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  1. No arguments here... many have spent more to only...

    No arguments here... many have spent more to only end up with far less.

    DIY can be very rewarding, but quite costly at the same time. Costly in terms of both time and money!


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    Have you tried a

    Have you tried a <1/2" near field measurement of the cone and a port measurement?


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  3. Smooth without edge or any honkiness. Widget

    Smooth without edge or any honkiness.


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    Would you mind posting a photo or two here? I...

    Would you mind posting a photo or two here? I can't seem to access your link.

    http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?817-How-to-Add-Images-and-Attachements-to-Posts


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  5. Thread: the 4th!

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    Really... 244 years? It seems like only yesterday...

    Really... 244 years? It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating King George's birthday. :D

    Happy 4th America!



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  6. +1 I rarely say this, but I agree with EVERY...

    +1

    I rarely say this, but I agree with EVERY word you posted.


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  7. I am also a 1400 Array fan. The imaging and...

    I am also a 1400 Array fan. The imaging and voicing are both excellent. The bass extension is quite adequate, not the last word in deep bass, but quite good. As Barry said, the weakest thing about...
  8. +1 Hurry up already! :D Widget

    +1

    Hurry up already! :D


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    Some sure do. Iíve wondered about this too....

    Some sure do.

    Iíve wondered about this too. Regardless of where it has ended up, I am glad to see so much of this equipment is still in use and being enjoyed.

    Or, you could have bought a brand...
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    What a glorious analog system! Thanks for...

    What a glorious analog system!
    Thanks for sharing!


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  11. This is a JBL legacy weirdness. All JBL LE85s are...

    This is a JBL legacy weirdness. All JBL LE85s are 16 ohm drivers if they still have their original diaphragms... do not believe the printed foilcal. JBL started labeling a number of their legacy 16...
  12. I have owned LE85s (2420s) and used them in a...

    I have owned LE85s (2420s) and used them in a number of systems over the years. My LE85s had been sent back to JBL and been refurbished by them... You used to be able to do that. :banghead: I make...
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    Those look beautiful, and if the goal is a museum...

    Those look beautiful, and if the goal is a museum piece I wouldn’t touch them. On the other hand like similar vintage JBL crossovers, you can do much better from a performance standpoint. If you are...
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    Yes, I am using it as a simple DSP and only on my...

    Yes, I am using it as a simple DSP and only on my Sub1500s... it is quite invisible in this application. I haven't limited its functionality in my system due to extensive listening tests and felt it...
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    JBL used flat cut. (plain sliced) Most walnut...

    JBL used flat cut. (plain sliced) Most walnut furniture and loudspeakers are also flat cut. On my Project Widgets, I used quarter sawn walnut as it gives a bit more of an exotic look.

    I have used...
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    Don't forget, these are for the 18 ohm...

    Don't forget, these are for the 18 ohm speakers... the 16 ohm standard was too low. :D

    I lived in Pasadena in the '80s. That company like so many Hi-Fi shops was already long gone.


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    I will second the Oakwood endorsement. I have...

    I will second the Oakwood endorsement. I have used quite a few veneer vendors over the years and I have come to rely on Oakwood as my primary source.


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    Very good data point... as I said, I have not yet...

    Very good data point... as I said, I have not yet tried this technique, but I think I would try regular Titebond or maybe even white glue. I often use standard Elmer's white PVA glue in my veneer...
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    I have yet to try the wood glue and iron method,...

    I have yet to try the wood glue and iron method, but it seems straight forward and many people have had excellent results. I'll let others with experience pop in with details. I usually do the sides...
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    They are even worse! :banghead: Edgewound has...

    They are even worse! :banghead:

    Edgewound has hand assembled some aftermarket kits that he carefully installs, but in general the aftermarket kits are not recommended.

    The problem with the JBL...
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    Yes, that is my point of view if we are talking...

    Yes, that is my point of view if we are talking about analyzing the objective performance of a speaker/system/room.

    I am not suggesting that people canít enjoy this type of demonstration, just...
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    First, I don’t believe this is what we’ve been...

    First, I don’t believe this is what we’ve been discussing.

    Second, while if there is a substantial difference between the two speakers and you made the recording with reasonably good quality...
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    In a world where there are sizable groups of...

    In a world where there are sizable groups of anti-vaxers and climate deniers, I guess it shouldnít be surprising that there would be a large group of ďaudiophilesĒ (the term being used as shorthand...
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    I imagine you will want more than 1.5 watts, but...

    I imagine you will want more than 1.5 watts, but as you suggest, maybe biamping them with a flea powered amp on the horn and a bit more below will get you going.

    Regarding your Klipsch...
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    Some of his pieces may have been on weird...

    Some of his pieces may have been on weird tangents and not of interest to me, but I quite enjoyed many of his pieces, especially those looking at vintage gear. I thought it refreshing that a reviewer...
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