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Had a little question for those in the know. I borrowed some JBL lsr308 from a friend to see how I liked horns and I wanted to see if these would be the kind of speakers that would compare with the what the DIY sound group Fusion stuff sounds like. So the question is are they pretty comparable or am I way off base. Thanks in advance

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The 308 uses a soft dome tweeter. The diysg stuff mostly use a compression driver. The 308s might sound smoother at lower levels but I doubt they can hang with the diysg stuff at reference. At least not with the kits comparable in price. The 7 series jbls would be better but they are not cheap.
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Thanks for the reply. I have never owned a horn or CD before and wanted to see if I like the sound before I commit to the fusions. The price is not a concern in this regard as I am more interested in the sound of them. I like the 308s and have heard others say horns are harsh which I don't hear with these. Would you say the CD from the fusion series would sound similar to the domes of the jbls? I don't listen at more that 80-90db at the absolutely loudest.

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If you have a guitar center near by, they should have both the JBL 308 and lots of CD speakers. You could compare them there. I personally like a dome tweeter better for casual listening. But I also love to crank it so I am all CDs now. Even a low end CD can get seriously loud with only a few watts.
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Doh! I never thought of that. So if I like the sounds of the CDs there, I am safe in assuming I will like the fusion ones?

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Not necessarily, but that's as close as you can get. Unless you can find someone in the area that happens to have some diysg kits or maybe jbl cinema or JTR.
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I like the 308s and have heard others say horns are harsh which I don't hear with these.
Thats because....

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The 308 uses a soft dome tweeter.
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Doh! I never thought of that. So if I like the sounds of the CDs there, I am safe in assuming I will like the fusion ones?

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The implementation of cd/horn still matters. Just like you can't judge all dome tweeters together. Many who have heard domes like the fusions. I recently went to JBL 590/530/520 across the front (all cd/horn) from domes and like it a lot. YMMV.

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@lovinthehd can I do that without being vip?

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@lovinthehd can I do that without being vip?

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Tapatalk vip I know nothing about. In tapatalk , the far right symbol (sort of a silhouette thing) will bring up settings, then signature-edit signature, none.
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Thanks for that never realized I was doing that
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I like the 308s and have heard others say horns are harsh which I don't hear with these. Would you say the CD from the fusion series would sound similar to the domes of the jbls?
Do not judge all horns based on what someone else heard at some other point in time under unknown conditions.

Poorly designed horns are harsh. Properly designed horns are not. It really is that simple. Similarly, crappy dome tweeters sound like crap....

Us your own ears and make your own evaluation. Your challenge, as noted above, is finding something similar to the DIY designs that you can demo in something like a home setting. You hear horns all the time in theaters and live music...some sound excellent and some sound horrible depending on implementation.
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