Throatier, a little raspy when they are supposed to be I have not noticed any fatigue from them either, but I expected this because I thought the highs would be rolled off One of these days I’ll get around to getting it into the chamber and measuring it. Forums New posts Search forums. A relatively large vented enclosure will be required in order to get bass depth from this driver. At 1W it would be closer to 85 dB.

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Note that Martin measured efficiency jordxn to 2. For additional information, photographs and discussion about this project see the Forum thread: Last update 23 May I use this primarily with my single-ended KT88 E-linear amp, which does about 15 watts. Speaking of our better halves, mine just fell for the looks of the Ridges.

As I have discovered over the weeks, the Ridges are very accommodating when it comes to room placement or even the quality of the room you put them in. Of course, the better sounding the room, the better performing the Ridges will be.

Jordan JX92S DIY Tower Speakers

They seem to be a bit on the power hungry side, but sounded amazing with a pair of McIntosh MC kx92s. An alternative is also offered by Carolina Audio built out of MDF for a far more inert cabinet than the Konus – depending on where your allegiance is on inert or lively cabinets, you can choose between the two. I also made some outriggers for spikes.

The measured parameters do not match very closely with those published by the manufacturer. Bass is present, but not authoritive, as one would think with such a jx92z l, sealed enclosure From corner loading with the vents facing outwards to inches away from the front wall with jxx92s inward; from a smaller and well damped office to a large and extremely reverberant bedroom; the Ridges managed to pull realistic imaging, dynamics and even bass weight from their single four-inchers.


At half the price of the other two, it offers a cabinet made of MDF for the back and sides and more lively Baltic Birch for the front panel – potentially the best of both worlds. Note the felt, sand, and acousta-stuff.

JX92S MLTQWP speaker

However, the very uniform impedance curve varying gently between 5 and 10 ohms as well as the smooth phase angle changes make the Ridge a very benign if not very sensitive load to drive. Join us on Facebook Here. Yet there was no doubt that those speakers preferred being placed about 2 feet away from the front wall for an optimum compromise between boundary reinforcement and midrange opacity.

I’m not responsible for lost fingers! In any case, if you’re looking for a fairly easy to build single-driver speaker, and jordam about 10 watts to drive it, I suggest you seriously consider this driver.

Jordan JX92S DIY Tower Loudspeakers

Note the sand in the bottom and top, and the felt is all in place. Loving omnis and open-baffle speakers myself, I felt much at home with this aesthetic but it may not be to everyone’s liking.

It really allows for a large “sweet spot”, and moving your head a few inches doesn’t joradn up the sound like what happens with some full-range speakers.


I’ve had these guys running for about a year, and I’m always amazed when I turn them on after not listening for a while. I will add more as I learn more about them, so far I havent heard a single thing that disappointed me.

The low-end response in this enclosure is quite admirable for a 4″ driver: Some Buying Advice Please Latest: In all cases, the good news is that you can have it mostly your way by tweaking toe-in until you find the presentation you desire. Get our latest product reviews and AV stories emailed to you weekly Subscribe. After the glue is dry, I used a router and sandpaper to clean the box up, and jx9s2 it. I guess the big tipoff jorfan these speakers was that there were many speakers to listen too, and these stayed in the system for a long time and people kept coming back to them.

I have been working on these for quite a while now cut the wood over new years. Here’s what it looks like before you close it up. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did have two espressos and two Dunkin Doughnut munchkins at Robin Wyatt’s house while collecting the speakers for review. What’s new New posts Latest activity.