Difference between N28 and S26

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  1. Kevin Parker

    Kevin Parker Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys,
    I was wondering if there is any big difference between n28 and s26 as far as sound quality goes?
     
  2. Kevin Parker

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    n28 have smaller tweeter and bigger woofer.
     
  3. Jason Wilcox

    Jason Wilcox Supporting Actor

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    N28's tweeter is titanium laminate (mylar?) as opposed to the S26's titanium tweeter.
     
  4. Kevin Parker

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    so it means s26 sounds much better?
     
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    Stephen Houdek Second Unit

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    The S Series as a general statement is the higher end speaker. Listening preference is of course a matter of personal taste.

    I listened to both Series and my taste was more to the S series. My ears heard clearer mid's in the S's as compared to the N's. This is NOT saying there is anything at all wrong with the N series. I'd bet you would be happy with either choice. Listen to them both and let your ears and wallet decide.
     
  6. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    Kevin - if you do a "direct comparison", you can tell a difference. I did that with my 2-year old JBL N24 (placed on top my S26) vs. JBL S26, when I initially received my S26 and about a week ago.
    Prior to playing my CD Music tracks, I REF Calibrated @ 66 dB SPL for both speakers and left it there for each CD(s).
    Let me tell you, the mid's for both are 'great', super flat and excellent for both speakers (sampled: Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., etc. voices) - from the Yamaha's 90 Hz fixed x-over up to (guessing) 8 - 10 kHz. After that, the 1" Pure-titanium dome tweeter has audible shades of depth, extra sparkle, layers of resolution over the 3/4" Titanium-laminate dome tweeter - "ONLY" evident w/side-by-side comparison. (The S26 sounded much better during the 2nd comparison vs. the 1st - done approx. 4 months later)
    Anyway, I went back and forth, playing the same tracks over and over for about an hour+ or so. The JBL N24 held it's own and I can hear why Brent Butterworth wrote about the JBL N24 ...
     
  7. Kevin Parker

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    Thnax a lot guys for sharing your knowledge, I really appreciate it.
     

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