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  1. 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...
  3. Looking good... hopefully you will get them...

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


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  4. 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...
  5. 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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  6. 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...
  7. 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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  9. 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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    You can count me in as a fellow dinosaur. For...

    You can count me in as a fellow dinosaur.

    For over 50 years I have gone to great lengths to try to recreate what the engineer put down on the record or CD. I've given up on trying to accurately...
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    Excellent point. Assuming the digital masters...

    Excellent point. Assuming the digital masters were well made and the analog transfer made well, I doubt any of us could hear the difference if they had made a 100% analog version to compare with the...
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    Great! Glad it worked out. Widget

    Great! Glad it worked out.


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    +1 I have only met him once years ago at a...

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    I have only met him once years ago at a trade show. We spent some time together in a side room and I was struck by how wide the gulf was between his beliefs and my own. I had thought that his...
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    Yep, a friend sent me the link yesterday....

    Yep, a friend sent me the link yesterday. Interesting.

    I am not really a fan of MoFi. I have a few of their vinyl discs that I bought back in the '70s, but wasn't that thrilled with the Stan...
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    That was sold as an empty piece of furniture....

    That was sold as an empty piece of furniture. There could have been a JBL SA600 integrated amp or almost any brand of audio gear in there.

    Interesting find.


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  18. Hey Rob, so what is that: Q=2, +6 dB @ 25Hz and a...

    Hey Rob, so what is that: Q=2, +6 dB @ 25Hz and a second order butterworth crossover at 125Hz?


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  19. Virtually all true subwoofers as opposed to...

    Virtually all true subwoofers as opposed to woofers require some form of frequency optimization. This can be via an active or passive analog network or a DSP.

    "Q" refers to the width of a filter's...
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    I listen to a lot of live classical music and see...

    I listen to a lot of live classical music and see a few operas every year... I am mostly a rock and jazz fan, but am musically mostly agnostic.

    Listening to the symphony there is no way to capture...
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    Finally! Now I know who buys that expensive...

    Finally! Now I know who buys that expensive stuff! :duck:

    Sorry, yes I am being sarcastic, but honestly I really don't know who buys the high end gear that I see in the magazines or the shows. I...
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    Looking at the photograph, the connections are...

    Looking at the photograph, the connections are exactly like what is shown in the schematic. A photograph of the woofer would be helpful. Does it have spade lugs or does it have spring terminals?

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    Without any firsthand knowledge of these speakers...

    Without any firsthand knowledge of these speakers I am not sure what the problem is. Are you saying that the woofer needs these polarized spade connectors and the input panel needs bare wire?

    Most...
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    Since the red and black wires are connected...

    Since the red and black wires are connected directly to the green and green/black wires you can go either way... you could even connect the red and green wire to the woofer and the black and...
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    I hope it's nothing serious. Thank you for the...

    I hope it's nothing serious. Thank you for the update.

    I am so over Harman. Such a shame, but it has been a fairly straight-line progression downwards since the mid 2000s. :(

    Very cool, glad he...
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