View Full Version : Jbl S312
09-02-2001, 09:52 PM
Has anyone heard these speakers? My friend, without even listening to the speakers or talking to me, bought a pair of these. Apparently he got them on sale for $500/pair down from $900/pair retail. Even $500 sounds like a freakin' rip off to me. Aren't those drivers paper? I think I remember seeing one similar to this at CC, and it was a POS. Thoughts, anyone?
JBL S312 specs page (http://www.jbl.com/home/products/product_detail.asp?ProdId=S312&SerId=STU)
09-02-2001, 10:08 PM
I feel really betrayed! Man, this just pisses me off the more I think about it. "Huh-huh, I have bu-bu-bass now!" Ugh! Someone shoot me. On second thought, he DOES go to school in Baltimore. Think we can assemble a task force consisting of Micah, Justin, and John to go burn some paper woofers?
09-02-2001, 10:25 PM
..for about 30 seconds before I decided they were POS. At least in Best Buy's horrible sound room..... Tap on the sides....Obviously not very well-constructed. At least he didn't pay full price for them. And they're kinda loud...:rolleyes:
09-03-2001, 12:29 AM
I remember when JBL made the Shizznet, not POShizznet. Mr. Lansing would cry.
The woofer and mid are coated paper, similar to the blown MW 6503 I pulled from my 10B.
09-03-2001, 09:48 AM
What exactly is wrong with the MW6503 in the 10B's?
Them's fight'n words. Those very same MW6503's are used
in both SRS-SDA 1.2 and 3.1TL's.
All the older SRS polk speakers use coated paper woofers.
And, they sound really fine.
Agreed though.... the JBL's are junk
09-03-2001, 12:17 PM
an aquaitance recently bought a pair on sale at Best Buy....complete crapola. Hey, if he is happy with them no skin off my back. I thought the same thing, pretty crappy construction and very hollow sounding, kind of like a pair of older techniqs from a rack system I used to have.
09-04-2001, 02:12 AM
There is nothing wrong with the 6503s (except one of mine)! I was just remarking on the dis to the paper.
All of my cone drivers are paper or coated paper.
I haven't done any comparison with newer drivers though.
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