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    The subs are way out of the box thinking and use...

    The subs are way out of the box thinking and use some pretty unconventional design ideas. The boxes are filled with activated charcoal to increase their apparent volume over fiberglass, wool, etc....
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    Doesn't appear to be treated... and the back has...

    Doesn't appear to be treated... and the back has ribs, but I assume they are to stiffen the casting. Not sure.


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    My two cents. I have gone the wood bleach...

    My two cents.

    I have gone the wood bleach restoration path and it takes patience skill and dedication to get the results you probably want. I think it might be easier to lightly sand them and then...
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    One manufacturer's response to this problem. ...

    One manufacturer's response to this problem.


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    No edits needed... I am equally intrigued. ...

    No edits needed... I am equally intrigued.

    When I have a few minutes, I'll pop a grille off and shoot a couple of detailed photos.
    To your point about opening up new DIY options. I went this...
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    Yeah, I opened them up to reorient the horns when...

    Yeah, I opened them up to reorient the horns when we installed some for a client's project and had the same thoughts. But thinking about it, I realized these speakers are actively bi-amped and have...
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    Yes, but I used to have a business building...

    Yes, but I used to have a business building prototypes and acquired many specialized skills along the way. That said, I hadn't done anything like this in over 15 years and boy was I rusty. I had to...
  8. I think Ian was kidding or speaking...

    I think Ian was kidding or speaking metaphorically. Obviously if you have a properly wired electrical system your lights won’t dim no matter how loud you play a system… think Metallica at a stadium...
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    Thanks! The best compliment to date was when...

    Thanks!

    The best compliment to date was when my resident artistic coordinator said that she actually liked them. :shocking:


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    I assume from your post that you want to replace...

    I assume from your post that you want to replace the stock passive crossover with a newer design. I moved your post from the electronic crossover section to the general Lansing DIY area which may get...
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    ...and a few more. .

    ...and a few more.

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    Speaker details... .

    Speaker details...

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    What to do with those Ultra-X20s? Setting one...

    What to do with those Ultra-X20s?

    Setting one up to be used as the center channel was a no brainer, but what about the left and right speaker? They could also be set horizontally on bookshelves,...
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    A Compact Home Theater

    About a year ago I started work on converting an under utilized and fairly large bedroom into my next home theater. The goal was to have a room that would serve as my office and library during the...
  15. Read post 8 in this thread:...

    Read post 8 in this thread: https://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?28253-Jbl-4652

    I have no experience with these speakers, but for $100 per cabinet if the speakers are working...
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    +1 Guys, this is obviously an unfortunate...

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    Guys, this is obviously an unfortunate situation for both of you.

    Since the purchase was though eBay, please use their system for dispute resolution. eBay is a bit cumbersome and slow, but...
  17. Looking good... hopefully you will get them...

    Looking good... hopefully you will get them sounding that way too.


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  18. Thread: Jbl glue

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    I have been using hot glue for these applications...

    I have been using hot glue for these applications myself for years. If you choose the right glue sticks they are absolutely permanent but can be released with the application of ethanol.

    The key...
  19. Damn, you are a glutton for punishment! ...

    Damn, you are a glutton for punishment!
    Impressive patience, perseverance, and skill... not necessarily in that order.

    Well, done.


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  20. What system is this part of? FWIW: A friend...

    What system is this part of?

    FWIW: A friend who restores cars had a '60 Vette in his shop and suggested I sit in the driver's seat for a laugh. Jeez... I have no idea what GM was thinking. The...
  21. I applaud your dedication, but if your goal is to...

    I applaud your dedication, but if your goal is to maximize performance rather than maintaining a museum piece I suggest you save the LX5s as original and put them on the shelf.

    If you can take the...
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    Or you can buy uber expensive electronics....

    Or you can buy uber expensive electronics. Another way to achieve the same goal.:D


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  23. The crossection pictured is of a 2420 or LE85,...

    The crossection pictured is of a 2420 or LE85, not a 435Be. The 2420/LE85 is decades older than the 435Be.

    I believe the orange colored silicone O-ring is correct.


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    Remember hi-fi stores demo-ing graphic EQs back...

    Remember hi-fi stores demo-ing graphic EQs back in the day? Just look at that curve! :D

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    Interesting timeline! Widget

    Interesting timeline!


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