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Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Jockerz » 01 Jun 2015, 22:13

Hi Guys,

I wanted to share with you a truly awesome piece of Aussie gear I've added to my arsenal this past weekend.
The WJ 2x10 speaker cab & WJ Stereo Pre.

As an active Muso in the Wedding and Corporate scene, these were the features and attributes I was looking for in a rig.


Compactability

Ergonomically needs to fit wedged in a corner at a small wedding.

Clarity at all Volumes
Clarity right across the Bass even at low volumes (Especially for Easy listening Dinner set!), but sweet punchy and clear even at Loud volumes. Front Porting also had to be a MUST because I previously had problems with bass traps and muddiness backing the cab up against a wall.

Versatility
The corporate and wedding musician often doesn't know what room to expect until he/she arrives on the day. The speaker needs to suit BIG & Small gigs.

Enter the WJ 2x10 Speaker..

This thing totally blew away all my expectations of what I would have normally expected from a 2x10 speaker. Truly innovative it comes self powered with a D-class 1000w amp (BYO Pre-amp).

Wait, Why do you need 1000w for a 2x10 I hear you saying? Each of Waynes 10" speakers need around 400w each to run at maximum efficiency to give you that punch and crystal clear sound to reproduce all those wonderful frequencies.

The speakers are tough as nails, forget about paper cones. Wayne teamed up with the good folk at Lorantz to design a custom 10" Kevlar impregnated speaker backed by a huge ferrite magnet. You'll really have to try hard to blow one of these speakers. Wayne prefers these over NEO speakers.

The pre-amp- I will start a new thread on in the coming weeks- Wayne was kind enough to lend me a prototype until mine lands at the end of June.

I will say this though it has a 12AX7 Tube, Opti-compressor, Bass, Mid, Low Mid, high Mid and treble.
When Wayne designed this, he had an Avalon U5 on his desk and an Eden Navigator.. it is loosely based off the tones of these two units. Boy it sounds sweet..

In conclusion, I have played two gigs with this setup thus far, and they best way to describe it is like you have your own personal BASS Line array. IMO its the perfect combination of old technology and state of the art New Technology. Crystal clear, thumps you in the chest like a Hi-end P.A at a nightclub or festival.. except this time, its nothing but the bass.. :D

Until next time..
Cheers,
Joe


From the wesbite
http://www.waynejonesaudio.com/
Now you can have a 1000 Watt Compact, Portable Hi End, High Powered, Crystal Clear, Full Range 2×10 Bass Cabinet (40 Hz – 20 KHz & does the job of a 4×10) that only requires a pre-amp, your bass & yourself. Or spoil yourself with 2 cabinets & have 2000 watts in 4×10’s.

Cabinet Specs

[*]Power Amp – State of the art D Class switch mode stereo power amp 1000 Watts bridged into 8 ohms with heat sink plate mounted into the rear of the cabinet.

[*]Internally the power amp mains cable has a heavy duty ferrite on it to shield from RF interference.

[*]Power Amp frequency – 20 Hz – 20 KHz

[*]High Pass Filter – 30Hz roll off
Cabinet tuning – 40 Hz to 20KHz (speakers will actually reproduce below 30Hz thus the need for the HPF)

[*]Drivers – 2 custom made Wayne Jones 10” drivers with Aluminum cast frames, Kevlar impregnated cones with specially formulated Eucalyptus pulp

[*]Voice coil – 70mm

[*]Magnet – Massive Ferrite.

Individual driver specs. 40 Hz to 4.5 KHz

[*]Tweeter – JBL, 1.75” Voice coil

[*]Crossover point 3.5Khz
[*]Control plate- Brushed Stainless Steel
[*]Mains in Power – Speakon connection
[*]XLR balanced Input
[*]Mute & Standby switches
[*]LED readout for standby, thermal & clip Indication

[*]Attenuators
High -12Db cut
Mid -12Db cut @ 300Hz to 600 Hz range

Dimensions

[*]H 65cm W42cm D57cm
[*]Weight 30kg

Heavy duty pull-out road case handle
2 side bar handles
Heavy duty castors
Rear Grill to protect & allow air to the heat sink

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Aussie Mark » 02 Jun 2015, 07:57

The built in retractable handle is a great idea, as is the byo pre concept

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by slave » 02 Jun 2015, 08:25

I like the BYO preamp idea too > very easy to pop a pedal-form preamp on your board and have everything covered.
Cheers for sharing Jockerz

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by noplanb » 02 Jun 2015, 08:42

Hey Jockerz, ever thought of a job as an ad copy writer? :D
Yes, I think Lorantz is a bit of an unsung hero in the Aus audio industry.
I make it about 60 to 65 litres per driver, so by wet-finger-in-air, its a nice volume for a 10in, ie not too small like many speakers are.
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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Aussie Mark » 02 Jun 2015, 08:51

noplanb wrote:sent from my Stug 3G waiting in the bushes
:thumbup:

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Jockerz » 02 Jun 2015, 10:13

Wet finger in air.. @noplanb - Lol

Oh also if any of you Sydney siders are intersted to have a listen.
Wayne's left some of these speakers with George from Bass Gear direct

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by drbass » 02 Jun 2015, 11:14

$2700 retail seems a little steep - must be pretty good.

Mind you, I like that the price is the same in $US - must be an Aussie first not getting disadvantaged :) .

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Aussie Mark » 02 Jun 2015, 11:34

drbass wrote:$2700 retail seems a little steep
Ooh. I missed that bit. I was thinking around $1800 would be the right pricepoint given the low cost of class D power amps these days.

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by drbass » 02 Jun 2015, 11:44

Aussie Mark wrote:
drbass wrote:$2700 retail seems a little steep
Ooh. I missed that bit. I was thinking around $1800 would be the right pricepoint given the low cost of class D power amps these days.
Yep, kind of important little detail ;)

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by PilbaraBass » 02 Jun 2015, 16:15

I like everything about this thing... except the price... but it does appear to be a cut above the rest in terms of design.

For the muso who plays several gigs a week, however, I can still see this thing paying off in a huge way...

as you said, the big thing is versatility... generally 2x10 cabs are fantastic for low to mid volume applications but become problematic when one tries pushing them hard. But if this thing can handle that then it's already a winner.
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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Petebass » 02 Jun 2015, 16:18

Hmm, 30kg. Not light.
* 2 Stingray 5's (one heavily modded), Ibanez SR805, Ashbory, + more...
* Carvin B1500, Epifani PS1000, Ashdown Superfly amps.
* Lots of DIY neo/lightweight cabs including one made from composites http://www.ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2546

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Aussie Mark » 02 Jun 2015, 16:48

Petebass wrote:Hmm, 30kg. Not light.
Yes, I would have thought 20-22kg would have been achievable, given class D amps are no more than 2-3kg

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Post by Aussie Mark » 02 Jun 2015, 16:49

Petebass wrote:Hmm, 30kg. Not light.
Yes, I would have thought 20-22kg would have been achievable, given class D amps are no more than 2-3kg

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by Petebass » 02 Jun 2015, 18:26

Aussie Mark wrote:
Petebass wrote:Hmm, 30kg. Not light.
Yes, I would have thought 20-22kg would have been achievable, given class D amps are no more than 2-3kg

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1kg actually. The 1x10 comes in powered and unpowered versions. The weight difference is 1kg.

Poplar wood isn't heavy, so those 10s must have extremely oversized magnets.
* 2 Stingray 5's (one heavily modded), Ibanez SR805, Ashbory, + more...
* Carvin B1500, Epifani PS1000, Ashdown Superfly amps.
* Lots of DIY neo/lightweight cabs including one made from composites http://www.ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2546

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Re: Wayne Jones Audio

Post by PilbaraBass » 02 Jun 2015, 19:38

Big oversized ferrite magnets... Driving Kevlar cones... 400W each driver Those speakers are SERIOUS


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