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Is this Jamo Quality? - blown out Jamo S606's cheap tweeter

post #1 of 115
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Hi guys, this is my first message in this forum, i just wanted to warn other people about to buy jamo s606...


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Seems like Jamo dropped his quality on it's last speakers...I was just listening some techno music a little louder and suddenly highs got down and realized one of tweeter's dome was a little out of it's normal position,,, when i push it a little sound turns back as its normal stage but if i give it a little volume, it goes out again....anyway it's going to service for replacement..but i never had any issues with my 10 year old jamo bx100 speakers despite using it at much higher loads...
btw this tweeter really looks cheap
post #2 of 115
How does the front of that thing come off? Is the whole front of the speaker plastic? or is it just a plate the tweeter mounts to and the woofers are mounted to the rest of the cabnet?
post #3 of 115
Thread Starter 
yes its the plastic plate, only houses the tweeter, others are mounted on cabinet..
post #4 of 115
I didnt realize the diaphram on those actualy moves, i thought it just deflects the sound a little so its not so directional.
post #5 of 115
Like I said in the other forum. That's a pathetically cheap, garbage tweeter.

Very disappointing to see Jamo stoop to such low level garbage in one of their speakers.

I know for a fact none of the tweeters in my C60 and C80 Series speakers (C603, C60 CEN, C607, C803, C807 and C809 ) are that crappy tweeter.

The tweeters in those speakers are very nice and when you take them out and look at them; they are impressive. They sound impressive, too.

These S606 tweeters look like 1970's cheapo tweeters for the garbage car stereos of the AMC Gremlin. Garbage.
post #6 of 115
I Googled the entire 5.1 system, and found a price of around $850 for all five speakers. That's $170 retail each, on average. Let's assume dealer cost is *less* than that. That doesn't leave a lot of budget for a tweeter. My hat is off to Jamo, a decent brand, for being able to market a good-looking system at that price. Triad sure can't. (My mid-line Triad surrounds cost as much as that whole system...EACH.) But for the price, you can't really complain. I'm sure they'll cover you under warranty.

Sorry about your problem. Blowing a tweeter is always a bummer. Good luck.
post #7 of 115
The Jamo S606 sell for $600.00 for the pair USD.

The crappy Center Channel and tiny crappy rears make up the $250.00 difference. That's nothing for Jamo to be proud of.
post #8 of 115
Klipsch did it.

I ordered an S506 5.0 package and i just got a confermation number today, when i looked it up it said shipping weight 36lbs!

I hope thats an error, cause the jamo site says that each tower is 33lbs
post #9 of 115
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Originally Posted by TjMV3 View Post

The Jamo S606 sell for $600.00 for the pair USD.

The crappy Center Channel and tiny crappy rears make up the $250.00 difference. That's nothing for Jamo to be proud of.

Let me first say that sucks when you encounter a blown speaker. Now with that said I have seen high end speakers that have blown a tweeter and or driver. The bottom line is it happens whether it be high or low end. Any mass produced product has a failure rate.
post #10 of 115
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actually my concern is not for blown tweeter,,,, tweeter that was used....it's very cheap, crappy ones,,,i feel like ripped by jamo.
post #11 of 115
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Originally Posted by theVatansever View Post

actually my concern is not for blown tweeter,,,, tweeter that was used....it's very cheap, crappy ones,,,i feel like ripped by jamo.

So the tweeter isn't blown
post #12 of 115
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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post

Let me first say that sucks when you encounter a blown speaker. Now with that said I have seen high end speakers that have blown a tweeter and or driver. The bottom line is it happens whether it be high or low end. Any mass produced product has a failure rate.


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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post

So the tweeter isn't blown


You're missing the point. Yes the tweeter is blown. And we all know that happenes with every manufactor out there. All brands occassionally have a small percentage of defects, here and there.

The main point is the Tweeter itself. Look at it. Take a good, long look at it.

It's a piece of garbage. It's an embarrassment that Jamo would use such dirt cheap, trashy Tweeter in the S606.

Look at the S606. They designed those speakers to look all fancy, glossy, high class. Yet, the tweeter is the type ultra low grade cr*p they use in dirt cheap car stereos. Even worse. It looks like one those cr*ppy tweeters they use in cheap mass market boomboxes or shelf boomboxes, made by Coby or Phillips or RCA or Sony for Wal-mart and K-mart.

That's where the issue lies.
post #13 of 115
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Originally Posted by TjMV3 View Post

You're missing the point. Yes the tweeter is blown. And we all know that happenes with every manufactor out there. All brands occassionally have a small percentage of defects, here and there.

The main point is the Tweeter itself. Look at it. Take a good, long look at it.

It's a piece of garbage. It's an embarrassment that Jamo would use such dirt cheap, trashy Tweeter in the S606.

Look at the S606. They designed those speakers to look all fancy, glossy, high class. Yet, the tweeter is the type ultra low grade cr*p they use in dirt cheap car stereos. Even worse. It looks like one those cr*ppy tweeters they use in cheap mass market boomboxes or shelf boomboxes, made by Coby or Phillips or RCA or Sony for Wal-mart and K-mart.

That's where the issue lies.

I won't argue that it's a sub par tweeter but let's point out again what Paul Scarpelli has said. It's price point is a good value for the money. We wouldn't be here discussing quality if the tweeter hadn't blown in the first place So I see the real issue the OP has is the blown tweeter.
post #14 of 115
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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post

I won't argue that it's a sub par tweeter but let's point out again what Paul Scarpelli has said. It's price point is a good value for the money. We wouldn't be here discussing quality if the tweeter hadn't blown in the first place So I see the real issue the OP has is the blown tweeter.

BS. What Paul pointed out was the whole set. That set included a cheap center and cheap surrounds. As the OPer said the towers sell for $600/pr. While not a lot of money, I would expect a better tweeter than what is pictured. I agree with the poster the tweeter is a piece of garbage.
post #15 of 115
Thread Starter 
today, support department of my dealer called me ... they're sending a new tweeter... I am more sad for Jamo lowering quality,,,my next purchase wont be a Jamo....and still no reply from Jamo support...
post #16 of 115
Maybe you'll just have to buy the higher end Jamo speakers in the future?
post #17 of 115
It looks like an Audax type 1" dome. I think you are confusing "junk" with modern engineering / optimization. I can't speak for the particular quality / reliability of that tweeter but there is nothing to be taken from the compact design other than that it is a compact design.

You don't need hockey puck sized motor structures on tweeters anymore. I suspect that in general that tweeter works per it's intended specs and power handling fairly reliably. If you are not happy with that type of driver then do some more research and look into likely more old fashioned speakers with over designed components.

I'm not sticking up for Jamo's quality so much as the snap judgement being made by the appearance of the tweeter itself. There are some similar looking 1" Audax units that happen to be quite excellent.
post #18 of 115
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Originally Posted by Slare View Post


You don't need hockey puck sized motor structures on tweeters anymore. I suspect that in general that tweeter works per it's intended specs and power handling fairly reliably. If you are not happy with that type of driver then do some more research and look into likely more old fashioned speakers with over designed components.

I'm not sticking up for Jamo's quality so much as the snap judgement being made by the appearance of the tweeter itself. There are some similar looking 1" Audax units that happen to be quite excellent.

I agree, the design of the larger driver covers a much larger range so that the tweeter posted doesnt really have to cover much.

You may be over looking another problem, though. What does the crossover look like? maybe somthing else failed causing the damage to the tweeter.

You may replace it and then it happens again but takes your receiver with it.
post #19 of 115
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Originally Posted by BowerR64 View Post

I agree, the design of the larger driver covers a much larger range so that the tweeter posted doesnt really have to cover much.

You may be over looking another problem, though. What does the crossover look like? maybe somthing else failed causing the damage to the tweeter.

You may replace it and then it happens again but takes your receiver with it.

I checked the crossover out, no problem there..still not a single word from Jamo...this is strange...They even dont bother to reply...
post #20 of 115
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Originally Posted by Slare View Post

It looks like an Audax type 1" dome. I think you are confusing "junk" with modern engineering / optimization. I can't speak for the particular quality / reliability of that tweeter but there is nothing to be taken from the compact design other than that it is a compact design.

You don't need hockey puck sized motor structures on tweeters anymore. I suspect that in general that tweeter works per it's intended specs and power handling fairly reliably. If you are not happy with that type of driver then do some more research and look into likely more old fashioned speakers with over designed components.

I'm not sticking up for Jamo's quality so much as the snap judgement being made by the appearance of the tweeter itself. There are some similar looking 1" Audax units that happen to be quite excellent.

None of the Audax tweeters look like this tweeter. There's a distinct difference in design and build quality.
post #21 of 115
I don't know anything about Jamo's quality, and they may have went with something a bit cheaper. However, isn't the real problem the overdriving and overworking of the OP's amp/receiver/HTIB? (no mention) .....techno music is loaded with bass...
post #22 of 115
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Originally Posted by TjMV3 View Post

None of the Audax tweeters look like this tweeter. There's a distinct difference in design and build quality.

My point was in terms of the size of the housing and magnet structure, which I suppose are the things that the OP was upset about.
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post #23 of 115
For the purpose of clarity......

My Jamo C60 Series and C80 Series speakers are outstanding quality, for their respective price points. And it's not a stretch by amy means to say both series offer an exceptional value in terms of build quality and musical sound. A value that truely does punch high above their repective price points. An often used cliche, I know. But so very true.

But this S606 tweeter is pathetic.
post #24 of 115
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Originally Posted by Slare View Post

My point was in terms of the size of the housing and magnet structure, which I suppose are the things that the OP was upset about.


Is that a car speaker/tweeter? Sure looks like one.
post #25 of 115
Think about it, the s606 is a 3way tower with 4 drivers that cost $300 each retail. The dealer paid $200 each at the most and Jamo had to make some money too. You can not buy a complex 3way tower with 4 drivers in it for $300 retail and expect it to have good parts. That tweeter costs about $6 if you buy 100 at a time (educated guess).
Some free advice, if you have about $600 to spend you would be much better off buying a 2way.
post #26 of 115
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Originally Posted by Espo77 View Post

I don't know anything about Jamo's quality, and they may have went with something a bit cheaper. However, isn't the real problem the overdriving and overworking of the OP's amp/receiver/HTIB? (no mention) .....techno music is loaded with bass...

it musnt be overdriving since i was using at a little higher than usual levels,, i used my bx100 speakers at much much higher levels and never had any issues... this one died so easily, never thought that would happen...
post #27 of 115
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Originally Posted by audio0947 View Post

Think about it, the s606 is a 3way tower with 4 drivers that cost $300 each retail. The dealer paid $200 each at the most and Jamo had to make some money too. You can not buy a complex 3way tower with 4 drivers in it for $300 retail and expect it to have good parts. That tweeter costs about $6 if you buy 100 at a time (educated guess).
Some free advice, if you have about $600 to spend you would be much better off buying a 2way.

you're right but i'd like to see better quality drivers, than it's shiny,glossy look...they should invest on quality instead of appearance.
post #28 of 115
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Originally Posted by theVatansever View Post

you're right but i'd like to see better quality drivers, than it's shiny,glossy look...they should invest on quality instead of appearance.

I think that's what Jamo does with the C60 and C80 Series. Plain looking aesthetics, but very good design, drivers and cabs.
post #29 of 115
So I guess how speakers sound over how their build quality/components makes you feel inside is soooooo 1998!
post #30 of 115
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Originally Posted by TjMV3 View Post

Is that a car speaker/tweeter? Sure looks like one.

It's a JBL oem'd by Audax. Used in some very nice speakers, 1" pure titanium dome with variants used from the original studio series all the way up to the performance series. It is bolted to a rather beefy and likely fairly costly cast aluminum waveguide / dispersion guide in most applications.

I had the same gut reaction as the OP after seeing one for the first time - being used to 035tia tweeters which have a hockey puck sized motor structure on them. But despite its rather pathetic appearance it is a very nice tweeter capable of keeping up with full size 14" woofer tower configurations well beyond reference levels. Part of me appreciates the technology advancement resulting in comparable performance with much less weight and I'm assuming - part cost.

I can appreciate both sides of the argument as overdesigned drivers, crossovers, cabs, etc., are what make speakers such a broad and diverse market. As I said before - I just don't agree that just because it is such a compact tweeter means it must be junk.
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