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I often recommend JSE Infinite Slope Model 2's. (see review of Model 1 below)

Recently to someone looking for the 'best' tall floor stander, with a high budget. It could seem like a joke in a high budget search, except they remain uniquely remarkable.

IF I wanted a pair now, I would plan on having my Woodworker clad them with a very nice select veneer, that would kick them up a big notch.

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Jeff Joseph, Joseph Audio) was a salesman at Harvey's during the short time Harvey's sold the JSE's (see below) (I never met Jeff until he had his own company, just as a customer talking to him). Check the technical specifications: he still uses the Infinite Slope Crossover in several of his designs. He has superior cabinetry, designs, deserves the high praise of his products.

https://www.josephaudio.net/products

IOW, the results of the crossover was and remains remarkable, a very large part of my continued recommendation.

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Model 2's 4 way were JSE's top of the line model. Big response at NYC Trade Show.

Harvey's premier audio store NYC featured them, huge and instant success. My friend Wayne at Harvey's told me when they arrived there.

UNTIL: they repeatedly failed to meet delivery promises. 

Wayne told me, they were making the enclosures themselves, the biggest mistake they ever made. Harvey's customers quite angry, Harvey's dropped the line.

Thus Very Few people heard or were aware of them (even though great reviews were published).

Only speakers I heard in a trade show that I instantly wanted. 

Got lucky, my friend Phil at Leonard Radio had taken a pair in trade, with burnt tweeters. Leonard's owed me a favor and sold them to me for $700. Replaced the Dynaudio D21 Tweeters myself.

Frequency Response, Imaging, Totally Involving. Everyone loved their sound here.

Front Panel 2 layers 3/4" MDF: 1-1/2" thick. Tall (tweeters high)Sloped fronts (theory of time alignment, and alters the angle of dispersion of direct and indirect sound waves off the floor and ceiling; 

Heavy on 4 dual wheel furniture casters. Dual wheel caster's axels do not wobble like single axel's do). (I changed to 3 casters: more weight per wheel and 3 legs or wheels find level anywhere you move them). 

I tried spikes, no advantage, went back to wheels, big advantage for alternate placement and alternate toe in. (setup for 1 centered listener; alternate toe-in for two listeners, each off center).

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review of Smaller Model 1 (very positive reviews of Model 2, but cannot find any).

http://www.hifi-classic.net/review/jse-infinity-slope-model-1-486.html

Clarifies the two unique patents (see also photo of technical sheet).

1. Infinite Slope Crossover 80 and 100db/octave
2. Bass Phase Shift (using 10" and 12" woofers uniquely for extended bass


The two Patents belong to Richard Modafferi

Richard Modafferi, inventor and independent consultant to AudioClassics, has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on tuner & loudspeaker design and development. He holds Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the NJ Institute of Technology. A Senior Engineer at McIntosh Laboratories from 1968-74, he designed the MR77 and MR78 tuners and the famous "Rimo" filter. The MR78 tuner has received world wide acclaim for its State of the Art performance. From 1974 to the present, Richard has been a self employed inventor at Modafferi Acoustical Systems, Inc. He has been granted a United States patent for Phase Shift Bass Loading and for the Infinite Slope Crossover. Richard also serves as a writer, reviewer and test lab for Audio, Audio Critic, The Sensible Sound.

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I designed/had built Rosewood Enclosures for my Vintage 4 way horns/15" woofer (in my main system now and forever!. (had help from Electro-Voice Engineers, still in NYC at that time). Super efficient, 16 ohm so I could use my Vintage 30 wpc mono tube amps with 16 ohm taps..

I gave the JSE's to my son, too big for his wife: he gave them to a friend, they sound absolutely terrific in a large space in the old Firehouse he bought and lives in. He instantly bought a 2nd pair.

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The D21 Tweeters were famous for burnt coils. Every party my teenage son had, I checked the tweeters next morning. Pair of D21's were $60. back then, he paid.

I switched to Vifa Tweeters, never burnt out, my friend changed to SEAS (John Sollecito's choice).

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    Owner
    The Dynaudio D21's burnt out, all the time. They didn't sound any better than the replacements VIFA's, and seems my son blew them. 

    My friends two pairs: Scanspeak, (not SEAS), and Morels.

    both pairs sound terrific, different rooms, I think my friend would save the extra money and go for the Scanspeak ones.

    elliottbnewcombjr

    Owner
    Physically fitting: diameter of tweeter fits original hole: front is 1-1/2" thick, perhaps a notch is needed for the driver's terminals which the front flange will conceal. Number of holes varies, not an issue.

    elliottbnewcombjr

    Owner
    John Sollecito recommended:
    Tweeter: ETON 19SD/1 (still available?)
    the 7" driver (3rd one down): SEAS Prestige U18RNX
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    My friend has two pairs of JSE Model 2's. 
    Formerly Mine: the VIFA's I had put in were blown, by my son.
    Other pair: original Dynaudio D21's also blown.

    He got advice from Madisound: tried two different tweeters:
    Scanspeak Discovery D2606/9200 ($40/pair 2020)
    Morel MDT-32S ($112/pair 2020)

    'convinced himself' the Morels were preferred, however, someone else might prefer the Scanspeak, very very subtle difference.

    elliottbnewcombjr

    Owner
    I just wrote my friend who tried two different tweeters, which one he preferred ____? , and if it fits existing D21 hole ____?.

    elliottbnewcombjr

    Owner
    $1,500, local pickup Texas

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/175688092340
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    Pair of later Model 4's; $2,200, local pickup Florida

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/650003632-jse-infinite-slope-model-4/

    elliottbnewcombjr

    Owner
    Well, I have a friend in Norwalk, Connecticut that might sell his. Anywhere near there?

    This is the nicest pair I have seen, $1,100. plus shipping, they are in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

    Even adding a lot for shipping, that will be quite low for what they are.

    https://holthill.com/products/jse-infinite-slope-model-2-ready-to-rock

    https://holthill.com/search?q=jse

    elliottbnewcombjr