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    Have you tried bumping it up to 600-700Hz? That...

    Have you tried bumping it up to 600-700Hz? That might help with the nasal quality you mentioned.


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    I know that only too well! …and I repeat...

    I know that only too well!

    …and I repeat myself.

    What is your crossover frequency between the EV horn and midbass drivers?


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    That something different looks pretty serious!...

    That something different looks pretty serious! How do they sound?


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    True enough. Or not if you want absolute phase...

    True enough.

    Or not if you want absolute phase and your preamp or amp is an inverting design. At the end of the day, it really only matters relative to other speakers operating in the same...
  5. I have been re-reading many of J. Gordon Holt's...

    I have been re-reading many of J. Gordon Holt's reviews and have developed a new appreciation for his writing. Thanks Don C for the link to WorldRadioHistory where you can read most issues of High...
  6. Yes, thanks! Very cool save!!! Widget

    Yes, thanks!

    Very cool save!!!


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  7. I agree that using an amplifier with a lack of...

    I agree that using an amplifier with a lack of woofer control will help fatten up the anemic bottom end of the LaScalas, but you lose me with your comment about requiring an autoformer to better...
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    Years ago I also looked for alternatives to...

    Years ago I also looked for alternatives to fiberglass. I compared egg-crate foam, polyester batting, and 1 inch “non-shedding” fiberglass. It was years before I had access to any precision...
  9. +1 The 4331 and the rest of the 43XX series...

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    The 4331 and the rest of the 43XX series are far from perfect, but they can be made to sound surprisingly good. The 4331 has the advantage of having less going on than the others so there is...
  10. A number of years ago I too felt nostalgic for...

    A number of years ago I too felt nostalgic for those big glowing meters, first I bought a Phase Linear 400... kept it a few weeks and let it go to the next happy owner, it didn't sound special at...
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    Since you are in New York I suggest you contact...

    Since you are in New York I suggest you contact United Radio. They perform factory service for Harman and should be able to get you a suitable replacement driver… if one exists.
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  12. Over the last 45 years or so I have occasionally...

    Over the last 45 years or so I have occasionally heard definite differences in amps. The last time I performed a controlled comparison was with full range DD66000s comparing a pair of Parasound Halo...
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    The 2225H is the exact frame and motor used by...

    The 2225H is the exact frame and motor used by the 2234H and 2235H, you may want to look at one of those options. The 2220H/J is a unique speaker, it can not be turned into anything else and expect...
  14. Yes …. Oops! Widget

    Yes …. Oops!


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  15. As has been said many times on this forum and...

    As has been said many times on this forum and elsewhere, every speaker is a series of compromises. The L65 does have a great tweeter, but it is poorly positioned due to the low cabinet of the L65....
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    Cool… so are your speakers done? Can you share...

    Cool… so are your speakers done?
    Can you share photos?


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    If your LE85s have their original diaphragms,...

    If your LE85s have their original diaphragms, then they are definitely aluminum. Titanium diaphragms were introduced in the 2425 and 2445 compression drivers after the LE85 was retired.


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    Probably a well done homemade solution or made by...

    Probably a well done homemade solution or made by a small company.


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    Good point... I didn't even pay attention to...

    Good point... I didn't even pay attention to that. I'll move it.


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    There are probably folks here that do know or...

    There are probably folks here that do know or could find out, but unfortunately the two folks who would have had that info burned into their brains are no longer posting, one passed away and the...
  21. Thanks for sharing the images, the thoughts, and...

    Thanks for sharing the images, the thoughts, and the reviews. It is fun to sit back and watch the parade.

    One quibble though; embedded photo links are rarely still available months or years...
  22. Congratulations! I'd love a pair... but then...

    Congratulations!

    I'd love a pair... but then I'd need another room in the house where I could put them.
    Oh well, a guy can dream.

    Post a pic or two when you get a chance.


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    Not to rain on your parade, but I'm not sure it...

    Not to rain on your parade, but I'm not sure it matters.
    From the photos they look dimpled creased and oxidized. I hope you didn't pay for them.


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    In the past JBL was always rather vague about...

    In the past JBL was always rather vague about their specs and often created their own standards of measurement to make direct comparisons between their products and their competitors’ products...
  25. I would experiment with room placement first… get...

    I would experiment with room placement first… get the speakers away from room boundaries if possible. Also, is your listening position up against a wall? There will always be significant bass...
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