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anybody tried putting jbl d130 speakers in A5 cabinets? if so, results?
Forgot to mention I biamped my speakers crossing over at approximately 800hz. Thought 800hz sounded about the best after trying several points between 600hz and 1200hz. Also don't forget Older JBL speakers were different than most speakers with the Black post being positive, and the red post being negative.
The d130 on Edgar titan 2 sounded better than 416z in a5 from 200 to 400.
416z in a sounded better than jbl/titan from 400 to 800.
Is it the cab or speaker or combination
Overall I preferred the a5 to titsn2...but wonder if I can get the best of both.
All the JBL stuff is backwards like that. I had 2" compression drivers with the same polarity reversal and currently have THX Power amplifiers that have a different pinout from industry standard XLR connectors.
Pisses me off because there is not technical reason for this other than "We are JBL and we can do what we want."
Swapping connector pins to make them work is not the end of the world, but still created an "odd Duck" cable that must be labeled and can't be used elsewhere.
Can't fight stupidity, I guess.
Interesting you ask this question at this time. If you are referring to the Altec 825/828 cabinets than yes. I used D130s in mine for about a year. Currently have 604Es just using them as wooofers which I believe is similar to the 515b. My set up includes Community RH90 horns driven by 802s and several self powered subs to support the bottom end The reason I fine the timing interesting is after about about 9 months of running the 604es I'm going to re-install the D130s this week and decide which I prefer. What I miss with the D130s is how well they reproduce percussion, they just seem to get it right, must be the light rigid cone. They clearly do not play down as low as the 604es which are considered mid range drivers also. I have tuned my enclosures with a vent that is 10" x 6" for a tuning if I remember to be around 40hz-45hz. Most of the music I listen to does go particularly low and with the subs seems to sound pretty well rounded You should definitely try them in you A5s. Based on my limited experience they have attributes in that enclosure that are hard to beat. Interested in you experience if you give them a try.
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