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Old 6th July 2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default This JBL driver any good ?

I'm looking for a low budget driver to make a couple of small(~30liter) sealed subs for the lounge room. These JBL car sub drivers are on sale for $80AUD at the moment, just wondering if I'm wasting my money. They model pretty well in WINISD. My other option is a pair of peerless XLS drivers, but they are 3 times the price. Any opinions appreciated.
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Old 6th July 2007, 09:29 AM   #2
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I was looking at them a while ago, good for the money
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Old 6th July 2007, 03:16 PM   #3
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Hi, the numbers and price do look good for a sealed sub, /sreten.

(another option is an opposed pair of GT4-10's for each sub)
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Old 7th July 2007, 05:02 AM   #4
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Might have to go and check one out in the flesh. Thanks guys.
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Old 9th July 2007, 05:21 AM   #5
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Well I picked a couple of these up, they are a budget driver but seem good for the money. They pass the basic test of running quietly at about 12mm of travel at 30hz outside of an enclosure. I have chemical sensitivities so I'm not allowed to cut ply or mdf due to the glues used, so I will be casting some 30l cabs from concrete, with hardwood baffles.
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Old 7th August 2007, 05:49 AM   #6
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How are your concrete sub's going ?

Any pic's ?

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Old 7th August 2007, 06:00 AM   #7
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Hi. I changed my mind, I will be using hardwood now, as I think the concrete will be too difficult to get right. I am considering lining the inside of the cabinet with cement sheet to add mass and stiffen the walls, but I don't know how effective it will be, I am guessing I would be better off with more bracing. I'll post some pics when they are done.
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Old 7th August 2007, 06:33 AM   #8
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I have a JBL GT3-12 (old version I guess), wish I had a GT4-12 instead as they seem to model much nicer in the smaller enclosure (however the GT3-12 appears to be more capable at lower freq in a really big enclosure).

Think I'll buy a more suitable sub (maybe even the GT4-12) for the everyday sub, and use the GT3 for some experiments perhaps.
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Old 7th August 2007, 09:20 AM   #9
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http://www.realmofexcursion.com/videos/JBL/1000.1.wmv

I could have sworn I heard somebody mention a USAmps DE-1000. I used to have one of those, the chrome version...great amplifiers. I guess they just wanted to test the 1000 WATTS rating that JBL likes to plaster all over their dust caps?
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Wow it held up pretty well really.
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