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    1400 Array / SAM1HF Horns

    Is there any interest here in 1400 Array / SAM1HF horns for any DIY projects?

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    Yes please

    Hi 4313b,

    can you PM prices to please !

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    Yes .
    What do you mean in detail?
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    Yes, more info please
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoerninger View Post
    What do you mean in detail?
    Quote Originally Posted by KCCT82 View Post
    Yes, more info please
    I received a bunch of front horns that suffered various dings due to poor packing. However, all the back horns are in good shape.

    I'm trying to decide if I should eat the shipping charges and simply toss the front horns in the trash as per JBL or if I should bother with packing them correctly and sending them to someone who would like to fix them up and use them for the total cost of shipping only.

    They might seem like a real deal up front but one needs to consider the cost of the back horns and the drivers. I know some members have purchased the cheap 2431's and 2435's off eBay. I'm not sure what anyone would do for 045Ti's or 045Be's though. I suppose I might be able to scare up a pair or two if someone was really interested.

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    Can "back horn" be interpreted as a throat section between the driver and sonoglass horn? I'd be interested as well, regardless... 2452's are just too
    monstrous for most living spaces

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    YES!!! I would love to play around with a pair of SAM1HFs. I heard the 1400's at the CES show last Saturday and I can't believe how good they sounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
    YES!!! I would love to play around with a pair of SAM1HFs. I heard the 1400's at the CES show last Saturday and I can't believe how good they sounded.
    Check the date on the post! Ninteen months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Banks View Post
    Check the date on the post! Ninteen months old.
    Yep, they have all found their way into member's homes... and it doesn't look like any more will be coming down the pike.

    Zilch and I are discussing cloning some of the current crop of JBL horns in a material essentially identical to the JBL sonoglass material, but I am not sure if we would clone the 1400 Array horn because it is unlikely a reliable supply of 045 drivers would be available.

    Of course I or any other JBL Synthesis dealer can order SAM1HF modules fully painted and loaded with 045Ti and 435AL drivers for you, but be prepared to spend a bit of cash. These retail for $2500 each.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Zilch and I are discussing cloning some of the current crop of JBL horns in a material essentially identical to the JBL sonoglass material, but I am not sure if we would clone the 1400 Array horn because it is unlikely a reliable supply of 045 drivers would be available.
    You could probably get away with it for your own personal use but I'd be real careful about trying some kind of resale operation.

    I know of no way to obtain 045's anymore. Maybe when the JBL loudspeakers that currently use them start showing up on Ebay in years to come?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Of course I or any other JBL Synthesis dealer can order SAM1HF modules fully painted and loaded with 045Ti and 435AL drivers for you, but be prepared to spend a bit of cash. These retail for $2500 each.


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    Yes, but at some point the Walmart mentality has to cease. They cost what they cost so pony up the cash or go elsewhere. If I'm not mistaken Zilch has come up with quite a few alternatives for people who don't want to spend a ton of cash on this hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4313B View Post
    You could probably get away with it for your own personal use but I'd be real careful about trying some kind of resale operation.
    I don't think there is much to fear legally... my bigger concern is the ethics of the matter. Since they refuse to offer parts and are no longer interested in the DIY hobbyist market I don't see that there is an ethical issue either.

    Obviously one couldn't and shouldn't use any trademarked names or claim that these are JBL products, but offering parts of comparable quality to some of JBL's designs where no alternatives are available seems like a service that shouldn't offend the corporate chieftains.


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