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Can i use a large jbl with 2 x 12 it is passive, i was thinking of plunging into the back of my dt 25, will i wreck some thing, i have a chance to buy a new 900 speaker for 100 bucks, am i crazy

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Don't do it, they are not designed for that kind of use,

they're made for high fidelity stereo, not high power guitar stuff.

 

I used to sell and service JBL speakers and other of their products,

I even worked there a while. I know their stuff. Don't use them with

a DT series amp. They aren't made for that. If you buy them, use

them for something else.

 

If you plug them into the DT and at some point the speakers blow,

it will take the amp down with it,.... and that will cost several times

more than $100.

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Thanks for that . I want to maybe use it for the acoustic sounds, so would I get like a mixer amp and plug the fx loop send from pod in to the mixer. Seems like over kill. I have amplfi 150 maybe that would be easier. It's a shame to pass on that big new speaker but I just don't know what to do with it.

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900 is good for stereo systems. Sensitivity and power transfer of the 900

make it the wrong kind of speaker to use.

 

The "sensitivity" or "efficiency" is usually measured in dB's. High effeiciency

stereo speakers like the 900, or even the JBL 4300, 4400 series and 803

Time Aligned studio monitors are too sensitive for use as guitar or sound

reinforcement.

 

Celestions are typically used for guitar and sound reinforcement. The surround

material in the JBL 900's, 4300, 4400 series and 803 Time Aligned studio

monitors would tear too easily if used as guitar speakers.

 

Most guitar (and bass) speakers use more hardy material that is strong and yet

flexible enough to maintain good speaker cone excursions, and not tear the

surrounds in the process.

 

Speakers these days, in general, are made to be optimal for their specified

applications and uses. There are a few that have multiple applications.

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