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    Harsh doesn't surprise me, but distorted sounds...

    Harsh doesn't surprise me, but distorted sounds like a speaker or even an amp issue.

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    Around 1980 I was studying audio engineering (studio recording). We had a couple of pairs of A7s with...
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    In addition to several JBL models that used this...

    In addition to several JBL models that used this pattern, there are similar fretwork grilles in a number of Altec speakers. The CAD work would be different for the Altecs, but you might be able to...
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    From my experience it is always better to fix...

    From my experience it is always better to fix problems with physical solutions before resorting to electronic corrections. Correcting a room issue or a design issue has always given me a superior...
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    I like that idea. At high frequencies that...

    I like that idea.

    At high frequencies that step will likely affect the frequency response. Modeling clay is certainly reversible and will let you experiment with different slopes.

    Do you have...
  5. Please post your results. I am tempted to try...

    Please post your results. I am tempted to try some myself.


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    Welcome to the LH forum. JBL has not been...

    Welcome to the LH forum. JBL has not been consistent in their labeling of the impedance, but they are consistent with the values of their products. What I mean is that is a JBL 130A will always be...
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    It may have been a coincidence; but now, post...

    It may have been a coincidence; but now, post election, the number of forum member requests has returned to a normal level and most appear to be legit.


    The Internet... not what was hoped for...
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    Agreed, I think the center of the horns should be...

    Agreed, I think the center of the horns should be about a meter from the floor. This is a typical seated ear height. That said, you may run into WAF issues with the speakers elevated that much. If...
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    Personally I am not thrilled with eBay and their...

    Personally I am not thrilled with eBay and their seller policies, but I use it for both buying and selling. On several occasions I have successfully sold multi-thousand dollar items and shipped them...
  10. Looks very interesting. From your description I...

    Looks very interesting. From your description I believe you’re using the walnut oil/wax straight from the tub and onto the sanded wood. Have you tried the liquid walnut oil followed by an application...
  11. Ah, the dining room... unfortunately you visited...

    Ah, the dining room... unfortunately you visited too early. Some time after your visit and Grumpy's too, I upgraded my room measurement gear and discovered what had been annoying me. That room had a...
  12. Thread: Jbl 4349

    by Mr. Widget
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    I don’t mean to sound like I am worshiping at the...

    I don’t mean to sound like I am worshiping at the temple of GT. There have been many excellent engineers at JBL, starting with Mr. Lansing himself. In my opinion most of the best engineering that has...
  13. Thread: Jbl 4349

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    Do you mean loss of interest? For me...

    Do you mean loss of interest?

    For me personally, I guess so... not completely, but as JBL has evolved from a company that supported almost every product they ever produced to one that barely...
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    Congratulations on a great find. They look like...

    Congratulations on a great find. They look like exceptional examples. No idea on value, but the $15K list on Agon seems a bit optimistic, but you never know.


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  15. 15' by 24' would be excellent. I liked them best...

    15' by 24' would be excellent. I liked them best fully toed in forming a 10' equilateral triangle. You want the listing position to be several feet from the back wall and the speakers several feet in...
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    +1 I had a Parasound Halo A52 for a while, it...

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    I had a Parasound Halo A52 for a while, it was good, solid and clean, but didn't quite do it for me. My original Halo JC1s on the other hand are wonderful. A couple of years ago I had a pair of...
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    Why risk damaging them? I’d be inclined to...

    Why risk damaging them? I’d be inclined to leaving them as is.


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    Actually I don't remember any specific details on...

    Actually I don't remember any specific details on that discussion, but yes the E2 with twin 15" woofers is rather limited in the deep bass department. Actually from having experience installing these...
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    Yeah, I think anything below 0.707 is on the...

    Yeah, I think anything below 0.707 is on the anemic side... but it is a personal preference thing.

    0.707 is the theoretical ideal.


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    I haven't heard that term myself, but maybe you...

    I haven't heard that term myself, but maybe you are talking about a high Qtc box tuning? This will give you an elevated bottom end and depending on the performance of the woofer could give you a...
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    This paint like all acrylic lacquers drys very...

    This paint like all acrylic lacquers drys very fast so you need to work quickly. Partially overlap each pass as you paint. I suggest practicing on something else first and plan on painting all of the...
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    The paint you are probably referring to was a...

    The paint you are probably referring to was a lacquer based Krylon paint called Semi-Flat and had the part number 1613. It gave a superior finish to any other rattle can paint I have tried, and I...
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    Looking good... you are in sync with the current...

    Looking good... you are in sync with the current JBL aesthetic.

    How about the sound, still dialing them in, or are you pleased with the results?

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  24. Thread: 4333 build

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    Pretty Nice! Congratulations! Widget

    Pretty Nice!

    Congratulations!


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    +1 Keep it up, looking good! Widget

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    Keep it up, looking good!


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