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    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    I think these will be my main keepers - Unless I can find a pair of 811s to upgrade to!
    And the half-life of a Heather James main-keeper speaker system is currently . . . ?





    Can't wait to hear them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    And the half-life of a Heather James main-keeper speaker system is currently . . . ?



    Can't wait to hear them.
    Lets see - the last set of Keeper speakers are the 4320 Monitors I got in 2007 that
    evolved into the L200+ 3ways speakers that are currently behind the UREIs ...

    And I'm thinking the UREIs will replace them!
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
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    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    So far, the 809 with external helper woofers are proving to be small and light enough to move easily and yet very listenable!
    Glad to hear your experiment is working out. I'm looking forward to hearing them. Crossover rework the next step? It would be fun to do a 1 box cabinet, also.

    I'll bring over a couple small tube amps to play with.

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    Looking good, I have a pair of 12" woofers in a bass bin and the question was, would a pair of 12's sound as good or better than a single 15?

    "And I'm thinking the UREIs will replace them!"
    Well, you room is looking crowded, perhaps the Urei's need a little room to breathe, lol.

    I like 2 way systems


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    Quote Originally Posted by tinpan View Post
    I like 2 way systems
    Me, too. But—and not to take away from the project—is a 12-inch with coaxial tweeter and a 12-inch sub really a two-way anymore?
    ". . . as you have no doubt noticed, no one told the 4345 that it can't work correctly so it does anyway."—Greg Timbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Me, too. But—and not to take away from the project—
    is a 12-inch with coaxial tweeter and a 12-inch sub really a two-way anymore?
    Well, all thats on the 2214H "helper woofer" leg is a 12mH choke -
    I suspect its more a low pass function - just roll off the highs of that woofer.
    So overall, much simpler that the usual 3 way or 4 way monitor Xovers
    I think in JBL terms that makes it a 2 1/2 way!

    I'm guessing its like a 12 inch version of the 4435, right?

    http://www.jblproservice.com/pdf/stu...ies/4435lr.pdf

    http://www.audioheritage.org/html/pr...bl/4430-35.htm
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
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    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    I'm guessing its like a 12 inch version of the 4435, right?
    Which sounds like a great idea! Your next project?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Your next project?
    I think a dual 12" Everest DD33000 may be it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    I think a dual 12" Everest DD33000 may be it.


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    Brilliant!!
    Thanks.
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

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    Cool

    Always did like those Urei's. Had 811's for a while, but sold them with the studio.

    On a related note, a local SF area studio is selling 2 pairs of 813B's, "make reasonable offer".

    Not affiliated in any way, of course, I could pick them up if someone wants them...

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/msg/4890126846.html
    Mike Scott in SJ, CA
    Drive 'em to the Xmax!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4343 View Post
    Always did like those Urei's. Had 811's for a while, but sold them with the studio.

    On a related note, a local SF area studio is selling 2 pairs of 813B's, "make reasonable offer".

    Not affiliated in any way, of course, I could pick them up if someone wants them...

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/msg/4890126846.html

    Wow - THE 813Bs are Tempting - Just one pair required (!!)
    But they are quite heavy - the cross-country transport charges would be hefty!
    Rusty's 813Cs sound fantastic - but he has the all JBL version, not the earlier ALTEC driver models!
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

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    Wintertime blues project

    813DS
    (made up model)

    Since all the parts are just sitting in the shop / storage maybe I'll
    assemble and test to see how they sound this weekend when it
    GASP goes above freezing...and hire a plow to open it up.

    Take the 4508A dual 15 theater cabinet,
    Put the 801C 15" coaxial in the top location,
    The 136HS in the bottom location
    ( 15" sub from the synthesis line )

    Then make some sort of internal divider around the coax so
    the 136 can use as much Vb as possible and not modulate the thin paper E145
    ...thinking a cut-down 14" Sonotube or something similar...?

    It looks like the Array series (pro) stereo 2 way crossover ( ASC24 ) with
    it's 1000hz , 24db slopes with CD comp would be a close fit for now.

    A 5235 with 80db cards for the subs and a stack of (2) 6290's and a 6230
    along with a pair of 5549A cut-only EQ's

    Hmmm....

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    Someone had a pair of grills on ebay 2 weeks back - though I did build similar grills for the 4320 boxes back when,
    since I don't have a workshop, I usually set the table saw up outdoors to do such work, and its snowy and cold now
    - so I broke down and just bought them.

    They arrived from West Hollywood in the midst of a snow-squall yesterday.
    They came with 2 sheets of very sticky 1 inch Velcros squares (8 ea).
    Like the velcro on JBL grills and lenses, the glue usually separates from
    the surface before the velcro releases. But they help the speakers look nice!

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    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

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    The blue foam between the cabinets was an UGLY temporary measure to keep from scratching
    the tops of the lower blonde cabinets while I tried all these different things out.
    So yesterday I called the local glass shop and had them cut me a pair of 16 x 16.5 inch
    sheets of 0.250 inch bronze glass to protect them long term.
    They were ready at the end of the day $55 plus tax - and they look nice!

    Oh, one other thing - I found out the stock UREI crossovers are on cards attached to the front panel,
    they slide on 2 pair of groves cut into the wood 90 degrees apart,
    so they can be rotated to match the front panel with the cabinet orientation!

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    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

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    Blonde cabs

    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post

    Anyway, brought the blonde cabinets upstairs and set the UREIs on top.

    Once I get the order I'll pull the baffleboards and cover them with the black grill cloth,
    mount the 2214s in the cabinets, install a choke in series with each 2214,
    and tie the lower cabinets in parallel to the upper ones ...
    subwoof says that'll raise the woofer volume 3db ...

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    I have a pair of the same cabs. I put EV SP12's in them and it was decent enough. I think I want to install 2206's in mine and see how it does.

    I noticed you stuffed the port, why not seal it all together? Just curious...

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