Originally Posted by floridapoolboy
Any more updates? How are they sounding now that they have some break-in time, still better than the Rockets?
They dynamics are unbelievable. Origainally I planned on buying the parts and building these, but it was cheaper to buy the whole speaker. So I went in knowing I was going to gut these and build three new enclosures and knowing I could play around with horns and drivers if I needed too...all without touching the Xover as it just so happens the sensitivity of all the drivers I may use are within .5db.
I've actually contacted Wayne at pi speakers because these are very similar to the popular 4pi speakers which use the JBL 2226 and a B&C CD. I'm hearing very slight harshness, it's hard to hear and not all content exposes it... Wayne says it's the horn. He said the 2416h-1 CD is very smooth but he's used the horn I have before and found it to be "spitty" and a little harsh.
Which is really cool...even if I swap out horns...I'll just sell the JBL horns. And if I want more top end the B&C DE250 CD is what Wayne likes...he said he used to use the JBL 2426 (popluar in some of the JBL cinema screen arrays) but he finds the B&C is cheaper, just as smooth with a better top end.
If I go the B&C route I may make some $$$ as the JBL is a very pricey driver even in the used market.
So anyway...they sound great as is but I want to tweak a little. As for vocals and the woofer....it's perfectly awesome.
We had a b-day party this weekend for my 10year old daughter. I opened the sun room doors which is attatched to the theater room and let'em crank as we spent the day outside...they sounded great...like I'd hired a DJ.
So anyway, I may end up with a JBL/4 pi hybrid.