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    "Remember, there is no substitute for a big-ass 4-way speaker!" -- Does this qualify?

    In one of my first threads in this fine forum, one of the more respected members of this congregation, recited the above referenced quotation.

    My L300s are nice, as well as my newly acquired 4430s. But, this JBL affliction is horrific!

    And, the nagging voice in the back of my my head kept repeating, "You really need that big-ass 4-way!"

    Well ........... I made an offer, and they took it.

    Surely, this must qualify me as a member of the elite 'Big-ass 4-way Speaker Fellowship', as well as a shoe-in for some sort of recognition in the 'JBL Looney Tunes Register'.

    Introducing, 'The Speakers!': http://www.ebay.com/itm/251519449203...84.m1497.l2649

    I'm gonna try to convince the bride of 38 years that this monster followed me home from the grocery store. And, "Can I keep him?"

    Wish me "Luck," please. I'm gonna really need it when this piece of freight is delivered. Wife >>>

    Greg

    PS -- Yes, I can guess the first response: "There is also no substitute for 'class'!" But, I think I can make it look OK -- if my 'miseries' don't get me first!

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    My goodness, yes, this is a perfect starter piece for a collection of Big Ass JBL 4-way speakers!

    Good luck, and enjoy!

    Quote Originally Posted by cgregory4 View Post
    In one of my first threads in this fine forum, one of the more respected members of this congregation, recited the above referenced quotation.

    My L300s are nice, as well as my newly acquired 4430s. But, this JBL affliction is horrific!

    And, the nagging voice in the back of my my head kept repeating, "You really need that big-ass 4-way!"

    Well ........... I made an offer, and they took it.

    Surely, this must qualify me as a member of the elite 'Big-ass 4-way Speaker Fellowship', as well as a shoe-in for some sort of recognition in the 'JBL Looney Tunes Register'.

    Introducing, 'The Speakers!': http://www.ebay.com/itm/251519449203...84.m1497.l2649

    I'm gonna try to convince the bride of 38 years that this monster followed me home from the grocery store. And, "Can I keep him?"

    Wish me "Luck," please. I'm gonna really need it when this piece of freight is delivered. Wife >>>

    Greg

    PS -- Yes, I can guess the first response: "There is also no substitute for 'class'!" But, I think I can make it look OK -- if my 'miseries' don't get me first!
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    What will you be powering the little fellows with?

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    Lots of watts!

    Quote Originally Posted by Triumph Don View Post
    What will you be powering the little fellows with?
    Don,

    I have plenty of amplifier firepower. I would like to find the original Clair electronic crossover (?) plus used cables with the pin connectors. At least I think that would be a good first test. What do you suggest?

    Greg

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    Any idea what kind of horn being used for MF?


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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Any idea what kind of horn being used for MF?

    I guess the 2441.

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    Hehehe, this is nothing short of amazing, congratulations.

    Looking forward to read your impressions if you're still alive after your wife sees what you've done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgregory4 View Post
    I guess the 2441.
    The original S4's used either a 2440 or 2441 on a 2343 horn. 3 way active at 200 and 1200 with passive at 7000. Not sure what ther newer horns were.

    Allan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgregory4 View Post
    I guess the 2441.
    I meant the horn, not the driver (according to specs the driver are 2441)

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    Great,but seems to be a tough job,you've got a lot to do
    46 lover

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    Looks like your gonna need to do some cleanup on your side there Greg....

    Them things are Awesome !
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