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    Is the JBL 2206H ok for HIFI ?

    Does anyone of you have any experience with the JBL 2206H ?
    What kind of qualities does it have other than being a great
    driver for midbass PA -systems ?

    I have some JBL 2202 but i dont like the thing that they dont
    make bass under 200hz very well.

    Lets say, that i would like to use the 2206H from 120hz
    and up to lets say 2000hz

    would it make it work?

    Any simulations on this would be great.

    Is it not fair to say that the 2206H is a smal 2227H ?
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    Best Regards
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    Personally I have never heard the 2206, however it is reputed as great sounding with very little power compression and distortion.
    I should be really great in a ventet 35L cabinet according to www.quali-service.dk who (arne ludvigsen) is the local jbl expert (and authorized repairman).
    But is using a 12" to 2000 Hz a bit pushing your luck far into cone breakup and beaming ?.


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    Are he using the 2206 up to 2000hz ?
    I think this would be possible, yes. But
    i really would cross it some 1200hz.. :o
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    No i think he is crossing around 800 i think. I just thought you where going to cross at 2khz

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    I would not recommend for hi-fi. A better choice would be 2202A/H or D131.

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    Ok, ..BUT why is that? Why recommend 2202 instead fo 2206 ``?
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    Originally posted by Niklas Nord
    Ok, ..BUT why is that? Why recommend 2202 instead fo 2206 ``?
    I've used all three drivers in various applications and feel the 2206H isn't the best choice for hi-fi. JBL uses the 2206H in high-powered sound reinforcement applications, LF for the most part. I have a D131 in a C38 Baron and it sounds great.

    JMHO

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    I had the car audio version of the 2206. i used it in some L-100 boxes for a while, it didnt sound as good as the 123a that came in the speaker originally. this might have been caused by the difference in impeadance, the car audio one is 4 ohms, not 8. What i did find is that they are awesome for use in a powered sub set up. you can't get them to distort without getting it ear bleeding loud, they are a good speaker and i bet the 8ohm version would have sounded better in my set up.

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    Hello
    The JBL 2202 was designed to be used for a mid bass/mid range
    driver and very good sounding in that application. The 2202
    has been replaced with JBL 2020 mid bass/mid range speaker.
    The 2206 is a high power low frequency 12 inch speaker and could easly be used as a hi fi low end speaker, I use 10 of them
    in stage monitiors for my PA system.
    JBL loads the 2206 in many of their SRX PA cabinets and most
    people use them as a mid high cabinet in a multiway PA system.
    I have always felt those cabinets would be better loaded with a
    speaker such as the 2020 when used as mid high cabinet.
    The 2020 has a 103db effenciency in the mid band and the 2206
    only has has 95db.
    However the 2206 is far more suited for low frequecy use.

    Just my thoughts
    Mike Caldwell

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    Hey Mike Caldwell, I see you are on Ohio; have we met, or do I know you? Your name looks familiar. Do you have a sound reinforcement company or a band, perhaps?
    MBB

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    2202/2206

    Hi Niklas,

    I just tried 2202H in two old Klipsch Heresy cabinets. Very dry and precise. After tuning the 45 liter cabinet with a reflex port 8cm diameter and 7cm lenght in the backside, the sound was very fine down to 50Hz. A lot better then the original Klipsch Heresy with the EV 12L Driver.

    BTW: have you seen my thread in "market place" with two fine 4435?

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    WTB 2343

    to Mike Caldwell,

    heard from Bo and Rob, that you deal with JBL parts.
    Do you have 2343 horns for sale?

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    Almost forgot!

    One of my favorite 12" JBL's of all time for hi-fi is a 2214H. It is used in the L100T and 4425 Studio Monitor.

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    I use the 2206 in my system.

    Low-cut 200Hz, Hi-cut 1200Hz.

    With the last upgrade (2204 to 2205) I screwed the 2205 with punched tape into the box, so I got an additional Opening. The result is a flatter process in the 1k section. It sounds sooo great, you don`t believe the mids come from a 2206...

    Hifi with the sound pressure of a PA...
    16 Hz can not be substituted

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