I am considering making a set as a project. No problems here with the tool and ability, just need to find the time. I am hoping to find another home builder that has had success with this speaker. The I realize I will need to buy several components including the HUGE HF horn.
I know there are some (non-official) plans floating around on the Klipsch forum. Some people have extracted, cobbed, extrapolated the design from the AES article. I do not know how accurate the design is.
I am very sceptical of a 2 way horn system performing all that well.
You should then hear a pair. I've owned LaScalas for 32 years and owned my lifelong dream...(Khorns). I heard the Jubilee and literally, went home that next week, sold the Khorns within an HOUR (true story) and ordered a pair of Jubilee's. As fine of speaker as the others are, there is simply no real competition for the improvements they've made.
Yes, I'm a fanbois
Back to Fast.... I looked to see if I could send you a PM and didn't see it. Then again, I had issues with my Cookies and didn't look after I allowed them. Regardless.... how close are you to Wichita?
If you have not put any effort forth yet to hear them and are near Wichita, I can get you an audition with a guy there that will have you walking out of his house with a smile of disbelief.
Side comment on one of the improvements of the Jubilee over the others....is the fact that it's 2-way in the home. My Khorns took about 30 feet before their sound merged into what I'd call a point source type sound. Once I put my Jubilee's in the same corners with the same electronics (save the addition of the active), I soon went to that 30' spot away to hear how much better they'd sound there. I was curious as to why they did not. What I also realized is they sounded better closer.
Ultimately, what I've realized is because they are a 2-way, their sound 'bubble' comes together much closer than the 3-way Khorn, therefore, they sound better sooner.
Definatley worth a listen if you are intrigued with them. Anyone is welcome to hear mine. I can also create a JubeScala which is using the huge K402 horn on top of a LaScala bass bin, taking the LaScala down to a 2-way speaker. It also sounds fabulous. I'm in Knoxville, TN.