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Re: Hi-Fi Companies that lose themselves

Unread post by jandl100 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:46 pm

Kevlar - didn't B&W use that for their midrange drivers? :think: ---- boooooring sound!

My old JBL L110 Monitors had paper mid and bass drivers - wooo, they were fun! Musical excitement by the spadeful.
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Re: Hi-Fi Companies that lose themselves

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:07 am

Yes you are quite right but you obviously didn't read my post about Kevlar properly, go and read it again, then comment on what I actually said.

JBL and Altec paper is not just paper, that is where the misunderstanding occurs. It was the construction or the cone and how the paper was graded across the cone that made it work. Both companies used the same company to make their cones and that was the secret.
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Re: Hi-Fi Companies that lose themselves

Unread post by jandl100 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:17 am

Ah, you mean the dopes at B&W didn't dope the Kevlar drive units properly? - they sounded kind of soggy to me.
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Re: Hi-Fi Companies that lose themselves

Unread post by jandl100 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:23 am

Out of curiosity - who did make decent speakers with Kevlar drive units?
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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:25 am

""""""DOPED KEVLAR""""""
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Re: Hi-Fi Companies that lose themselves

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:29 am

jandl100 wrote:Ah, you mean the dopes at B&W didn't dope the Kevlar drive units properly? - they sounded kind of soggy to me.
Their drivers were undoped pure Kevlar cones. Kevlar has a midband resonance that can either be filtered in the crossover as B&W did or sort it out by doping the cone. Filters kill music.
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