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Ivan Beaver

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Truly sad
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:54:54 pm »

I just ran across this on the Lansing forum pages.

It is truly sad how corporations forget about the people who made them.
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Re: Truly sad
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 01:05:21 pm »

Very sad. I grew up knowing that JBL was the best speaker manufacturer. I was certified as a recone station and their products and customer support were outstanding. Things slowly started to really go downhill when they came out with the EON system and they never looked back again.
It's been a long time since JBL did anything good.
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Re: Truly sad
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 01:20:56 pm »

Very sad. I grew up knowing that JBL was the best speaker manufacturer. I was certified as a recone station
Back in my rental days, most of the components in boxes I built were JBL.

I am also a JBL certified reconer (back in the 90s).

But when you are just a number that draws a check, it is hard to stand out.
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Re: Truly sad
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 03:48:48 pm »

Very sad. I grew up knowing that JBL was the best speaker manufacturer. I was certified as a recone station and their products and customer support were outstanding. Things slowly started to really go downhill when they came out with the EON system and they never looked back again.
It's been a long time since JBL did anything good.

I love my SRX800 series speakers but this does make me sad and causes me to pause in my decision making going forward. I have always been a JBL girl but a few hiccups over the last few years and this report knocks my confidence in JBL.
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Re: Truly sad
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 04:17:20 pm »

I just ran across this on the Lansing forum pages.

It is truly sad how corporations forget about the people who made them.
JBL has been reduced to just a name and reputation to be bought and sold as a commodity by people who don't know anything about Pro Audio and who eat golden-goose for dinner.
(And probably cooked in one of these:)
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Re: Truly sad
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 07:46:27 pm »

The personnel departures referred to occurred prior to Samsung's purchase of JBL.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 10:56:02 pm »

Surprised no one commented yet that this is over a year old... edit... yeah what Tim said.


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Re: Truly sad
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 12:41:37 am »

Jerry went to work for Samsung as a senior loudspeaker engineer where they dug in and built two anechoic chambers and then, they just bought Harman. Funny in a sad sort of way.

I bet the new lab is much nicer than what Greg describes is left in Northridge.

Two super sharp and super nice guys. I enjoy the fruits of their labors every day.

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Re: Truly sad
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 01:51:39 am »

JBL has been reduced to just a name and reputation to be bought and sold as a commodity by people who don't know anything about Pro Audio and who eat golden-goose for dinner.
(And probably cooked in one of these:)

What, anymore, is made by the company whose name is on the front?
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 09:40:10 am »

What, anymore, is made by the company whose name is on the front?

Ummm, Meyer, L'acoustics, D&B, Digico, Avid, Fulcrum Acoustic, Danley, Clair, Yamaha.  Basically anything you see on a rider, right?
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