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Old 12th January 2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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I have a pair of JBL 2235H's. I have changed my mind about how to use them.
I will use them at home and don't need to handle high power.
I am considering a 3way using other cone/dome drivers.
Any experience or suggestions?
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Old 12th January 2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Wicked driver.

A really good match would be the KEF Q900 aluminum coaxial with built in 1.5" tangerine tweeter. The sensitivities are cutting it slightly close though, so perhaps active would be the optimum route for the Mid / Bass crossover.
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Old 12th January 2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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I am going to check that out... I really like the idea of coax... I had looked at a few a Madisound but couldn't tell much.
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Old 14th January 2012, 05:07 AM   #4
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I am open to other ideas especially from those with experience with this diver... anyone?
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Old 14th January 2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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I have used it as a sub and as a woofer in a 4 way system. As a 4 way I built JBL 4344 clones on the left in the photo. They use a 10" mid a 1" compression driver and ring radiator for the tweeter. That said you could easily use it in a 2 or 3 way design as well. You might want to look at compression drivers as a top end as an alternative to a dome system. Depends on your personal preference.

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Old 14th January 2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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I have a pair of 2418 compression drivers with the (6x10) lenses. I think those need to stay above 1500hz. That would eliminate a 2way with the 2235's. Maybe add a mid (horn?) to what I have? I'm not sure I'm up to a 3way passive crossover with 2 horn elements.
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Old 14th January 2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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Maybe add a mid (horn?) to what I have? I'm not sure I'm up to a 3way passive crossover with 2 horn elements.
You would not have to do 2 horns all you need is a relatively sensitive midrange. You could use an 8" 2118 if you wanted or any other suitable midrange. I have my 10" in the 4344 crossed at 300hz and 1.2K. You could certainly do something similar with the 2118 or any other driver that would go high enough to work with what you have now.

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don't forget, a large 2-way is an option..........

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Old 14th January 2012, 03:56 PM   #9
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So a cone/horn monitor idea mated to the 2235 bass... I could see that working if the mid is hot enough.
Or a big 2 way... I like the simplicity of 2 ways.
What would you mate to the 2235 to make a decent 2 way.
BTW this doesn't have to be the do all end all speaker for the ages... but I don't want to build a piece of junk either.
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Old 14th January 2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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What would you mate to the 2235 to make a decent 2 way.
JBL's most successful monitor was 4430. So a compression driver with a good horn. Just for ideas as you do what you need to stay in your budget. To clone a 4430 would not be hard to do at all but the 2344 horns are not all that easy to come by. The schematic for the crossover is readily available.

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