james633

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JL Audio Fathom
The autoformer more or less multiplies the impedance of the speaker making it an easier load.   the minimum impedance of the Sabrina according to Stereophile is 2.44 ohms and the Sabrina X is stated by them at 1.1. Mcintosh states to use the tap... 
JL Audio Fathom
Just use the 2 ohm tap. the autoformers are use to match the load to the amp so it does not need to work as hard. Using the 2 ohm tap should make the highs sound a touch softer, effectively making the bass louder. if you want a deep dive into how... 
JL Audio Fathom
Make try the 2 ohm tap on the McIntosh.   
JBL K2 S9900 vs Klipsch Heritage Jubilee Horn Speakers.
Deep_333   Not really any different from the JBL S9900 mentioned in the first post. It also has less than $1500 in drivers and is $55,000. It is all over priced.   
JBL K2 S9900 vs Klipsch Heritage Jubilee Horn Speakers.
Whitestix, Good to hear. I was just measuring my basement door and told the wife if I buy some Jubillees I will have to remove the door frame to get them downstairs… she rolled her eyes and walked away, I would say that was a firm, yes go ahead l... 
JBL K2 S9900 vs Klipsch Heritage Jubilee Horn Speakers.
In YouTube videos Klispch confirmed the use of the Axi2050. Interesting to have such a high tech driver, probably a big part of why they sounded good.    
Did I screw up??? C2700 vs c49
That was quick. I have heard both the 2700 and C49. I thought both systems sounded pretty good. With the B&W the tubs probably help smooth out the highs a touch.   
JL Audio Fathom
The good thing is if you go JL Audio they have great service, as one day you will need it…   
I am about to embark on my next upgrade journey
I am not a big fan of the B&W 705 S2. They have poor dynamics and so so highs. The Sopra should be a big upgrade in all areas. The the down side of focal in the US is price, there are a lot of things just as good but cheaper. If you like/want ... 
Subwoofer - is there one that would work in this situation?
I think you will struggle with a single small sub in a locked location. DSP for the sub through internal or external like a Mini DSP would really help.    if you plan to just come in under your mains, say 40hz or less, one can be ok. If you want ... 
full range or mini's and a sub
Full size speakers WITH subs is the correct answer. There needs to be a sound power hand-off between the sub and speaker. Most subs are far more dynamic than stand mount speakers, so the speaker will still be the limiting factor. There are excepti... 
Dog pissed on speaker
I would just leave the cone alone. The smell will fade, and messing with it will make it worse.   
Monitor audio platinum pl200 ii , revel f226be, or something else?
   
Monitor audio platinum pl200 ii , revel f226be, or something else?
Used or on sale Revels are hard to beat. At their retail prices there are options just as good (more different than better). I have never heard monitor audio but owned the 228be before moving onto the JBL 4367. The 228be sounds almost identical t... 
JL Audio Fathom
Well I am not from Florida but I am currently in Florida lol. But yes, I am pretty much at a 100% failure rate with JL audio. I wonder how much of an exception it really it.    When they broke the second time my shopped offered me a floor model w...