Submitted August 10, 2019 by Mike W in Angelica, NY
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So being an old school power amp guy, I went against my better judgment and bought a pair of the Powered JBL PRX815’s. First time out of the box was a small festival/album release party for the band I manage. Let me just say that I was HIGHLY disappointed. I am not sure where they achieved the 137 db peak, the pair I had went into limit mode with almost NO input. With that said, I was on the phone with JBL and zZounds before the first act left the stage… As always zZounds was amazing. Full return on the pair. I then did a few days of research and decided to bite the bullet and pay the almost $400 extra for the SRX815 passive speakers. WOW these things are amazing. First night out I decided to power them a little light with a pair of old school Samson SX2400 boat anchors bridged at 1500 watts. The sound quality was amazing! Crisp true sounding highs, full sounding mids and just enough punch on the bottom end to roll off into my PRX 818’s.
I have been running sound for a touring Jam band now for over 5 years and the sound quality of these are amazing. I am always looking for a near perfect reproduction of what I hear on stage, and these speakers do it beyond belief! They require minimal EQing and sound great OOB.
Well built with JBL's heavy duty coating.
Ease of Use
Plug and play with no EQing or add a little and REALLY make them sing!
Seem to be built road tuff for the long haul!
Worth well beyond the orice!
Delt with them, yes. Easy to reach, yes. Friendly, YES!
The Wow Factor
I started with the JRX series and worked up to the SRX series... The JRX speakers are stil sounding striong and were the workhorse of my system till this purchase, I see the SRX series as an amazign improvment and well worth the money. Trust me, you will not beleive the advancement n quality all around!!!
Over 40 years as a musician and sound tech.
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