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    DIY Everest DD66000....finally

    Dear forum Friends

    It was a 2 year project but finally the cabinets are ready for pickup. They are still at my carpenters shop but will be picked up soon. Many thanks to my Carpenter for his outstanding work!
    The components to be used are:
    4x JBL 1500AL
    2x JBL 476Be
    2x JBL 045Be-1
    Thanks to Giskard for his help to get these incredible stack of componets together!

    I must confess that all crossover parts are still sitting on the shelf and I didn't manage to make the crossovers yet. I bet I'll be fast when the cabinets are here.

    I will post some progress here but it will need some time as I'll do it right.
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    Some detail

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    Glückwunsch für alle, die hier mitgearbeitet haben!
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    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoerninger View Post
    Glückwunsch für alle, die hier mitgearbeitet haben!
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    Peter
    The hornmouth was "re-engineered" by Jan Daugaard years ago. He also did the basic form of the horn lips. Modifications to achieve the original JBL conical/exponential form where done by myself.

    Thank you Jan!
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    Regards Stephane

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    Nice !


    > Since you "re-engineered" the adapter that lives between the driver & the horn bell , is the angle ( seen above ) a match to the originals' entry angle into the "lips" ( to achieve "D.D." ) & is the part a simple extension of the overall exponential flair rate , as seen in the horn walls ?

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    Absolutley stunning. Just beautiful workmanship and design,

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    Fantastic !

    **Guido,*


    ** * * I'm speechless . Finally, your patience and hard *is work rewarded . I'm sure the boss will want them upstairs centre stage .**I'll start saving up for the appropriate *cigars and beverage .

    ** Congratulations my friend ... Look forward to hearing them hopefully !


    Rich

    apologies for the ****** * my keyboard is shot !

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    Hi Earl,

    I don't have the original Ev2 here. AFAIK the adapter is a bit shorter than original. It doesn't matter where the adapter ends and the horn begins or vice versa.
    The mouth section and angles are very similar to the H9800. The EV2 horn is a widened H9800 or H4338 (the designer might correct me ).
    I doubt that this horn is an exact EV2 horn clone but it measures close enough for me if I compare it with JBLs own 476Be/H66000 curves.

    PS: The JBL BiRadial flares near the adapter are conical and later exponential.

    Quote Originally Posted by Earl K View Post
    Nice !
    > Since you "re-engineered" the adapter that lives between the driver & the horn bell , is the angle ( seen above ) a match to the originals' entry angle into the "lips" ( to achieve "D.D." ) & is the part a simple extension of the overall exponential flair rate , as seen in the horn walls ?
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    There is not too much one can say about a nearly completed diy project of this magnitude since bystanders like myself can't even imagine the research and man hours devoted to it even when accurately told thus I will not even attempt to stress my brain to much. Instead I shall silently appreciate the provided pics and description and use only two words to sum up my feelings for them: amazing + congratulations Guido!

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    Wow!
    Those look beautiful Guido, you must be very excited
    Have fun!
    Just play music!

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    I can appreciate the amount of planning and work that went into those...
    They look very nice and I'm sure will sound impressive!
    It's uh... uh... it's down there somewhere, let me take another look...

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    Very nice Guido!

    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    The mouth section and angles are very similar to the H9800.

    I doubt that this horn is an exact EV2 horn clone but it measures close enough for me if I compare it with JBLs own 476Be/H66000 curves.
    It probably doesn't matter, they're all quite good. You'll just adjust your passive compensation based on your particular horns/drivers. The H9800/H4338 "measure" better than the E2 horn but either one would have looked pretty awful bolted into that wonderful enclosure.

    Like Greg has said, most of the "horn" is for looks, the important part is the first part and if you made yours based on the H9800 then you're good to go.

    You must have one hell of a carpenter. JBL played hell getting their enclosures to work. They look really nice.

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    I'm green with envy!

    Guido,

    That is great work, you can be very proud of your new spkrs!

    Regards, Ron
    JBL Pro for home use!

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    Seeing is believing. I would not say no to get a pair. Do you have any idea of the cost of the project?

    Congratulations!
    It's really all about music.
    Rolf

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