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    Anyone here has experience of the Jabo horns made in Germany?

    I am most likely going to update the xo's of my Altec/Onken speakers first but as idea of new horns as a reference to my original Altec H-811B cast aluminium ones intrigues me as well as later some diy option, the Jabo KH-55 model might be one solution to try on my way..

    They would fit the system nicely also by the looks of the pis below found from internet


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    No love for Jabo horns here? Hmm, guess I have to make a decision is this a positive or negative result..

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    They look very interesting, Mika, but I'm afraid I don't know anything about them. Good luck on whatever you decide

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    From what I read on the web they look an interesting project
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Keep us updated on how it goes
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    i don't know what drivers you plan to use but i've heard these horns with JBL 2451 fitted with truextent be diaphragms and despite a need for an 1.5"->2" adapter it's truly a great sound - even in a real nearfield situation (under 2m from them) they integrate wonderfully, no beaming, no any horn nastiness one can experience with lesser designs. i was really caught by surprise as they are simple exponential profiles and these days other profiles gets more prominence and exposure. could be also it's a perfect synergy between horn and driver - which matters more than a horn itself - but KH-55 is high on my personal list.
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    Hmm, I guess forgot the update here

    Anyway have had those Jabo horns in my system for some time now and they're really good. I'm using Altec 806A 16 ohm driver and despite of the needed adapter there are no signs of unwanted coloration or beaming. Here is a pic of the setup..



    ..you can find some additional information from my "blog" http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?t=11598

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