema)
denon 3802 amp(home cinema)

3 x technics sl 110 + sme 3009
3x technics sl 1200
sony cd player(not the top of the range)
sansui tu 517 tuner
revox b 77
crest audio amps
court elecronics eq
soundcraftsmen eq

and loads of pro audio equipments,dbx,yamaha,pioneer djm600,soundcrafts dmx 1000....too many to list:bouncy: thanks to brother danny's contributions and my wife ruby for tolerance:p

alskinner
06-25-2005, 01:41 PM
Speakers
JBL 4345 Hybrid
L300s
L200s
Bose 901 series VI
Altec A-7s

Amps
Threshold Stasis 2
Sunn SPL 9000
(2) Bose 1801
Audio Matiere Accordance (tube)
(4) Dynaco Mark III (tube)
Dynaco ST-70 (tube)
Hafler DH 200
Fender 2244

Pre Amps
Soundcraftsman DX 3000
Phase Linear 4000
Dynaco Pat 5

Turntables
Technics SL-D3
Thorens 124

Tape Deck
Revox B77

Tuner
Sansui TU 9900


CD Player
Sony Playstation

Signal Processing
(2) White 4400 equalizers
DBX 2231 equailizer
Ashly 4001 Crossover

Sound Cards
Ardvark 24/96
M Audio Audiophile
Sound Blaster 64 Gold

JBL Components
(2) 077
(2) 2404
(2) 076
(2) 2441
(2) 2440
(2) 2445
(2) 2470
(2) K145
(2) 2235
(2) 2225
(2) 2123
(2) 2311
(2) 2360
(2) 2390
(2) 2355
(2) 2397 Westlake Copies

I think that's it:screwy:

Regards
AL

Infredible
06-25-2005, 05:58 PM
Ok I'm in!

Main: JBL 4343, all original at start but... new 2421 diaph's and a little of Widget's Clio woodoo... Thanks!
Surround: Beaten up L100 on stands with an upgraded Beyma CP21 alnico tweeter (2405 alike)
Main amp: Yamaha DSP-A1 with pre-out/main-in
EQ: Behringer DEQ 2496, nice toy.
Generic Samsung DVDA/SACD player
DishNetwork 921 PVR
53" Pioneer HDTV
2.1 Klipsh system in the bedroom
Ipod's
Canon DSLR
PSP
just forgot... a pair of 2121 and a single 2240 in storage.
9 remote control:) but one Harmony remote to take care of the infrared business and around a thousand CD's.

Fred.

Matt Garrett
06-27-2005, 03:44 PM
System

http://www.mcsmk8.com/system1/MVC-014F.JPG

http://www.mcsmk8.com/system1/MVC-008F.JPG

B&KMan
06-27-2005, 06:57 PM
WOW beautiful integrate furniture cabinet...


silent fan for not overheat ???



:cheers: jean.

Steve K
06-29-2005, 09:21 PM
Main System
Speakers: JBL L220
Integrated amp: McIntosh MA6900
Sources: Arcam FMJ23 CD-player & Denon DP-57L turntable with Shure M97XE cartridge

Sub-system
Speakers: JBL 4313B Studio Monitors & L100 Century
Integrated amp: Sansui AU-D907X
Sources: portable Panasonic CDP & iPod

Tom Brennan
07-01-2005, 01:14 AM
Frontroom---Heathkit AS-21s (Altec 9844s in Heath furniture cabinets), Jolida 102 B amp, Sony DVD player, 27" Sony flatscreen tube TV

Dining room----Altec 605As in Barzilay cabinets, Teac 700 T-amp or a DIY gain-clone, Sony DVD player This system will soon be bi-amped with a Dyna PAS-3 or PAT-5, passive line-level filters and the gainclone on bass and Teac on treble. I'm going to put in a Thorens 165 with an original ADC-XLM

Den---HT setup-- Altec 890C Boleros, KRK ST-6 surrounds, Denon receiver, Sony 975 upscaler DVD player and Pioneer CLD-D704 LD player, 55" Sony LCD RPTV

billfort
07-01-2005, 05:18 AM
Speakers: Altec 604-8G drivers in DIY corner cabinets. 9ft3/40Hz vented boxes, Baltic birch with cherry veneer. Stock Altec crossovers sit outside boxes, hard wired with single strand 24ga solid core copper wire.This page describes my journey with these - http://www.wardsweb.org/Billfort/ (http://www.wardsweb.org/Billfort/)

Amplifiers: DIY scratch built 45 SET, WE417A driving, RCA 245 globes, all James iron. Sometimes, scratch built 300B SET (Angela91 circuit) or Golden Tube Audio SE300B.

Pre-amp: modded Counterpoint SA-2000 tube pre and ASL tube mini-phono.

Turntable: Sota Sapphire, Sumiko Premier FT-3 arm, Goldmund acrylic platter and clamp, Denon DL103 M/C, transformer step-up using Altec/Pearless 4722 mic transformers.

Tuner: Scott 350-D (tube) tuner with Dynalab ST-2 antenna.

Digits: Sony SCD-777ES SACD/CD player on Final Labs roller bearings.

Wire & stuff: Coincident PC on the SACD player, Marinco/Belden DIY PC on amps and mostly Final Labs copper & cotton interconnects. Monster Cable power conditioner and spiked Lovan modular racking system.

Room: 12.2x22.6 dedicated listening room, bass traps and dispersion control elements in ceiling, movable absorption panels and dedicated audio wiring circuits.

http://www.audiokarma.org/gallery/data/2/147system052605.jpg

DanTana
07-01-2005, 07:44 AM
Very impressive Bill to say the least.

slxrti
07-01-2005, 09:43 PM
JBL 4430's

2- JBL 375 original
2 -JBL wooden horn
2- JBL rare 20A wooden horn
4- 2235H
5- 2123H
2- 2118H
4- 2404H
2 -2405H
2 -2227H
1 -2216H
4 -JBL passive radiators

Had, But sold
2- 2205
2- 2245
2- Le85

System
2 Citation 7.1 amp
Harmon Signiture PreAmp
Technics A10 DVD/CD player
Denon Ar1650 CD player
Crown IC150 Amp (for sale)
Mac Mx113
:blah::biting::banghead:
:blah::blah:

matsj
07-04-2005, 11:20 AM
My beginner system:
Pioneer dvd
Meridian 568 surround processor
3x behringer dcx 2496 digital crossover
2x lab gruppen 500 amplifier
2x lab gruppen 1000 amplifier
4x jbl 2446 with 2382a horn
11x jbl 2226h in 140 liters closed boxes
4x jbl 2245h in 4x400 liters boxes. 2 are ported to 14,5 hz and 2 to 25 hz.

And for fun i have 2 diy Martin logan acsent speakers with a B&O ice power 4x500 amplifier.

I´m going to trade my amplifiers to something but i dont know to what.
Maybe crown or qsc for mids and subs and Audion for my 2446 drivers.

I´m building a home cinema at home with 2x2226h+1x2446h+1x2382a in my fronts and center speakers.
For my rears i`m going to use 1x2226h+1x2446h+2382a.

My subs are 4 st 2245h, i bought 2 from Niklas Nord and 2 from another guy.
The 2 boxes who are ported to 25hz i use to music and to cinema i use all 4 subs :) :D

Have a great summer / mats

johnaec
07-04-2005, 12:09 PM
2x lab gruppen 500 amplifier
2x lab gruppen 1000 amplifier
How do you like the Lab Gruppens? I've always been intrigued by them becasue of their low weight, and have heard very good things about them, but have never had the chance to try them myself.

John

matsj
07-04-2005, 01:08 PM
Hello johnaec

They are not a hifi amplifier in my taste but they play :o: . I think mine are too small for my taste i want more power.
I think the bigger Lab is better, more power= better control.
The next bad thing is the FAN.
I want to try Crown k2, no fan and lots of power. But here in Sweden they cost 25 000:- 1 dollar= 7,50 swedish crones.
I think i will import a couple in winter when i have saved to them.

regards mats

frank23
07-04-2005, 01:13 PM
current system:
home built speakers with
- 2420 / 2344A combo
- davis 20klv8 kevlar bas/mid
- all 1st order crossover with paper-oil capacitors
- wired with kimber 8TC
musical fidelity A2 full class A amp or musical fidelity A1 / David class A amp
philips CDD-882 cd drive
denon DA500 da-convertor
- wired with kimber PBJ

projects lying around:
- 2 times 2235H
- 2 times 2123H

hot spares:
- 2 times 2420 with 2307 horn/lens
- 2 times the 2344A little brother with 2416 drivers
- 2 crossovers from the 4425

And I owned a pair of 4333B's, but I didn't like the sound, that's why I built my own.

greetings, Frank

bachatero07
07-24-2005, 04:46 PM
DJ System:
4 15" GMI Sound 1000 Watt subs
2 6" 300 Watt midrange speakers
1 Crown CE2000 Amp
1 Numark CM200 Mixer
1 Asus Pundit 2.0 Ghz 512MB RAM Computer
and finally 1 Altec 9440a AMP
Both amps are running on MONO mode.

Theatre System:
Pioneer 840W 7.1-Ch. THX-Certified A/V Home Theater Receiver
Infinity BETA40 Front Speakers
JBL SUB135 Sub with 4 Surround Sound Speakers
Sony DVD Player
Yamaha NS-AC141 Center speaker
Sony Grand Wega 42" Widescreen Rear-Pojection LCD HDTV

I got the Altec 9440a amp for $20 :D about a week ago. It turns on but I need to get a new fuse holder. I was wondering which type of fuse would be best for it. I know that it has to be a 10 amp 250v fuse but I'm not sure if it should be a fast-acting fuse, a slow-blow, a ceramic or any other type there might be.

boputnam
07-24-2005, 05:59 PM
Ok I'm in!

9 remote control:) ... Dood! You need to use this as your avatar!

:rotfl:

Steve
07-25-2005, 01:42 PM
Aloha bachatero07 (member.php?u=2250)

I've sent you PM (private mail)
The fuses in all 3 of my 9440A amps are standard type fuses.
However they are 8 amp 250V AGC instead of 10 amp that are listed on the back of the amp by the fuse holder.
I had them all serviced by Ira and these are what they came back with.
He knows what he is doing, so I will leave these at 8 amps.
I love these amps. Many of these amps are still in service.

Steve

louped garouv
07-25-2005, 02:10 PM
right now I feed three technics 1200s and two pioneer cdj 500s into a UREI 1620 preamp into a Rane AX30 three way Xover....

the xover goes into:
crown D75 -- JBL 075,s (7500Hz and up)
EV 7300a -- ALtec Model 19,s (full out)
Hafler D500 -- Altec 825 cabinets w/ 515b (100Hz and lower)

the 825 cabinets are on bottom, model 19s inverted ontop of the 825s w/ 075,s on the same level as the 811b/802G horns......

ALtec MTM configuration, w/ JBL UHF supplements..... :D
Disco sound on a budget......

Sam
08-16-2005, 01:48 PM
Hey JBL-nutshttp://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/wink.gif

My system:

Sony cd-player
Pioneer DVD
Classé CP-35 preamp
DBX Driverack PA
JBL/Urei 6260 (one in use, two in the garage)
Crown Macro Reference
JBL 4771: JBL describe it in the technical manual as a high power two-way full-range systemhttp://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/smile.gif 2 x 2226H + 2445J + 2380A + 2 x 2404H in each speaker. Very low WAFhttp://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/frown.gif But I´m a bachelor so who careshttp://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
I´m very happy with them!

In the future I will use SUB 1500 in the bottom and have combined HT/2-chanel. I already have a centerspeaker DIY with 2235H + 2446H + 2380A.
And, not to forget, I need a larger room. Today I have 18 squaremeters.



Keep rockin JBL!

Rusnzha
08-16-2005, 08:22 PM
Living Room

Onkyo TX-DS797
S 412s
S 38s
S Center

Hypex HS 500 Plate Amp. 720W @ 4 Ohm, 490W @ 8 Ohm
JBL 2241H in 12.5 Cu Ft home made box

Sony SCD-C222ES SACD/CD player
Panasonic DVD-CP72 DVD Audio/CD/DVD player
Mitsubishi LT-22 Linear track turntable

Bedroom

Luxman R-114
JBL L100As 123A-3/LE5-2/LE25-2
Crossovers rebuilt with new pots, polypropolyne and polystyrene bypass caps

If I ever get the money, I would like to move up to large format monitors or performance series. I heard a guy's Legacy system. His front speakers were $5400 each (about what I paid for all my stuff). They sounded a hair better at first listening, but Studio Series is much more transparent and hold up much better to listening over time.

tesla
08-17-2005, 06:23 AM
Thorens TD124/SME 3012.
Paragon 12A Preamp.
Yamaha KX1200U Cassette deck.
Sansui TU-717/Marantz 10b
2 Ea. Quad II monoblocks
JBL L65A

Hnm-7
08-19-2005, 10:15 PM
2 citation 7.1 thx amp
1 Harmon Kardon AVR 7000
1 JBL 250 TI
1 JBL 240 TI
1 Polk audio sda srs(the jbls are nicer ! )
dbx 14/10 eq
dbx 10/20 eq
Harmon Kardon cdr 2
Harmon Kardon TD4400
1 set of dynaudio 3.1 (i still think the jbls are nicer!)

Niklas Nord
08-20-2005, 04:02 AM
http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/k2s9500thumbnail.jpg

http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/aurora/nytt02.jpg
K2 s9500
TacT RCS 2.2x
Denon DCD-3000
NAD S200
NAD S200
NAD S200
JBL MPA1100
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500
JBL SUB 1500

Home made cabling, rg62, rg59, supra ply
http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/nn/hemmahosnn.jpg

http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/nn/hemmahosnn2.jpg

http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/nn/hemmahosnn3.jpg

http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/aurora/nytt01.jpg


http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/aurora/nytt03.jpg

http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/jblsub1500/pic_216.jpg

http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/jblsub1500/pic_192.jpg




http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/projektaurora/prod/prod009.jpg

ralphs99
08-20-2005, 04:17 AM
My hat's off to you Niklas!

You're one crazy JBL fan! :applaud:
What on Earth do you do with all those subs?
I hope you notify the authorities before you switch that lot on!

Cheers,

Ralph

Niklas Nord
08-20-2005, 10:30 AM
Subwoofer design is to cancel acoustic room modes,
acoustics you know !! :) It´s not SPL that is the couse here :barf: !

B&KMan
08-20-2005, 12:30 PM
Subwoofer design is to cancel acoustic room modes,
acoustics you know !! :) It´s not SPL that is the couse here :barf: !


wow !!!

Why do not start thread for this great production of acoustic room treatment ???

I'm shure this is really interest on manys manys members...

:cheers:

Jean.

Niklas Nord
08-20-2005, 12:52 PM
there is a thread

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=4216&highlight=aurora

frank23
08-28-2005, 10:08 AM
current system:
home built speakers with
- 2420 / 2344A combo
- davis 20klv8 kevlar bas/mid
- all 1st order crossover with paper-oil capacitors
- wired with kimber 8TC
musical fidelity A2 full class A amp or musical fidelity A1 / David class A amp
philips CDD-882 cd drive
denon DA500 da-convertor
- wired with kimber PBJ

projects lying around:
- 2 times 2235H
- 2 times 2123H

hot spares:
- 2 times 2420 with 2307 horn/lens
- 2 times the 2344A little brother with 2416 drivers
- 2 crossovers from the 4425

And I owned a pair of 4333B's, but I didn't like the sound, that's why I built my own.

greetings, Frank


In addition I bought:
a pair of 2440 with 2445 diaphragms
a pair of 2382

these are now combined with the davis bass/mid mentioned above through an M552 active crossover, but doesn't yet sound right, so I'll have to tweak a bit

greetings, frank

Ducatista47
09-08-2005, 02:51 AM
I'm new to big JBL's, but I am very pleased with my humble hi-fi rig at present. Here goes:

JoLida JD100 CD player
Kimber Tonik to...
a Grommes PHI-26
Via Kimber 8TC to...
4333's courtesy Jay, my beloved scratch and dent specials that are in perfect working order, and sound like it! Thank you to all the members who supplied the wisdom and knowledge to help me acquire & ship these awesome classics, on the cheap no less.:applaud:
...and to my Stax SR5/SRD6-SB's direct.
A Niles DPS-1 to select the Grommes or my...
Denon DRA-635R (for HT Stereo and playback for my kids so they don't mess with my good stuff!;))

In reserve:
JoLida JD502B

No longer needed: Allison 115's, Marantz 3300

I know this is a pretty basic rig for this group. (I don't play vinyl now because it would take years to clean my collection to the standards this system demands.) I don't need more gear because I have the Grommes. Let me explain.

I don't run the 60W JoLida because the Grommes sounds much better and has plenty of power for the 4333's at 6W pentode, and for the Stax at 1.8W triode. I run the volume control at 9 o'clock. I can't say enough about the Grommes. It's Class A and everyone says it sounds like at least $10K. It's $995. A world class line stage, or integrated; the line outputs are great for a sub with bookshelves or for bi-amping. Also probably as good as ANY headphone amp. Alan Kimmel rules! Some very experienced ears around here say it sounds as good as or better than most stupid money tube gear.

Another key is frequent use of HDCD sources. Please tell Microsoft, who owns this technology but doesn't care about it (acquired the company for another product), to push this over the newer BS systems who's only real virtue is anti copy features, not the promised sonic improvement. Provocateur Records' interesting offerings help too, as do Japanese XRCD's.

Now I'll sit back and enjoy my music and the more knowledgeable and entertaining membership here pointing out where I'm full of ...uh...beans.:p

Titanium Dome
09-08-2005, 08:35 AM
Subwoofer design is to cancel acoustic room modes,
acoustics you know !! :) It´s not SPL that is the couse here :barf: !

Niklas

Very impressive!

Now for your next DIY project, maye some CD racks? :p

Niklas Nord
09-08-2005, 02:07 PM
hehe
yes

http://www.pal.pp.se/~nord/aurora/nytt05.jpg

Alan Fletcher
09-09-2005, 10:08 AM
Nothing special here at the moment, but there are two systems in the house.

Bedroom:

Transducers:

JBL S-99 Athena
Klipsch Epic Series CF-1

Amplification:

Hafler TransNova 9505
Hafler TransNova 9300

Preamp/Tuner:

Yamaha RX-770 Receiver

Vinyl Setup:

Sumiko ProJect 1.2 /Signet TK5ea
Denon DP61F with /Signet TK7e
Shelving: 4'x2'5" 3" thick granite slab (165 lbs)

Digital:

Dell Dimension 8200, 2.8Ghz, 1GB ram, DVD and CD-Rom drives, SoundBlaster Audigy 2.

Console/input expansion bus:

Mackie CR1604VLZ

HT Setup:

Preamp/surround processor:

B&K Reference 20

Transducers:

Klipsch KLF-20 (mains)
Klipsch KLF-C7 (center)
Klipsch KSP-S6 (surround)
Velodyne F1800RII (Sub, also useful for removing nails from drywall construction and demolition of plaster ceilings...)

Amplification:

Perreaux PMF-3150B (mains)
Perreaux PMF-2150B (bridged mono, center)
Perreaux PMF-2150B (surround channels)

DVD:

Toshiba something or other, dual disc drawer, progressive output (component out used)

Vinyl:

Denon DP31F /Shure V15xMR

Visual:

Pioneer PRO-610 HD RP Monitor

-That's just about it. Opinions are welcome...

B&KMan
09-09-2005, 09:33 PM
B&K Reference 20



hello,

cooooool stuff here.....

but what is that ???? B&K Reference 20

any pict is better cooolllll :applaud:

:cheers:

Mr. Widget
09-09-2005, 09:56 PM
but what is that ???? B&K Reference 20

Not what your thinking... here is their current line up.

http://www.bkcomp.com/products.asp

Widget

B&KMan
09-09-2005, 10:06 PM
Not what your thinking... here is their current line up.

http://www.bkcomp.com/products.asp

Widget


I know is not B&K instrument... and not B&K tube cie.

but I just miss in my mind this "relative new cie"

thanks for link.

Bruno GINARD
09-10-2005, 12:16 AM
Bedroom :

JBLControl 5
Denon Ht integrated amplifier 1800
Panasonic Dvd /Cd


Lounge is under construction (i moved 4 months ago) :

HARTSFIELD with E 145, JBL 2445/2405
300B Vave amplifier ( Sun Audio) + Sonic impact T Amp to be tested !
home made passive pre-amplifier with Dact volume control
Linn Kudos Tuner
Sony SCD 1 Cd/Sacd player
Pionner DVD
Panasonic 36 " Tv

Projected system :

in 45/50 M² lounge :

Hartsfield with Tad 4001 /E145/2405 Main channel

Metregon ( project) with E 145/2420/2405 Center channel

E 145 in rear loaded 4530 Type enclosure + 2445+ 2390 Horn + 2405 Rear /side channel

AV Processor : ?
Amplifiers : ?

Rusnzha
09-10-2005, 06:07 AM
HARTSFIELD with E 145, JBL 2445/2405
300B Vave amplifier ( Sun Audio) + Sonic impact T Amp to be tested !
home made passive pre-amplifier with Dact volume control
Linn Kudos Tuner
Sony SCD 1 Cd/Sacd player
Pionner DVD
Panasonic 36 " Tv

Projected system :

in 45/50 M² lounge :

Hartsfield with Tad 4001 /E145/2405 Main channel

Metregon ( project) with E 145/2420/2405 Center channel

E 145 in rear loaded 4530 Type enclosure + 2445+ 2390 Horn + 2405 Rear /side channel

I couldn't imagine what this stuff sounds like in my best wet dream.

Dieter
09-10-2005, 07:00 AM
My System:

CD:Meracus Imago
PreAmp/RoomCorrectionSystem: TacT 2.2X
Amp for Bass: 2x ALPS Mono
Amp for Mid/High: ASR Emitter II
Speaker: Bass 2x JBL 2226
Speaker: Mid/High: TAD 4002/JBL 2360

Dieter

Aussie Pete
09-12-2005, 06:43 PM
I have....

4430's FOH (soon to be replaced with mint 4435's from failed ebay auction) yes I will be carefull !!
2 X Home Made BGW250D's bridged for LF (soon to be replaced with 1 X Crown CE1000)
1 X JBL MPX300 for HF
1 X BSS FDS360 24dB/Octave Active Xover and spare Home Made 5235 crossover with 4430/4435 filter network.
1 x Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
1 x Harmon Kardon CD Player
1 x Aphex 10/4 interface to feed BSS FDS360
1 x Die cast Box for Input selection and volume control.

No preamp and no tone controls, I dont believe in them !!

Most of my vinal I have stored on my pc via 24bit/96Khz sound card and BGW 202 RIAA Pre-amp, PC is fed into the sysyem via a couple of Aphex 10/4 interfaces.
Not the greatest but I know I will never have to upgrade again in my lifetime http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

dllyons
11-06-2005, 07:06 PM
Gosh, I'm almost embarrassed to list my stuff .... mine's all old classic equipment mostly.
I want to say that this is a very interesting thread- I really really enjoyed reading it ! I'll probably go thru it again to absorb some of this stuff !! Most of you guys have very interesting and fabulous systems ! Thanks for sharing !

Speakers: (all JBL's, of course !)
J2050 garage
S36AWII patio deck
L300 stereo room
L100a stereo room
L100a living room
L40 bedroom

Electronics:
Marantz 2325 receiver
Marantz 5220 cassette deck
Sony DVP-NS415 DVD/CD player
Sony PS-X7 turntable
Teac A-1200 reel-to-reel

Sony STR-AV580 receiver living room
soon to obtain a Sansui 9090db receiver

I just love the old classic stuff :) I'd love to have a complete GAS system someday with an Ampzilla II but I don't think it'll ever happen. Maybe a complete Phase Linear 400 system would be more easily obtainable.... instead

Ducatista47
11-06-2005, 09:52 PM
I'm new to big JBL's, but I am very pleased with my humble hi-fi rig at present. Here goes:

JoLida JD100 CD player
Kimber Tonik to...
a Grommes PHI-26
Via Kimber 8TC to...
4333's courtesy Jay, my beloved scratch and dent specials that are in perfect working order, and sound like it! Thank you to all the members who supplied the wisdom and knowledge to help me acquire & ship these awesome classics, on the cheap no less.:applaud:
...and to my Stax SR5/SRD6-SB's direct.
A Niles DPS-1 to select the Grommes or my...
Denon DRA-635R (for HT Stereo and playback for my kids so they don't mess with my good stuff!;))

In reserve:
JoLida JD502B
JBL Control 10's

No longer needed: Allison 115's, Marantz 3300

I know this is a pretty basic rig for this group. (I don't play vinyl now because it would take years to clean my collection to the standards this system demands.)




Well, I took the plunge (and postponed my future retirement further) for vinyl. Most of my music is on vinyl already, and most good music - read most music, period - will never come out on CD. Of course, vinyl generally sounds better anyway. So...

Rega P5 turntable
Rega TT PSU power supply
Dynavector 17D2 Mk2 cartridge
Dynavector P-75 phono stage

soundmotor
11-07-2005, 04:25 AM
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Playback of internet streams, MP3s, CDs, FM, & AM program.

ADS L200 minis & subwoofer
MB QUART QP-280 cans
Parasound HALO A23 amplifier
Parasound HALO T3 tuner w/ Magnum Dynalab ST-2 antenna
SONY X555ES CD player
Yamaha DP-u50 USB preamplifier
SONY VAIO laptop
Linksys 54G Wi-Fi PC card
Winamp 3.0 MP3 player

This set-up has been running since late 2002.

jpb_dk
11-07-2005, 08:16 AM
this is what we got at home

Livingroom 1,
Speakers, Chario Milennium2 in solid wallnut. Outstanding waf-factor, and good sound. Filters and internal cabling has been "re-done"
CD-Player, Gryphon Tabu
Integrated amp, Gryphon Tabu Century. 100Watt Class AB.
Signal cables balanced Silitec Silver
Speaker cables, flatrolled singlecore silver cable.
Sony "32 Flat-screen connected to stereo

Livingroom 2,

Speakers Infinity Renaissance Kappa 80. Ohelbach dual-coax cables.
PowerAmp Gryphon DM 100 (100Class A dual mono)
Turntable Cadberg, with SME-V arm and Ortofon MC5000 Pickup
CD. Esoteric CD drive unit P-500 + external D/A Converter

Music room,
Speakers JBL 4410, under upgrade with new filter/cables, cabinet and port correction.
Amp: Threshold S/300
Source : PC and M-Port 3000, HeadPhones Revox.
div guitars, Marshal Amps, drums, beers and nude-pics of sexy girls on the wall just to give ambience.

Not so much JBL in our house, but still nice sound ;-)

Ian Mackenzie
11-07-2005, 11:55 AM
We definately wonna see a pic of your music room.

chad
11-08-2005, 04:15 AM
Upstairs living room:

Sony DVP S7700 DVD / CD player
SAE R 102 receiver
Celestion DL8 speakers
Yamaha YST-SW40 subwoofer

Downstairs music room:

Misc. keyboards / electric basses
Denon DCD 595 CD player
Akai HX2 cassette deck
Mackie CFX 16 mixer
Behringer MX802A mixer
BBE 422A sonic maximizer
Crown PowerBase 1 amp
QSC RMX 1850HD amp
Alesis RA 100 amp
JBL MR802 speakers with 2426 hf drivers

In the clubs on Fri. and Sat. nights:

16 channels of live vocal and instruments
Mackie CFX 16 mixer
DBX 223 XL crossover
QSC PLX 1602 amp
QSC PLX 3002 amp
Yamaha S215 IV tops
Yamaha SW 118 IV subs

rockecat
11-09-2005, 10:54 AM
Holy cow ,I feel a little naked with my little system.

Pioneer Sx-950 reciever
JBL L50's
JBL L46's
Technic Sl -1900 table
Stanton cart
Denon cd
1321 albums and counting.

Mr. Widget
11-09-2005, 11:29 AM
Don't feel naked, wear vinyl... you have about 1000 albums more than I do.:(


Widget

rockecat
11-09-2005, 11:48 AM
Don't feel naked, wear vinyl... you have about 1000 albums more than I do.:(


Widget

Maybe I coluld get the wife to wear some, just enough to cover the woofer and tweeters.:D

JBL Dog
11-09-2005, 12:52 PM
This is what I'm currently running...........

Living room:

JBL C45 Metregon (3-way, S82 system)
McIntosh MC240 (tube amp 40w x 2)
McIntosh C22 (tube pre-amp)
McIntosh MR66 (tube tuner w/multiplex)
Sony CD (el-cheapo, 400 disc)
Technics SL1200MK2 (turntable, industry standard for club DJ's)

"Dog-house":

JBL 4430's
McIntosh MC7270 (solid state amp 270w x 2)
McIntosh C32 (solid state pre-amp)
American DJ CD200PRO (cd's tend to skip during high SPL's using consumer series players)

___________

I have tons of gear sitting idle. The 4343's are presently on the disabled list. I need to do some crossover/L-pad work. audiobeer is refinishing my C38 cabinets. Pics will be posted when the master completes the project. The Bel Aires and Minigon are displayed proudly in the living room. The 4301BE's are the garage PA.

JBL Dog
11-09-2005, 12:58 PM
Holy cow ,I feel a little naked with my little system.

Pioneer Sx-950 reciever
JBL L50's
JBL L46's
Technic Sl -1900 table
Stanton cart
Denon cd
1321 albums and counting.

:applaud:

Nice little rig, nothing to be ashamed of here. I have about the same amount of vinyl left over from the early DJ days. I started converting to CD's around 1987.

rockecat
11-09-2005, 01:50 PM
:applaud:

Nice little rig, nothing to be ashamed of here. I have about the same amount of vinyl left over from the early DJ days. I started converting to CD's around 1987.






My wife and I both worked for a music distributor for several years and back then as you know the reps passed out LP"S like candy, so much of it was free. I actually sleeved everyone in and outside with good protective covers, my wife thought I was crazy then and now nothing but praise for doing so.

bigstereo
11-09-2005, 06:34 PM
JBL 4311 pr
JBL E100 pr
Boston A40 pr
Sansui 9090DB
Phase Linear 400 series 2
Adcom GTP 600
Dual 622
Technics SLQ 200
Pioneer PD-M502
Gemini EQ 7000
Denon AVR 683
Denon 5.1 Speaker system

boputnam
11-09-2005, 06:41 PM
bigstereo...

Aside from the 4311's not-yet-delivered, how 'bout some pics...?

bigstereo
11-09-2005, 06:55 PM
I will post some pics soon. I gave my camera to my daughter who has a new baby to take pics of and lives in another state. I have not bought a new one yet. Too busy spending money on stereo gear. I got everything off ebay except for the JBL e 100's, Technics tt, the Denon system, and the Pioneer cd player. I've been on a tear trying to make up for 30 years of wanting the gear but something always came up that was more important. Oh, almost forgot, the Gemini was given to me by a guy at work. It spent it's entire life in a bar which he used to own hooked to a system with huge Altecs providing the sounds.

dllyons
11-12-2005, 08:37 AM
Holy cow ,I feel a little naked with my little system.

Pioneer Sx-950 reciever
JBL L50's
JBL L46's
Technic Sl -1900 table
Stanton cart
Denon cd
1321 albums and counting.

If ya noticed my post, you'd know we're kinda in the same boat :blink:
But I only had about 160 or so vinyls- 1321 ?!? wow !

But my 3 kids in college are in the process of graduating between now and the next 6 months, and that'll sure loosen up a buck or two for me to get back into expanding my systems... maybe trade or replace one pair of my sonofagun updated L100a sets for a small proline system like a 4315 or something different .. 4425 ? I dunno.... just thinking out loud.

rockecat
11-12-2005, 09:58 AM
If ya noticed my post, you'd know we're kinda in the same boat :blink:
But I only had about 160 or so vinyls- 1321 ?!? wow !

But my 3 kids in college are in the process of graduating between now and the next 6 months, and that'll sure loosen up a buck or two for me to get back into expanding my systems... maybe trade or replace one pair of my sonofagun updated L100a sets for a small proline system like a 4315 or something different .. 4425 ? I dunno.... just thinking out loud.

I really like all the high tech stuff but for me I think simple and effective works well and I am very happy with what I have. It really amazes people when they come over and I spin vinyl and it sounds so good, they seem to relax and are just taken in by the sound.

Cavalryman40
11-12-2005, 09:09 PM
After reading about the equipment some of you have, I don't even know if my meger collection qualifies as "Hi-Fi", but here it is anyway:

Living Room

Marantz 4430 Reciver
Atec Santana II's

Home Office

Marantz 2220B
Electro Voice 12-2's
Yamaha CDC-96

Baby's Room

Marantz 2215B
JBL J320A's

Garage

Marantz 26
JBL 2600's

Storage

Pioneer
CS-63 DX's
Harmon-Kardon tube amp
Yamaha T-1
Akai Reel to Reel
Pioneer SR-202
Realistc tube tuner
Not sure of the model #'s of some of the stuff in storage, and its too late to start digging through the closet to find out. I used too have a pretty decent system, but my ex-wife got it. My present wife is pretty understanding about this stuff, since I buy 99% of it at garage sale's. I am working on a budget. Maybe some day I can own some of the equipment you guys have. Untill then, I have to make do with this stuff. Alltogether I have less than $600.00 in it.

Lyle

matsj
11-13-2005, 12:27 AM
I update my system: 2 jbl 2450j ( thanks subwof ) 2 Edgar 80 hz horn, 1 qsc plx 3402 amplifier to my jbl 2245.

regards mats

morbo!
11-13-2005, 01:01 AM
my system is not as cool as all you gear but it does the job

technics sl-q3 turntable

poineer vsa-700 amp 100w

needs a preamp but i dont really use the tone and bass controlls anyway

proton cd player (not used much anymore)

and of course the creative audiology sound card

k-120 drivers in jvc sk-1000 cabs with elcheapo little horns that sound great (vintage horns gotem on ebay)
and the original 80w jvc mid
i think these boxes were jvc attempt to answer jbl in the 70`s

modding a set of larger cabs i got me hands on for extra bass!!!! thanks guys

p.s this is the most impresive list of equiptment ive seen any where i`d luv to travell the world meet everybody and listen to your systems:D

ironman
11-13-2005, 03:36 PM
Well, I humbly submit:

Living Room:

Sansui 8080
JBL L112's
JBL L40's
KLH Model 6's for rear surround.

Pioneer VSX-525s receiver for HT
(with the L112's L & R front, L40 center).
RCA DVD/CD player

Kitchen:
JVC JA-S31 amp.
Garrard CD player
AR 2ax's

For the kids:
Pioneer SX 3700
One pair of small KLH's
One pair small AR's
(can't remember the model #'s but they don't "thump" !!http://audioheritage.csdco.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/applaud.gif !!)