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autosky
01-06-2013, 02:25 AM
Hello all from Russia :)
Quite recently I became the happy owner of excellent acoustics of JBL K2 S9500.
Whether tell please there were on sale for it loudspeakers (1400ND, 475ND) or they are laid already off? Whether it is possible to use any analogs?
Whether and it is possible to buy still grills top and bottom for loudspeakers?
Whether this acoustics in the market and what it now the price, if acoustics in an excellent condition is in demand?
I compared s9500 to my B&W nautilus 802, and so JBL plays much better than B&W.
Excuse for my bad English)
Thanks.

Dieter
01-06-2013, 04:56 AM
Hello from Germany and congratulations,:applaud:

i'm a proud owner of the K2 since 4 month. For me it is the very best looking loudspeaker.:)

As i know, it is not possible to get the drivers from JBL, only used.
I thing it is not a good idea, to put other speakers in this cabinet.

It is not possible, to get the grills for the K2. At mine, there is missing one grill for the bottom.
I have rebuild two new grills for the bottom. Look here in german:
http://www.hififorum.at/forum/showthread.php?t=6580

or here for the active crossover JBL DX-1:
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?33540-Need-help-to-rebuild-DX-1-for-K2-S9500

Best regards Dieter

pos
01-06-2013, 05:38 AM
You can probably use a 2450H and SL diaphragms for a 475ND equivalent (both can still be get new from JBL, but getting a used 2450H would probably be a good solution, especially if you are going to put new diaphragms in them anyway).
The 475ND looks like a 8 ohms driver (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?12060-M9500&p=122613&viewfull=1#post122613) though, so you would have to get a 16 ohms SL diaphragm (not sure those exist!).

As for the 1400Nd, you can get some used 1400Pro on the used market and ask Guido to do the reconing with new 1400Nd kits.

But the, what is you exact situation?
Do you have the driver but need them repaired? Or do you only have the enclosures?... Or do you simply want some spare driver just in case?

Dieter
01-06-2013, 06:15 AM
On Ebay you can get diaphragmas for the 475ND:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-K2-ORIGIONAL-D8R475ND-DIAPHRAMS-New-unopened-midrange-driver-diaphrams-/280908019298?pt=US_Speaker_Parts_Components&hash=item41676c3662

or the whole driver:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-475ND-DRIVER-PAIR-SUPERIOR-TO-JBL-375-2440-OR-ANY-PM-JBL-DRIVER-475-ND-/200872764594?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Speaker_Drivers_Horns&hash=item2ec4f324b2
but i think, it is a bit pricy!

Dieter

pos
01-06-2013, 07:20 AM
On Ebay you can get diaphragmas for the 475ND:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-K2-ORIGIONAL-D8R475ND-DIAPHRAMS-New-unopened-midrange-driver-diaphrams-/280908019298?pt=US_Speaker_Parts_Components&hash=item41676c3662
Beware: those are 8 ohms diaphragms

autosky
01-06-2013, 02:58 PM
Thanks a lot for congratulations.
I want to buy new loudspeakers for K2 s9500 just in case that then it was possible to replace in case of breakage.

I was written off with this seller - http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-K2-ORIGIONAL-D8R475ND-DIAPHRAMS-New-unopened-midrange-driver-diaphrams-/280908019298?pt=US_Speaker_Parts_Components&hash=item41676c3662
He says that diaphragms new, original and they on 8 ohms. In the original on K2 S9500 there are after all 8 ohms?
I want to buy from it these diaphragms a pro-stock)))

pos
01-06-2013, 03:07 PM
If you want spare parts, then just buy diaphragms and cone kits (and stock the cone kits in a dark and dry room, if possible in a sealed bag, to avoid foam rotting).
For one thing it it sure that the M9500 do have 16 ohms diaphragms in them (see the measurement above), and I would imagine the S9500 has the same.
It could also be possible that they are 16 ohms diaphragms with an "8 ohms" marking, which would not be the first time from JBL (LE85...)

autosky
01-06-2013, 03:27 PM
You adjusted active crossover JBL DX-1 for our acoustics (S9500)?
Everything works for you?



Hello from Germany and congratulations,:applaud:

i'm a proud owner of the K2 since 4 month. For me it is the very best looking loudspeaker.:)

As i know, it is not possible to get the drivers from JBL, only used.
I thing it is not a good idea, to put other speakers in this cabinet.

It is not possible, to get the grills for the K2. At mine, there is missing one grill for the bottom.
I have rebuild two new grills for the bottom. Look here in german:
http://www.hififorum.at/forum/showthread.php?t=6580

or here for the active crossover JBL DX-1:
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?33540-Need-help-to-rebuild-DX-1-for-K2-S9500

Best regards Dieter

autosky
01-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Thanks a lot.
I will buy from this seller of a diaphragm, the main thing that they suited me (if are necessary in the future)
As I read at this forum that for M9500 there were two types of diaphragms of D8R475ND (8 ohms, green marking) and D16R475ND (16 ohms, red marking)....


If you want spare parts, then just buy diaphragms and cone kits (and stock the cone kits in a dark and dry room, if possible in a sealed bag, to avoid foam rotting).
For one thing it it sure that the M9500 do have 16 ohms diaphragms in them (see the measurement above), and I would imagine the S9500 has the same.
It could also be possible that they are 16 ohms diaphragms with an "8 ohms" marking, which would not be the first time from JBL (LE85...)

Dieter
01-07-2013, 05:41 AM
You adjusted active crossover JBL DX-1 for our acoustics (S9500)?

Yes, sure, but today it is a prototype, in the next weeks i will get the final DX-1.


Everything works for you?

Yes, a friend of me rebuilt that with S9500 cards, and it works fine!
The S9500 sounds more detailed, better in the bass (more bottom), better in the mids and hights (more detailed and better soundstage).


Dieter

Dieter
01-07-2013, 05:53 AM
You can probably use a 2450H and SL diaphragms for a 475ND equivalent (both can still be get new from JBL, but getting a used 2450H would probably be a good solution, especially if you are going to put new diaphragms in them anyway).
The 475ND looks like a 8 ohms driver (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?12060-M9500&p=122613&viewfull=1#post122613) though, so you would have to get a 16 ohms SL diaphragm (not sure those exist!).


Beware: those are 8 ohms diaphragms

Hi pos, i am a little confused!:confused:

When i bought my S9500, i have got from the seller two diaphragmas the same as on ebay "D8R4750" (and four recone sets for the 1400ND!:D)

Best regards Dieter

pos
01-07-2013, 10:06 AM
As you can see here the 475nd driver in the M9500 is a 16 ohms version.
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?12060-M9500&p=122613&viewfull=1#post122613

Whether or not the one in the S9500 is sussposed to be 16 ohms, I don't know.

autosky
01-14-2013, 11:22 AM
Dieter, hello.I wrote you the letter about DX1 crossover.Also tell please how you made so, what you shine a horn?

Dieter
01-15-2013, 05:13 AM
You wrote:
"Hello.
Tell please, you adjusted a portable crossover (DX1) for the acoustics of S9500? Where you bought a portable crossover?
I look for week, but I can't find it anywhere (
And, by the way, you for how many bought acoustics of K2 S9500? At us in Russia it costs about $17000 in a good condition.
You compared K2 S9500 to newer S9800 or to S9900?
How to you in general S9500 sounding? Soon you aren't going to change acoustics?
Excuse for bad English)
Thanks."

I answered to your Email yesterday:

"Hello autosky,

yes, in a few days I will drive my S9500 with the active crossover “JBL DX-1”. A friend of me rebuilds it for me and another friend,
because it is very, very rare. There are build only 500 from JBL and over 180 of these were going for scrap.

In this thread here (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?33540-Need-help-to-rebuild-DX-1-for-K2-S9500) you can find the schematic of the DX-1 and the cards for the S9500.

On Lansing-forum you can get the user guide, too.

We have tested a prototype and I t was a big improvement: better soundstage, more detailed, better bass and highs.

The best way is, that you rebuilt a DX-1 for yourself.

Here in Europe the K2 S9500 costs in very good condition 17.000 US$, too.

A friend of me bought them from a France JBL dealer for 17.000 US$ with original boxes and the bass driver were refoamed.
I bought mine also for this price, but with 4 recon kits for the bass speaker 1400ND and two diaphragms for the 475ND.
But one grill for the lower bass failed, so I let rebuilt two in aluminum.

I don’t have heard the S9800 or S9900 nor the Everest II, so I can’t say.
I like the sound of the S9500, it is smooth, not fatigue.

Excuse my bad English, too.

Best regards

Dieter"

PS: the light at the horn:

Behind the horn at the acryl i installed a line of small LEDs,something like that with a dimmer:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/1M-10M-3528-SMD-LED-Strip-Streifen-leiste-Band-weis-warmweis-Trafo-Netzteil-/250992096425?pt=DE_Möbel_Wohnen_Nachtlichter_Licht säulen&var=&hash=item3a704b74a9

autosky
01-16-2013, 07:47 AM
You wrote:
"Hello.
Tell please, you adjusted a portable crossover (DX1) for the acoustics of S9500? Where you bought a portable crossover?
I look for week, but I can't find it anywhere (
And, by the way, you for how many bought acoustics of K2 S9500? At us in Russia it costs about $17000 in a good condition.
You compared K2 S9500 to newer S9800 or to S9900?
How to you in general S9500 sounding? Soon you aren't going to change acoustics?
Excuse for bad English)
Thanks."

I answered to your Email yesterday:

"Hello autosky,

yes, in a few days I will drive my S9500 with the active crossover “JBL DX-1”. A friend of me rebuilds it for me and another friend,
because it is very, very rare. There are build only 500 from JBL and over 180 of these were going for scrap.

In this thread here (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?33540-Need-help-to-rebuild-DX-1-for-K2-S9500) you can find the schematic of the DX-1 and the cards for the S9500.

On Lansing-forum you can get the user guide, too.

We have tested a prototype and I t was a big improvement: better soundstage, more detailed, better bass and highs.

The best way is, that you rebuilt a DX-1 for yourself.

Here in Europe the K2 S9500 costs in very good condition 17.000 US$, too.

A friend of me bought them from a France JBL dealer for 17.000 US$ with original boxes and the bass driver were refoamed.
I bought mine also for this price, but with 4 recon kits for the bass speaker 1400ND and two diaphragms for the 475ND.
But one grill for the lower bass failed, so I let rebuilt two in aluminum.

I don’t have heard the S9800 or S9900 nor the Everest II, so I can’t say.
I like the sound of the S9500, it is smooth, not fatigue.

Excuse my bad English, too.

Best regards

Dieter"

PS: the light at the horn:

Behind the horn at the acryl i installed a line of small LEDs,something like that with a dimmer:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/1M-10M-3528-SMD-LED-Strip-Streifen-leiste-Band-weis-warmweis-Trafo-Netzteil-/250992096425?pt=DE_Möbel_Wohnen_Nachtlichter_Licht säulen&var=&hash=item3a704b74a9


Thanks a lot.
Write please in a subject when you will set up the DX-1.

autosky
01-22-2013, 12:14 PM
Hello friends.What amplifier of power best of all will be suitable for my JBL K2 S9500?At present I have an amplifier of power of Classe CA301 (50kg, 300wt on 8 ohms).

caladois
01-22-2013, 12:27 PM
You should contact Firstrow in Moscow. They may offer you a session with a JMF-Audio amplifier.

ougo
02-05-2013, 02:21 AM
Hello Guys,

I am also a very happy owner of K2 S9500 that I consider as one of the best JBL speakers.
I tried different amps:
- Spectral DMA80M (mono version of stereo unit DMA80). Too short to drive correctly the 2 woofers.
- Spectral DMA 360. Great bass and soundstage, but tones are a little bit to lean for my point of view.
- Manley reference 240 (EL34). Bass was not good but tones were more luxurious
- Halcro DM68. Great !!! Everything is there, from top to buttom, dynamic and sweet together. Great amp, great match.

I am also interested by your experience with DX1, please keep us inform. Some person consider that the active way is the only one to know what these K2 can really do.

Best
Ugo

Kabbå
02-28-2014, 08:51 AM
Hi :-)


I'm a jbl fan from Norway, and i have a dx-1 crossover with xpl 200 cards for my xpl's.
but i also have a pair of jbl k2 s9800, and it says in the manual that you can use dx-1 with them.
Is there anybody who have knowledge of this? Is there cards for s9800?
I am very interested in getting cards for s9800 and also s9500, cause i've always wanted a pair of s9500 and m9500 :-)


I would really appreciate it if someone has or have knowledge of how to get them.


thank you in advance.


sincerely:
svend

Odd
03-01-2014, 08:55 AM
I have no experience with DX 1 but you will find much info on this page.
Link (https://www.google.no/search?q=jbl+dx-1+site:www.audioheritage.org&ei=1A4SU5GCIoGAywOF2YGACQ&start=10&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=854)

Dieter
03-01-2014, 10:18 AM
Hi :-)


I'm a jbl fan from Norway, and i have a dx-1 crossover with xpl 200 cards for my xpl's.
but i also have a pair of jbl k2 s9800, and it says in the manual that you can use dx-1 with them.
Is there anybody who have knowledge of this? Is there cards for s9800?
I am very interested in getting cards for s9800 and also s9500, cause i've always wanted a pair of s9500 and m9500 :-)


I would really appreciate it if someone has or have knowledge of how to get them.


thank you in advance.


sincerely:
svend

Hi,

here (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?33540-Need-help-to-rebuild-DX-1-for-K2-S9500&highlight=) you can find a rebuilding of the DX-1 with S9500 cards.

best wishes Dieter

Kabbå
03-01-2014, 12:43 PM
Thank you very much Dieter and Odd :-)

and if anyone has cards or schematics for k2 s9800, and knows of some k2 s9500/ m9500 for sale.
I would very much appreciate it :-)

best regards:

Svend

Kabbå
03-01-2014, 02:51 PM
By the way, Dieter: do you think the cards for the k2 s9500 would be fine on k2 s9800?
And do you know someone who can make the cards for me? ( i'll pay for it of course :-) )

best regards: Svend

Dieter
03-02-2014, 02:08 AM
By the way, Dieter: do you think the cards for the k2 s9500 would be fine on k2 s9800?
...

best regards: Svend

Hi Svend,

I don't think, that the card for the S9800 is the same as for the S9500.:dont-know:


Best Dieter

Dave_72
03-02-2014, 11:17 AM
The S9500 has 2 15" woofers per channel?

Kabbå
03-02-2014, 02:22 PM
Hi Svend,

I don't think, that the card for the S9800 is the same as for the S9500.:dont-know:


Best Dieter


Ok, thank you for answering :-) but, do you think it's possible for you to get s9500 cards for me?
I will pay for work, parts and everything :-) hope that is possible.

best regards:
Svend

Kabbå
03-02-2014, 02:25 PM
The S9500 has 2 15" woofers per channel?


Hi, yes it has 2 15" per speaker :-)
And i think it has 650 hz crossover, and k2 s9800 has 800 hz.

best regards:

Svend

hlaari
03-02-2014, 03:27 PM
The S9500 has 2 15" woofers per channel?

The S9500 and M9500 has two 14" 1400Nd per channel

Kabbå
03-02-2014, 10:11 PM
The S9500 and M9500 has two 14" 1400Nd per channel

Yes,of course it has. My bad. Didn't think when i wrote :-)
thank you for correcting it :-)

martin_wu99
03-02-2014, 10:29 PM
The S9500 has 2 15" woofers per channel?
Of course,it is the first generation of K2.there is M9500 also:D

martin_wu99
03-02-2014, 10:31 PM
The S9500 and M9500 has two 14" 1400Nd per channel
Very exact:applaud:

Dave_72
03-04-2014, 03:54 AM
The S9500 and M9500 has two 14" 1400Nd per channel

Ok, thank you. That's quite a powerhouse! :D

Dieter
11-26-2014, 12:40 AM
My K2 S9500 are gone, ...... :(



..... because of this: :hurray:

63679

63680

Dieter

Dave_72
11-26-2014, 03:43 AM
Awesome. Enjoy those babies! :applaud:

hjames
11-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Wow Dieter, kudos on you!!
They look great - enjoy!


My K2 S9500 are gone, ...... :(



..... because of this: :hurray:

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=63680&d=1416990227

Dieter

Mctwins
11-26-2014, 05:07 AM
My K2 S9500 are gone, ...... :(



..... because of this: :hurray:

63679

63680

Dieter

Nice.....:)

autosky
11-26-2014, 06:20 AM
Dieter Hi, you sold K2? (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/member.php?6-Dieter)

Dieter
11-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Yes, a good friend of mine has bought them

Mr. Widget
11-26-2014, 07:46 AM
Congratulations on both counts!

Don't hesitate to try all of the woofer configurations by changing the jumper bar settings... they are available to better integrate the speakers with your room and can make quite a difference.


Widget

Dieter
11-27-2014, 02:01 AM
Congratulations on both counts!

Don't hesitate to try all of the woofer configurations by changing the jumper bar settings... they are available to better integrate the speakers with your room and can make quite a difference.


Widget

Thank you, Widget, for this advice!

I will try this next days, but now i enjoy the sound of my new babys.

Dieter

richluvsound
11-27-2014, 03:25 AM
Congratulations ….. :applaud:

autosky
12-18-2016, 10:09 AM
Hi all, long time since I came here)
At the moment the system looks like this-

1audiohack
12-22-2016, 07:45 AM
Very nice. I bet it sounds as goood as it looks. :)

All the best,
Barry.