JBL vs. Yamaha Subwoofers

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  1. Tom Brennan

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    I’m looking for a new subwoofer to go with my Yamaha HTR-5590. Right now it’s between the Yamaha YST-SW1500 and the JBL S120PII.

    I am leaning towards the JBL, but would like to hear some opinions. Anyone with either sub care to comment on them?

    Thanks.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    If you mention price range, you might get recommendations for better subs around the same price that would be money better spent.
     
  3. Tom Brennan

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    Its strictly between those two. I can get either one at a discount. SVS is not an option for me.
     
  4. Tom Brennan

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    Picked up the JBL today. I feel silly for even considering the Yamaha over the JBL, but my friend raved about it.
     
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    I would have taken the Yamaha. JBL's subs are well known for frying amps (in past years, less recently), and yes, I've witnessed it first hand. Oddly enough also, I own a Yamaha sub, which I am very pleased with [​IMG]
     
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    I own a JBL 10' 150 watt powered subwoofer, and even though it doesn't put out as power as the 400 watt , I've had no problems and it sounds great, especially on Fellowship of the Ring.
     
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    I haven't tested it out yet, but my speaker setup is JBL, and I'm sure it will fit in nicely.
     

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