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  • Older JBL Subs...what to do?

    Picked up an older pair of JBL G-718 subs and found these loaded inside. Do these look familiar to anyone?  Sticker and markings seems to indicate a possible recone at DTH of Paducah, Inc.?  The boxes themselves are in decent condition and seem to be made of quality materials...and these speakers do work.  Do I find and reload the cabs with the original E-155-4's, something newer and/or better, or move these boxes along as fast as I can?

     

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    I don't immediately recognize that driver but it kind of looks like an old PAS.

    Frankly, that's a 90 lb moderately performing speaker even when correctly loaded and has not much resale value so if it works adequately as is, I would just leave it the way the way it is. Hope you didn't pay much for them. Ok small C level club speaker.

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    • djerickson
      djerickson commented
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      They were part of a storage locker that I've already broke even on.  If I dropped $300 worth of drivers into these things it seems as if I'd be lucky to have $300 subs!  Think I'll reload what was in 'em, drop the price, and move 'em on down the line.


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    If the loudspeaker TSP's works for that cabinet and your driving them withing the RMS rating use them.

    Honestly, buying loudspeakers for those cabs is a waste of time at this point.

    I say use them or dump them at 250.00 per box



     

     

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    • djerickson
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      Since quality replacement drivers are available, is the main limitation in this sub the cabinets design?  Say a guy (me) decided to redo these and dropped $450 into them...are there better pairs of subs available for the same money, or is it just that's it's a poor return on investment compaired to putting the money into better (all be it, more expensive) equipment.  Would there be a better choice for reloading this box than the original E-155?  I have a pair of 618XLF's, is there any senario where these older G-718...properly loaded and powered....would add anything positive to the mix?  I'm always looking for projects, just trying to start picking the smarter ones for my ears and wallet. 

       

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