Jennings Research Inc. Elan speakers

Jennings Research Inc. Elan speakers

Postby CheatyPetey » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:47 pm

I found and purchased a pair of Jennings Research Inc. Elan tower 4 way Acoustic Suspension speakers. When I was Googling these not much info came up. I did find two ads for a pair of these speakers for sale in other parts of the country for around $450.00. I found and bought a pair for about half that and decided to take a chance and buy them. I listened to them hooked up to a 35 watt tuner. They sounded great, from the the ratings posted on the speaker I found they put out 35-150watts on 6 ohms. My system puts out 150watts on 8ohms. The question(s) I have are (1) these decent speakers? (2) are the ohms going to affect sound quality? (3) can I have the ohms problem fixed? I live in Ventura County in Southern California does any body know an honest repair shop with in a two hour driving distance (anywhere from SLO to Orange County)? (4) the speakers have two knobs one labled for a High Frequency Transducer and one labled for a Mid Frequency Transducer, what exactly does this do? I am new to the audio world, saved up my pennies and got a couple of (what I thought were) good deals on an Onkyo component system and now these speakers. I would like to become more knowledgeable, so any info anyone can send my way will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all your help.
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Postby dingus » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:21 pm

the 8ohm rating on your amp doesnt mean it will have a problem with 6ohm speakers. its a safe bet (and you've already heard the results) that there is not a problem with your combination of components and there is nothing that needs fixing.

there are a lot of factors involved here such as impedance, efficiency, wpc, power handling and current delivery, but basically what you dont want to do is drive the amp or speakers beyond their abilities. in either case applying too much volume will cause a problem.

the transducer controls adjust the range of the tweeter and midrange drivers. you can use them to adjust the sound to suit your tastes. congrats, you have some very nice speakers. <!--TEMPLATE: skin_topic, Template Part: Show_attachments_img_thumb-->




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Postby speakerman1 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:25 pm

Your adjusting your xovers with the knobs. Most xovers have transducers. So what you are doing is increasing or decreasing the treble or mid your speaker is producing. You are adjusting the sound to your taste.
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Postby Elroy » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:17 am

from what I have heard, is that you want to use the crossovers for fine tuning and the treble/mid nobs on your pre-amp for lots of gain if you so choose,

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Postby socal sam » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:19 am

CheatyPetey wrote:I found and purchased a pair of Jennings Research Inc. Elan tower 4 way Acoustic Suspension speakers. When I was Googling these not much info came up. I did find two ads for a pair of these speakers for sale in other parts of the country for around $450.00. I found and bought a pair for about half that and decided to take a chance and buy them. I listened to them hooked up to a 35 watt tuner. They sounded great, from the the ratings posted on the speaker I found they put out 35-150watts on 6 ohms. My system puts out 150watts on 8ohms. The question(s) I have are (1) these decent speakers? (2) are the ohms going to affect sound quality? (3) can I have the ohms problem fixed? I live in Ventura County in Southern California does any body know an honest repair shop with in a two hour driving distance (anywhere from SLO to Orange County)? (4) the speakers have two knobs one labled for a High Frequency Transducer and one labled for a Mid Frequency Transducer, what exactly does this do? I am new to the audio world, saved up my pennies and got a couple of (what I thought were) good deals on an Onkyo component system and now these speakers. I would like to become more knowledgeable, so any info anyone can send my way will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all your help.

In normal home use, you are likely never to exceed 20 watts output so your 150 watt amp will have plenty in reserve. You are fine with these speakers. Check your amplifier's 8 ohm and 4 ohm ratings. The better amps give more watts at 4 ohm, which is a great indicator how your amp will perform with your 6 ohm speakers.

I have a great service tech in Simi Valley (North L.A.). However, at this point you do not need his services.
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Postby Oktyabr » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:38 am

Nice looking speakers! I passed on a pair of smaller Jennings research that were pretty much in need of a thorough overall, surrounds and all. Never found out much about them either.
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