View Full Version : LE5-6 or LE5-9 how much of a difference in sound???

11-29-2010, 06:20 PM
Is there that much difference between the two? Or just replace both,and not worry about the x-over? OR, is there a big difference in the x-over? Any help, Thanks.

11-29-2010, 06:25 PM
LE5-odd or -even is the question. One is round wire the other flat; I forget which. Replace with the same type that is original to the system.

11-29-2010, 09:56 PM
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Not sure this answers your query but the response curves do show the potential for signficant differences in sound depending on application intended.

12-07-2010, 03:14 PM
The reason I asked this question,I bought a LE5-?,the seller says its a le5-6. But according to the matrix,le5-6's are black. This one is silver. So I asked the seller,he said it came out of a L-220,but they had le5-9's most of which had inverted domes. Can't tell by the markings on the back,all you can see is le5,and that is real faint. I'm going to use it in a pair of L-96's I picked-up,I've tried it, it sounds the same as the good le5-12 in the other cab. Just don't want to have an odd and even mid. I guess the only way to really find out,is to take it apart.

12-07-2010, 03:45 PM
he said it came out of a L-220,but they had le5-9's most of which had inverted domes.

I've a pair of those (LE5-9), which came from the L-22x series... I don't recall that they had
concave domes, but I'll check when I get home.

12-07-2010, 04:24 PM
I have many LE5-9s and all have domes. They all look like this........48859

12-07-2010, 08:27 PM
+1 ... Convex. Both examples in hand.

12-08-2010, 07:58 AM
Yeah,I know they made both versions,but most of them I've seen have been inverted.Heres a picture of my mystery LE5.

12-08-2010, 10:25 AM
that last smudge seems to be the remnants of a "6"
maybe a few silver faced units leaked out of the factory :dont-know:

The "8" was printed with a distinct pinch in the center,
not block style (just looked at one).

12-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Yeah,you stare at it long enough,it almost looks like a faint impression of a 2. But all I know is I've listened to it for a week and a half,and to my tired old ears,it sounds equal to the le5-12 in the other cab. I can't tell any difference.:applaud: