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Old 23rd January 2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default 2" madness :) hornloading the TB-W2-803SM

Hello all, just wanted to share a little experiment of mine, enjoy

So I ordered myself a pair of 2" Tangband "fullrange" speakers thinking that I could make something nice and inconspicuous looking system for my office computer, but that's not exactly what happened.

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It just so happened that I had a couple of JBL 2386 2" horns collecting dust in the storage room, I realized this was not quite an obvious match, rather the opposite in fact.

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Well, needless to say this unholy union needed some tweaking...

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This did the trick, these horns are very fun to listen to, the resolution they provide crossed over at 140Hz to the THAM6 residing under the tv rack is just amazing, although the frequency response is not exactly "ruler flat"

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Not scoring very high in the WAF category, but then again, I don't have that problem

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They look like good old stadium horns they use at the tracks

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Not that far off actually, these horns, the JBL 2386's where actually intended for clustering applications in arena type environments, their dispersion pattern being 40x20 (HxV).

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So they sound nice and clear with great resolution down to approx 300Hz, they are more then loud enough for apartment use, and they cost me a whooping 230sek each
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Old 23rd January 2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Very interesting! Do you happen to have a frequency response measurement?
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Old 23rd January 2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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That is a magnificient and compact setup. (Mmm, Linux Mint, classy choice.)
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Old 23rd January 2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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Very cool!
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Old 23rd January 2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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Neato... i love DIY and this post made me smile... and i needed a smile bc i got a speeding ticket today.

Thanks and enjoy! Now i see a use for those little TBs!

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Old 23rd January 2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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Can't stand rap and have no idea what he's saying, but Jeff! You need to drive slow Homie

sick bikes/Drive Slow - YouTube

OP, cool idea with the horns!

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Old 23rd January 2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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Hi DaveCan! Translation:

1. When you're driving around Chicago in your car, which is tricked out with numerous after-market features, slow down so the ladies can appreciate your extravagant lifestyle.

2. Life is short, and the point of life is to experience serial romantic adventures with the ladies. So you must show off, but remember, go slowly to maximize your visibility. You will thus attain a higher social status.

3. Perhaps the people in Houston are on to something, with their regional preference for driving very slowly, to music which is played back at approximately half-speed.

4. I have done this for years, and now that I'm at the pinnacle of my game, I'm a local celebrity. It's a lifestyle, a quest for conquest. But now that I've achieved top rank in this game, it ceases to be meaningful to me.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 09:48 PM   #8
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hahaha and OB to boot! I like it.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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Thanks for the translation Robert I was just advising Jeff to "drive slow" thus avoiding a speeding ticket!

Sorry for the OT,OP.. Nice place you got there too along with the horn experiment

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Old 23rd January 2012, 11:11 PM   #10
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Hi DaveCan, oh how embarassing, I'm late again to the punchline. Very cool tune, sir!
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