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    From the description of the 1602:

    "The voice coil is relatively short so that it remains within the magnetic gap even during peak excursions."

    David

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    OK, Guido. Looks like your maths are MUCH better than my reading, or rather, my ability to decode TAD's technophile advertising doublespeak. TAD uses the same language for the 1102, but at the same time states the gap depth is 6mm and the winding depth 18.4mm (or 13mm, depending where on the page you look). Only the 1602 description, with its emphasis on the shortness of the voice coil depth may (I don't know what to think now) be describing an underhung voice coil.

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    Now we're back into discussion.
    David, the 1602 is very very similar to the 2234(35). It is an overhang design.
    The description isn't an opposition to overhang design
    In an overhang design the voice coil does also not leave the magnetic gap. Within Xmax of course.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    David, the 1602 is very very similar to the 2234(35).
    It is also very, very discontinued and unlike JBL they are not offering recone kits for discontinued product.

    I'd stick with the 2235. At least for now JBL is still supporting it.


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    For now..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    It is also very, very discontinued and unlike JBL they are not offering recone kits for discontinued product.

    I'd stick with the 2235. At least for now JBL is still supporting it.


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    Obviously we can't expect reconers to 'stock-up' on 2235 kits so how does an individual put some aside for that eventual rainy day ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooky1257 View Post
    Obviously we can't expect reconers to 'stock-up' on 2235 kits
    And even if they did... the foam has a limited shelf life. You always want fresh recone kits when dealing with foam surrounds.

    The best thing to do is keep abreast of what's going on at JBL. They still maintain repair parts for quite a few vintage drivers... however as supplies of recone kits and new diaphragms have run out and JBL has opted not to run them again, we typically hear about it here early enough to snag a set for ourselves.


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    There is 4 Tad 1601 on the way home to me for testing. I hope i´ll get them on monday or tuesday.
    Can someone help me with box ideas ?

    mats
    4345 diy, K2/Array diy Ht. TAD 4 way diy.

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    That is a bit of a shame about the tad recones...all those Tad woofers in studios installed by George Ausberger.

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    This is my 4 Tads.

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    4345 diy, K2/Array diy Ht. TAD 4 way diy.

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    how's the project comming along?

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    Hi, I've just bought a used pair of TAD 2252 and I have some questions about the binding post : if I use a passive bi-amplification must I remove the CGR strap ? Does someone know how to use an active bi-amplification on these monitors ?
    Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP_65 View Post
    Hi, I've just bought a used pair of TAD 2252 and I have some questions about the binding post : if I use a passive bi-amplification must I remove the CGR strap ? Does someone know how to use an active bi-amplification on these monitors ?
    Thanks !
    The connection between the LF and HF drivers? Yes, otherwise when you connect both amps they will be short circuited by each others outputs and may be damaged.

    Don't spend money on another amp to passively biamp as it's a waste of money.

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    My 2 cents worth here....

    If I had the $$$, The TAD 1601's or JBL 1501AL's would be the ticket for me.

    Since I'm poor however the JBL 2226 seems to be the closest contender that I can afford/obtain and plays well enough to keep me happy.

    Lookout if I were to find a bunch of expendable $$$ to play with though!

    At least I enjoyed drooling over all the cool pics on this thread.

    I started at the beginning and decided to read the whole way through to see what I can't afford in life!

    Regards, Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by A9X View Post
    The connection between the LF and HF drivers? Yes, otherwise when you connect both amps they will be short circuited by each others outputs and may be damaged.

    Don't spend money on another amp to passively biamp as it's a waste of money.
    I already have the amps , so I'll try . Thanks .

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    Some TAD notes

    Some TAD notes:
    It's my understanding that Tom Hidley designed the TSM-1?

    That TAD HF horn might have been made by Community. I know they OEM'd fiberglass for a lot of companies.

    Community used to buy alot of TAD 2001's to use as benchmarks. Beryllium is highly, highly toxic. They developed their VHF-100 to have less distortion than the 2001 and the diaphragm is a mylar composite.

    Not to jump on the Community bandwagon, they've pretty much abandon horns and most of their manufacturing has moved to China.

    Radley

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