This is all mhardy6647's fault.....

@mhardy6647 - Small speed bump. The SSD-3301s are a four bolt mount, as are the EH-502s. The EH-500s are a two bolt mount and the two additional bolts on the SSD-3301s prevent the EH-500 from mounting snugly against the driver.

I'll have to get something at the hardware store to extract the two extra bolts (without getting metal bits in the drivers) or get a spacer plate of some sort that won't screw up the sound.

Any other suggestions?
 
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@mhardy6647 - Small speed bump. The SSD-3301s are a four bolt mount, as are the EH-502s. The EH-500s are a two bolt mount and the two additional bolts on the SSD-3301s prevent the EH-500 from mounting snugly against the driver.

I'll have to get something at the hardware store to extract the two extra bolts (without getting metal bits in the drivers) or get a spacer plate of some sort that won't screw up the sound.

Any other suggestions?


Avoid spacers, and adapters. They ruin performance.

Double nut the studs you want to remove, tightening them up against each other FIRMLY, and unscrew the bottom-most bolt, closest to the driver, and the whole stud should come out. Called double-nutting. Look it up.

You have PM, sent today, earlier. My computer is DOWN for 3 days, needs a new motherboard....what failed, why 3 CAPS, of course !! Cell works.

Dowto1000
 
Avoid spacers, and adapters. They ruin performance.

Double nut the studs you want to remove, tightening them up against each other FIRMLY, and unscrew the bottom-most bolt, closest to the driver, and the whole stud should come out. Called double-nutting. Look it up.

You have PM, sent today, earlier. My computer is DOWN for 3 days, needs a new motherboard....what failed, why 3 CAPS, of course !! Cell works.

Dowto1000

Thank you, Jeff. I will try to extract the stud as you suggest.

I don't have a PM from you but did receive an email.
 
Avoid spacers, and adapters. They ruin performance.
This is true -- Joe Roberts has said that part of the magic of the EH-500-2 is the smooth, clear, unobstructed throat design.

If the studs can be removed, it would be a good idea so to do.
It is unfortunate that the EMILAR mount won't clear four stud "JBL convention" mounting. I claim no responsibility, though ;)
 
This is true -- Joe Roberts has said that part of the magic of the EH-500-2 is the smooth, clear, unobstructed throat design.

If the studs can be removed, it would be a good idea so to do.
It is unfortunate that the EMILAR mount won't clear four stud "JBL convention" mounting. I claim no responsibility, though ;)

First off, thank you @dowto1000 for reminding me about how to safely remove studs from a driver. Mission accomplished. :)

Got the EH-500-2 horns mated up to the Renkus Heinz SSD-3301 driven by the CazTech SE-845 amps. Wow.....just fricking wow.

No "shout". No roughness. The 500s blend beautifully with the Belles - better than the 520s. Where I thought I needed an L-pad with the 520s, I am not getting the same sense with the 500s.

Nice image. Good separation on voices and instruments.

Here is a pic:

photostudio_1511832331521.jpg

Thank you @mhardy6647 for posting your thoughts on the EH-500-2.

Now I think I'll get back to listening. :)
 
The EH-500-2 even looks like it will fit into the Belles David - you might really be onto something here!
 
I do want to mention that the EH-500-2 with the EMILAR 1" to 2" throat adaptor sounds pretty darned fine when loaded with an Altec 802D.

Just wanted to toss that out there...
 
I do want to mention that the EH-500-2 with the EMILAR 1" to 2" throat adaptor sounds pretty darned fine when loaded with an Altec 802D.

Just wanted to toss that out there...

I have a pair of the Emilar 1" to 2" adaptors and a pair of 1" Renkus Heinz SSD-1800 drivers on the way. Only issue is that the SSD-1800s are 8 ohms.

Keeping my eyes open for a pair of Altec 802D. ;)
 
The EH-500-2 even looks like it will fit into the Belles David - you might really be onto something here!

Great minds think alike, my friend. :)

Even if they don't.....well, they don't look too bad sitting on top. ;)

But seriously, the Belles are too beautiful to permanently leave a horn sitting on top. If the EH-500-2 won't fit inside, it will definitely serve as the standard to compare the Volti (and other) horns designed to replace the top section.

In the meantime, I am having a blast listening, experimenting and listening some more. :)
 
The Altec 500hz crossovers arrived last week.
On the list to try:

Belle bass cabinets
Emilar EH-500-2 horns
Renkus Heinz SSD-3301 2", SSD-1800 1" or Altec 807 1" drivers
Altec 500hz crossovers

2-way Belle, anyone? ;)
 
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