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Which is better - Jubilee or AK6?

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Another question - have the AK6s been crossed over via the Xilica XP  (or similar) with alignment - and what was the results?

 

MUCH smaller horn but more residential in their presence.

 

Reaching out to Paducah now also ....

 

 

SP

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13 minutes ago, secretplayer said:

Another question - have the AK6s been crossed over via the Xilica XP  (or similar) with alignment - and what was the results?

 

MUCH smaller horn but more residential in their presence.

 

Reaching out to Paducah now also ....

 

 

SP

the reason for the Jubilee was that Paul always wanted KHorn to be a two way and the ever present problem with the KHorn is that it starts to get into the soup (frequency response wise) at about 325 Hz. This means that if you wanted it to be a two way the mid hi horn would have to be much larger than domestically realistic and it would also run out of top end. The K400 was part of the solution along with the addition of a tweeter so now it was a three way. The KHorn only reasonably makes it up to cross to the K400. So now you see why the Jubilee was the solution to the goal of a two way it plays high enough to work as a two way Roy's assistance with the Jubilee bass cabinet along with his amazing K402 horn makes the Jubilee a solid two way design.

   If you want a two way and do not mind the size of the K402 in a domestic setting then the Jubilee is your go to design.

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1 hour ago, secretplayer said:

Another question - have the AK6s been crossed over via the Xilica XP  (or similar) with alignment - and what was the results?

 

MUCH smaller horn but more residential in their presence.

 

Reaching out to Paducah now also ....

 

 

SP

 If I understand your question ....

 

Yes, the K-402 is a big horn. It is also a controlled dispersion horn (CD - meaning the off-axis response is comparable to the on-axis response). The dispersion is controlled down to the crossover point of 500 Hz in both the horizontal and vertical planes. 

 

This is a big deal and is one of the reasons the Jubilee sounds so nice. The smaller version of this style of horn, made by Klipsch and also designed by Roy Delgado, is the K-510. It is only 15 inches wide and 9 inches tall. It will control dispersion down to about 500 Hz in the horizontal plane; however, it will only control dispersion down to about 1600 Hz (or so) in the vertical plane. So there will be some splash off the ceiling. If the ceilings are high then there is not so much to worry about. I have actually used both configurations with satisfactory results. If your ceilings are tall, then the differences between the two  are smaller

 

Yes, the K-402 does sound better, but you would be surprised how good the smaller K-510 can sound. The K-510 with the jubilee bass bin would be comparable in size to the Klipschorn. With a bit of cabinetry, the appearance would be comparable also. 

 

Now the question becomes: Which sounds better, the Klipschorn or the Jubilee (configured with the smaller K-510 horn)?. The Jubilee will again win, hands down. Please note that I have lived with all three systems (although the Klipschorn was an AA version).

 

Good luck,

-Tom

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Absolutely no reason to get the K-horns over the Jubilees unless:

1. you just really appreciate the Klipschorn history

2. you just really don't want to bi-amp and have four amp channels plus the dsp

3. you really don't like the current industrial-ish resi-mercial looks of the Jubilees

otherwise, the Jubilees outperform the K-horns in every way.  

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On 4/20/2020 at 8:18 PM, Paducah Home Theater said:

resi-mercial


Nice word choice!!👍

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On 4/20/2020 at 8:18 PM, Paducah Home Theater said:

otherwise, the Jubilees outperform the K-horns in every way.  

quick question , are the Jubes  built with  MDF -or BB

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BB 

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Well, I don't know that they ARE made of BB, but I do know they are NOT made of MDF

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Just now, Coytee said:

Well, I don't know that they ARE made of BB, but I do know they are NOT made of MDF


They are made with Hardwood Plywood 

 

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1 hour ago, mikebse2a3 said:


They are made with Hardwood Plywood 

 

miketn

True and Klipsch has not used real Baltic Birch on any speaker I have ever had from them. Birch veneered plywood yes but not real BB.

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