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Old 22nd December 2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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I suspect the answer to this question is "no", but I ask anyway. I see there's a forum for "loudspeakers". On the other hand, it doesn't say "Pass Labs". Maybe what I'm looking for is there and I missed it. I blame it on computers / digital / menus etc.

My question is, "are speakers discussions allowed here ?". ( A search for "J-Low" brought forth 2 posts on this ? (I think ) forum.)

Looking at speakers like the J-Low and Klein Horn - the more I look at them, the better they seem. Especially because I have the space inside my 25 x 45 building here (diminished in capacity a small bit by all the radios and stereos, amps, spkrs, tubes, parts and wonderful junk inside) for them.

Only a small amount of encouragement would be needed to commit me to construction of above (although economic considerations exist; but Fostex is acceptable). If anyone could say with fair certainty one of those sounds undeniably better than some mundane hi fi spkr., (which I would think someone Could - and Nelson said the J-Low sounded pretty good - I am thinking that translates to (at least by the spkrs I'm used to hearing) "It sounds excellent." - the wheels in my mind would be greased.

My power / sound-level requirements are modest.

Apologies if this (speaker talk) is meant for another section.
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Old 22nd December 2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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I love my Pass J-Low (with JX92S) very much.

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Old 22nd December 2005, 08:49 PM   #3
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I love playing with speakers, although I must confess that for
the past few years I have concentrated on high efficiency
types, so I consistently browse the full range forum.

As far as I'm concerned, feel free to discuss speakers here.

BTW, at CES we will be showing the smaller Rushmore speakers,
which have not received a name yet, although we have been
calling them mini-mores. The midrange driver might look
familiar:
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Old 22nd December 2005, 08:59 PM   #4
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My question is, "are speakers discussions allowed here ?
Only if Nelson says it's OK. Oh wait, he's already posted here.

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[i]Apologies if this (speaker talk) is meant for another section. [/B]
You can always go here like most. C'mon over, pick a forum, meet the gang.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/forum...?s=&forumid=22

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Old 22nd December 2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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Only if Nelson says it's OK
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Old 22nd December 2005, 10:15 PM   #6
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Ah yes, but you are the one and only.

And you are after all, the only one with a forum named after him.
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Old 22nd December 2005, 10:16 PM   #7
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Excellent.

>the past few years I have concentrated on high efficiency
>types

High efficiency speakers - exactly what I'm looking to.

A couple elements for good (maybe Really good) hi- fi, I suspect :

Class A amp, of course (I always liked the concept; and much to recommend it)

High efficiency spkrs = no overloading / overdriving, overheating distortion, excessive cone movement, etc. (Yes !)

It's probably too much to expect excellent sound from a spkr I might assemble without knowing a lot about it - the only thing I know is, make it air-tight, damp it rightly and make the cabinet as rigid as possible.

On the other hand, I wouldn't expect a tiny power class A to out perform a professional design hi fi amp. The Only disadvantage was its low power - 1 watt max. compared to 60+. Driving the same speakers, the SPL difference was not tremendous ( all the while the little amp happily provided bass in spades!)

With a Zen amp, the contrast might become downright embarrassing (for the 60W+ hi fi amp). (I love this hobby !)

jh6you:
>I love my Pass J-Low (with JX92S) very much.

Meaning, maybe it's not the best speaker in the world, but it could hold it's own against many, especially, say, some cheap ($100) hi fi - mall spkr , I am thinking ?

>You can always go here like most. C'mon over, pick a forum, >meet the gang.

>http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/foru...p?forumid=22

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(Wes Anderson's follow up film to Rushmore)



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Is this a bit of a news scoop for those of us on the Forum?? Sounds cool!
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BTW, at CES we will be showing the smaller Rushmore speakers,
which have not received a name yet, although we have been
calling them mini-mores.

Slowmore?


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