JBL 308P and 708P

We use the Tune Method to evaluate performance

Moderator: Staff

Azazello
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 630
Joined: 2007-01-30 21:59
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Azazello »

bonzo wrote: 2023-04-02 19:36 Well, patience has paid off and I’ve finally located and purchased a pair of 708p in great shape at a decent price. I think (am also hopin) this will be the last speaker I ever want. Just soo many greats things have been said about these with absolutely minimal negative remarks. Eta 3-4 days!!
Looking forward to your report! Still waiting for my new pair hahaha apparently they are still "available". But I'm on the second year of waiting...
User avatar
Hermann
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 604
Joined: 2018-05-13 06:52
Location: Ruhrgebiet

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Hermann »

I'll just post a link from a speaker stand I just found. Look almost like the old Kan stands. I find the available heights remarkable, nine in number. He could be a choice for the JBLs.

Speaker stand SH-II
Stands.jpg
https://www.liedtke-metalldesign.eu/epa ... SH-02-0009

(if such a link is not desired, please do not hesitate to delete it)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Trust your ears
Defender
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 1266
Joined: 2018-02-14 22:35

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Defender »

hey Bonzo,
how do you like the 708p‘s … we didn’t heard back from you since you have them.
Defender
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 1266
Joined: 2018-02-14 22:35

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Defender »

did anyone of you tried torques on the 308?
Defender
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 1266
Joined: 2018-02-14 22:35

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Defender »

I ended up with my last „torque session“ at around 0.4Nm plus 5 notches I would like to know if someone also tried torques on the bass/mid chassis and ended up the same region.
User avatar
ThomasOK
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 4345
Joined: 2007-02-02 18:41
Location: United States
Contact:

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by ThomasOK »

I can't find my notes on this but I did try it when I had them and I remember it being somewhere near/over .4Nm.
The LP12 Whisperer
Manufacturer, Distributor, Retailer and above all lover of music.
Defender
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 1266
Joined: 2018-02-14 22:35

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Defender »

thank you Thomas that helps me to know I am at the right ballpark - did you also torqued the backplate and the frontplate (from inside)?
User avatar
ThomasOK
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 4345
Joined: 2007-02-02 18:41
Location: United States
Contact:

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by ThomasOK »

I did not get inside the units and I don't recall doing the back plate. I recommend being careful and not going too high as the screws go directly into particle board.
The LP12 Whisperer
Manufacturer, Distributor, Retailer and above all lover of music.
FairPlayMotty
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 762
Joined: 2018-08-28 11:10
Location: Scotland

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by FairPlayMotty »

I've spent a week auditioning a pair of Kali IN-8 V2 loudspeakers designed by Sprinkle, one of the designers of the JBL LSR 308P and the 708P.

The Kali email correspondence suggested the following:

"Regarding the LSR 708P, we’re working on a hi-fi studio system in that price range, but in the mean time the IN-8V2s are incredible coaxial monitors that punch far above their price range, and I would argue are at the very least in the same league as the 708Ps."

Bold words from a designer associated with the JBL LSR 708P and Kali IN-8 V2.

My experience with the Kali's is that there's no difference in musicality between them and the JBL LSR 308P but there's an increase in small details within the music. They're hugely enjoyable loudspeakers. It's unfortunate I've not heard clip comparisons between the 708P and the 308P. If I didn't own and enjoy a pair of JBL LSR 308Ps, I'd retain the Kali's.

My system is 2.2 with a JBL SW and another SW.
Everything is a remix: Copy, Transform, Combine.
User avatar
ThomasOK
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 4345
Joined: 2007-02-02 18:41
Location: United States
Contact:

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by ThomasOK »

JBL has a series of speakers designed to mimic the look of their older studio series. They are in basic rectangular boxes that are available in dark walnut with a blue front as well as all black. They are all passive two way speakers featuring the newer JBL horn design for the tweeter. The models are the 4309 with a 6.5" woofer, the 4349 with a 12" woofer and the 4367 with a 15" woofer. Bass extension, power handling, cabinet size and efficiency all increase along with the woofer size, as does price, of course. I have seen some reviews but haven't heard them myself. I'm wondering if anyone here has heard them and if they are a consideration in comparison the something like the 708? I'm sure the TM3s would drive the living daylights out of them and it would be nice to have a highly recommendable passive speaker. I'm quite happy with my setup but I hardly own a speaker that is easily recommended to others. It feels like there is a gap since the demise of the 3677, which made several people very happy over here.
The LP12 Whisperer
Manufacturer, Distributor, Retailer and above all lover of music.
erho
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 71
Joined: 2016-08-21 12:49
Location: Austria

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by erho »

sorry to turn in here, but can not find any used 308P MK1, are the MK2 really so much worse than the MK1 ?
User avatar
jajo
Active member
Active member
Posts: 213
Joined: 2007-01-19 15:08
Location: Sweden
Contact:

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by jajo »

erho wrote: 2024-02-07 16:47 sorry to turn in here, but can not find any used 308P MK1, are the MK2 really so much worse than the MK1 ?
They are slightly worse but still a good buy.
erho
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 71
Joined: 2016-08-21 12:49
Location: Austria

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by erho »

jajo wrote: 2024-02-07 20:34
erho wrote: 2024-02-07 16:47 sorry to turn in here, but can not find any used 308P MK1, are the MK2 really so much worse than the MK1 ?
They are slightly worse but still a good buy.
ok thank you. main differences?
Spannko
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 2280
Joined: 2008-01-24 21:46
Location: North East of The Black Country, UK

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Spannko »

Here’s a couple of pairs for sale erho.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12628390976 ... media=COPY

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/39518479235 ... media=COPY


The seller’s are offering collection only, but they may be tempted to post them in these boxes.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15559779702 ... media=COPY
User avatar
Hermann
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 604
Joined: 2018-05-13 06:52
Location: Ruhrgebiet

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Post by Hermann »

Trust your ears
Post Reply