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    My New Westlakes

    Hi all. I am pleased to announce the purchase of Westlake HR-7 Towers. The cabinets are the American Walnut version with WBT hardware. Julie is happy they look more like furniture than the HR-1's did.

    These are brand new "without" the internal passive crossover. Like my old Hr-1's, I will use a dual Deqx system.

    Weighing in at 385lbs each they are quite large.


    Driver Compliment is as follows:

    Dual Focal 12's
    Jbl 2122H
    Tad 2001
    Jbl 2403

    I should have them shortly and will post pictures etc. Here is a stock photo of them in the industrial black cab.

    PS: I will be selling my BBSM8's if anyone is interested. They will be shipped out of LA not Mexico. They are literally brand new and sound fantastic to say the least. Look in the for sale area for pics etc.

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    cheers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Pachkowsky View Post
    Driver Compliment is as follows:

    Dual Focal 12's
    Jbl 2122H
    Tad 2001
    Jbl 2403
    Congratulations... interesting driver compliment.


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    I thought the 2122H and the 2403 were NLA. Did the JBL Fairy leave some under the pillow? http://www.jblpro.com/components/index.html

    They look very impressive. I am becoming a big fan of little 12" woofers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Congratulations... interesting driver compliment.
    Yes, indeed - on both counts!!

    The combo of the TD-2001 with the 2122H I think you'll find very pleasing. I've got it's slightly larger sister (she's on steroids...) in the 4345, and it's really wonderful.
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    A hearty congrats to you Ken! Those are some beauties! Almost 400 pounds of JBL bliss. Gawd, you're gonna get it good! I doubt you'll be feeling any disappointment when you finally get to sit if front of them and hear them for the first time. Now to decide on what CD's to run through those magnificent beasts!

    PS: I looked through Westlake's home line a couple of months ago and came away quite impressed with the quality and appearance of their speakers. I'm sure they'll sound like they look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducatista47 View Post
    I thought the 2122H and the 2403 were NLA. Did the JBL Fairy leave some under the pillow? http://www.jblpro.com/components/index.html

    Clark
    Very true.....Westlake has a cache of both. The 2122H is used in the BBSM 15 and all HR7 series monitors. The 2403 is used in all HR7 series monitors as well as the SM-1

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducatista47 View Post
    ...I am becoming a big fan of ... 12" woofers.
    Clark - have you had any time with a 128H? It's quite impressive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boputnam View Post
    The combo of the TD-2001 with the 2122H I think you'll find very pleasing.
    Yes, I think they will sound great....needless to say I am chomping at the bit.

    Ken

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    128h

    No, Bo, what was it used in? Maybe I have heard it. In any case, thanks for the tip.

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    Westlake are a class act in every way. Good to see a company with such high standards in product and service survive in this age of mp3...throw away rubbish.

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    Photo of Walnut Version

    Here is a better photo of the version I bought. They do come with Grills.

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    NICE SPEAKERS, Ken!

    Is THAT a VTL amp? A CLASS piece of gear, hmm, you have good taste!

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    2122's in a dish to align the voice coil with the woofer, 'eyh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speakerdave View Post
    2122's in a dish to align the voice coil with the woofer, 'eyh?
    Good eyes, Dave - but it doesn't look like a really good physical alignment.

    The woofs are likely "behind" the rest using the passive crossover - this might help a teeny bit, but I'll bet it's still not a good time-alignment. It will be interesting to see what the DEQX sez - it does time-alignment, yes?

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