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    2205H, What are it's designed uses?

    I've got a chance to pick up a 2205H for a good price. I'm just wondering it what was designed for. I have a fairly wide use base with doing live work as well as studio. I'm just wondering if these are still viable speakers or should I maybe be looking at something more current.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks, Terry

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    Re: 2205H, What are it's designed uses?

    Look for the 2205 in our Library.

    http://lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/...p/pro-comp.htm

    Here's the 2205H:

    http://www.jblpro.com/pub/obsolete/2205hj.pdf

    The 2225H replaced it.

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    Thanks Giskard,

    So then is it mainly a pro audio speaker as opposed to a Hi Fi speaker?


    Will they work as a subwoofer?

    Thanks, Terry

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    Yes.

    No. I think you can recone it as a 2235H. I posted that information somewhere at some point. I'm suffering model number overload. Now I finally understand why, when I ask certain guys at JBL about this and that, they say "what is that from again?" when they were the very same guys who originally designed the stuff!

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    I know what you mean. It is staggering how many different models JBL has made over the years.

    Actually, I wasn't planning on reconing the 2205H. I hope it is in good shape. I was wondering if it could serve as a SUB, as is, in the right enclosure.

    That's why I'm asking what it's original intended purpose was. Was it used for sound reinforcement, Bass guitar, Hi-fi, or what?
    I have used the search engine, but everytime someone starts talking about the 2205 it seems to get side tracked into a discussion about another driver.

    Thanks, Terry
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    Hello Terry

    It won't serve as a sub. Better off paying the $119 and getting it reconned to a 2235. Then you have a sub driver.

    Rob

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    Where can I get it reconed for $119. For that price, I just might do that.

    Thanks, Terry

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    That was the cost when I had a pair of 2225 frames reconned in April this year. Used a shop in Ohio called Music Man Sound. That should be about the standard price as the cone kit and labor should be about the same at the authorized JBL reconners.

    Rob


    http://www.speakerrepair.com/ocsrepairprice.html
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    OK, I called Orange County Speaker and they told me $136 + tax for the 2235 recone and $152+tax for the 2205H. Funny, the 2205H costs more.

    Anyway, this thread has done the same thing as the others I found in the search engine. I asked what purpose the 2205H was designed for and we've gotten side-tracked talking about other speakers.

    So let me ask again.

    1) What purpose/s was the 2205H designed for?
    2) What types of cabinets were they sold/used in?

    Thanks, Terry

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    The PDF files I posted the links to should give you an idea what the 2205 was designed for. Additionally you can look at these:

    http://lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/...s/1980-pro.htm

    http://www.jblpro.com/pub/manuals/enclgde.pdf

    http://www.jblproservice.com/navigat...%20Charts.html

    The 2225 replaced the 2205:

    http://www.jblpro.com/pub/obsolete/2225hj.pdf

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    Maybe I'm just dense. All I really want to know is what a 2205H is best used for. I can't seem to get that info from all those PDF files. The description given in the PDF files reads almost exactly like half of the other 15" woofers that JBL made. I know that each model has something that they do best or at least better than some other application.

    I'd love to hear from someone who has or still uses them and what they use them for.

    Thanks, Terry

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    Translation is a good all around 15" general purpose professional bass driver that can be used in a variety of enclosures be it bass reflex or horns. That's about it.


    http://www.lansingheritage.org/html/...-comp/2205.htm


    Rob

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    The 2205 cone came in three versions..... The first came with a cone with 4 fine corrigations in the outer surround, with a cone resonence of 25Hz ( witch I have installed in a Klipschorn)......Than another unit with a double roll surround with a cone resonce of 30Hz.......The third 2205 with a double roll surround & a nominal free air resonence of 32Hz......Now JBL soggests using a 2225 cone kit with a free air resonence of 40Hz... SO witch one do you have. They can be used in infinite baffle , ported enclosure, or as a horn driver. So tha JBL lit says. The woofer started out with alnico magnets & later units with ferrite.

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    Mine has two rolls in the surround and a ferrite magnet, so I guess it's the latter. The guy has some more so I might pick up at least one more. Good thing about the cloth surrounds, they last.

    Thank, Terry

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