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Old 23rd January 2002, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Jordan JX92S driver speaker design

I am considering building some full range speakers with the Jordan JX92S drivers. A crossover-free design is appealing to a newbie like me (1st post).

Has anyone built any speakers with this driver? If so, what type of design? Any comments on this driver are also welcome. Thanks.

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Old 23rd January 2002, 06:26 PM   #2
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While I have not built, I have certainly listened to the Jordan in a simple TL design from 47 Lab. IMHO it was one of the better sounding systems at CES this year.

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Old 23rd January 2002, 10:14 PM   #3
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Cyclotronguy,

You need to quit messing with horns, and build some real speakers with Jordan drivers.

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P.S. It would be a better tool to help you with modifing your Marantz CD player.
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Old 24th January 2002, 08:02 AM   #4
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Gabe,

if you haven't seen it already Jim Griffin finsihed first in the open class at DIY2001 in Atlanta. Se the links below. The second one is to the single driver website which is great.

http://diyatl.freehosting.net/open-1st.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/

Good luck and report back the result to this forum. I'm also interested in building a speaker with a JX92S but it is not on the top of my list at the moment.

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Old 24th January 2002, 05:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys. All useful info and links.

Any thoughts on the implications of adding a 2nd driver in order to get some more SPL (besides the obviously bigger box)? I am looking to build more of a bookshelf speaker than a floor standing model.

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Old 24th January 2002, 05:22 PM   #6
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The Jordan appears to be a very good midwoofer. However, I really have never been even half way satisfied by a single full range dynamic speaker.

I would recommend using the Jordan, and making a 2 way using 1st order crossovers. Talk about a forgiving/flexible midrange! Hehe. You can pick virtually any tweeter that you want with the Jordan's extended and smooth HF response and pad it down(the tweeter) to match.

Anyways, that's just my recommendation.

Good luck!

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Old 1st February 2002, 01:02 AM   #7
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The Jordan appears to be a very good midwoofer. However, I really have never been even half way satisfied by a single full range dynamic speaker.




Hello Chris, Gabe and all,





just can throw in some listening experience. with the Jordan.


I heard this speaker together with the small Jordan with the recangular basket in a two way speaker sealed enclosure. It was at AllenWright's place and with Allen amps, definitely a top-notch frontend.





The driver itself almost can be considered as a full range driver; it is very satisfying to listen to w/o the tweeter and I doubt the added highlights of the tweeter are worth the added complexity, the sound is not as life-like then. The driver has very high detail resolution and no perceivable coloration at all. Would be my dream if the sucker had not so low efficiency. Impossible to get real dynamics out of it with a small tube amp.





However, Allen's two-way all Jordan speaker is one of the most open-sounding and detailed speakers I came across so far. Recommended.
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How much does a pair of JX92S cost???
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I heard this speaker together with the small Jordan with the recangular basket in a two way speaker sealed enclosure.
Bernhard,

Allen's speaker is actually the Jordan JX150 + the JX53. The 150 is larger than the 92 (216mm vrs 140mm).

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I have been using the 50mm Bandors cone for years, 4 peer channel, no xover, in a 7ish litre box

Bandors are made by Ted Jordans Exwife I believe, the intellectual property was split.

<a href="http://www.bandor.co">Bandor</a> the links not working for me at present
Have a look at <a href="http://www.efmax.co.uk/efmax%20audio%20project.htm">ERSKINE FENTY'S</a> la little less than 1/2 way down

The Bandors present more detail than my (old) Stax SR Gamma Pro headphones.
They Fill my smallish room with a huge image, including height. and go louder than I ever need with a 30watt hiraga class A.

US Distibutor Was Drexler Audio Systems.

They were considerably cheaper to buy than the Jordan equivalents

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