I use a quad amplified 4 way horn system.It utilises a Jbl 2490 to cover 180Hz -900Hz ,Goto SG370 for 900Hz-6kHz and a Goto tweeter.
Problem is that I have become increasingly frustrated with the idiosyncrasies of the Goto mid driver and want to replace it with something less fragile.I have had an Iwata horn with a 1.5 inch throat built for the new driver.Initial plans were for a TAD 4003.However these are virtually unobtainable now and soundwise totally unknown to me . I recently pulled my JBL 2440s from storage and installed them in place of the Goto.I found them somewhat coarse above 3kHz,somewhat smeared and lacking in detail.As an interim measure I replaced the 2440 dias with 2450 SL dias and was totally bowled over by the detail retrieval and smoothness of the sound.
I am now looking for a new driver to use with the 1.5 inch horns.I really wanted to get the JBL 476 Be but all attempts by my local Pro dealer have been unsuccessful.All I could get from the Consumer distributors was a very curt "No".Even showing them Mr Timbers' post on this forum helped nothing.
It seems that my options now would be the TAD 4003,JBL 2452 or 2435. I am very nervous of a too edgy and bright sound.As my Goto drivers are quite a bit more expensive than any of the above,I am not too worried about the cost differential between them.
I have read all the posts about these drivers on this forum,but need advice for this particular situation, i.e. specifically a smooth,but focused and detailed sound delivery from 900Hz-6kHz with no need for equalisation or other electronic smoothing.As I use a tweeter I am not too concerned about HF extension above 10k.Can anyone help?Of course if someone could point me to the elusive 476 Be they will have my eternal gratitude!