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Old 13th February 2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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According to EJ Jordan's website, he will be announcing a new driver tomorrow. Anyone have any idea what it will be?
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Old 14th February 2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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It's the Eikona 2, now on the website

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Old 14th February 2014, 02:10 PM   #3
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Interesting. Looks like mechanical damping has been significantly backed off relative to the first Eikona. And back to being manufactured in Denmark, like the original 92 model. Be interesting to see the responses when they're put up on the site. Looks like it'll prefer relatively small boxes, as far as regular vented alignments are concerned.
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Old 14th February 2014, 03:17 PM   #4
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Jordan loudspeaker drive units

Measured parameters

Dia 100 mm effective diameter
Qts 0.304 total Q
Qes 0.347 electrical Q
Qms 2.432 mechanical Q
Fs 40 Hz free air resonance Res 6.0 Ohms DC resistance
Ls 315.1 H, series inductance
Lp 472.6 H, lossy series inductance
Rp 4.954 Ohms, loss across Lp % shift 42.9 % resonance with box
Vas 14.65 litres, air volume equivalent
Mms 9.346 grams effective mass
Cms 1.691 m/N, compliance
BL 6.373 T*m, motor strength n0 260.2 %
max efficiency Spl sens 86.15 dB SPL max at 1w absorbed
Xmax (lin) +/- 5mm linear xmax (max) +/- 10 mm
maximum power 50 watts continuous 100 watts peak
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Old 14th February 2014, 03:45 PM   #5
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This is funny, because I was just thinking about how my Eikonas (the original) were just starting to break in...

I can't wait to see the measurements. I wonder if the HF response will really be much better. The high end on my pair of Eikona 1 drivers is good, but it could use some help from about 10K up to be as excellent as the midrange.

If Jordan fixed that, then my pairs of Eikona 1 and JXR6HD will be going up for sale. Let's see.
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Old 14th February 2014, 04:45 PM   #6
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is it just me, or at 185.00 ea + 20% VAT for UK buyers, or local import taxes, etc plus "carriage" , the Eikona1 are "rather dear" (current exchange rate = $680 Cdn / pr before taxes and shipping) and at 155.00 the 2 isn't far behind.
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Old 14th February 2014, 04:57 PM   #7
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is it just me, or at 185.00 ea + 20% VAT for UK buyers, or local import taxes, etc plus "carriage" , the Eikona1 are "rather dear" (current exchange rate = $680 Cdn / pr before taxes and shipping) and at 155.00 the 2 isn't far behind.
Thats what I was thinking. It looks darn nice and probably quite good performance wise but the low spl,s limit its usefulness.I paid less than that for 8 of the tb w4-1337's and i doubt there is much that will better them for the price. They are quite remarkable in their detail.
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Old 14th February 2014, 06:01 PM   #8
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They're certainly not cheap, although in fairness, if you low-volume manufacture / assemble in the UK (Denmark for the new model), that's an inevitability.
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Old 14th February 2014, 07:05 PM   #9
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^ Right, they also genuinely do cover 30-20000Hz, and sound fantastic doing it. Few drivers can claim that. Like with other high-end items, once you reach a certain level of refinement, the price per % improvement skyrockets.
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Old 14th February 2014, 08:34 PM   #10
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I almost bought a pair of Eikona but could not get past the frame shape. Now that the Eikona 2 has a round frame, I will probably pick up a pair to replace/compare with the JX92s. And despite what others will say the older JX92s can still hold its own against "newer" "full range" drivers. It won't saw your ears off, works well in many types of enclosures, can offer very wide bandwidth in the right enclosure, is moderately efficient and actually will play very loud before distorting and there are a lot of designs floating around. And no, I do not have an axe to grind. Hopefully, the Eikon 2 will be a worthy successor.
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