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    what I prefer listening to

    it's been awhile since I've popped in and posted........
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    but it looks like this......

    It's not a K2 or an Everest. But it doesn't have to shout to get its point across either. It is some what complicated and overly convoluted. I hope to simplify the signal chain and go passive on the top drivers, eliminate the EQ and use the freed up components on the next project. The vertical horns are keepers so proper cradles are in work. Swapping woofers on the bottom isn't a lot of fun and makes for a difficult decision on what works best for me. Next up is to try the lower woofers sealed. The bass doesn't load up as the floor is fairly open. The bedroom above is a different story. My wife assures me it sounds good down the hall in the living room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbljfan View Post
    It's not a K2 or an Everest. But it doesn't have to shout to get its point across either. It is some what complicated and overly convoluted.
    Intriguing!

    Please tell us more!


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    and more....

    JBL components are H4338/476Be,1500Al & W1500H
    Crossover cards are 750Hz 24dB/Oct high low pass/150Hz 6dB/Oct low pass
    Four channels are EQ’d with six channels of amplification.
    QS horn mono’s on top, A21 in the middle and a K2 powering the bottom.
    There is no hiss or hum. The system is dead quiet.
    Six location calibration around the primary listening position. Two channels of EQ are full range plus the two subs. The crossover is bypassed during sub calibration.
    The target curve is slightly tweaked. A little bump on the bottom, some attenuation in the mid with a standard high frequency roll off.
    Listening at 65-72dBA the system projects a sense of power that I don’t really need to explore. The sound stage at the listening position is far wider than the speaker placement might indicate.

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    Very nice project !

    Quote Originally Posted by jbljfan View Post
    I hope to simplify the signal chain and go passive on the top drivers, eliminate the EQ and use the freed up components on the next project.
    I'm one of the few that prefer that road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I'm one of the few that prefer that road.
    You think very few?

    I think most experienced listeners who are interested in high quality have come to the conclusion that "less is more".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    You think very few?

    I think most experienced listeners who are interested in high quality have come to the conclusion that "less is more".


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    Hopefully

    I know so many people buying Truextent diaphragms and then feeding them with Class D amps and China DSP's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post

    I know so many people buying Truextent diaphragms and then feeding them with Class D amps and China DSP's
    You need to hang out with a better class of folks.


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