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Brad Dillon

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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 04:14:44 pm »

I am Satisfied with My STX 828S subs..
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2014, 08:06:55 pm »

The driver in the stx line is quite a bit different than the older srx driver. Like I said, I've had zero driver failure's with my srx 725's & they've been used with the same amps & processing. I did buy these 4 825's, refurbished from JBL direct so this has me wondering if their might be an issue. I'm going to contact them tomorrow & see what they say.
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2014, 08:52:31 pm »

The driver in the stx line is quite a bit different than the older srx driver. Like I said, I've had zero driver failure's with my srx 725's & they've been used with the same amps & processing. I did buy these 4 825's, refurbished from JBL direct so this has me wondering if their might be an issue. I'm going to contact them tomorrow & see what they say.

Refurbished from JBL direct?
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2014, 09:27:12 pm »

Refurbished from JBL direct?

I know!   That's something I have never heard of.
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2014, 09:29:14 pm »

Refurbished from JBL direct?

That may have been some important information left out of original post.
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2014, 11:36:32 pm »

I don't buy the price of neo argument since Peavey is still making dirt cheap PR cabs with neo and Eminence neo drivers aren't any more expensive than they were before.  Lots of companies are still building drivers with neo.
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2014, 12:56:13 am »

I don't buy the price of neo argument since Peavey is still making dirt cheap PR cabs with neo and Eminence neo drivers aren't any more expensive than they were before.  Lots of companies are still building drivers with neo.

And even if it was, let the market determine if the increase of making the product is worth it. Based on resale I think the demand would have still been there.
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2014, 07:56:15 am »

Actually the decision was supposed to have been made based on the constantly rising cost and single source availability at the time. You should also know that it costs MORE for JBL to manufacture many of the drivers being used in the STX line, and that the STX line utilizes well proven time tested drivers well known for their ability to absorb punishment. The 18" 2242 is one of my favorite drivers, I've bought many of them, I sue them myself, and not one I can think of used properly has ever failed. Of course you should expect that when you pay over $1100 for the driver.


The venerable 2453H is the EXACT same driver used in the SRX725s after 2011. There is no sonic difference, mechanical difference or does it have less capability. The driver is rated for 75W RMS, none of mine have ever failed, and I can tell no difference between my older 725s and newer 725s using this driver.

Retail price of the previous model 2451 - $1780.00

If you destroy these drivers, it's NOT the driver. I will bet a paycheck the drivers/cabinets are over powered and processed incorrectly.

There is no substitute for the correct power to these drivers, 150W, or the correct processing.

If processing or power seems to elude you then run the cabinets in passive mode. They'll sound wonderful, and you'll be spending a lot less money on destroyed parts. 
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2014, 10:25:20 am »

Refurbished from JBL direct?

Yeah, that doesn't ring true.  The only things I've seen/heard off sold direct from JBL are oddball parts, halfs of symmetric pairs (control room monitors), and discontinued kak.  Not sure if it's still there, but on JBL Professional's site there was a link that said "Tent Sale" and that's where these leftovers were liquidated.

Never seen JBL sell current products directly.
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Re: JBL STX Owners......
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2014, 10:38:44 am »

Yeah, that doesn't ring true.  The only things I've seen/heard off sold direct from JBL are oddball parts, halfs of symmetric pairs (control room monitors), and discontinued kak.  Not sure if it's still there, but on JBL Professional's site there was a link that said "Tent Sale" and that's where these leftovers were liquidated.

Never seen JBL sell current products directly.
A couple of weeks ago I did see an eBay account under their name, claimed to be the official JBL eBay account. All brand new gear, listed at street price, and I think everything had "Make An Offer!" available...   -- Yeah, there it is, ebay usr jbl-direct - claiming to be "the official JBL eBay store" -- who knows if that's legit or not, though. I get the vibe that JBL would smack them down for making that sorta claim if they we're affiliated with JBL, tho.

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