View Full Version : Please help me ID these 2245's

04-22-2014, 08:20 PM
I have the opportunity to buy this 2245 for $230. This is described as a aftermarket recone. Kinda hard to see from the picture. Does this have the proper backing on the cone?

04-23-2014, 01:28 AM
To be honest, you are better off buy a pair of good frames and having them re coned. No questions then.


Lee in Montreal
04-23-2014, 05:20 AM
If I were you, I would spend $40 on a good frame and have it reconed with a JBL recone kit for, say, $260 or something. At the end, you have an original and cherry $300.00 2245h... Sure, you can also buy a $40 core and spend $80 on a Mackenzie recone if your goal is to experiment. And there would be nothing wrong with that either. But it will not be a true 2245h.


The recone work in the picture above is nicely done. Nice glue bead around the dome. But it remains a non-original 2245... It will probably work fine though... It's up to you, my friend.

Also, if you have a fetish for the 2245h, try getting a basket with the aluminum foilcal and rubber bumper at the back. Having the cork gasket also is a plus. ;-)



04-23-2014, 06:54 AM
...Does this have the proper backing on the cone?

It appears not. Lee's picture appears correct. Without the aquaplas it is an approximation and will not sound the same in all applications.

I'll comment similarly to the other responses: if you just want an 18" driver, then a 2245 frame is a nice place to start;
if you want a 2245, you need the JBL cone kit installed.

04-23-2014, 07:23 AM
My friend and just did the side by side with an aftermarket 2245H and a real freshly reconed 2245H in a B460 and there is a difference in the sound and how low it will go. The JBL cone sounds more natural as well especially with a 12db slope on the XO.