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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 can’t 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 shouldn’t be surprising that there would be a large group of “audiophiles” (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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    I am not sure if any of us have firsthand...

    I am not sure if any of us have firsthand knowledge, but looking at photos I think the original Lans-a-loy surrounds might have been white originally and they have yellowed over time.


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    To you and anyone interested in 2235H drivers, I...

    To you and anyone interested in 2235H drivers, I would jump on this as JBL has been making virtually all of their recone kits NLA at an alarming rate. It would surprise me if these are still...
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    I would agree. I assume most fellow hobbyists...

    I would agree. I assume most fellow hobbyists mean well.

    Life is too short. I personally never listen to YouTube as the quality is only so-so at best. I listen to CD or better resolution almost...
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    I have no experience with the company, but many...

    I have no experience with the company, but many on this forum have had good experiences with this company. I would trust them when they say they are selling you a genuine JBL product.

    That said,...
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    Well, then there is that. :D Are you...

    Well, then there is that. :D

    Are you suggesting someone might simply replace the mic feed with the direct line level signal? I am shocked! My dad often quoted the truism, "Figures don't lie, but...
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    Even if a professional recording engineer created...

    Even if a professional recording engineer created the recording using state of the art recording equipment and techniques, which is highly unlikely, there is the room/speaker interplay so we still...
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    The cone, the surround, the spider, and the fact...

    The cone, the surround, the spider, and the fact that the 2235H has an added mass ring. I am not sure about the actual voice coil, they may be the same but are likely different as well. The only...
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    Could be perfect, but there are so many ways that...

    Could be perfect, but there are so many ways that it could be a pile of junk.

    You'll need more info.


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    You need to find an authorized JBL reconer who...

    You need to find an authorized JBL reconer who has access to JBL C8R2235 recone kits. The 2225H basket is identical to the 2235H basket.


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    I believe you are thinking about the HPM 100. The...

    I believe you are thinking about the HPM 100. The HPM 150 has a 15” woofer and a unique 360 degree super tweeter on top of the cabinet.


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    The recommended alternative is the 2235H. It was...

    The recommended alternative is the 2235H. It was the driver that was developed after the 2231H ferrite replacement for the 2231A alnico driver.

    The 2235H is a drop in replacement for the 2231A.
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    I have experienced that with virtually every...

    I have experienced that with virtually every system I have had. And it doesn't seem to matter if the EQ uses analog or digital filters.

    Once you get the crossover filters (slopes, knee points,...
  22. Yes, Nelson Pass has been reminding us of this...

    Yes, Nelson Pass has been reminding us of this since the early '80s. A traditional single ended audio cable is by industry standard meant to be a 75 ohm cable.

    I imagine many audiophile cables...
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    ...and even though I have known that for decades, it is still difficult to really wrap your brain around it.

    This logarithmic aspect of SPLs is likely the primary reason why speakers with higher...
  24. Agreed... either pair of speakers will give you a...

    Agreed... either pair of speakers will give you a step up in performance and are good values even at full retail but are frequently available at really great prices.


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  25. While based on my experience I find that hard to...

    While based on my experience I find that hard to believe, a few years ago a fellow Forum member lent me some RCA interconnects he was certain would expand my listening horizons and I couldn’t hear...
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