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    Lights,Action, JBL???

    I just opened a pair of JBL Control 25's I won on Ebay. Aside from them taking a lot of volume(11 O'clock) to play, through their front ports I noticed a light moving to the beat. Upon removing the rear connector plate, I noticed a pair of glass fuses. I turned them up and sure enough, the fuses resembled the electric heater in my garage. Is this normal?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RIGGED View Post
    I just opened a pair of JBL Control 25's I won on Ebay. Aside from them taking a lot of volume(11 O'clock) to play, through their front ports I noticed a light moving to the beat. Upon removing the rear connector plate, I noticed a pair of glass fuses. I turned them up and sure enough, the fuses resembled the electric heater in my garage. Is this normal?


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    I believe it is normal! I think my Realistic Mach 2's had the same bulb type protection on the crossover...

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    Thing is, they sound like crap-the bass is no more and the treble sounds waay too prounounced. I just hooked one up on my patio next to a Dual brand speaker which sounded normal and the Control 25 hissed much like a snake. Something isn't right.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RIGGED View Post
    Thing is, they sound like crap-the bass is no more and the treble sounds waay too prounounced. I just hooked one up on my patio next to a Dual brand speaker which sounded normal and the Control 25 hissed much like a snake. Something isn't right.



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    Sounds like the woofers are done for.

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    I think it normally takes a lot of power before they light up. Something is wrong if it doesn't get loud.

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    Sound like your speakers is broken

    No bass from JBL just ain't right :dont-know


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    I used to drive my JBL Control 5 fairy hard in the past, but I prefer to play them at a modest listening level with a maximum peak of 100 to 105dbc depending on the dynamics of the soundtracks that I play.

    Have you pushed on the bass mid driver, place your fingers on the bass mid driver and push down, (gently) if you can hear a rough rubbing sound! It could only mean the bass mid driver has been damaged.

    Hope you resolve the problem and get the JBL Control 25 up and running soon.

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    Update

    Sorry it took so long for me to reply fellas, I don't get online all that much these days. It turns out the dude who sold them to me was very understanding and gave me a full refund. I think he knew something was up cause he asked me what I thought they were worth as is. I was like, dude, just give me my refund. He did and I ended up buying another pair and they sound great! I then went on to buy a pair of Control 28s, I have JBLidis. lol


    Thanks for the input dudes.


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