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luxmanlover
09-03-2003, 07:40 PM
After several less than impressive attempts at upgrading my system from an Eminence 1" CD to something better, I've finally got a listen to what I think endears listeners to a good horn system.
A while back Giskard sold me a set of 2421 diaphrams to try out in a pair of 2470 JBL cd's I had found locally. Using the 2470's on the 2345 horns they came with on several different passive XO configerations yeilded poor to painful results, regardless of diaphram or xo combo used.
I finally pulled one the Eminence H290 Bi-Radials out of one of my 4Pi 2ways bolted the 2470 on it (after hogging out the flare so the bolts would actually fit!!!!!) hooked it up using an 525 Urei Xo and fired it all up.
Right off it was obvious Eminence is a bit generous with their stated output numbers as the JBL was a far bit hotter even thought they have supposedly the same output. A quick adjustment on the XO (gotta love active crossovers) and all was well. Actually better than well, it was fantastic. All the hiss and spit and raw edgiess (sp) that had reduced my music collection to 2 CD's was gone. Clarity, sweetness of tone, authority and increased detail were filling the room in magnificent Mono.
Kelly

THX Again Robert
Whereever you are

pics later

luxmanlover
09-04-2003, 12:06 AM
Eminence PSD2002 compared to JBL 2470/2421

luxmanlover
09-04-2003, 12:13 AM
Eminence H290 Bi-Radial with 2470/2421 mounted compared to JBL 2345 "compact" horn

luxmanlover
09-04-2003, 12:22 AM
The whole Mono mess. Next step is building proper cabinets incorporating the 2235's, 2123's and the 2470/2421's either triamped or biamped with a passive on the top.
I still can't get over how much better the system sounds with out the snap, crack and pop from the Eminence CD's. Also listening fatigue is gone, the aluminum diaphrams are certainly living up to their reputation for being smooth.
Kelly

4313B
09-06-2003, 10:21 AM
Glad I could help :)

boputnam
09-06-2003, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by luxmanlover
Eminence PSD2002 compared to JBL 2470/2421 So, a hocky puck and a curling stone. What's the question...? :rotfl:

luxmanlover
09-06-2003, 07:40 PM
Just a comparison, for reference.
And it's a door stop and precision musical reproduction device.
not a HOCKEY puck and a curling stone.
Kelly

boputnam
09-06-2003, 08:13 PM
Just bein' goofy, as have been aptly accused... :D

luxmanlover
09-06-2003, 09:23 PM
That was my initial suspicion, but around here you never know!!!!!
Kelly :thmbsup: