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post #241 of 325
John, I remember a few years ago when the JBL's were much lower in price, still higher than your prices, but it was when production changes happened in China that neo magnets went sky high. JBL's prices, among others, went up as a result. It was crazy people buying up drivers left and right before the new pricing hit. I think the prices have come down some, but JBL has stayed pretty high. When I was looking for drivers for a design to build, the 4pi being one of them, the 2226h's were over $500 at that time. A TD15M/X/S and DNA360 combined is still lower that a single 2226h and I've got funds left for some crossover parts.

Anyway, nobody should be freaking out about your price increase, imo. I know you're aware of this, but I think it's safe to say that anyone who owns them knows they are worth more than what you're charging, it's has been mentioned here many times. I'll be looking to nab a pair of TD15H's pretty soon. I know you've got a pair in stock right now, but I've got another build to finish first! biggrin.gif
post #242 of 325
Double post sorry
post #243 of 325
I was gonna say that I thought the jbls were expensive speakers. When I last looked (been a while) they were in the $500 range.

I would also like to see a comparison between the two speakers with seos.
post #244 of 325
Squeezed in 30 min to rough cut the openigs in the grills. tomorrow clean up, magnets, wrap.
post #245 of 325
In the process of replacing 2206's with TD12M's in my OSWG'd speakers.
I'll let you know how it goes when I get the chance.

Great build by the way smile.gif
post #246 of 325
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Originally Posted by John_E_Janowitz View Post

I just wanted to clarify here as some may be a little thrown off by your statement. Someone was concerned the prices had gone up drastically here. I typically would never post a price here on AVS but just to clarify, a TD15X is $329 while JBL 2226h is $479 at US Speaker. I realize you can likely find 2226H used many places for less and that is likely what you were referring to. Be aware of non-factory recone kits often put in the JBL as well. In terms of how they compare, see the following.

Xmax TD15X - 14mm
Xmax 2226H - 7.6mm
Le TD15X - .3mH
Le 2226H - 1.75mH

You can determine how much this is important, but on the low end the TD15X is capable of 5dB more before hitting excursion limits. On the high end the TD15X is capable of extending octaves higher. If someone happens to have a 2226H, I would love to see a direct comparison when using the SEOS waveguide. I, and others have done the comparison in other applications and I know what the results would be. m.m.m. recently replaced his 2226H with the TD15M and you can see his comments here:

http://www.aespeakers.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3218


I am sorry John, let me clarify.
The AE woofers are, in my opinion, some of the best out there, and yes, they may be somewhat better than the JBL's, but, there are
a ton of the JBL2226's on the used market for some really good deals. You guys are right that if buying new, the JBL's are not really that much
of a good deal. I wish that there were more AE woofers on the used market! I would love to have a duel or even a single TD15X/M/S in each one
of my towers, but unfortunately I can not afford them, and there are not any on the used market.

I am sorry and did not mean to ruffle any feathers!
Trust me when I say that I would absolutely love to have some of the AE woofers, if I could afford them!
Again, I am sorry, my original statement was not an apples to apples comparison as the JBL's that I was referring to were used.
post #247 of 325
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Trust me when I say that I would absolutely love to have some of the AE woofers, if I could afford them!

Look into this kit. It will get you the SEOS sound for around 1/6th the price of this build. Insane value.

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits/bwaslo-15-kit.html
post #248 of 325
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Hopefully Joey can set aside having a life for this weekend so we can get this packed up and shipped out Monday-ish smile.gif
post #249 of 325
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Hopefully Joey can set aside having a life for this weekend so we can get this packed up and shipped out Monday-ish smile.gif

Such bad timing for this joke but you're lucky I have a good head about me!!! tongue.gif

Definitely packed up by monday. pics tonight or tomorrow of finished product.
post #250 of 325
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It's all good. If I win the $600 million Powerball tonight, you'll be handsomely rewarded.
post #251 of 325
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It's all good. If I win the $600 million Powerball tonight, you'll be handsomely rewarded.

Joey, I quoted that post so he can't edit it later after he wins. biggrin.gif
post #252 of 325
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Joey, I quoted that post so he can't edit it later after he wins. biggrin.gif

Haha yep. I'd probably be like Oprah and start giving out SEOS kits to everyone. "You get a SEOS kit! You get a SEOS kit! Everyone gets a SEOS!!!!!"
post #253 of 325
Guess you didn't win. tongue.gif Me either.

Done! Pics coming unless Vincent gets them up before I do.
post #254 of 325
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Done on your end at least. I'll let you post the pics of your work. Grills came out great. The whole speaker came out great.

No more calling me Vincent though, cause I feel like I'm getting scolded by a parent. Vin, Vinnie, or Vince, whichever Italian stereotype name you find the best. lol
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post #256 of 325
Those turned out very nice! Great job. The full grill makes them total sleepers
post #257 of 325
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Those turned out very nice! Great job. The full grill makes them total sleepers

I thought that too. With a Piano Black finish and grill, you have no idea that a 12" speaker and waveguide is underneath it... until sound starts playing.
post #258 of 325
Those look great! I would imagine that the piano black finish will make these even more beautiful!
The big question is how do they sound? Can you provide comparisons to any other speakers that
you might have experience with?
post #259 of 325
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Originally Posted by Martycool007 View Post

Those look great! I would imagine that the piano black finish will make these even more beautiful!
The big question is how do they sound? Can you provide comparisons to any other speakers that
you might have experience with?

Uhmmmm....didn't we do this a page or two back or are you asking for more comparisons?
post #260 of 325
I would like to say thank you to Vinnie bag'o'donuts for being an awesome customer. Exactly the type of person I would like to deal with every time. Laid back, has an idea of what he is looking for and has awesome communication and communication skills. The last two projects for him have been awesome experiences and am kind of miffed that I only have one more project to work with him on.

One for you Vin.
post #261 of 325
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I would like to say thank you to Vinnie bag'o'donuts for being an awesome customer. Exactly the type of person I would like to deal with every time. Laid back, has an idea of what he is looking for and has awesome communication and communication skills. The last two projects for him have been awesome experiences and am kind of miffed that I only have one more project to work with him on.

One for you Vin.

Cheers to you for helping make my DIY dreams a reality. It will be several years before I have my own house, equipment, and skill to pull of the kind of builds you are able to put together, and even then they prob wont match up in quality.

I still have a pre ordered SEOS-15 and BMS 4550s that need a home in the future. Unless a flat pack comes out I could use, you'll get the heads up on those too.

Need to think of a name for the speakers now. With the black mirror finish, I was thinking SEOS/TD12X "Black Diamond" or "Black Sapphire". Any other ideas?

Would love to throw a metal SEOS and AE emblem on the grill someday.
post #262 of 325
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All packed, scheduled for pickup , and guaranteed delivery by 7pm friday. UFC and home theater demo disc all prepped. Should be a fun weekend.
post #263 of 325
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Stupid storm delayed my shipment until after the holiday weekend. I was all prepped too, even went to the ear doc to get my ears cleaned out. That's some dedication to the golden ear.

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post #264 of 325
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Stupid storm delayed my shipment until after the holiday weekend. I was all prepped too, even went to the ear doc to get my ears cleaned out. That's some dedication to the golden ear.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

BASTARDSSSSSSSSS.

Oh, grills might be a day behind. For some reason they delivered them to my house today. tongue.gif so I had to take them to the UPS distribution center and take care of that mess.......
post #265 of 325
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BASTARDSSSSSSSSS.

Oh, grills might be a day behind. For some reason they delivered them to my house today. tongue.gif so I had to take them to the UPS distribution center and take care of that mess.......

LOL dumbasses. Sorry about that. They probably got confused because the shipper and the recipient is the same person. It still says to deliver to my address anyway. When you pay $100+ to ship something, they better damn well get it right, dumbasses. lol

Actually, now that you mention it, it is just the grills that they messed up. Still scheduled for end of day tomorrow unless they change it again.

If it rains all weekend, I can use it as an excuse not to start painting them Sunday.
post #266 of 325
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DELIVERED! Man that was fast.

Of course the day is going to drag at work now, but I'll be doing some heavy duty listening tonight.
post #267 of 325
EXCITED for you mang. Should be an amazing experience paired with that sub.
post #268 of 325
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EXCITED for you mang. Should be an amazing experience paired with that sub.

The most important question that needs to be asked about these towers.... what did you get with the beer/bourbon money? If it was put to diapers or something, I'm gonna have to shake my head in disappointment.

I've got some Brooklyn Brewery, Avery, and Thomas Hooker beers here to accompany my listening test.
post #269 of 325
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

The most important question that needs to be asked about these towers.... what did you get with the beer/bourbon money? If it was put to diapers or something, I'm gonna have to shake my head in disappointment.

I've got some Brooklyn Brewery, Avery, and Thomas Hooker beers here to accompany my listening test.

Hahhahah. Well....I hope you aren't disappointed.....but.... this is what I bought with it.....biggrin.gif:D:D





BUT!!! I also picked these two cases up yesterday on sale at my local mart -



post #270 of 325
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Money well spent. A $2,000 amp though? Holy crap.
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