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Old 21st April 2018, 10:21 AM   #11
MattSug is offline MattSug  United Kingdom
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Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
Not having heard the little JBLs - which are specifically designed by a firm with a fairly impressive legacy of building recording monitors- Iím thinking that switching between them and a clearly compromised mini cube FR driver system could cause any recording engineer more than a modicum of misdirection of attention.
Whatever JBLs pedigree, these 4208s are bass heavy speakers. Iíve used them a great deal. The bass extension is a little too much and as a result when mixing I tend to get a misrepresentation of the bass frequencies.

Small full range monitors are often used in studios as a secondary reference speaker (just ask Quincy Jones).
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Old 21st April 2018, 01:37 PM   #12
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Mark Audio Pluvia 7 and Dayton RS100-8 opinions
The RS100 is a fine driver. Nice detail and fairly flat smooth response. It is aluminum cone so will have some “tizzle” sound up high - the impulse response will show a bit of a HF ring. But nothing objectionable. It is well built with a cast frame and solid aluminum phase plug. The bezel, cone and phase plug all have a nicely finished black anodized finish. The motor has copper shorting rings to reduce distortion. If you want to hear what it sounds like relative to other full range drivers look for sound clips in these threads along with measurements and opinions of which sounds better. IMO, the value leader for best smooth sound with great detail is TG9FD 8ohm version. If looking for a great sounding driver but less important to have deep bass (great as top in a FAST), the SB Acoustics SB65WBAC25-4 should be looked at. That SB has a top end like a 1in aluminum dome tweeter. Downside is 4 ohms and rather low sensitivity.

Best all around driver and cheap as chips is the TC9FD.

Best performance (measurement as well as sound and opinions) drivers are the Visaton B80 and SS 10F/8424.

Round 1:

Round 2:
A Subjective Blind Comparison of 3in to 5in drivers - Round 2

Round 3:
A Subjective Blind Comparison of 2in to 4in drivers - Round 3

Round 4:
A Subjective Blind Comparison of 2in to 4in drivers - Round 4

Round 5:
A Subjective Blind Comparison of 2in to 3.5in drivers - Round 5

Round 6:
Subjective Blind ABX Test of EnABLed FF85WK - Round 6

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