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07-02-2003, 06:39 AM
I have a pair of L46's and was wondering what anybody thinks about them. I think they have 118H woofers and TI 033 tweeters, but I don't know for sure. Any help from someone? The jury is still out on what I think about the sound. At times they sound good and at other times I think the tweeters come flying out at you. The woofers are coated kind of like the LE14A's are.
07-02-2003, 07:37 AM
L46: woofer 117H 8in.
07-02-2003, 06:11 PM
Thanks. Now what does the L19 have? 116H with LE25?
07-03-2003, 02:40 AM
L19 : 116 A and LE 26 !
07-03-2003, 05:59 AM
Thanks for the reply. I thought the A was for alnico, and I'm pretty sure I have the ceramic. I knew that the tweeter was a variant of the LE20 series. That is nice information. Now if somebody had a opinion on the sound of these. On most materal they sound good. I am running them on a 15 watt tube push pull amp. Tried them on a 6 watt single ended but they needed more power, as I understand they are 88 db sensitive. I'm using JBL LE14A's crossed over at 40 hz for subs. Not too bad a sound. That's this week, who knows next week, maybe back to the Altec 902 8T's on 811's or 511b's horns on top with JBL M151 lower mid upper woofers. Isn't this a blast playing with JBL's and Altecs!
07-03-2003, 06:45 AM
"Isn't this a blast playing with JBL's and Altecs!"
Not quite as big a blast as playing with dynamite, but quite fun nonetheless :)
Here's a little chart
07-04-2003, 07:32 AM
That's a cool chart. I didn't know that the L19 used an alnico magnet. I knew that the 4301 did. I haven't looked, but mine must be L19A's. I had the woofers re-done and I know they are ceramic. Thanks for the info.
07-04-2003, 07:35 AM
Oh, I forgot to ask, is the 034 aluminum.
07-04-2003, 07:56 AM
The 034 uses a 1" phenolic resin impregnated linen diaphragm coated with an ultra thin layer of aluminum via vapor deposition driven by a 1" copper voice coil suspended in a 1-1/2 pound magnetic assembly generating 14,000 gauss.
Recently on eBay a seller stated that the silver paint was flaking off a pair of 066's but that the sound wouldn't be affected.
Rubbish! The "silver paint" flaking off is the vapor deposited aluminum coating and the sound will indeed be affected.
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