Stick with JBL:
Now that takes the discussion firmly into the Off Topic Threads area...Originally Posted by charlesmc75
I get the feeling that you are building an L300 clone much like Zilch has cloned the 4430.
no, i haven't started a L300 clone, its an idea, i want to see if it is feasible or not a good idea. i actually have a few different ideas. this being one of them. sorry if i got off topic.
Keep in mind 1601c drivers are no longer sold, and I have never seen them available lately. I have only seen one used pair online in 2 years. Most online sources that say they have them, don't.Originally Posted by charlesmc75
Let me see if I got this straight... You're calling it an L300 clone but it doesn't use a 136A/LE-85/077, let alone JBL components at all, and to top it all off, the cabinet won't even be the same size...Originally Posted by charlesmc75
Maybe I missing something but how is this even a clone and not just another TAD horn-loaded 3-way???
Todd holds the forum's feet to the fire!
If you want a real joy ride build up some diy 2397's, buy some 2441 cores, add some 2405's and see what happens....you won't be sorry
That is a joy ride that I am embarking on 2397/Westlake 2441 and 077.
I was wondering how on earth you can have a L300 clone without any James B components?
If I used 4 X 2235 woofers could I call them L600, I say that a TAD tongue in cheek.
You guys... you're beating up on a Newbie... maybe he was going to replicate the industrial design of the L300... that is certainly valid in my book.
On the other hand some on this forum have called some pretty strange combinations of JBL components a clone of this or that...
If I were building another L-300 style system from scratch and wanted the best drivers I would consider using a JBL 1500AL, a TAD 4001 with a Bruce Edgar Tractrix Wood Horn, a TAD ET 703 tweeter and a custom designed crossover. I think it would rival the K2 S9800 until the K2 drivers become available domestically from JBL. (Anybody know if JBL management is any closer to selling their new generation of drivers in the US - or is that in the same category as when hell freezes over)? I've thought of trying a JBL 1500AL and a TAD 2001 in my JBL L-300 clone along with the 077's. I love the speed and micro detail of the beryllium diaphrams as I have owned a pair of Yamaha NS-1000m's since 1977 and still consider it the best small 3-way monitor ever built. To my recollection, Yamaha was the first to use this exotic material, followed by TAD and most recently JBL.
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