IF YOU APPRECIATE QUALITY, VALUE,
& THE PRIDE OF DOING IT YOURSELF
WELCOME TO GOLD SOUND.
Since 1976, we've been the speaker kit leader, with sales in 50 states & 30 nations. STEREOPHILE, WHOLESALE BY MAIL & others have more GS kits than all others. Only GS has home & professional kits. The National Bureau of Standards chose Gold Sound.
In pre built speakers, you pay mainly for labor, advertising & store mark up. Use your time & only pay for what makes sound: the working parts. Gold Sound kits have better made, more expensive speaker components than assembled units that cost eight times more.
To improve sound quality, we use low woofer to midrange crossovers. Our woofers act as sub woofers only doing deep bass. Music's melodies & all of our midrange speakers begin at 250hz for best imaging. Higher crossovers split music's middle.
"Midrange is most critical; the ear's analytical ability is most acute. 250- 5khz is ideal. Only cones do this," Colloms, High Performance Loudspeakers. GS mids cover this range. Why do some other speakers use higher crossovers? Because they cost less.
Kits are sealed or reflex Thiele designs, with better bass, efficiency, and power handling. 'The only way for low distortion is a vented box and a mid to woofer crossover below 300hz," J.R. Ashley, Audio Engineering Society editor.
Only Gold Sound Kits Have These 10 Benefits
1. BEST PARTS GS uses mostly U.S. and European parts; has JBL kits, the most used pro speaker. 70% of recording studios, IMAX & THX movie theaters choose JBL. The most popular GS kits use professional JBL speaker components, the same ones used in most large concert systems. All the JBL speakers we use are U.S.-made & have a 5 year parts & labor warranty.
2. TUNED by test instruments & experienced, sensitive ears.
3. CROSSOVERS are phase coherent, computer optimized & tested for hundreds of hours with a variety of amps. All horn midranges & tweeters include level controls so you can custom tailor the sound for your room & listening taste.
4. EFFICIENCY / EASY TO DRIVE A 40 watt per channel amplifier can produce at least 110db with our JBL kits. There are some popular speakers that have problems being driven by many popular amplifiers. Gold Sound speaker kits will sound dynamic & powerful with many different tube or solid state amplifiers or receivers.
5. BEST DESIGNS Our kits feature bi-radial horns & titanium tweeters, 4" edge wound woofer voice coils & woofers with symmetricaal field geometry for lowest distortion. We won the CES innovation award for our crossover design. Other companies have used parts that we've designed in their top-of-the-line, $5000 systems.
6. SUBWOOFER / SATELLITES JBL kits can be built in one cabinet or two. The speaker components & the sound quality are the same. The smaller box has midrange and tweeter; the larger, woofers.
7. STEREO or HOME THEATER Customers successfully use the kits for two channel stereo or AV multichannel use.
8. HIGH POWER HANDLING Our most popular kits handle 300 watts RMS continuous, with peaks of 1200 watts for 100 hours non-stop. This is a far more rigorous test than other speakers can endure. Most speakers have a "music power" rating, which is equivalent to our peak power rating.
9. BEST DISPERSION Though most speaker companies only measure the frequency response on-axis [immediately in front of a speaker], the off-axis response is far more important, since this is the sound produced at an angle from the side of a speaker, both horizontally & vertically. The JBL bi-radial horn tweeter in kits #11, #14 & Pro double 18 has one hundred degrees dispersion both horizontally & vertically. This is far wider & more even dispersion than is possible from any dome or ribbon tweeter. You'll get clear sound no matter where you are in the room
10. BEST WARRANTY Warranty: 5 years parts & labor on all JBL speakers components. Local JBL warranty service is available in most major U.S. metropolitan areas. 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTY on Kits, except freight & abuse. In our 30 years of being in business, no one has ever made a kit & asked for a refund, the best record of any speaker firm. GS has the best & longest kit guarantee.
HOME KITS INCLUDE: Speaker components, 12 gauge Wire, Gold -plated double banana backplates & Plans. Plans include 12 pages on how to build a speaker cabinet & 5 pages of plans, including a life-size crossover wiring diagram. Crossovers use 16 Gauge, Low-DCR Coils, Copper PC Boards & Metalized Polypropylene 250V Capacitors on Tweeters. Kits Include Speakers, Crossovers & Plans. Cabinets are not included.
GS Kit 11
GS Kit 14
Home Subwoofer Kits
Electronic Crossovers and Amps
Pro Performance Kits
Performance Pro 15"
Pro Double 15"
Pro Double 18"
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