Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > In-Car Entertainment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd October 2007, 00:14   #1
BHPian
 
Raja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 414
Thanked: 61 Times
Default JBL GT5 Series

Can Sam enlighten us more?

What's in the new product range?
When will they be available?
How much will they cost?
Raja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 04:51   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,453 Times
Default

I can enlighten you. To some extent only.

Firstly, I can inform you that the products were to arrive into India earlier. I know you are referring to the media launch. You have probably seen the advertising.

Unfortunately the ads arrived before the product did, leaving a huge amount of curiosity in the market lol.

The GT5 series is a brand new series. As of now JBL has 2 commercially successful series - GTO 7series and CS series. The GTO is generally more path breaking and technologically advanced, while the CS series is generally made out of older GTO technology, often the last years.

Recognising the need for a high quality mid end speaker, JBL has created a whole new series, completely independent of GTO R&D, called the GT5 series, which will offer unparalleled performance at it's price points.

Only one product has been released in India, the GT5 subwoofer, discussed elsewhere on another thread.

I will let you know when further products are released. I have my limitations as far as giving more info is concerned that I am sure you can appreciate. As of now I can make one serious official statement.

Remember you heard it here first. On Team-BHP.

All CS series speakers and amplifiers have now been discontinued. Only the CS series Subwoofer Tube and Sealed box will remain current.

Please consider this fact when making your next JBL purchase.

Last edited by Sam Kapasi : 2nd October 2007 at 04:52.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 08:10   #3
BHPian
 
Raja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 414
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

Thanks for the enlightenment.

GT5 Series goes between CS (now discontinued) and the higher GTO Series?

So there will still only be two series, GT5 and GTO. Am I right that the GTO series will still be the higher of the two?
Raja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 08:16   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,453 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raja View Post
Am I right that the GTO series will still be the higher of the two?
Yes, you would be correct in that assumption.
While the GT5 will be newly designed from the ground up, it will be priced and positioned lower than the GTO (7) series of speakers and amplifiers.

The CS series of coaxials (2165, 3196 etc) and 1 model of component(2165C) and 3 models of amplifiers(60.4, 60.2, 300.1) are now officially discontinued. The GT4-12 subwoofer is also discontinued.

Last edited by Sam Kapasi : 2nd October 2007 at 08:18.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 12:09   #5
BHPian
 
beanstalk_230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lucknow/New Delhi
Posts: 254
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Kapasi View Post
The CS series of coaxials (2165, 3196 etc) and 1 model of component(2165C) and 3 models of amplifiers(60.4, 60.2, 300.1) are now officially discontinued. The GT4-12 subwoofer is also discontinued.
was planning to buy 60.4 somtime soon, is it right for me to purchase it in a week or so (when i obviously know that it has been discontinued) OR should I now look at some other options available

may be pio 6300 or some other
beanstalk_230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 12:29   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,453 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beanstalk_230 View Post
was planning to buy 60.4 somtime soon, is it right for me to purchase it in a week or so
This is a tricky question. Obviously there is nothing wrong with a CS60.4, discontinued or not an amplifier is an amplifier.

Obviously, you will find trickle stock of the CS60.4 in the market. You, as TBHPians know that it is now disconned, the public does not know this yet.
I would say, if you get a good price, you should go for it.

It will soon be replaced by the GT5 amplifiers. I can tell you that the expected time the GT5 amps will hit the shelves will be October 3rd week.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 12:38   #7
BHPian
 
gopz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Blighty
Posts: 452
Thanked: Once
Default

Got this on the internet...GT5 speaker models:

JBL car audio loudspeakers - Models
  • JBL GT5 402, 100mm 2-way coaxial system, 4 Ohms, 30/90W
  • JBL GT5 502, 130mm 2-way coaxial system, 4 Ohms, 35/105W
  • JBL GT5 652, 165mm 2-way coaxial system, 4 Ohms, 45/135W
  • JBL GT5 803, 200mm 3-way coaxial system, 4 Ohms, 70/210W
  • JBL GT5 963, 6"x9" 3-way coaxial system, 4 Ohms, 70/210W
  • JBL GT5 500c, 130mm 2-way component system, 4 Ohms, 40/120W
  • JBL GT5 650c, 165mm 2-way component system, 4 Ohms, 50/150W
JBL GT5 car audio loudspeakers LetsGoMobile
gopz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 12:48   #8
BHPian
 
beanstalk_230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lucknow/New Delhi
Posts: 254
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

not getting a real good price for it sam as of now.. i think i have to do my homework upon this

BTW can you give in any idea (slightest idea would do the trick) about the pricing of the GT5 amps (and if possible the pricing of GTO 75.4 when GT5 amps are launched ).. would really help

i think i'll not be going in for a discontinued series anyway, would opt for pio 6300 or any other equivalent instead

cheers

Last edited by beanstalk_230 : 2nd October 2007 at 12:50.
beanstalk_230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 13:31   #9
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,453 Times
Default

There will be a 2channel economic option and a 4 channel option priced similarly to the 60.4.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2007, 13:54   #10
BHPian
 
beanstalk_230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lucknow/New Delhi
Posts: 254
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

thx sam for the reply..
you have made sure that i wait for the the upcoming GT5 amp..

lets see if i do not get a steal deal on pio 6300 i would surely consider buying the upcoming JBL amp if it lands near my budget

cheers
beanstalk_230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2007, 08:14   #11
BHPian
 
jayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 129
Thanked: 0 Times
Post GT5 series subwoofer


its the gt5 series 12" subwoofer with 275W RMS, 1100W Peak.
jayz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2007, 09:40   #12
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,509
Thanked: 3,885 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Kapasi View Post
While the GT5 will be newly designed from the ground up, it will be priced and positioned lower than the GTO (7) series of speakers and amplifiers.

The CS series of coaxials (2165, 3196 etc) and 1 model of component(2165C) and 3 models of amplifiers(60.4, 60.2, 300.1) are now officially discontinued. The GT4-12 subwoofer is also discontinued.
I sure hope the GT5 amps have similar circuit topology and packaging as the 4060. Sam dont ask me how I got my hands on the 4060 circuit topology. For if you do I'd have to lie. :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Kapasi View Post
It will soon be replaced by the GT5 amplifiers. I can tell you that the expected time the GT5 amps will hit the shelves will be October 3rd week.
and if I am guessing right they'll take the price war to the Pio 6300/Blau GT4 camp!
navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2007, 09:47   #13
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,453 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
and if I am guessing right they'll take the price war to the Pio 6300/Blau GT4 camp!
Yes, old fox. That is the plan.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2007, 10:24   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 786 Times
Default

Ohh. Why did I buy the CS last month then? I feel like crying now..LORD o LORD please tell me its ok.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2007, 10:34   #15
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,453 Times
Default

Of course it's OK wanderer. It's a good speaker, tried and tested. And you should be happy with your purchase.

Go forth wanderer, sit in your car and enjoy the music. Thats what all of this is about.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
JBL GTO Vs JBL GT5 Amps. rider60 In-Car Entertainment 9 30th May 2011 13:35
Pio 3050UB (2 RCA) + JBL 4Ch GT5-A604 = HOW to GET A SubWoofer "DILEMMA" svsantosh In-Car Entertainment 12 7th April 2009 06:40
JBL GT5 series amp and sub querry. UniqueMods In-Car Entertainment 5 25th February 2009 13:52
JBL GT5-500C, is this component speaker a 4" or 5.25" ? vishnuvijay In-Car Entertainment 23 14th June 2008 11:15


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:46.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks