Originally Posted by Smarty-pants
It's not something I would do, but I feel bad for the guy since it appears that he is getting screwed left and right on the JBL subs he has paid good money for.
Absolutely deplorable that JBL even allows that type of bad product to be sold, and to be honest I feel like a little justice is done.
I know it's not right, but just sayin...
Hell, maybe someone even made sure he got a new sub because they know it's such crapolla.
I'm just glad I never spent good money on any failing JBL subs. It's bad enough having to read about it.
If they would correct their quality control problem and have more reliability like their loudspeakers do,
then they wouldn't have the problem of people trying to get money back that was basically stolen from them since the manufacturer knows the product is flawed.
Again I wouldn't resort to those means, but if I were on the end of that bad deal, I know I would probably never buy JBL again, let alone re-invest money in them as suggested.
I love my JBL L-series and my SVS subs
Ok Ok lets get some more info from me here.
I feel exactly this way. I have spent hours in the car driving these failed subwoofer amps to a 'jbl authorized repair facility' and have had enough. This extra sub woofer i received im holding onto is for BACKUP when they fail again because I am sure they will. In the subwoofers defense however... I sometimes would turn the subwoofers gain levels on the back of the amp more then halfway (straight up). It sounded better, didnt seem to be stressing the sub, but maybe it was making it too hot and frying the board on the amp. So I have kept the gain levels at exactly medium in hopes they will last longer this time.
Another reason I do not feel guilty about keeping this extra sub is because I also own 2 JBL L890 tower speakers (the big boys). I have had the tweeters blow on these babies 4 times, yes FOUR TIMES. They fortunately have a 5 year warranty on them and recently they just sent me 2 brand new speakers. I ordered some new wires that will be here this week and am hoping for the best with these 2.
Now... Why did the tweeters blow 4 times in these L890s? Good question. I had a harmon kardon hk 3490 receiver (150w x2) powering these speakers and they sounded fantastic but at the same time that is 100 less watts then they require. They were doing great the first 4 years, no issues at all until I had a party and my friend turned the receiver on full blast for about an hour to the point that the receiver kept over heating. Eventually the tweeter just failed, and I assumed that may be the problem. Once the tweeters were replaced, they stopped working after a few times of turning the volume high. So... I read on this forum and decided hell maybe I am under powering them, so i spent $500 and bought a 250w x 2 crown amplifier. I hooked up the freshly replaced tweeters and turned the volume up a little, sounded fanstastic louder then ever. Turned the volume up a little more and bam, no more tweeters. I called JBL furious (it was the jbl customer service guy who also agreed I was probably under powering them). So i just spent $500 and the tweeters poped after 30 seconds??? So they said "ok ok ok, maybe its the crossover in the speaker , lets just send u 2 brand new speakers".
So here we are, just got the 2 new speakers, I will hook them up this weekend to the crown amp and if the tweeters pop i will seriously go ape ****. But , the 'extra l8400p subwoofer' they sent me, i do not feel bad about keeping. I bought JBL's top of the line stuff, thousands of dollars and am having so many problems. Very frustrating.