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Dave Zan
11-08-2007, 10:35 PM
The 2226/2247/2405 fronts are (finally!) in operation. The 2245 sub cabinets are made and just need the 2245s (I STILL need a pair if anyone has some to sell).
OK - now what to build as surround speakers?
I had planned 2430 on the horns from the DMS-1 - primarily to match the timbre of the fronts. But this is really total overkill - even JBL only use 8" cone drivers in the THX rated surronds for commercial venues - and I just can't be bothered with more work.
I think I may just instal some in-wall speakers. I currently have my car audio 6x9" as an experiment - they seem fine.
Is this heresy? (I'd use JBLs of course!)
What do others here use?

Dave.

JBL 4645
11-24-2007, 03:56 AM
10 bass mid and high range surrounds in rare cases, like the JBL 8340 if youd looked around Ill bet your find a cinema supplier that as a batch of these at knock down prices.

http://www.jbldealer.com/images/cinema/8340a.gif
http://www.jblpro.com/pub/cinema/8340.pdf (http://www.jblpro.com/pub/cinema/8340.pdf)

http://www.jbldealer.com/pages/cinema/4000.html (http://www.jbldealer.com/pages/cinema/4000.html)

lgvenable
11-28-2007, 10:10 PM
Dave
PM me I have 3 2245's in the process of resurrounding, which are available. They are low mileage and low stress as they came out of a museum theater.

We can discuss prices off the air.
Larry

toddalin
11-29-2007, 10:35 AM
10 bass mid and high range surrounds in rare cases, like the JBL 8340 if youd looked around Ill bet your find a cinema supplier that as a batch of these at knock down prices.

http://www.jbldealer.com/images/cinema/8340a.gif
http://www.jblpro.com/pub/cinema/8340.pdf (http://www.jblpro.com/pub/cinema/8340.pdf)

http://www.jbldealer.com/pages/cinema/4000.html (http://www.jbldealer.com/pages/cinema/4000.html)

Been seeing several of these on evil-bay lately..., fairly cheaply too.

I had considered these , but no real bass and when we run SACD and DVD-Audio, we like to run the surrounds full range.

Dave Zan
11-29-2007, 08:42 PM
Thanks, but not many of these in Australia. Not a major market like the USA or UK. And impractical to ship from there - unfortunately.
JBL stuff is NEVER at "knock down prices" over here - Importer has a monopoly.
I'd like real bass too but it looks like an 8" or 10" in wall is it for me.
So after you considered & rejected the 8340 what did you install?

David

pos
11-30-2007, 06:39 AM
I think Ian still has a 2245 frame left?

toddalin
11-30-2007, 11:34 AM
Thanks, but not many of these in Australia. Not a major market like the USA or UK. And impractical to ship from there - unfortunately.
JBL stuff is NEVER at "knock down prices" over here - Importer has a monopoly.
I'd like real bass too but it looks like an 8" or 10" in wall is it for me.
So after you considered & rejected the 8340 what did you install?

David

I'm replacing the 10" woofers in my four existing CV cabinets with W10GTIs and mids/tweeters with 2425s with custom made crossovers. The existing tweeters will be replaced with a port (old port was on back), and the mids will be replaced with L-pads. The cabinets are ~1.4 cu ft, and I have found that a 1.75" diameter port ~2" long (actually a 1-1/4" PVC slip coupling with the center divider honed out) gives the ultimate in bass response without booming.

http://www.largescaleonline.com/eimages/lsolpics/Team_Member_Pics/toddalin/DSC_0066.jpg

CONVERGENCE
12-01-2007, 10:33 AM
The JBL 4311 would make a good rear surround speaker.

http://www.lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/specs/pro-speakers/1973-4311.htm

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