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Old 17th November 2011, 04:30 PM   #541
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What type of wire do you use to connect the driver to the terminal? - thanx

that's a whole 'nother can o worms - but a lot of folks like small gauge solid - we use single strand from CAT5 (#24)
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Old 17th November 2011, 04:38 PM   #542
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I agree with Chris. Frugal wire for Frugal Horns.
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Old 18th November 2011, 07:48 AM   #543
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Mine use CAT 5 too, both finished horns and complete kits, albeit 16 strands, a bit much?
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Old 18th November 2011, 07:57 AM   #544
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Try it with a single pair...

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Try it with a single pair...

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i.e. one strand of #24 per polarity
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Old 18th November 2011, 11:40 PM   #546
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Just home from an evening with my friends with the Jordan JX92 drivers. We listened to the FH with my gen 2 alpair 7s, then with supra baffles, and lastly with the Jordans.

The Jordans are a tight enough fit - I think they just touch the internal panel, but they sat flush on the front baffle AOK. I just had them clamped in place, so hardly ideal.

So how did they sound - well very good actually! They seem to have a bit more body on vocals, but also seem a bit "airier" on top. Bass end was tight and tuneful - pretty much the same as the alpairs. But from vocals on up, they sounded different. On some recordings, they sounded better I thought (spoken word in particular) but when we played one piano track I thought the alpairs were a bit more natural. But then the Jordans were just clamped to the front baffle, so there was 2 big dirty clamps in the way and not perfectly sealed either.

So, the upshot is that the Jordan JX92 does indeed work, and sounds very good indeed. So much so that I think the guy is going to make up a pair himself!

Whether the Jordan is worth it (price wise) over the alpair is another matter. On another note, my gen 3s arrived today and are burning in as I type, so it wil be interesting to compare them in finished cabinets to the jordans in similar finished cabinets if my buddy ever gets to do his......


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Old 19th November 2011, 02:03 AM   #547
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Does anyone have an impedance curve for any of the popular drivers in a FH3 cabinet?

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Old 22nd November 2011, 05:12 AM   #548
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Does anyone have an impedance curve for any of the popular drivers in a FH3 cabinet?

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Old 22nd November 2011, 05:37 PM   #549
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A simulation of fe-126...interesting, thanks!

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A simulation of fe-126...interesting, thanks!

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Fostex FX120:

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as well as CHR70.2:
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CHP70 (G 1 as it would now be referenced, and possibly soon out of distribution)

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Alpair 7 ( G1)
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CSS EL70:

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I've heard all above except for the FX120 and European CHP70 (G1), and it's probably time to fess up that my earlier overwhelming preference for the FE126En in this enclosure has been somewhat undermined by further listening to the various Mark Audio models. We still need to try with Alpair6 paper - another sleeper.
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