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  1. Emile, with all due respect, I am seeing a pattern here. If you are trying to get this resolved, then going on the company's site and trashing them is probably not a very good strategy. Then again, I may be not be understanding what you are trying to accomplish. There is probably a more complete story around this since a number of things do not make sense and do not align with the experience that I have had. I will just leave it at that. My own two cents .... the K-510 is a great product. It's amazing the amount of performance they can squeeze out of the little guy.
  2. You need to be careful on interpreting those specifications. The 396 is a commercial product (IIRC) and those tend to be measured in half space (floor but no walls i.e., outside). The Cornwalls are a consumer product and will be measured (or adjusted) for a space that may have walls etc. There has been an evolution over the years on this measurement issue (adjusting for room gain, or corner loading etc). The technical specs may or may not give the specifics and how they measured it in the "old days" may not be true today. Bedsides many folks will augment the system with a subwoofer anyway, so you may not want to give too much worry to "how low do they go".
  3. Why are we talking about Xilica's (priced at 1200) when the OP asked about a simple unit to do some "experiments"? Are the "experiments" only looking at crossover issues (type, slope and location) or are there other issues?
  4. It won't be plug and play in "minutes", but the Behringer DCX will suit you. It will also need a measurement microphone, which need not be expensive. You can probably get the pair for a a bit over $300
  5. Sometimes if you talk to the guys at a local guitar shop, they may have someone on staff that does these kinds re-coning jobs (it is a common thing).
  6. I am glad your project was a success. A couple of questions. First, it looks like you have not yet applied the CD compensation on the tweeter yet (the hight end boost since this is a CD horn). I think you will be in store for a very nice surprise in sound quality. Second, it looks like there is quite a bit of boost on the low end. Will your woofers be able to take it or are you relying on using a delicate hand on the volume knob? Good luck and I know you will enjoy them, -Tom
  7. It is a fair and competitive price. You see higher advertised prices (over 1000), but I doubt they ever actually get sold at that price. You would be surprised by how much the cosmetics will bias the price (a few nicks will knock them down 20%)
  8. I was confused also. I have sent a PM to Glens.
  9. Back to the OP's original question about how good are the Jubilees today. Well let me just say that mine have been moth balled for the last few months (The house finally, sold, moving, etc etc. ) . This last week I got the beasts moved to my new living room (this is temporary since the cabinets are too large and need to eventually go to a listening room and/or sold). Well, geez Louise, they sound fantastic again. I got them positioned and hooked up. I put on a stack of favorites to demo them (Natalie Merchant, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman etc) and I nearly got a tear in my eye. They sound that good and I missed them that much. So in answer to the question ... yes Jubilees are as good as ever!
  10. You Guys are doing the OP a disservice. He asked a simple question. I have a current version of the K-510 horn (the one currently sold and having the "mumps"). At the mouth the thickness of the material is 1/4 inch, The outside width is just shy of 15 inches. The outside height is just shy of 9 inches. The width from the center of the hole to the other hole center is 14 1/4 inches in width (the holes are near the end of the "flare"). The height from the center of the holes is 8 1/4 inches. (vertical holes are about a little over 5/8 inch from the center of the hole to about where the flare ends) The depth (from the face of the mouth to the back of the throat is 5 inches). I hope this helps. It sounds like you have a project in mind. Please note that the K-510 horn (current version) is quite light. If you had a heavy driver mounted to the throat and the mouth mounted to the baffle, you might damage the face of the horn (the mouth-flange). Good Luck, -Tom
  11. I believe Michael Colter has a pair of pristine factory built Jubs for sale (if they are not already gone). I have a pair of non-factory built bass bins (Jubilee style) with K-402 Horns. So they do come up on the market occasionally (people do move or downsize etc).
  12. They are nice looking ....... However for that kind of money you can get used Jubilees. Although not as good looking, the Jubilees will sound so much better (the difference is not even close). Just my thought ....
  13. Those are good drivers. Someone is going to get a great deal
  14. These items are gone. I appreciate those who expressed an interest.
  15. I think the arguments are fairly tenuous. Do you really think the sound pressure is impacted by whether the cabinet is somehow coupled to the floor (vibration)? Let's not go to extreme examples ....
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