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    hi Richard, yes for now the cardboard piece...

    hi Richard,

    yes for now the cardboard piece was just to prevent damage to the cabinet. My question is more regarding resonance/vibration to the horn and driver and if that would be recommended in...
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    Thank you for this - yeah I noticed that when I...

    Thank you for this - yeah I noticed that when I took the speaker off the ground it seemed to lose a bit of the Lower frequencies. Especially now that the d130 is in a c38 which is more of a...
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    Is there a sonic difference if I raise the 2441...

    Is there a sonic difference if I raise the 2441 drive and horn? Currently the driver/horn are sitting on top of the cabinet sounds nice.
    But I wonder if the driver made a difference if itís...
  4. That is so good to know - I picked one up and...

    That is so good to know - I picked one up and wasnít sure if the lack of clicks meant it was not original and wanted to check. By the way, Iím loving the 3115ís. Recently changed out the posts and...
  5. JBL 5090 / HL89 lens /3105 crossover attenuator question

    Hi does anyone know the difference between the 5090 Lens and the HL89 Lens?
    is one the professional version of the other? It seems the HL89 is a lot more expensive than the 5090.


    Also with the...
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    Riley! Thank you so much for this!!! I just took...

    Riley! Thank you so much for this!!! I just took the speaker apart for the 100th time and found that the d130 had bendable solder lug. Now it has plenty of give. Honestly the way this project has...
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    Dustcap has been glued back on and most of the...

    Dustcap has been glued back on and most of the buzzing went away however I did see that the positive lead wire from the cone to the frame of the d130 was on the tighter side. The negative lead wire...
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    I spoke with speaker repair and found out that...

    I spoke with speaker repair and found out that unless the D130 was a d130-L which was specifically 16ohm chances are that it might not have even been a 32ohm — that JBL by design mislabeled the ohm...
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    Again with great information - I havent been...

    Again with great information - I havent been having great luck with the 2405 and the seller from eBay keeps sending me the wrong ones…but I guess that is par for the course at ebay.
    I have another...
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    I had read recharging the magnets would help with...

    I had read recharging the magnets would help with the sound quality. Is there a list you may have of places that are still around and able to recharge the magnets on the 2405/077 tweeters, d130 and...
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    thank you for this reply Widget, again so...

    thank you for this reply Widget, again so helpful.

    I was thinking about your earlier post about the DCR readings having little to do with the actually sound quality of the tweeters when I test...
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    Hi Richard, If the 077/2405 were to measure...

    Hi Richard,

    If the 077/2405 were to measure differently say one measures at 5.7 and the other at 6.3 but still with in the 5.7-6.7 DCR specs would that mean one is in worse condition than the...
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    Thatís a great word of caution - thank you Riley...

    Thatís a great word of caution - thank you Riley and Widget for the heads up on this.
    I havenít received the glue yet so havenít touched the drivers yet.
    I do however have a turntable thatís...
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    Honestly I had no idea about this calibration - I...

    Honestly I had no idea about this calibration - I just got home and calibrated my meter and it stabilized at a reading of .3
    So the final DCR numbers with the subtracted .3 I think would bring the...
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    hi Riley, yes of course - was hoping to avoid...

    hi Riley,
    yes of course - was hoping to avoid any glue getting on the aluminum cone. Just in its edges like you mentioned.
    But amazing suggestion about the MEK solvent hadnít thought of that ó...
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    dear Mr Widget and to anyone else who may know,...

    dear Mr Widget and to anyone else who may know,
    Finally received the 2405.
    It showed the DCR reading for both at 6.8/6.7 and was wondering if this shows that they are in fact original and working...
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    hi Richard - thanks for covering all the bases -...

    hi Richard - thanks for covering all the bases - I was specifically wondering about preventing black glue getting on the aluminum.

    I had figured that it would have to be taped, but didnít want...
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    I ended up purchasing an additional bottle with...

    I ended up purchasing an additional bottle with the narrow snout that parts express offered - got the one that looked closest to the mi2000 bottle from speaker supply - so maybe I’ll just try using...
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    Riley, thank you for this recommendation - I just...

    Riley, thank you for this recommendation - I just ordered it. I think I’m gonna take your advice and try and apply the glue. I figure I’ll try this solution first to see if it helps. And if not...
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    thanks for that - is there a name for this black...

    thanks for that - is there a name for this black glue?
    is it the MI2000 that they sell:
    https://www.simplyspeakers.com/speaker-repair-adhesive-mi-2000.html

    I had a feeling the clear glue might...
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    I gently pressed on the cone and didnít hear a...

    I gently pressed on the cone and didnít hear a slight scratchy sound. So I might be in luck with the glue?
    is that glue one that would be good to use for the aluminum dust cap with the d130 paper...
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    Hi Widget, I was finally able to install...

    Hi Widget,

    I was finally able to install everything, it sounds quite nice but I noticed a little distortion/vibration in one of the d130s.

    At first I worried that I needed to get the d130...
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    that is fascinating. So if I fitted the same 2441...

    that is fascinating. So if I fitted the same 2441 driver to a 537-509 horns and 5009 lens combination, should the crossover no longer be at the 1000hz you posted the diagram down for the smith horn...
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    thatís incredibly tempting and a really kind...

    thatís incredibly tempting and a really kind offer haha -
    im going to take a swing at this crossover but may be sending a message soon inquiring
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    Widget, out of curiosity - does the crossover...

    Widget,

    out of curiosity - does the crossover point change if just the horn is changed but the woofer,mid driver, tweeter remain the same?

    For example instead of the 2397 smith horn you use a...
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