How Often do you hear about speakers breaking?

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  1. Josef_K

    Josef_K Agent

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    im wondering this becasue im still deciding if i should buy the NSP1s online for about $150 less then i would at BestBuy with the service plan.

    i know speakers last a long time, just wondering what you guys think?
     
  2. DanaA

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    While they might provide peace of mind, service contracts are designed to make money for the seller. Speakers usually have multi-year warranties anyway and most problems with their electronics would usually show up long before expiration of same. Another thing to consider is that many of the providers of extended warranties might not come through if you did indeed have a problem. They might well claim it was due to your own misuse. From what I've heard, Best Buys might well be one of these. I'm not sure about the other company you mention. Just my opinion.
     
  3. Thomas_A

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    IMO...the only time you might even need a service contract on a speaker...is if it has an amp- like powered tower or sub.. and only if it set you back a bit. Most times the warranty by the manufacturer of a good company will cover accidental lemons....and if the plan does not cover power surges/lightning etc...dont even waste your money...
     
  4. Scott Merryfield

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    As long as you do not use an under-powered amplifier to drive your speakers and do not play them too loud, the drivers will last for many years. The crossovers rarely go bad. Unless you abuse a speaker, it should last well past the warranty period (and many speakers have at least a 5 year warranty).

    Save your money and do not buy the extended service plan on the JBL's.
     
  5. Josef_K

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    ok, thanks everybody.

    i have decided not to buy from Best Buy for $450 or $500 with the service plan.

    but i intend to buy the JBL NSP1s online for around $300

    now all i need to do is find the manufactures warenty for the speakers.
     
  6. Jo_M

    Jo_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Warranty Term — Parts

    5 years limited

    Warranty Term — Labor

    5 years limited
     
  7. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    JBL has a good 5 year warranty. Your NSP-1 is great quality and should last a good long time!
     

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