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    Talking JBL fun project

    A few months ago I modified a pair of incredibly inexpensive JBL N28 bookshelf speakers. I replaced the cap's, (over-sized Dayton metalized), resistors (dayton), internal wiring (Ixos gamma 6007), and acousta-stuff. The results made for a powerfull speaker that seems to defeat anything I throw at it for PC use.

    These simple, relatively inexpensive mods *about 30 bucks* really helped make this "ok" speaker sound pretty damned nice. The metal tweeter is incredibly smooth, non fatiguing now. The bass is incredibly controlled, much more detailed. A very capable speaker and fun project!

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    And here is a front shot

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    Nice DIY mod :)

    Hmmmm....I've got a pair of JBL 82's boxed up someplace. Wonder if a few modifacations might make for a nice bedroom rig?

    Never modified a speaker before though...
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    And the wiring is pretty and purple too.

    Very cool. I kinda like the N28 (actually even the N24 is a pretty decent little speaker). Pretty solid for the price. And I really like the new JBL E30. That is a sharp-looking little speaker...front ported and bi-wireable too. I should learn how to do mods like that. Looks fun.

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    Looks like you are fairly handy with the iron there Sean, nice clean work from what I can see.

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    Looks great Sean. See you have talents that we all are unaware of. Very cool stuff.

    Any interest in a career in electronics / audio repair / mods?

    Good to get a job in something you enjoy doing.

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    Very cool. Did you have any idea what the results would be like? I may hit you up for some more specific details on what you did later on. I am interested in doing the same sorts of things at times. Good work.

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Anybody with a soldering iron can do simple replacements. Its designing and building a good quality speaker thats a bit more difficult. Im in the process of gettin' my learn on.

    I had no clue what results I would get from this. It just seemed like a fun thing to do, and what better speaker to experiment on? Turns out the results were stellar.

    The next project is an inexpensive sub-woofer to compliment these JBL's. The parts are already on the way.

    Sean

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    What sub are you planning to operate on?

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    None, actually. Doing this from scratch. I have limited space, no real time on my hands to make some large fancy box (as I would need assistance with that, my woodworking skills SUCK).

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    how can i doo this to my sony speakers
    and they have no cross overs
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    Awais,

    If your speakers lack a cross-over network than there is very little you can do to modify the existing configuration. You could experiment in replacing the internal wiring.

    If your really interesting in experimenting around, you could take out the driver in your Sony, see if it tells you what its ohm load rating is, measure the driver, go to partsexpress.com, and find a full range replacement. Cabinant volume and tuning may not match the replacement driver, but what the hell, its all in good time..

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    Originally posted by ATCVenom
    Awais,

    If your speakers lack a cross-over network than there is very little you can do to modify the existing configuration. You could experiment in replacing the internal wiring.

    If your really interesting in experimenting around, you could take out the driver in your Sony, see if it tells you what its ohm load rating is, measure the driver, go to partsexpress.com, and find a full range replacement. Cabinant volume and tuning may not match the replacement driver, but what the hell, its all in good time..
    my full system worths only 250$ cannot spend mony on it please tell me what r the STANDING WAVES how they r experienced
    my speakers give distortion on high volume
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    Standing waves are a phenomenon only in OUR hemisphere. You don't have to worry about it.

    Distortion? Turn the Ali-Baba, Belly-Dancing tunes down a couple notches and you should be good to go.

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    who is ALI BABA should i play him on my system to get rid of the prob i would play it loud or slow distortion is not his or noise its
    like some sound coming from port prob is with high BASS its sound like 2 plastic things striking
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    I'm getting a funny feeling about this

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    who is ALI BABA should i play him on my system to get rid of the prob i would play it loud or slow distortion is not his or noise its
    LMAO---HAHAHA. Awais, You have got to be kidding me. This is getting hilarious.

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    You hear that? It's TWO PLASTIC THINGS STRIKING WITHIN THE BOX! It is the battle of port tubes! It is a un-imaginable match up between the magnet-less super tweeter and the styrofoam port tube!

    Cmon, is ANYONE actually buying that? waaaaaaaaaaaa

    How did someone with a Sony Shelf System hear about Club Polk? Scott maybe? I mean cmon...

    no kidding, this is funny stuff

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    Ive got my money on the Magnet-Less "Supertweeter"

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    Originally posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3
    You hear that? It's TWO PLASTIC THINGS STRIKING WITHIN THE BOX! It is the battle of port tubes! It is a un-imaginable match up between the magnet-less super tweeter and the styrofoam port tube!

    Cmon, is ANYONE actually buying that? waaaaaaaaaaaa

    How did someone with a Sony Shelf System hear about Club Polk? Scott maybe? I mean cmon...

    no kidding, this is funny stuff
    hay my family cannot afford even a 200$ system my parents r not rich people and i have passion and craze of sound systems and polks :( there for i was wondring my sony can get to polks by cheap uppgradings
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    I'm not saying the Sony is bad.

    I am saying is anyone buying who YOU are?

    I mean really...

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    NO--You Can Not Make a $200 Sony Shelf System to Compete With Polks. Its Just NOT POSSIBLE, Especially Since There Is A Magnet-Less Supertweeter and Two Ports Beating Each Other Up.

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    should i sell VCD hi fi player and buy only single DVD deck and cool head set is that good for me i will try to convence my father for polk's low buget speakers when He'll go Mexico
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    THAT made a lot of sense.

    Pull the camel dung out of your mouth, and try again.
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    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    THAT made a lot of sense.

    Pull the camel dung out of your mouth, and try again.
    Why are we even humoring this clown. Somebody needs to explain the "Wango" syndrome to some newbies

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    OK BYE WILL NOT COME ON THIS FORUM AS U WISH BYE FOR EVER
    MY GOD BLESS U
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    ???

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    No kidding, the pictures didnt even make sense

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    hay dont be afraid i was jokin i am going no where cannot forget polks:D soory for the pic of BUSH
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    so....neway.... nice job atc. what are the caps in a speaker and what do they do? how does it effect the way the speaker sounds?
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