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JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each)  

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The PRX635's 3-way configuration was conceived, created, and tuned for accuracy and spectral balance. With a horn-loaded midrange, pattern control is...Read More

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A self-powered 15", 3-way bass-reflex system speaker with built-in DSP that pumps out 1500W.

The PRX635's 3-way configuration was conceived, created, and tuned for accuracy and spectral balance. With a horn-loaded midrange, pattern control is maintained resulting in exceptional clarity and uniform sonic projection over the defined coverage area. This speaker is ideally suited to applications where the program material exhibits subtlety and nuance. Perfectly capable of reproducing high-fidelity, full-range sound without a subwoofer, when coupled with extended low frequencies of the PRX618S-XLF (sold separately), one experiences complete control over the entire audio spectrum. These cabinets can be stand-mounted but do require a large footprint tripod type stand. When polemounting the PRX635 on a subwoofer we highly recommend a pole no longer than 24" to ensure stability and safety.

As with all the full-range PRX600 Series systems, two EQ selections can be used to optimize the system for the program material and/or environment. The input section also accommodates either Line or Mic/Instrument level inputs. The PRX635 is a self-powered, lightweight three-way loudspeaker system capable of delivering a very high level of performance, both in SPL and sonic accuracy.

The PRX635 is a self-powered, lightweight three-way loudspeaker system capable of delivering a very high level of performance over a broad bandwidth. The PRX635 is comprised of one 380mm (15") 265F-1 Differential Drive woofer, a 165mm (6.5") 195H horn-loaded 90° by 50° mid-range and a 2414H 25.4mm (1") annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium compression driver mounted to a 90° by 50° horn, all driven by a 1500W (3 x 500) Audio Class-D power amplifier. A proprietary DSP chip is at the core of a fully featured input section, providing user selectable system EQ, protection, input sensitivity selection, cross-over functionality, dynamic limiting, and discrete component optimization.

The amplifier input panel offers XLR or 1⁄4" jack compatibility and a sensitivity switch provides extra flexibility, making it possible to connect literally any sound source without using a mixer. Signal present and overload lights indicate the system status and assist in setting the optimum level, via the level control knob.

All PRX600 cabinets are built from a combination of 25mm (on the top and bottom for added rigidity) and 18mm, strong, lightweight poplar plywood made structurally sound with tongue and groove joints. All PRX600 Series cabinets are protected by JBL's tour proven DuraFlex finish. Grilles are made from dent-resistant 16-gauge steel and handles are made from lightweight, glass-filled nylon for added strength and durability. All M10 suspension points are constructed from 14-gauge steel and have been tested with a yield-strength of 1000 pounds each.

FEATURES
  • Maximum SPL 135dB peak
  • 380mm (15") differential Drive dual voice-coil
  • and magnetic gap, neodymium woofer
  • 165mm (6.5") horn loaded midrange transducer
  • 25.4mm (1") polymer diaphragm compression driver
  • 1500W (3 x 500W) Class-D, Crown digital amplifier
  • DSP input section with dbx Type IV limiter circuit, crossover, dynamic limiting, component optimization, selectable system EQ
  • Professional XLR line and 1/4" Mic/Instrument inputs, with loop through
  • Obsidian DuraFlex coated plywood construction
  • Large glass-filled nylon handlebar with a fine tuned
  • ergonomic rubber grip for maximum comfort
  • 8 M10 Suspension points and 1 pullback point

Boost your rig's sound with this excellent JBL speaker. Order one or a pair today!

SPECIFICATIONS

PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each)

  • System
  • System Type: Self powered 15", three-way, bass-reflex
  • Maximum SPL Output: 135dB peak
  • Frequency Range (-10dB): Flat: 41Hz-19kHz / Boost: 40Hz-19kHz
  • Frequency response (±3dB): Flat: 53Hz-18kHz / Boost: 50Hz-18kHz
  • Input Connectors: Balanced XLR / 1/4" combo jack with XLR loop-through
  • Input Impedance: 20KΩ (balanced), 10KΩ (unbalanced)
  • Signal indicators: Limit: Red LED indicates limiter active condition / Signal: Green LED indicates signal present
  • EQ: Presets for use in Main and Boost position
  • Dynamic Control (Input): dbx Type IV limiter circuit
  • Crossover Modes: DSP controlled. LF: 48dB/Oct filter slope High & Low Pass; HF: 36dB/Oct High Pass
  • Crossover Frequencies: 460Hz, 2.75kHz
  • Amplifier
  • Design: Crown Class D
  • Power Rating: 1500W (3 x 500)
  • Speaker
  • LF Driver: 1 x JBL 265F-1, 380mm (15") Differential Drive dual voice- coil and magnetic gap, neodymium woofer
  • MF Driver: 1 x JBL 195H, 165mm (6.5") horn-loaded midrange transducer
  • HF Driver: 1 x JBL 2414H 25.4mm (1") annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium compression driver
  • Coverage Pattern: 90° x 50° nominal
  • Directivity Index (DI): 9.6dB
  • Directivity Factor (Q): 9.1
  • Enclosure: Trapezoidal, 18mm, plywood
  • Suspension/ Mounting: 36mm pole socket, 8 x M10 Suspension Points and 1 x M10 Pull-Back Point
  • Transport: Integrated handle with backing cup
  • Finish: Obsidian DuraFlex finish
  • Grille: Powder coated, Obsidian, 16 gauge perforated steel with acoustically transparent black cloth backing.
  • Input Connectors: Balanced XLR / 1/4" combo jack with XLR loop-through
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD): 921mm x 429mm x 413mm (36.29" x 16.9" x 16.27")
  • Net Weight: 27.2kg (60 lb.)
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JBLPRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each)
 
3.3

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67%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great speakers - GREAT Value!

    I am very surprised with the 2 preceding reviews. I bought a pair of these a few months ago along with a pair of PRX718s subs and am quite pleased.Prior to my purchase I...Read complete review

    I am very surprised with the 2 preceding reviews. I bought a pair of these a few months ago along with a pair of PRX718s subs and am quite pleased.Prior to my purchase I extensively read reviews on the PRX635. I am primarily interested in actual user reviews. I found a lot of helpful information at Harmony Central. Honestly, I didn't read anything that was a negative review until reading these reviews here at MF. Obviously these guys did not have very good luck, but I have not heard anyone else talk about early on failure.I am personally VERY pleased with every aspect of these speakers. I have not had any problems. They are overbuilt and have built in limiters as well. Using a small amount of common sense, you should not be able to blow these. I get compliments from the bands and their fans.They run very efficiently - they sound great at low volume and don't take much juice to run them. the amps do get pretty warm to touch, but I haven't seen many amps that don't! The amazing thing about the amps is that they weigh a fraction of what older ones do, and sound just as good. That combined with a whole new speaker design, this 1500 watt box weighs just 60 pounds and is easy enough for one person to handle.JBL discontinued the PRX718s subs and replaced them with (in my opinion) less well equipped PRX618s and PRX618s-XLF. Both of the new subs lack the fantastic range of the 718s. The 718s are 700/1400 watts, the PRX618s is 600 watts and the PRX618s-XLF is 1000 watts. I have been fortunate to have found another set of PRX718s that I am picking up this weekend and will be buying another set of the PRX635 when they go on sale.This combination is easy to set up - the crossover works perfectly in my opinion, and I was able to get rid of my rackmount.I am sorry to hear the trouble the other two reviewers had, but my experience has been the opposite. I love these things!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    What a shame

    I directed a school in search of really great sound for less money than the VRX system to purchase a PRX system comprised of one PRX18S-XLF and two PRX635 cabinets.

    Of...Read complete review

    I directed a school in search of really great sound for less money than the VRX system to purchase a PRX system comprised of one PRX18S-XLF and two PRX635 cabinets.

    Of the two we were originally shipped, one was damaged in shipping (hardly the product's fault) and the other was D.O.A. I assumed it, too, was damaged in shipping. They were returned and exchanged for two new units.

    The new 635s arrived and I "ran them in" using continuous music at a moderate level over the course of a weekend, non-stop, hoping that any defect would show itself quickly. The system showed no signs of a problem.

    They were turned off and left unplugged, in a locked area, for a week or so.

    When we began rehearsing a band, on the second night, one just quit. The band was at a modest level (backing a choir; far quieter than my initial "run-in") and nothing "happened" like a power spike or someone plugging an instrument hot, or any other mishap. It was playing, and then it wasn't. The fuse was fine, the power cord was fine, the input was fine... something just quit. There was no "operator error" or accident or abuse of any sort. Nobody "DJed" them to death or "impressed the neighbors" or dropped them, or even touched them roughly. The amps were barely even warm.

    Considering that this was the second pair with a second unexplained death, and we need to be able to rely on these to work week after week for competitions, the powers that be decided to return the speakers for a refund and get something, anything else even if it doesn't sound as good.

    It won't.

    The reason I give these a rating of two instead of a zero is because they sound unbelievably good for a PA system when they are playing. No, really. They sound fantastic. They sound almost as good as a reasonably mid-high-end home audio setup and play without obvious distortion at a high volume without ever engaging the limiters. They can fill a 700 seat auditorium to a comfortable level without breathing hard. They could probably run people out of that auditorium if pushed. I'm over 50. I didn't push.

    The addition of the PRX18S-XLF just opened them up unbelievably. I would recommend that setup for anyone who wants something really great sounding who can afford to keep a spare pair of 635s for backup... so one pair could be in shipping being reapaired or replaced while you use the other pair.

    It's a gross, sick, sick shame that the Crown amps seem problematic. It's such an injustice to what is otherwise one of the best sounding portable PA speakers I've ever heard.
    These have a limiter that I assume works (I never hit their limits). The input sensitivity switch might be nice if you need it, but caused me more anxiety than I think the feature is worth and is very-hard to see what position it is in. The pass-through is great for an active system. The weight is great for a speaker this size. The carrying handles are very well thought-out and make lifting the speaker easier than you would think possible for a 60lb speaker. Just the handles deserve an 11 on a scale of 1-10.

    It's a shame, but all of that means nothing if they don't work.
    The cabinet build seems very nice... if you want to admire the cabinetry.
    They would be maybe *the* bargain in P.A. equipment if they were reliable.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    JBL PRX635 speakers work great for me!

    By Pianoman54

    from Akron, Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Light Loud Clear Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Be Careful Of Mic-line

    Best Uses

    • Club Sound
    • Concerts
    • Corporate Meetings
    • Events
    • Live Bands
    • Performances

    Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

    I own a Sound & Lighting company called The Music Shoppe in Akron, Ohio. I purchased my first set of JBL PRX635 speakers in March of 2012. It was actually by chance that I bought them, as I was originally going to buy the QSC KW 153 speakers. The reason I bought the JBL's, was that I wanted to outfit a mini van I own with full sound and lighting for small to medium size clubs for live sound, and the QSC's were to tall to fit in my mini van. I read ALL the reviews about them shutting off...etc, and still took a chance, because they are made by JBL. I did still purchase the QSC KW 181 subs though, as they were smaller than the JBL subs, and came stock with castors! The only thing, is that I had to install a crossover in my rack, because the crossover is in the upper cabinet with QSC, and the sub with JBL (I wish these companies would all have a STANDARD set up!). For the first few gigs, I took it easy, and got used to the speakers, as well as tuning my own ear to them. They sounded great, I did not have ANY problems at all, and used them for about 80 sound gigs from March-November 2012. At this point, I decided to "upgrade" all my gear in my larger van as well, and bought 4 more JBL PRX635 speakers in December of 2012, and also 4 1500 watt single 18 passive subwoofer cabinets, that I'm powering with 2 QSC PLX 3402 amps in bridge mode (at 4 ohms for each 2 subs).

    I have had NOTHING but loud and clear sound with my new gear, and NO problems. I did a large show for 15,000 people at an outdoor concert in Akron in April 2013, and used the sound and lighting from BOTH of my vans (6-JBL PRX 635 speakers, 2-QSC KW 181 powered subs, and 4-passive 18" subs), and it thumped loud and clean! I'm sorry if any of you have had problems, I have NOT, and get nothing but compliments about the clarity when we run sound. Maybe some of you received defective gear, gear that was damaged in transit, or possibly are not very experienced with this type of gear, and/or are running it way to hot...etc. Anyway, I am VERY happy with my JBL's, and am going to purchase a 4th set, and 2 more subs in the future.

    Just a note...PLEASE make sure your JBL's "MIC-LINE" button is set to "LINE" when using with your mixer, and DO NOT turn the volume any louder than the +4 area of volume (turn it up to the highest +4 line, and then back it off just a little to the left). It's also a good idea to leave the "EQ BOOST" on flat, unless you are NOT using subs. Make sure you check EACH channel gain/input attenuation on your mixer, and that NONE of the channels are clipping! Once you have each channels input volume adjusted, use the FADER volume for adjustments, NOT the input! The only time you will need to turn your input att up or down after your sound check, is if the channel signal is not strong enough, or is clipping. A CLEAN signal path "sum" is EVERYTHING! Also, make sure you do not accidently hit the MIC-LINE button while you are up and running. If you hit that MIC button, you can pop your horns or speakers, as it just about doubles your volume. This switch is ONLY for when you are plugging a mic directly into the speaker, with no mixer or preamp. Also, pay the extra for good covers, as your gear will last longer, and not get all scratched up. I use my JBL's, and videos screens...etc, for corporate meetings (as well as nightclubs and concerts). The "suits" pay me a pretty good buck for my corporate services, and do not want me showing up with beat up looking gear!....Peace!

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Failing PRX635

    By VenueMgr

    from North Dakota

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

    This is an update to a review I wrote a few months after I bought my first pair of these.

    I have 4 of these speakers. The first one failed after about 8 months from new and 11 uses (about 3 hours each time.) A whole range of upper frequency went out and there was a significant volume drop. JBL fixed or replaced the electronics. Now some 14 months away from new a second one has failed. They did not go dead as some here reported - just lost frequencies.

    These sound incredible. I don't know if I got a couple lemons, but I am very unhappy. If I had it to do over I would probably bought JBL passive speakers. More hassle, but probably more reliable.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice speaker

    By RockOn123

    from Mukilteo, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      Using as a keyboard amp. Needs 1.5" diameter speaker stand (or collar adapter) as does not have locking mechanism to tighten on smaller pole. Holds in place by friction.

      Comment on this review

      (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      What a shame

      By Bret Thiel

      from Mississippi

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      I directed a school in search of really great sound for less money than the VRX system to purchase a PRX system comprised of one PRX18S-XLF and two PRX635 cabinets.

      Of the two we were originally shipped, one was damaged in shipping (hardly the product's fault) and the other was D.O.A. I assumed it, too, was damaged in shipping. They were returned and exchanged for two new units.

      The new 635s arrived and I "ran them in" using continuous music at a moderate level over the course of a weekend, non-stop, hoping that any defect would show itself quickly. The system showed no signs of a problem.

      They were turned off and left unplugged, in a locked area, for a week or so.

      When we began rehearsing a band, on the second night, one just quit. The band was at a modest level (backing a choir; far quieter than my initial "run-in") and nothing "happened" like a power spike or someone plugging an instrument hot, or any other mishap. It was playing, and then it wasn't. The fuse was fine, the power cord was fine, the input was fine... something just quit. There was no "operator error" or accident or abuse of any sort. Nobody "DJed" them to death or "impressed the neighbors" or dropped them, or even touched them roughly. The amps were barely even warm.

      Considering that this was the second pair with a second unexplained death, and we need to be able to rely on these to work week after week for competitions, the powers that be decided to return the speakers for a refund and get something, anything else even if it doesn't sound as good.

      It won't.

      The reason I give these a rating of two instead of a zero is because they sound unbelievably good for a PA system when they are playing. No, really. They sound fantastic. They sound almost as good as a reasonably mid-high-end home audio setup and play without obvious distortion at a high volume without ever engaging the limiters. They can fill a 700 seat auditorium to a comfortable level without breathing hard. They could probably run people out of that auditorium if pushed. I'm over 50. I didn't push.

      The addition of the PRX18S-XLF just opened them up unbelievably. I would recommend that setup for anyone who wants something really great sounding who can afford to keep a spare pair of 635s for backup... so one pair could be in shipping being reapaired or replaced while you use the other pair.

      It's a gross, sick, sick shame that the Crown amps seem problematic. It's such an injustice to what is otherwise one of the best sounding portable PA speakers I've ever heard.
      These have a limiter that I assume works (I never hit their limits). The input sensitivity switch might be nice if you need it, but caused me more anxiety than I think the feature is worth and is very-hard to see what position it is in. The pass-through is great for an active system. The weight is great for a speaker this size. The carrying handles are very well thought-out and make lifting the speaker easier than you would think possible for a 60lb speaker. Just the handles deserve an 11 on a scale of 1-10.

      It's a shame, but all of that means nothing if they don't work.
      The cabinet build seems very nice... if you want to admire the cabinetry.
      They would be maybe *the* bargain in P.A. equipment if they were reliable.

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      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disappointed

      By Stephen Larson

      from Traverse City, MI

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      Don't take a chance on this loudspeaker. It will disappoint you and you may suffer financial loss once it is out of warranty and when the speakers fail during a gig. If you bring these JBL units to a gig, make sure you have a back up PA system.
      I recently wrote raving reviews about the JBL PRX635 but I have to pull that review since this once superseeds what I previously wrote. I have my JBL's for under 45 days. I used them once and the worked beautifully on New Year's Eve. Lucky for me, they didn't fail at that important gig and waited to fail when I set them up in my home when both internal amplifiers shut down (powered down) after stiking a low note at a low volume. They never recovered. After reading other reviews, I found that the crown amps that they are putting into the JBL units are defective. I had to decline an exchange due to the JBL product being totally unreliable. I cannot afford to disappoint the audiences where I perform. The speakers are attractive, sound great and are lightweight with great power (when the power works) but they are unreliable. To all my fellow DJ's and live acts: Don't take the risk with these units unless you have a backup PA system handy.
      Crown Amplifiers are not a good choice for this speaker
      Lightweight and good price but unreliable

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      They sound great but be careful

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      Can't say Im happy with the reliability, but the sound is excellent, what Im used to hearing from top equipment. Smooth and loud, not earsplitting or harsh like say a K12.
      Great sound, light weight, good looks.
      The first pair had the midrange speakers blow out on me after the third show with them.They have DSP limiters built-in, and I had the limiters engaged on my mixer outputs too. I researched replacement drivers and there are 100watt eminence alphalite 6A-CBMR driver in there, re-labeled JBL! Really didnt push them that hard, then heard a flapping sound. Bass player went out of the line out of an Ampeg rig into the board, and our levels were good. Who knows...but I
      returned them for a second pair, we shall see....!
      Great value, but they need to be reliable.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great speakers - GREAT Value!

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      I am very surprised with the 2 preceding reviews. I bought a pair of these a few months ago along with a pair of PRX718s subs and am quite pleased.Prior to my purchase I extensively read reviews on the PRX635. I am primarily interested in actual user reviews. I found a lot of helpful information at Harmony Central. Honestly, I didn't read anything that was a negative review until reading these reviews here at MF. Obviously these guys did not have very good luck, but I have not heard anyone else talk about early on failure.I am personally VERY pleased with every aspect of these speakers. I have not had any problems. They are overbuilt and have built in limiters as well. Using a small amount of common sense, you should not be able to blow these. I get compliments from the bands and their fans.They run very efficiently - they sound great at low volume and don't take much juice to run them. the amps do get pretty warm to touch, but I haven't seen many amps that don't! The amazing thing about the amps is that they weigh a fraction of what older ones do, and sound just as good. That combined with a whole new speaker design, this 1500 watt box weighs just 60 pounds and is easy enough for one person to handle.JBL discontinued the PRX718s subs and replaced them with (in my opinion) less well equipped PRX618s and PRX618s-XLF. Both of the new subs lack the fantastic range of the 718s. The 718s are 700/1400 watts, the PRX618s is 600 watts and the PRX618s-XLF is 1000 watts. I have been fortunate to have found another set of PRX718s that I am picking up this weekend and will be buying another set of the PRX635 when they go on sale.This combination is easy to set up - the crossover works perfectly in my opinion, and I was able to get rid of my rackmount.I am sorry to hear the trouble the other two reviewers had, but my experience has been the opposite. I love these things!

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pushed them hard for over 10 hours

      By KDR

      from Jamaica

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      Used two of these JBL 635 with 2 eon 515 as out fills Due to the width of the tent for 4 straight days for a large church convention over 10,000 persons in attendance, these speakers shined, they are very loud, they sound great, they are lightweight, you can't go wrong with these,got a lot of compliments on the sound quality and the looks of these speakers I'm in love with them.

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Victor L

      By Victor L

      from Metro Detroit

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      Researched these as well as the QSC KW153's, and the Mackie HD1531's, and decided to go with JBL because of the weight, price, among other things. Well, I've had the EON 515's for over a year and never had an issue (100+ gigs). I got these in and the first gig a few hours in one went out on me and never came back on accompanied by a burning smell, which was probably a fuse or amp. I probably had them on at 6 out of 10, maybe 7. All my gains were set properly, and I wasn't pushing the speaker at all. The heat sinks run extremely hot, so hot you can't keep your fingers on them for more than a few seconds, which according to JBL pro is "normal." Sent it back waiting for another. I am very nervous though, I didn't want to write a bad review thinking I may have just received a bad unit. Now though it seems like there might be more to it. Wondering if I should send them back and pony up for the QSC's or go back to smaller tops and take my sub everywhere with me (PRX718s). I will say the fear of losing 1 or 2 speakers out live for an event is not worth a dime saved. Especially something like a wedding, New Years Party, etc. They have one more chance, if something happens to either one of these, they're both going back.

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      (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Garbage. Returned them and went back to QSC.

      By Joe S.

      from Boston, MA

      Comments about JBL PRX635 15" 3-Way Active Speaker System (Each):

      I bought a pair of these speakers.. and initially was very pleased. The sound quality is pretty decent.. the price is great.. and they only weigh 60lbs. In theory.. these speakers are a dream come true.However, about a week into using these speakers.. I noticed a cracking/buzzing sound in one of the speakers with certain low end frequencies. I shipped the defective speaker back and got a replacement. On the very first gig with the replacement speaker... the amp died only 5 songs into the night. The following day.. I shipped the dead speaker back and got another replacement speaker.About a week later... the other speaker (the one that didn't have prior issues) died. Again.. the power amp just shut off and never came back on. Three strikes and you're out!!!I returned the JBLs for a refund and went back to QSC. Before buying these JBL speakers.. I used the QSC HPR153 speakers for 4 years with NO ISSUES EVER. They sounded great.. but were very heavy to lug around 3-4 nights per week.I'm now using the QSC KW153 speakers. Tho I've only had them for a few weeks, they sound great.. and I haven't had any issues. My prior experience with QSC was so good that I have no doubt these speakers will last for years to come.Bottom line... stay away from the JBL speakers. Perhaps I just got a few duds.. but for a working musician.. the risk is not worth the reward. These speakers are NOT reliable.

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