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Title: JBL SRX712
Post by: Chuck Simon on January 17, 2005, 04:50:53 pm
I bought a couple of the new JBL SRX712's a few months back to use for monitors.  At 37 pounds each and using the same components as the Vertec System, I had high expectations.  Normally, I never get to really hear my monitors in use as I am usually out front mixing. This weekend I did sound for an acoustic act and I used the new JBLs on a stick powered by a QSC 3402 for the mains.  I was very impressed.  They were very natural sounding and louder than necessary with no EQ.  I ended up boosting the low end just a little.  I am very happy with my purchase and will probably get a couple more.  I would be interested in hearing other opinions of the new SRX 700 series.  
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Rick James on February 28, 2005, 02:29:30 am
I purchased the JBLSRX715's and 118 subs and I am very pleased with them over the last two months. There pole mounts and poles are great. The quality of the cabinets and components seems very good. The light weight really pushed me towards this series. The Nexo's PS 15s and LS sub would have been nice, but are priced much higher and the weight is more, althoigh still reasonable. The Jbl'seem to fit a good niche in the Pro- Semi pro market.  There may be comprable speakers that sound better- Nexo Meyer but they also cost twicw as much. These are a good alternative to EAW- JF speakers.

Rick
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Mike Russell on October 02, 2005, 02:11:26 pm
As an owner of a Nexo PS15 system I can vouch that they are hard to beat and have a huge amount of output for a little box but I have to agree that at the price point the new JBL700 series comes in at it's allot of bang for the buck. I have one of the SRX725's for a drum box and I no longer have to worry about my drummer not getting what he needs in his monitor (he love's a ton of kick and really wants to feel it). The box screams and sounds good. Bass response for a box like that is awesome. I'm looking to retire my EAW sm122e wedges that I've had for some time and am thinking of replacing them with the 712m's. Seems to me that JBL got it right on this series.
Mike Russell
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: John Horvath on October 02, 2005, 11:13:17 pm
It's ironic too me how this thread has came back to life at this point.  I have 7 of my EVX150 and DH1A loaded wedges up for sale as we speak, with intent to purchase 8 to 12 of the SRX712M's.  I haven't even heard them yet, but judging by their reviews, I'm sure they'll be incredible for anything I'm doing.  And with their light weight, small size, great looks, and all around versatility, I have a good feeling about making the decision to buy them, even without hearing them.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: bo putnam on October 05, 2005, 03:53:13 pm
Yea, more here...

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/7577/4540/?SQ=1c b558e9bfdbe9409800067a59765223
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Mike Russell on January 05, 2006, 06:56:15 pm
A small update to this post. I went ahead and bought 4 of the 712m's and sound quality and performance are impressive for the money. I will say that I think JBL made a mistake in making a wedge aimed for the MI market that requires so much power though. I was using MA 2402's on my old wedges with no problems. Of course they has a higher effecientcy rating than the 712m's (500W and 99db 1w 1m vs 800W 95db 1w 1m) but I really didn't take the JBL rating seriously at first and thought the crown MA 2402's would be enough for my applications. I was wrong. My MA 2402's are now MA 3600vz's. Now the wedges are happy. But what doesn't make any sense is that JBL's srx line is indeed an MI product (higher end MI product but still not considered a pro touring product). Needing that kind of power works fine for me but for those who are shopping on a smaller budget, it simply put them out of place in an MI market.
Mike Russell
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: John Horvath on January 05, 2006, 08:15:51 pm
I posted the following on the Rat Sound forum a while back..

"I just purchased 2 of the JBL SRX712M wedges, and so far, they're incredible.  800 watts, pole cups, biamp/passive switch, and 33 pounds!  They are definitely the most versatile utility box/monitor you could purchase in their price range.  Oh and I almost forgot, they sound amazing.  Extremely smooth sound with no crazy off/on axis hot-spots.  The only problem I'm having with them is projection... Instead of the sound coming from the baffleboard, it almost seems as if it's radiating from the entire box.  My guys find it very weird and have mentioned that even the musicians have noticed the lack of directivity".

My feelings haven't changed, it's really weird, but they just don't project very well.

Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Rob Burgess on January 06, 2006, 03:08:43 am
Mike, are you running them passive?  If so, have you tried them active on a 2402?  I know the 725 opens up a bit when you run them active and I'm curious about the 712.  (The company I work with runs the 725s on IT-4000s though, so it's kinda like comparing apples to aardvarks.)

--
Rob
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Tom Reid on January 06, 2006, 12:32:13 pm
Mike Russell wrote on Thu, 05 January 2006 17:56

A small update to this post. I went ahead and bought 4 of the 712m's and sound quality and performance are impressive for the money. I will say that I think JBL made a mistake in making a wedge aimed for the MI market that requires so much power though. I was using MA 2402's on my old wedges with no problems. Of course they has a higher effecientcy rating than the 712m's (500W and 99db 1w 1m vs 800W 95db 1w 1m) but I really didn't take the JBL rating seriously at first and thought the crown MA 2402's would be enough for my applications. I was wrong. My MA 2402's are now MA 3600vz's. Now the wedges are happy. But what doesn't make any sense is that JBL's srx line is indeed an MI product (higher end MI product but still not considered a pro touring product). Needing that kind of power works fine for me but for those who are shopping on a smaller budget, it simply put them out of place in an MI market.
Mike Russell


I think the SRX stuff are the boxes that blurs the line between MI and pro.  It takes little vision to see that the amplifier market is going to higher power switching amps, and the SRX can take it.  Having components in the box that are the same ones the big dogs use makes one feel "special" even if they tweek the hell out of 'em and make 'em sound like crap.

Now the issue of getting high SPL out of a SRX setup, off two 15A breakers, that'll break the MI back.

tom "got a few SRX cabinets and loving it"

tom
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Jeff Weed on January 09, 2006, 06:55:48 pm
Mike Russell wrote on Thu, 05 January 2006 13:56

A small update to this post. I went ahead and bought 4 of the 712m's and sound quality and performance are impressive for the money. I will say that I think JBL made a mistake in making a wedge aimed for the MI market that requires so much power though. I was using MA 2402's on my old wedges with no problems. Of course they has a higher effecientcy rating than the 712m's (500W and 99db 1w 1m vs 800W 95db 1w 1m) but I really didn't take the JBL rating seriously at first and thought the crown MA 2402's would be enough for my applications. I was wrong. My MA 2402's are now MA 3600vz's. Now the wedges are happy. But what doesn't make any sense is that JBL's srx line is indeed an MI product (higher end MI product but still not considered a pro touring product). Needing that kind of power works fine for me but for those who are shopping on a smaller budget, it simply put them out of place in an MI market.
Mike Russell


How is everyone running these?  Big dual channel amps or 2 bridged amps?  Just curious, I'm thinking about a pair of SRX725's or Turbosound TXD-252.  Either way, requires a big investment in power.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Tom Reid on January 09, 2006, 09:17:08 pm
Jeff Weed wrote on Mon, 09 January 2006 17:55

Mike Russell wrote on Thu, 05 January 2006 13:56

A small update to this post. I went ahead and bought 4 of the 712m's and sound quality and performance are impressive for the money. I will say that I think JBL made a mistake in making a wedge aimed for the MI market that requires so much power though. I was using MA 2402's on my old wedges with no problems. Of course they has a higher effecientcy rating than the 712m's (500W and 99db 1w 1m vs 800W 95db 1w 1m) but I really didn't take the JBL rating seriously at first and thought the crown MA 2402's would be enough for my applications. I was wrong. My MA 2402's are now MA 3600vz's. Now the wedges are happy. But what doesn't make any sense is that JBL's srx line is indeed an MI product (higher end MI product but still not considered a pro touring product). Needing that kind of power works fine for me but for those who are shopping on a smaller budget, it simply put them out of place in an MI market.
Mike Russell


How is everyone running these?  Big dual channel amps or 2 bridged amps?  Just curious, I'm thinking about a pair of SRX725's or Turbosound TXD-252.  Either way, requires a big investment in power.


Bi-amp the 725.
Run 2400w into each pair of 15's
And 200w into the tops.

Running full range the 725 is 1200/2400/3600w for power.
The HF driver will take 75/150/300w in the biamp mode.
The bottom 15's deal with the same power range as full range.
4 Ohms on the bottom, 8 on top.

Crown XS900 is 2500w 4 ohm monobridge.
tom
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: John Penkala on January 16, 2006, 05:24:52 pm
Mike,
    I also had to upgrade amps after adopting some 712's. I don't recommend these monitors for most small time bar bands unless they can afford to power them correctly. For those who can afford to power them properly, they make a great monitor, front fill, delay, small main, utility speaker, etc..

JP
Title: Re: JBL SRX712M
Post by: bo putnam on March 06, 2006, 09:31:20 pm
Jeff Weed wrote on Mon, 09 January 2006 15:55


How is everyone running these?  Big dual channel amps or 2 bridged amps?
Mostly running them passive, using QSC's.  They have upped the "power budget" some, but so far that hasn't been a problem.  

I'm intrigued by the comments on "lack directivity" - I haven't gotten that feedback (yet...).  I've have gotten uniformly very positive reports from the artists - they seem to hear better and at lower SPL.  
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Grayson Rech on March 07, 2006, 01:24:51 pm
Okay, I'm really intreged.  I've been listening to users of this wedge for a while now on how they sound so amazing.  I even went ahead and pre-spec'd 4 of them on an upcoming install.
 
Last week I was able to finally hear (wasn't going to plop $900 bills based solely on a spec sheet) them at a large reputable east coast supplier.  The console was an A&H GL3800 EQ'd flat running to an Itech 4000, speakers were run passive.  I wish I could say otherwise but it was probably the worst sounding wedge I'd ever heard . . . like a couple of speakers mounted in a cardboard box.  Sure it was awesomely lite and small but put beside a JBL Mpro 412 it was stomped on.  Confused  
Now because I haven't heard any real complaints on this box from anyone here, I'm really wondering if the box was being sabotaged so to speak in favour of another box.  I watched the sales rep move the NL4 from the 712 to the mpro412 and a world of difference came through.  I tried a few tracks from CD and the real test of a Shure SM58 as a vocal monitor.  Am I missing something or just was this a doomed test before I even got there?  Just curious as to explain a box that went waaaaayyyy beyond bad sounding.  This defide a "it doesn't fit my taste sounds".  

I mean no offense to those giving there opinions I still look to you all for insite and experiences.  However, as dave said a while back, internet can't offer what meatland can! or something like that.

Respectfully,
Grayson
 
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: The Guy on March 07, 2006, 07:27:01 pm
There was something wrong with the SRX712 in your demo, possibly some blown drivers or a burned up internal crossover....I have used the 712's and can tell you that a MP412 is not better in any way, except maybe the fact that it's cheaper.    A SRX712/IT4000 is not exactly a 'suck' setup!

I don't know why the rep would sabotage the SRX against the 412...they're both JBL products, and he should be motivated to sell the one that's 2x as expensive.  Try one for yourself, with your rig, and see what you find out.
-JB
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Grayson Rech on March 08, 2006, 10:50:42 am
In the grand sceme of things the Mpro412 will be easier on the budget and still meet their requirements.  It really blew my mind to hear it . . . my brother (also a fellow audio guy) felt the same way  . . . it only took 2 measures on the CD track to think WTF?  

Thanks for the intel and some day I might try them out again on 100% my terms meaning a fully controlled environment.

Cheers!
Grayson
Title: Re: JBL SRX712M
Post by: Andy Peters on March 08, 2006, 04:19:44 pm
bo putnam wrote on Mon, 06 March 2006 19:31

I'm intrigued by the comments on "lack directivity" - I haven't gotten that feedback (yet...).  I've have gotten uniformly very positive reports from the artists - they seem to hear better and at lower SPL.


What are the boxes made of?  Light, or lightly-braced, boxes will resonate, and the result could be what John describes.

-a
Title: Re: JBL SRX712M
Post by: bo putnam on March 08, 2006, 09:30:27 pm
Andy Peters wrote on Wed, 08 March 2006 13:19

What are the boxes made of?  Light, or lightly-braced, boxes will resonate, and the result could be what John describes.
Offhand, I don't know.  Really good question.  

They don't exhibit any obvious/troubling resonance(s) on Smaart.  Running Pink Noise and various music content on them while pre-programming the Protea 4.24 GS (using FFT) showed far fewer frequencies that needed "correcting", and to a far lesser extent than other wedges (I've now got quite a library of presets...).  "Out of the box", they are flatter than anything I've previously used.  

I'll ask around, and maybe crack one open to see the bracing, and cabinet construction (will post pics).  Beats re-racking between gigs...  Rolling Eyes
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: bo putnam on March 09, 2006, 10:52:30 am
From the brochure...

The enclosure is constructed of top quality birch plywood and coated in JBL’s rugged DuraFlex™ finish. The attractive CNC-machined, 16-gauge steel grille wraps around the sides of the enclosure so there are no protruding lips on the front of the box to create acoustical interference. The grilles are internally lined with acoustically transparent foam to provide additional driver protection and give a very professional appearance.

I'll open one up and check on the bracing question.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Tom Reid on March 09, 2006, 11:49:54 pm
The 718 and 728 use 18mm 13-ply birch plywood.
The rest of the line is 15mm 11-ply birch plywood.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: bo putnam on March 10, 2006, 09:35:34 pm
Tom Reid wrote on Thu, 09 March 2006 20:49

The 718 and 728 use 18mm 13-ply birch plywood.
The rest of the line is 15mm 11-ply birch plywood.
Yes, and they talk about a bit about bracing:

"SRX700 is constructed of top quality birch plywood and coated in JBL's rugged DuraFlex™ finish. Extensive use of internal braces and bulkheads makes the enclosures extremely rigid. This reduces acoustic losses caused by panel resonance. "

There is no bracing in the 712M - I wouldn't think any is necessary as the cabinet is a compact 13.75 in x 21.5 in x 10.25 in.  

The real key to their light-weight are the neodymium motors, both on the 2262HPL differntial-drive woofers and the 2431H CD (3-inch).  The aluminum baskets on the 2262HPL are very stout, but incredibly light, as is the motor.  The baskets give great access if they were to ever need a recone, but that is pretty unlikely.  Not sure I wanna try and align that triple VC anyway...  Rolling Eyes

Here's a composite pic of the 2262HPL, and the EQ settings saved in my Protea RD compared to those of an EV wedge.  
index.php/fa/4269/0/
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Gerald Wonch on March 12, 2006, 11:33:20 am
We recently made the SRX 712M our main wedge.  We have used it for front fill, stage monitor, and on top of a sub for small shows.  We use the SRX 725's for side fill and drum box.  We power everything with CROWN XS 1200's.  We bridge mono the sidefills  and drum box (passive) with amazing results.  We can run the wedges passive or bi amped, but, we have found the difference is minimal through our DBX 260's.  It has been very nice this past year to hear " Turn it down" rather than " I can't hear."  
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: John Roy on January 29, 2009, 05:20:23 pm
I own 8 of these and am looking for 6 more! two 712s per mix or one on top of an 18" or double 15" sub makes the deafest drummer deafer! Really quite impressive for their versatility. I did a small show at a venue with a broken freight elevator for a corporate cover band and ended up using four for monitors and four for mains with a couple of single 18s and 4 plx3602s from my monitor rig and a backup mixwizard. the 12 trips up and down stairs still sucked, but not as much as it would have with my old 122s and 155s. The band was skeptical until after the first set . This little rig was much better on my back and I didn't get any grumbling after the show. I'm running a hotel gig right now with eight of these and 2 728 subs and it's going great!
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Patrick G Scott on March 23, 2009, 09:12:58 am
Hey did you purchase the SRX715M or the VRX915M? Where is the 715M available, I cannot find them, the 712M is an excellent wedge, I'm sure the 715M would be even sweeter, but I was told the next in line is the VRX 915M, please clarify?
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Bob Kenton on March 23, 2009, 12:29:09 pm
There is no 715M in the SRX line up. The 712 is the only designated floor monitor in the line, the SRX715 doesnt have the right angles for monitor use. There is a VRX915M monitor, and it doesnt have a pole cup socket. There is also a VRX915S, which is a small 15" sub.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Keith Clarkson on May 08, 2009, 12:49:18 am
I have 10 x SRX712M & 4 x SRX718 Subs,
I think they are a great box and would definitely rate them in the pro section of JBL's line up rather than MI products
I use them for everything , Corporate speakers on sticks. Band FOH (with subs) ,
Stage Monitors etc
I Also have a VRX 932LAP FOH System & the 712's double as great monitor box to complement the VRX  

Yeah you can really here the directivity of the VRX over the SRX but the SRX is still a good reasonably directional box at a great price point & compares well against other 12" products from other major manufacturers
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Akki Serd on January 06, 2010, 01:31:02 am
hi,.
is one xti4000 enough to run 2x srx 712?

is there any problems running them as full range speakers?
tnx
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Silas Pradetto on January 06, 2010, 02:23:35 am
Akki Serd wrote on Wed, 06 January 2010 01:31

hi,.
is one xti4000 enough to run 2x srx 712?

is there any problems running them as full range speakers?
tnx


It will work but they'll be wanting more.

If it gets loud enough for you and sounds good to you, then it's good!
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Akki Serd on January 06, 2010, 02:30:30 pm
what about 722 then,...
i see its 1200w 4ohm in passive mode
and xti4000 is 1200w at 4 ohm

looks like good mach?
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Duncan McLennan on January 06, 2010, 05:57:09 pm
The 722 is rated at 1,200w RMS.

So most would recommend an amp between 1,800 and 2,400w.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: David "Luke" Landis on January 08, 2010, 07:28:25 am
Akki Serd wrote on Wed, 06 January 2010 01:31

hi,.
is one xti4000 enough to run 2x srx 712?

is there any problems running them as full range speakers?
tnx


Bridge the 4000 and run momo? Cross them at 90hz with a sub. They are a bit weak in the low end without some sort of sub.
I run one on a bridged XTi 2000 on each side over a 718 for smaller shows. They do sound good for waht I use them for.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Keith Clarkson on January 10, 2010, 07:23:24 pm
I run my 712M's on Crown XTI4000's & have never felt the need for more power
This delivers 650W into a single box running passive or 600w into each box if 2 boxes on one side of amp (4ohms) I work with a lot of name artists & have never ran out of headroom for stage monitors even running passive with the pickiest artists who want it "loud"
Crown amp specs are guaranteed minumum continuous power not peak power as some other amp manufacturers spec so this is working in your favour as these amps deliver the power they say they do for more than just a  ms as a lot of other brand amps achieve their max rating often for only this long & cannot sustain the power.

The other great thing about the Crown XTI series is that the boxes can be pre Eq-d to be nice & flat before you start so you only have to tune for feedback/room / artist not box correction as this can be done once in factory conditions with accurate measuring equipment  stored as a preset on the Amp .
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Gavin Pearce on March 22, 2010, 11:36:58 pm
We've got 16 of them running passive at a national venue and they've worked great. I've mixed monitors on them for lots of bands from P-Funk to Levon Helm to Hell Yeah (members from Pantera etc...) to Jay-Z. Never had a problem. I did write in some decent parametrics on the outputs of the PM5D and I recommend a limiter if you dont have active processing. I also own 8 of them myself that I use for monitors or mains for my small sound company. Also have 2 of the VRX915M, 4 of the VRX932, 6 of the VRX918S and 2 of the VRX928. I think JBL has really done good work with this lates series of speakers. I used to not like JBL so much. I have toured quite a bit and until Paul Bowman (spelling?) wrote presets for the Vertec I hated them. I mixed on 2 good Vertec rigs out of 75 before that. One was in Latvia and the other at the Verizon Theatre in Houston. Anyway, it seems that JBL has come to play these days.
Back to the SRX712M, if you run them biamped with an I-Tech 4000 or 5000 per mix they are a truly rocking box. I tour doing monitors for Thievery Corporation and we have a LOUD stage with 8 singers throughout the night. I'm usually quite happy when i come to a venue that has these. When carrying a touring rig my first choice is D&B M2s after that I'm happy to see the little SRX712M. As far as price versus performance I dont think you can beat the SRX712M. I think dealer cost is around $800 per box these days and at 38 pounds I load in by myself and I'm fine with that. Anyway, I'm buying more...
Oh and if you need just a little bit more the VRX915M is awesome too.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Bob Kenton on March 24, 2010, 01:55:00 am
Gavin Pearce wrote on Tue, 23 March 2010 03:36

We've got 16 of them running passive at a national venue and they've worked great. I've mixed monitors on them for lots of bands from P-Funk to Levon Helm to Hell Yeah (members from Pantera etc...) to Jay-Z. Never had a problem. I did write in some decent parametrics on the outputs of the PM5D and I recommend a limiter if you dont have active processing. I also own 8 of them myself that I use for monitors or mains for my small sound company. Also have 2 of the VRX915M, 4 of the VRX932, 6 of the VRX918S and 2 of the VRX928. I think JBL has really done good work with this lates series of speakers. I used to not like JBL so much. I have toured quite a bit and until Paul Bowman (spelling?) wrote presets for the Vertec I hated them. I mixed on 2 good Vertec rigs out of 75 before that. One was in Latvia and the other at the Verizon Theatre in Houston. Anyway, it seems that JBL has come to play these days.
Back to the SRX712M, if you run them biamped with an I-Tech 4000 or 5000 per mix they are a truly rocking box. I tour doing monitors for Thievery Corporation and we have a LOUD stage with 8 singers throughout the night. I'm usually quite happy when i come to a venue that has these. When carrying a touring rig my first choice is D&B M2s after that I'm happy to see the little SRX712M. As far as price versus performance I dont think you can beat the SRX712M. I think dealer cost is around $800 per box these days and at 38 pounds I load in by myself and I'm fine with that. Anyway, I'm buying more...
Oh and if you need just a little bit more the VRX915M is awesome too.




Any chance that you have heard the little VRX915s subwoofer?
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Cole R. Lofink on April 10, 2010, 09:33:59 pm
Chuck Simon wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 16:50

for monitors.  At 37 pounds each and using the same components as the Vertec System


Who told you that there using the same components as the Vertec System? I don't believe that information is accurate.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Mac Kerr on April 10, 2010, 09:44:44 pm
Cole R. Lofink wrote on Sat, 10 April 2010 21:33

Chuck Simon wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 16:50

for monitors.  At 37 pounds each and using the same components as the Vertec System


Who told you that there using the same components as the Vertec System? I don't believe that information is accurate.


You can believe what ever you want, but if you look it up you will see that the 712M uses the same 12" woofer and 1" compression driver as a Vertec 4888.

Mac
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Jason Phair on April 11, 2010, 12:15:52 pm
I've torn 'em both apart a few times, and the basket on the 12's are different - different weight, and looks like a totally different alloy.  I didn't get into the magnet/coil to see what was going on in there, though.
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: Chuck Simon on September 13, 2010, 09:42:23 am

So, you think JBL has two different versions of the 2262H?  Seems hard to believe.

(Wow, this thread is still alive 6 years later!)
Title: Re: JBL SRX712
Post by: brian maddox on October 01, 2010, 10:44:02 am
Chuck Simon wrote on Mon, 13 September 2010 09:42


So, you think JBL has two different versions of the 2262H?  Seems hard to believe.

(Wow, this thread is still alive 6 years later!)


alive and kickin'  Smile

i'm surprised no one has mentioned the weird high end thing.  'what weird high end thing, brian?'  glad you asked.

i work with a small company in sterling, va and they bought 8 of these with the subs based largely on the package, which is, i'll grant, pretty sweet.  stick speaker [love the dual pole mount], monitor, light, well built, etc.

but the first time i took them out i noticed this weird sound in the horn driver, kinda like a 'vibrating wax paper on a comb' thing, but much more subtle.  and all the 712s had it.  when i pointed it out to the company owner, he concurred.  i tried eqing it out, but that just tore into the clarity of the box.

long story shorter, i used them a bunch of times after that, but it was never a pleasant experience.  all i could hear was that weird sound character.  drove me bananas.

i should say, this shop is almost exclusively a d&b shop, so i am used to hearing some pretty sweet speakers.  still, this was a weirdness i never got over.

YMMV>

brian