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Like Tweet. Eric Varah. I purchased 4 sets of these speakers to use in a home I'm remodeling. Upon unboxing the first set I noticed that they appeared smaller than the 6. They are in fact only 5. I am not an audio expert, but with every other example manufacturer I look at a 6. JBL gave me a BS story that all speakers are not what they advertise them as. I think its extremely deceptive, and allows JBL price point an unfair advantage over manufacturers that choose to porvide what their specifications say they are provideing.
Am I off base here? Anyone noticed this or have any insight regarding this? The diameter of the entire UNIT may be 6. You're certainly not off base voicing your concern here.
I constantly want people to not get ripped off, that's why I share my experiences. Did you call JBL and talk to someone? I did call JBL and the response I received only annoyed me further. This fellow explained in a very fatherly way that "much like car audio, if the speaker diameter was truly 6. Bottom line, every manufacturer I have looked at so far gives you a 6. The thing I find the most disgusting are their specifications.
Under the specs for the speaker it breaks out woofer and tweeter dimensions and still clearly states, "6. I will be returning these and purchasing Niles instead. I guess I'm just complaining now, but I think it is worth bringing to audio consumers attention. Companies generally advertise it as such since people pay attention to size but many other factors contribute to sound quality and bass extension.
Thats just an aside though because I would be a bit upset if I was sold something with certain specs and the product did not meet them.
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