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    Upcoming project list of parts.

    Hi all,

    Been pondering a summer project for a while and I have collected the following parts.

    2245 x 2
    2235 x 2
    2202 x 1
    2123 x 4
    2441 x 4
    LE85 x 2
    2405 x 6
    2311 x 1 plus some made locally
    2308 x 5

    The parts lend themselves to some interesting ideas.

    Any thoughts? Allan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allanvh5150 View Post

    The parts lend themselves to some interesting ideas.

    Any thoughts? Allan.
    What's your goal? Studio Momitor? High SPL? Audiophile?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    What's your goal? Studio Momitor? High SPL? Audiophile?


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    Hi Widget,

    Music / HT. Not really into huge SPL but I am more curious about how these drivers can sound in a home environment.

    I want to make the boxes a feature and use some high quality veneer. I am a big fan of quilted maple.

    Haven't given crossovers a lot of thought as yet but would probably make the bottom end fully active and make the 2405's
    active as well with a chip amp built into the cabinet.

    Obviously with the rather large price tag for the drivers and cabinets, things need to be done to reflect that.

    Allan.

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    I guess I would go with a 2" throated 4345 then... either with the 2311s or give a pair of 2397s a go.

    Keep the 2235s for another project and test your duplicate drivers for pairs that most closely match the original spec and each other.


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    That was my thought as well. I have been looking for a pair of 2397's for a while but they seem pretty rare. There are a pair on Ebay now with drivers but the freight is prohibitive. Then being wood, they are probably pretty fragile and coming halfway round the planet, may arrive in pieces. You reckon the 2397 is the better choice?

    Allan.

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    Cloning the 2397 is relatively easy... there are drawings and tips posted on the Forum. You will need a pair of 2328s but they are virtually indestructible and small enough for reasonable freight.

    I prefer the sound of the 2397 to the 2311, but your room should be well controlled as the wide dispersion of the 2397 can be a problem in some rooms. Also the phasing/time alignment is different, but I don't think it matters a lot as none of these solutions are remotely close to phase coherent.


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    Or you might get yourself another pair of 2235 and another 2202 and go for the kenrick 4351. Its not tru JBL but as I see it its more or less a 4355 with the drivers scramled around a bit. If you get those missing pars though, you might as well build the 4355. Just trying to come up with ideas. I would probably also go with Mr Widgets suggestion I think.

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    Nice idea. Not sure I want to have 2 4355's in my house. However, a pair of 4345's for the standard L/R channels and a vertical 4355 for centre and sub duties could be a cunning plan.
    I am looking at the idea of getting a pair, or 3, 2397s and integrating them into the cabinets. Nota as easy as it sounds though.

    At this stage I will be starting with the pair of 4345's and get those right.

    Allan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Cloning the 2397 is relatively easy...
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    I just managed to score a 2397 and throat locally for $80!

    Allan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allanvh5150 View Post
    I just managed to score a 2397 and throat locally for $80!

    Allan.
    That is a score!

    Good luck getting a mate or mates for it.


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    That's not bad at all. I think I paid ~$150 each for the 2397/throat.

    I'm doing this with the 2397 incorporated.

    You have enough parts to trade off in favor of what you would need for drivers.
    There is obviously several hurdles with this beyond collecting drivers.

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    Received a 2405 from Ebay today. Perfect condition and working order. $150 +freight. These things were like rocking horse poo a few years back. Now it seems they are giving them away.

    Allan.

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    CNC programs are done and material is at hand. Hopefully in 2 weeks I will begin machining the panels.

    Allan.

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    Keep the pair of 2245 in separate 10cft cabinets

    You may want two 2235 per cabinet for better efficiency. Perhaps one woofer would have an extended range, while the otherwould only do 20Hz to, say, 60Hz. Extra woofer plus coupling shall get you 6db bump in that range.


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    My oh my that lot could make a big noise with the right power behind it.

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