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Chris Poynter

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JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:14:52 am »

Has anyone used both of these subs and can give me a comparison?
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 09:53:17 am »

Has anyone used both of these subs and can give me a comparison?

I own the PRX718xlf and SRX818sp if that helps.
I always find it difficult to explain how subs sound in words but I would say that the SRX is more controlled - a tighter thud and less likely to sound boomy. Also has a deeper tone. It is a little cleaner.
I like my pRX718's and I use them in the smaller places because they are a better shape when stage space is premium - taller but less deep.
Also the SRX has crossover selection but the PRX is pre-set.
Both are excellent subs.
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 09:57:57 am »

I own the PRX718xlf and SRX818sp if that helps.
I always find it difficult to explain how subs sound in words but I would say that the SRX is more controlled - a tighter thud and less likely to sound boomy. Also has a deeper tone. It is a little cleaner.
I like my pRX718's and I use them in the smaller places because they are a better shape when stage space is premium - taller but less deep.
Also the SRX has crossover selection but the PRX is pre-set.
Both are excellent subs.

Thanks for such a quick response. I'm glad there is a noticeable difference in sound. The only thing holding me back from ordering the SRX subs was that I really liked the shape of the PRX better. But I just pulled the trigger on two of the SRX!  :D
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 10:02:15 am »

Thanks for such a quick response. I'm glad there is a noticeable difference in sound. The only thing holding me back from ordering the SRX subs was that I really liked the shape of the PRX better. But I just pulled the trigger on two of the SRX!  :D

Nice one.....
Don't get me wrong, the difference is very slight and like I said I find it so difficult to describe the difference in sound  when it comes to subs anyway BUT it can be heard. Makes sense though as the 2 boxes are $500 apart.
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 02:25:45 pm »

Nice one.....
Don't get me wrong, the difference is very slight and like I said I find it so difficult to describe the difference in sound  when it comes to subs anyway BUT it can be heard. Makes sense though as the 2 boxes are $500 apart.

i agreee... i have two prx818xlf's and also the srx800 subs..... the prx subs are boomier and i really notice the extra low output w/ the srx....   the srx 828p is insanely good deal... amazing subwoofer and a price low enough for us weekenders... my advice, spend the dough for the srx line... better warrenty also
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 01:59:35 am »

Has anyone used both of these subs and can give me a comparison?
I own both subs but I use the srx818sp more..the prx818xlf like the guy above me said they do sound more boomy..and srx deeper....I would recommend the srx series..

If I have time this week i will put them side by side with same songs if I can really almost tell the difference between the 2..

My friend that has jbl vrx918sp subs  likes my srx818sp better.
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 11:25:39 am »

Has anybody pulls the 18 from a PRX and added a little poly batting to try to control the boom?   As an ex-DIY bass cabinet guy, that was always a part of the final tuning for me.
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 03:40:54 pm »

Has anybody pulls the 18 from a PRX and added a little poly batting to try to control the boom?   As an ex-DIY bass cabinet guy, that was always a part of the final tuning for me.
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Mal - I'm not saying that the PRX is boomy - just more prone to it than the SRX. I really like my PRX subs - they have been fan-friggin-tactic for all my small bar jobs.
What I meant by my comment was that I find when I require a bit more from them they don't stay as tight and controlled as the SRX 's do.
This weekend the band is playing in what I think will be the most challenging of places in which I have ever had the pleasure to run sound.
From photos it looks like a HUGE garage - metal walls and high ceiling with nothing to absorb nasty reflections other than bodies. This is a good example of where I wouldn't hesitate to use the SRX's.
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2018, 04:52:55 pm »

Mal - I'm not saying that the PRX is boomy - just more prone to it than the SRX. I really like my PRX subs - they have been fan-friggin-tactic for all my small bar jobs.
What I meant by my comment was that I find when I require a bit more from them they don't stay as tight and controlled as the SRX 's do.
This weekend the band is playing in what I think will be the most challenging of places in which I have ever had the pleasure to run sound.
From photos it looks like a HUGE garage - metal walls and high ceiling with nothing to absorb nasty reflections other than bodies. This is a good example of where I wouldn't hesitate to use the SRX's.

This exactly. They don't really need any modding. I'm loading mine up right now for a low-key gig tonight with our local Beatles band.

Debbie, I did a show last year in a brewery - concrete walls & metal everywhere. Your SRX system will surprise you!
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Re: JBL PRX818XLFW or SRX818SP
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2018, 05:11:44 pm »

This exactly. They don't really need any modding. I'm loading mine up right now for a low-key gig tonight with our local Beatles band.

Debbie, I did a show last year in a brewery - concrete walls & metal everywhere. Your SRX system will surprise you!

I hope so Steve - you did mean surprise me in a  good way - right?.. LOL
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