Originally Posted by LumensLover
Problem I am having is that many people are emailing me online from audioheritage and Klipsch forum. JBL guys swear their components are the best. And the Klipsch owners feel their components are great.
Then add to the confusion all the diy guys who are swapping components between Klipsch, QSC, and JBL and swear their custom builds are superior. This gets really frustrating because no one has heard pro cinema speakers from all three brands.
They only have narrow experience with one brand. Add to that many guys are giving comments on certain speaker designs but they are not using stock components which makes it even more complicated to find relevant data.
I'm not aware of too many KLipsch owners feeling their components are great. I have however, heard it said that PWK was a master at taking pedestrian drivers and wringing the most out of them.
I would look at it like this... are you familar with the sound of a bass horn verses direct radiator?
The bass horn, though much larger, will be far more accurate in its output however, it might not go as deep. The direct radiator will have a lot more distortion
The real magic of the Jubilee (or some of its cousins) is that huge K402 horn on top. You will be able to take it to outrageous volumes and the sound will not have any perceptible distortion. It will force you out of the room before you find its limits....especially if you go the 3-way version.
I once asked Roy how large space these might be good for... his response (if memory serves me, as this was probably 8-9 years ago) was that a pair of them would do find in a 400 seat auditorium. Imagine that in your living room...
The dynamics are going to be out of this world, the scale of sound will be huge or, as I've said "on the scale of life"
The real secret sauce to this seems to be the K402 horn. It has been mated to the LaScala bass bin as a 2-way speaker, mated to the Jubilee (as a 2-way for residential use), mated to the MWM bass bins and then mated to a double and quad direct radiator bass bin. They all sound fantastic... mainly because the K402 sounds fantastic.
My opinion, you could probably buy (or have built) a pair of LaScala bass bins, set the K402 on top of them, mate that with a GOOD horn subwoofer and have a sound that will beat the Jubilee and likely do it at less cost.
(meaning, agasint the Jubilee with NO subwoofer)
It will improve with a sub as well, I'm currently using a single Danley DTS-10. I know someone who has two Danley DTS (I think 20's)
So what you will gain in accuracy and dynamics, you will lose a bit in bottom end extension.
It's not anemic.... but even my old Electrovoice Interface D's had a lower -3 db point (28Hz) than these and they were about half the size.....but in the world of dynamics, the Jubilee will crush the EV.