Hsu VTF-2 and JBL S26

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jesse Blacklow, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

    Oct 14, 2002
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    Well, I got a VTF-2 today, and I'd have to say I'm impressed. Wait, I think I might be understating myself a little bit. As Snoop Dogg would say, this sub is the shiznittle!

    My BIC 1010R and CSW Basscube 8 are distant memories. Bass was nothing before this. No, I mean it! In my household, there was nothing that could qualify as bass when compared to this. For the first time since the theater, I felt Sauron's demise, and the lightsabers in AOTC turned my chair into a massager. Even the more subtle effects in movies like Reanimator and Ocean's Eleven make the sub hum enough to rattle some windows.

    Of course, now that I have the sub, I had to recalibrate. Now that I have greater bass extension (higher and lower), I'm noticing some problems with one of my JBL S26s. I didn't notice this before, but the right speaker drops off dramatically before the 80hz crossover. In fact, it drops off at ~110! Listening to the speaker test tones in Avia never really brought anything out, but I didn't test the sub tones until now. The other speaker doesn't crossover until the proper point, so it's something with just that speaker. Any ideas?
  2. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

    Oct 7, 1998
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    Switch speakers to verify whether it's the speakers or not.

    Possible results after switching speakers:

    1) No change - might be the electronics.

    2) Switched speakers crosses over correctly, then the other speaker is defective / damaged, contact JBL Customer Serice for you options of repair.

    NOTE: The JBL S26 built-in x-over = 2 kHz, so your 6" woofer might be the problem.

    Hope this helps,

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