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    Blind Listening Test 2: Neumann KH 80 vs JBL 305p MkII vs Edifier R1280T vs RCF Arya Pro5

    Shortly after completing the first blind listening test, @Inverse_Laplace and I started thinking about all the ways we’d like to improve the rigor and explore other questions. Written summary follows, but here is a video if you prefer that medium: Speakers (preference score in parentheses)...
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    Repair JBL SCS 125 Subwoofer Capacitor leak

    Hello, I have a JBL SCS 125 which is 5 satelite speakers and 1 subwoofer connected to a Harman Kardon AVR 300RDS. Recently, the subwoofer kept turning on and off rapidly for 1 to 2 minutes before staying on. It's only after that clicking on and off for 1 to 2 minutes that I could start using...
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    Technical documentation for JBL L100 Classic Tweeter (JT025TI1-4)

    Hello everybody! I'd like to restore a few older JBL Studio Monitors and I'd love to replace the old tweeters with newer ones from JBL, to keep it in the family. Does anyone know, how to get a data sheet for the new JT025TI1-4 tweeter they put in the L100 Classics? The size of the mounting...
  4. PaperBoat

    Pultec punch

    Hi all! Merry Christmas Eve! I've paired my JBL 305p MKII Monitors with an IFI Zen Air DAC... I toggled boundary EQ to -3dB and now trying to tighten up the low end using DSP... My IFI DAC has an XBass+ switch which is an ASP circuitry. I know the XBass (XBass+ has better components) feature is...
  5. PaperBoat

    IFI XBass+

    Hello everyone! Newbie here... I have paired my IFI Zen Air DAC with JBL 305p MKII Monitors using IFI Zen Air DAC’s RCA outputs… Will it be safe to use the XBass+ feature of IFI Zen Air DAC when I’m listening to my JBL Speakers? Is XBass+ only meant for headphones and not for speakers? Is XBass+...
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    Best budget Harman tuned headphones? (JBL Tune 710, AKG K371/361, AKG N700)

    Hi everyone, I am about to get my first budget pair of Harman tuned headphones. I am considering the following: JBL Tune 710 60 Euros AKG K371/361 160 euros AKG N700 NC 100 euros I am leaning towards JBL Tune 710, not because of the price range, but because of the measurements also, but...
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    Spinorama for the brand new JBL PRX900 serie

    JBL PRX900 are PA speakers which are optimised for high output. They are active, relatively cheap, easy to get and have an internal DSP. JBL is nice enough to provide a lot of datas for these speakers. I used the data to generate the spinorama and derive some information. Here is the...
  8. thewas

    75 years of JBL: 75 years of Loud + Clear!

    Quite interesting German magazine article about the history of JBL which I post electronically translated below, the original source with more photos is https://www.lowbeats.de/75-jahre-jbl-75-jahre-loud-clear/ Like no other manufacturer, JBL stands for the combination of hi-fi and studio -...
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    JBL Studio 520c vs ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2?

    I currently have the 520C in use with my Studio 580's but came across a local deal for the ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 for cheap but wondering if it's even worth trying. I know the Elac is not a 3-way but would it be even slightly better then the 520c? AVR is Denon x1600h
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    What JBL model is this speaker?

    Hi, this is my first post here, usually only read other discussions. I'm interested to buy an used JBL floor standing speaker, but there is no information about the model type, or the impedance and watt on the speaker. I've tried to search the image online but can't find any matching one...
  11. R

    JBL L82/L100-inspired bookshelves

    I recently fell in love with the walnut veneer and burnt orange quadrex foam grilled of the (new) JBL L82/L100. I also found out that you can purchase the grilles, or a fairly good clone of the foam, for a reasonable amount of money. So, I’m looking to make something in the same dimensions as...
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    Brand match front with surround and height?

    Community, Looking for some advise. Currently have three KEF R3s for LCR. I’m trying to budget for additional speakers. Two rear surrounds and four height speakers for the “unified layout”. Auro for music up-mixing and Atmos movies/music all via AppleTV. How important is brand matching? Three...
  13. PaperBoat

    JBL 305p MKii Boundary EQ

    What is the "Q" value and the "Cut off frequency" of the JBL 305p MKii Boundary EQ? I want to replicate it using the Jriver low shelf software parametric Equalizer... Please help.
  14. PaperBoat


    Is 2Vrms enough to achieve the maximum SPL when using the -10dBV input of JBL 305p MKii? +6dBV = 1.995Vrms?
  15. PaperBoat

    JBL 305p MKii

    My JBL 305p MKii's sell sheet telling this ↓ What does it mean?
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    PSA, Harman billing Issues from secret "sale"

    This is a PSA, If this is the wrong section of ASR please move it mods. Many folks bought stuff during the secret "sale"(or crazy site SNAFU or both --- who knows what the heck that all was). Double check your billing statements. Several reports of people being charged the regular retail...
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    JBL 306p mk2’s for sale

    For sale is a pair of JBL 306p mk2’s in good condition except for some minor cosmetic imperfection in the speaker wraps as shown. Local sale in the Charlotte, NC vicinity preferred as I don’t have the original boxes anymore. I can drive to 50 miles of 28277 to deliver them. Price for the pair...
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    Considering several options for center, sides and surrounds...need some feedback please

    Hello! So I have the JBL 590s as Mains. Currently have been testing various options for center ( another 590 is not an option any time soon). The JBL 520c and 530 were not up to par as a center. The Klipsch 504c, RC-64 III and RC-7 have been the ones I have tested more now. So far the RC-7 and...
  19. Bontignole

    First set-up for small living room (EU)

    Hello all, Complete beginner, I am planning my first set-up, connecting my projector and Bluetooth source. Usage would be: 60% movies, 40% music I did some homework however, my main concern is on how to plug the entire set-up After trying to understand my best here is what I seem to...
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    Four Speaker Blind Listening Test Results (Kef, JBL, Revel, OSD)

    After finishing @Floyd Toole 's The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, I became interested in conducting a blind listening test. With the help of a similarly minded friend, we put together a test and ran 12 people through it. I’ll describe our procedures and the results...
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