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by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-05 16:11
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 823
Views: 756068

Re: Playlist

+1
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-05 15:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Set of 305P on the way for the secondary system.

Now for the selling :)
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 21:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Stylum max speaker stands
Replies: 16
Views: 8489

Re: Stylum max speaker stands

I have an audio job for one close to me. They're worth the money. Many of my dad's staff started their own shops when GM closed - I can probably get jobs done at a discount. The precision measurement tools available to all of us these days allow an accurate spec for the task (my laser measure gets u...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 20:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Have you heard the 705P Jajo?

I read Floyd Toole's account of a demonstration of the M2, 708P and 705P. Supposedly the audience thought they were listening to the M2. They asked when they could hear the smaller boxes. They were already listening to the 705P :)
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 18:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

708P is closer to the "live" feeling of 3677 and other JBL Pro Cinema-speakers thanks to the better drivers and having a real compression driver and horn (that is almost as big as the one in 3677). However the 15" bass driver in 3677 sounds very different. It has less low bass extension but a much ...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 18:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

jajo wrote: 2021-12-04 17:40
FairPlayMotty wrote: 2021-12-04 17:32 Two speakers and a subwoofer.
Ah, so two different speakers and a subwoofer. Would have been better if it was a stereo pair of the same speaker. :)
Matching pair plus subwoofer now sold.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 17:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Indeed. For the same reason I use 708P and I doubt that I would be much happier with a fully loaded 4675C system in my normal sized living room. I like simplicity and as few boxes as possible for my apartment setup. Same here. Getting much joy from the 308s and a subwoofer. If anyone in the UK want...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 14:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Haha, considering this I am a fan of small passive standmounts like the 3677.......:-) Indeed. For the same reason I use 708P and I doubt that I would be much happier with a fully loaded 4675C system in my normal sized living room. I like simplicity and as few boxes as possible for my apartment set...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 03:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Getting hold of the JBL 2360A is a great start. I am sure it is possible to match them with different LF-systems with great results and that could allow for a less bulky system. I sometimes bring one of the horns from the basement to my apartment and play music on it in mono. It goes surprisingly l...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-04 01:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Stylum max speaker stands
Replies: 16
Views: 8489

Re: Stylum max speaker stands

Neat job!

Machine shops are useful! My father headed up one prior to being quality control manager.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-03 23:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Yes, but not in a reliable environment unfortunately. My gut feeling is that they are not something to go for. 4670 and 4675 seem to share all components exempt the horn (but with the same driver), and a different setting on the filter. It does seem like they should be really similar unless the hor...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-03 17:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Crown amplifiers
Replies: 31
Views: 12338

Re: Crown amplifiers

Plenty of used JBLs around - saw a pair of 4765c in the UK this morning - those tweeters are hard to mistake :) I assume you mean 4675? :) Problem right now is that I sold my power amps ... And it seems that all these speakers are made to be used with sub-woofers, so I might probably just as well s...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-03 16:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Crown amplifiers
Replies: 31
Views: 12338

Re: Crown amplifiers

Fortunately not. They are most likely coming back. IMO the 308 are extremely good, but Källa -> 3677/TM had a lightness and slam to them that I don't hink I can live without. Before Källa I'm not sure I would have ended up with the same conclusion. What about the 708s Azazello? Delayed until Februa...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-03 15:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Crown amplifiers
Replies: 31
Views: 12338

Re: Crown amplifiers

Azazello wrote: 2021-12-03 14:01
Fortunately not. They are most likely coming back. IMO the 308 are extremely good, but Källa -> 3677/TM had a lightness and slam to them that I don't hink I can live without. Before Källa I'm not sure I would have ended up with the same conclusion.
What about the 708s Azazello?
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-02 23:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

the 308 is a little bit noisy in standby/ without playing music is the 708 the same or different btw which ADC/DAC chips are used in the 708? What do you mean by noisy,is it the hiss coming from the tweeter? I dont notice it at all What are your thoughts on the 308s Defender? I set up mine last nig...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-01 15:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

ADC is the CS5361.
DAC is the TI (Burr-Brown) PCM1796.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-01 01:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Having bedded in the 308s I've noticed a couple of things: 1. Tuning my subwoofer (QAcoustics) settings wasn't at all easy but has added to the musicality. I didn't add it to get more low end. A subwoofer adds information on the recording that a typical speaker can't deliver. The output setting on m...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-30 19:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

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Single guy speaker? :)
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-28 00:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Ha ha. Throwing all the components into a box and withdrawing them at random will definitely “from time to time” produce the best speaker ever produced. Hardly what they're doing. It’s the “time to time” element I’m referring to. A reliable method should produce a good speaker every time - not by l...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-27 22:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

matthias wrote: 2021-11-27 18:02
FairPlayMotty wrote: 2021-11-27 17:56 Sprinkle also designed the JBL 7 series.
Do Kali offer speakers with compression drivers like the JBL 7 series?
Thanks
Not at the moment. Their product range has grown quickly but let's see if they're making musical speakers first.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-27 22:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Spannko wrote: 2021-11-27 21:57
FairPlayMotty wrote: 2021-11-27 17:56 I'm happy for JBL and Kali to use this process if a highly musical speaker emerges from time to time.
Ha ha. Throwing all the components into a box and withdrawing them at random will definitely “from time to time” produce the best speaker ever produced.
Hardly what they're doing.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-27 17:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

lets see but thats already the wrong focus (Charles Sprinkle wanted to design the Kali's to measure better than the 308P) maybe he was lucky and created a better speaker even though he had the wrong focus. Unless he suddenly developed an interest in messuring, I am guessing he probably also measure...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-27 05:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Have you ever heard Kali LP 8 or Kali LP 6 Jajo? I'm interested in them purely they're a breakaway from JBL and seem to be going after the same market as the JBL 3 series. Unfortunately no. I'll trial the Kali second wave soon via Amazon sale or return (free). For those who can't obtain a set of JB...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-24 20:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Azazello wrote: 2021-11-24 20:26 Ok.

Too early for me to say that they are “better” than TM/3677. But this is by far the most ridiculous bargain ever in the hi-fi industry.
Oh yes!
by FairPlayMotty
2021-11-23 23:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418559

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

I'm going to try some of my smart sockets plugged into power strips. Turn the 308s on and off via an app.