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    MMMMMMM , Molsoms

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    While I am game, there is a slight problem. We haven't yet been invited.

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    Don's response



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    PARTY IN WINNIPEG

    Cool i am in the peg as we speak!!!

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    PARTY IN WINNIPEG

    Cool i am in the peg as we speak!!!

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    The proposed project is a fine idea, and will correct a wrong that has existed for too long!

    I propose that we name the project the Save A McRitchie Foundation. My JBL inventory is a bit low at the moment, but do have the following components available for possible donation to the cause: pair D123s, pair H91 horns; pair 2420 bodies (need diaphragms). I may be able to scare up a pair of D130s as well.

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    We need to hear from Don, and we need to keep this thread rolling!!!
    MBB

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    Cool Idea!

    Shoot, anybody can buy "off-the-shelf" JBL speakers, we need to custom design a pair for Don that speaks to our extreme perspectives!
    Let's see what he can accomodate.

    Tom

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    You're spot on, Tom!

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    Well I've got a cabinet shop that's equal to norm's on "this old house" and lots of 12 and 15" alnico 22XX baskets...my speciality was building variants of the 4530 basshorn with hardwood plywood. I once made some for a theater that had an integral 12" horn loaded mid and 2390 lens. It sounded so nice they were stolen within a month... Perhaps a corner ( aka "C" ) version and using the 1.5" 2450SL with the 2352 mid-size bi radial?

    Simple 2 way and ALL horn loaded yet has a somewhat negotiable spousal acceptance factor..?

    sub

    ps- it's molson ( with an "n" ) and only chilled export ale and bradours accepted... I'll bring the local 8.5% belguim ale to compare.....HIC

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    More good options! We gotta get Don to give us a bit of direction here.

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    It is too early for any conclusions about how to approach this "Speakers for Don" project, but I do have a suggestion.
    Because we have a broad range and of experience, information, and talents here, coming to a consensus and sharing on a project like this is goining to be a big challange. To make this doable, I have the following suggestions:

    Settle on a design that is JBL Pro quality, yet very agreeable in terms of decor and simplicity. I think a great example of this is the GS 11 speaker kit from Gold Sound. Check it out at www.goldsound.net. The GS 11 kit includes a pair of JBL 2235Hs, 2118Hs, 2404Hs, crossovers and cabinet building instructions.
    Because of the expertise of some of our Forum members, I think we could find someone to agree to build these cabinets, someone else to build the passive crossovers (@ 300 & 5K), and maybe have others contribute these drivers, or money to fund the purchase of them and cover the other costs. I think Gold Sound would cooperate with us, and maybe give us a price break on this, if we explained what we're trying to do. Though I haven't heard these actual speaker units, I feel they present some of JBL's "finest" in a very compact (18x17x44")(small footprint at least) speaker design that would please most of us...and most importantly, Don!
    Check this out and let's hear what you guys think.

    Tom
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    Jeeze. I go away for 6 weeks, and look what happens. Rob pretty much has my reaction down pat

    I am truly speechless guys. Thank you very much for considering this gesture, and I won't pretend I'm not interested. The JBLpro speakers in my Compaq laptop just aren't cutting it anymore (it actually does say JBLpro on the laptop case, but damned if I can find where those 2226's are hiding)

    If it helps, I can give you some background on my listening environment. I live in a loft conversion of a 100 year old warehouse. I have brick walls all around, so that side to side, I'm pretty isolated, but between floors is a different matter. Therefore, high output is not required and would be a problem. The combined living room and dining room is around 15' X 30' with a 12' ceiling. You can see a picture of the interior with my SAE speakers here:

    http://www.audiocircuit.com/9041-esl...IC-MarkXIV.htm

    Forgive me if I am overreaching in stating my dream, but it has always been my desire to have a system based around 2235's. Even at moderate volumes, I find that their bass dynamics and extension are unmatched. Nonetheless, I'd be open to any suggestions.

    Certainly you're welcome to party in Winnipeg. I would suggest waiting a bit for warmer temps. This past evening it was -24 degrees C.
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    Say no more.

    Ok guys, let's get on it! We've got to get ready to party in the Peg this summer!

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    Okay, so what say you all about the 2235 foundation? Anyone have any baskets?? Two way? Three way?? I'm thinking three way. Tom, Robert, Widget, et al???

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