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post #31 of 37 Old 04-18-2012, 12:10 AM
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The 2242 is only really a 'sub' in PA terms where it's used to >35Hz. Mechanically they are very tough with a much higher Xmech/Xmax ratio than HT sub drivers.

Terrific midbass drivers for home. I have used and owned a lot of these and 2241 in PA use and never broken one.
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I have 4x2242 in 4645 cabinets and love them. They are more or less flat down to 22hz and that's good enough for me. I previously had a pair of LMS5400 but prefer 2242 in every way except of the 15-25 hz region

Thanks for your listening impressions between the LMS 5400 and the JBL 2242. I had a suspicion that this would be the case with LMS inductance being greater than the 2242. To me, I rather have the better sounding driver than the low-end boom boom.


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The 2242 is only really a 'sub' in PA terms where it's used to >35Hz. Mechanically they are very tough with a much higher Xmech/Xmax ratio than HT sub drivers.

Terrific midbass drivers for home. I have used and owned a lot of these and 2241 in PA use and never broken one.

These drivers are no slouch when it comes to the 20-40 hertz region either. I think most people would be pleased with the output that these drivers can produce down to 20-25 hertz region. I was actually surprised by how much these drivers can move.

I own a pair of them, each in a 12 cu ft enclosure. Here is my build thread if anybody is interested:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1363719
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Which program did you use to calculate the vented port of the JBL 2242H ?
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Just out of curiosity, how would the JBL-2242 compare to the JBL-2226? The later can be found used for a decent price, but it looks like the 2242 is very expensive and hard to find used at a decent price. With that being said, is there anything out there in the JBL world that is like one step down from the 2242 but also a step or two above the 2226?
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The 2242 is more of a subwoofer and the 2226 is more of a mid-bass. I'll assume you are looking for a subwoofer. For 18's you also have the 2241 and the older 2245 used in the JBL B460 subwoofer. For 15's there is the older 2235 which was used in the JBL B380 subwoofer. The 2235 & 2245 are great provided you aren't trying to go below 20 Hz. There are others but these easily come to mind.

Another option, sure to elicit boos and hisses, is to take a 2226 (or similar) frame and have it built with a custom non-JBL recone. I believe certain Peavey Black Widow parts (VC & spider?) will fit the 2226 frame...add a JBL 2235 cone and mass ring get a 15" subwoofer that JBL didn't build (but should have). Search for "2236" at AudioKarma for examples of what GordonW has built. Last but not least, it is a pretty cheap solution if you can get a blown driver for a good price.
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marty, check out the ae speakers td18h.

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