Hi there avsforum!
I need a new pair of PA speakers for my organization. We usually use them for parties (loud music, off a laptop or phone) and we also transport them to tailgates. We listen to the typical college party scene music. No substance lyric wise, and the occasional snare drum diddling a simple beat while the bass booms. Our last pair of speakers (JBL JRX125's) were fantastic and lasted a solid 5 years until recently someone cranked our Crown 802AMP and blew them out.
Condition of the JBL JRX125's :
PA Speaker 1: completely done. Horn, and both speakers are blown out. (Can things like wiring also be shot?)
PA Speaker 2: Horn is blown out as well as one speaker, the other is on its way out as well.
Doing my research it looks like it would be around $800 to buy a whole new set of speakers + installation, I believe it's time to go new. (Please correct me if I'm wrong)
CROWN 802 AMP : http://imgur.com/a/Q2al6
I really like PA speakers because of the risks involved with transportation and parties.
So with these things in mind, can someone with more knowledge than myself point me in the right direction? Most of the websites I've looked at appear phishy, and I don't have very much knowledge on things like brands or reputable websites.
-For parties and Tailgates
-Off an Ipod or Computer, not live.
-Bass heavy music.
-Are my old speakers totaled?
-Crown 802 Amp.
-PA speakers are durable.
-Please bestow any buyer beware knowledge.
-avmaxx just screwed me over.