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Old 16th April 2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default JBL 2226J Mid bass horn - need help

I have 4 JBL 2226J 15" drivers. I have the IWATA-300 coming and Im considering a 2" CD (18sound 2" or BMS 4590p)

Carpenter's mid bass horn looks like a perfect size/solution

Here is his thread
Mid-bass horn (easy to build)

Here is the link for his JBL sim
Mid-bass horn (easy to build)

Here is another sim from revintage for a Hypex Bass horn (Which I know nothing about).
Mid-bass horn (easy to build)

but maybe there are other mid-bass horns that work better with the JBLs. I would like the Frequency range to go up to 500hz so a 60Hz - 500Hz design would be great.

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Old 16th April 2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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I have also thought about Klipsch Jubilee bass horns. Are they really horns and are they any good?
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Old 16th April 2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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Waste of speakers to do mids with 2*15". Pls give me a good reason. It will sound better with a single due to better direct-radiation pattern. So use one for each midhorn and the other two for a mono basshorn like in the Hypex sim above.

With the Iwata you can expect to crossover at min 500Hz. So the midhorns need to go up to this. The 2226 might do it.

This sim is for one 2226, 10 degrees off-axis.
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Old 16th April 2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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no good reason other then 2 x the displacement (normal radiating designs). I have 4 JBLs to use so whatever will work the best.

Could you explain "Mono Basshorn" better? A links to the actual design and footprint. I did see the sim for 35Hz to 300Hz.


I have a high end sub system already (2 LMS5400s and 4 AV15Xs all sealed with about 10KWatts). Athough, Im considering the DTS-10 kits or building a massive 11Hz horn design with older TC2000 15" woofers I have unused.
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Old 16th April 2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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Could you explain "Mono Basshorn" better? A links to the actual design and footprint. I did see the sim for 35Hz to 300Hz.
2*2226 in the discussed horn used for both channels. Mono will usually work with crossover up to 100Hz. Nice short horn, 2,3m-2,9m depending of placement.
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Old 16th April 2011, 06:07 PM   #6
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Do you have a picture or a design of the box enclosure so I have a reference to what they would look like?

Thanks for your help!!
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Old 16th April 2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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Default Would this help?

Jeffery Jackson of Experience Music uses a horn loaded with a JBL 2226 but has a Rhythmik Audio MOSFET amplifier driving the bass horn. Perhaps this may be of interest to you?
The link is given here: Experience Music, Inc - Exhilaration Horn System

Hope this helps. Don't know what version of the 2226 he uses tho.

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Old 17th April 2011, 01:58 PM   #8
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Here is another midbass horn option from Pi Speakers.
9Pi 100Hz midbass horn.
PiSpeakers Forum - Re: 9Pi mid-bass horn dimensions??? - Wayne Parham, September 06, 2006 at 17:26:56
The plans can be obtained by simply asking on their forum.
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Old 17th April 2011, 02:12 PM   #9
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Here is another midbass horn option from Pi Speakers.
9Pi 100Hz midbass horn.
PiSpeakers Forum - Re: 9Pi mid-bass horn dimensions??? - Wayne Parham, September 06, 2006 at 17:26:56
The plans can be obtained by simply asking on their forum.
Thanks the sim shows the response not going out to 500Hz so its not really gaining much for me over a dual 15" ported bass bin.
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Jeffery Jackson of Experience Music uses a horn loaded with a JBL 2226 but has a Rhythmik Audio MOSFET amplifier driving the bass horn. Perhaps this may be of interest to you?
The link is given here: Experience Music, Inc - Exhilaration Horn System

Hope this helps. Don't know what version of the 2226 he uses tho.

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Thanks, I was on his site the other day. I remember it talked about bass below 200Hz. I think its another design that will not meet the 500Hz requirement.
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