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Old 6th December 2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Status of the new JX53?

I recall Creative Sound saying they had a pair of prototypes . . . any knowledge about that?
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Old 6th December 2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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Whats new about the new JX53?
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Old 6th December 2005, 08:44 PM   #3
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Whats new about the new JX53?
New JX53 Drive Unit

For the past eighteen months we have been developing a new version of the JX53, aiming to extend the frequency range and general performance over the existing, highly-regarded units.

This development is a painstaking process but new unit is progressing well and we are currently testing early production batches. We are aiming at a release date of late November.

For those of you waiting for the driver, bear with us as we will not release anything which does not match our exacting standards. We are very excited by the performance of the new driver, which raises the bar for wide bandwidth, moving coil drive units.


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Old 6th December 2005, 10:25 PM   #4
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what I don't get is that within the last 3-4 years the price of Jordan drivers to the DIY market has increased almost 50%. Now I know that labor costs are going up, but this seems excessive. The only other conclusion I can come to is that MarkAudio (and/or Jordan) is either padding their pockets for gain and/or is padding for currency "float" (provided they keep with a level price). And frankly those abroad (US and other markets) shouldn't have to deal with the UK pound at all - its not like the drivers are made there.
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Old 7th December 2005, 12:02 AM   #5
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what I don't get is that within the last 3-4 years the price of Jordan drivers to the DIY market has increased almost 50%. Now I know that labor costs are going up, but this seems excessive. The only other conclusion I can come to is that MarkAudio (and/or Jordan) is either padding their pockets for gain and/or is padding for currency "float" (provided they keep with a level price). And frankly those abroad (US and other markets) shouldn't have to deal with the UK pound at all - its not like the drivers are made there.
Fair question, I suspect it has to do with the relatively low sales volume and high manufacturing tolerances. He was unable to keep his manufacturer building the two bass drivers, for example, because they couldn't justify it economically.
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Old 7th December 2005, 03:27 AM   #6
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Fair question, I suspect it has to do with the relatively low sales volume and high manufacturing tolerances. He was unable to keep his manufacturer building the two bass drivers, for example, because they couldn't justify it economically.

and yet did you read Jordan's "blurb" on why they are consolidating distribution to one overseas distributor? Essentially business is "too good"..blah, blah, blah. If thats actually true then D-S-T group (originally Vifa) should provide the drivers to Jordan at a lower price because of the increase in volume. Of couse it could be that D-S-T just decided to price "hike" them, except that the inflated prices were already in place before Vifa et. al. was purchased (..well before actually).
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Old 7th December 2005, 11:55 AM   #7
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If Ted is still personally working on these, I think you can expect great improvements. I've been using JX53 on some designs, and I think for them to get greater FR range, the Xmax really needs to be increased. The resolution that they provide is really hard to beat even as they are, but in order for them to be of significant improvment over the whole range, it would really be a large makeover from cone to motor. With so many good 3" drivers out there, it's going to be tough.
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Old 9th December 2005, 05:14 PM   #8
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"The new driver is called the JXr6HD and the performance will raise the bar for wide-bandwidth, moving coil drive units.

The first production batches are now on the way to the UK and to our overseas agents for final assessment. Expect product release and technical details very soon."

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Old 9th December 2005, 08:18 PM   #9
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Boy, that rolls right off the tongue.
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Old 10th December 2005, 06:39 AM   #10
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Boy, that rolls right off the tongue.
this is the secret code for ordering the 1st batch drivers with phone
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