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Old 17th March 2008, 00:14   #1
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I came across an ad for JBL GTO 937 Special Edition (SE) in Overdrive, March 2008. Could someone (Sam?) please elaborate what are the additional features in the SE speakers? Whats the price?

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The GTO937SE is a special edition for the extremely popular 6X9 GTO937. Tech spec wise it is almost identical to the GTO937. There are a few improvements but in my honest opinion none of these improvements will change the sound quality to a perceivable extent.
I would not recommend changing from GTO937 to GTO937SE. It is recommended for new buyers though.

The wires included in the box are of a better quality.

Owing to the high demand and good availability, the price has been officially lowered by Rs. 500/- making the MRP Rs. 4490/-. As expected, because it is a high-trade item, you may get further discounts.
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Is it only the new wires or is there something else changed?

Price reduction brings it closer to the GT5-963 right?
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Got JBL GTO937SE ovals installed in my dad's Swift last sunday.
Am having GT5 963 ovals in my Safari Dicor 2.2.
Bargained cost with Bill and warranty

JBL GTO937SE 4000/-
JBL GT5 963 3500/-

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Got JBL GTO937SE ovals installed in my dad's Swift last sunday.
Am having GT5 963 ovals in my Safari Dicor 2.2.
Bargained cost with Bill and warranty

JBL GTO937SE 4000/-
JBL GT5 963 3500/-

Regards,

Ishlesh
Interesting!! Did you buy them from Chandigarh itself? Were you offered a choice between GTO937 and GTO937SE?

Did you like the speakers? May we have a listening report?
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Sam, it was actually on going through your feedback on GT5 series that I opted for the following setup in my safari 2.2 EXE this January
Got in touch with Balneet (JBL's guy for North) who guided me to
Dealer Elegant, Lajpat Nagar - New Delhi
HU Pioneer 6950 6000/- (Grey)
Amp JBL GT5 604 7000/- (B&W)
Comps JBL GT5 650 4500/- (B&W)
Rear Ovals JBL GT5 963 3500/- (B&W)

Am quite happy with the performance.

Hence, helped my dad with ICEing up his new Swift from
Dealer Car Life, Sec 27, Chandigarh
HU Pioneer 5050 6000/- (Grey)
AMP NIL
Comps JBL GT5 650 4500/- (B&W)
Rear Ovals JBL GTO 937SE 4000/- (B&W)

It was again on your previous advise that GTO series is superior opted for the same - with just 500/- diff in cost.
The output is good, even comps are sounding ok w/o amp -- good enough to delight my dad.

Please advise if i trailed on right track.

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Old 17th April 2008, 19:07   #7
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Ishlesh/Sam
How is the JBL GT5 604 amp compared to GTO 60.4?
And to Kenwood 8401? Blaupunkt GTA4 Mk2?
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bump.!

any answers for nishant's queries?
even i'm having similar questions.
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Did you like the speakers? May we have a listening report?
@Sam: IMHO they are the most sufficing speakers at that price for an ICE maniac. Have them for a year now and they're crisp as ever.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...ers-bleed.html
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Hi All,
Following is the configuration of my new Verna VGT -

HU - Pio 4950
Front - JBL 627
Rear - Sony 6X9 (forgot the model number)

I have taken this rear Sony Xplods from my earlier Zen (bought in 2005), but not very satisfied with the performance they are providing. So, I'm thinking to replace them with JBL937.

But, my question is -

Will it improve the sound quality considerabley?
How much should I pay for JBL GTO937 is grey market of Kolkata.
Which is the best place in Kolkata to buy the relieable JBL W/O B&O .

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yup, the JBL's will give a noticeable difference, both in terms of bass and treble , but whether its worth the amount is up to you.

I think they cost 4950 MRP, and 4k, or lesser grey. JBL also has another series, the GT5 , which may be marginally cheaper
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How is the JBL GT5 604 amp compared to GTO 60.4?
And to Kenwood 8401? Blaupunkt GTA4 Mk2?
nishant its cs 60.4 not the GTO series 60.4 and my opinion is the cs 60.4 sounded a little better to me than the GT5 from my audition experience if i remember correctly, i am not too sure though as i heard them i different cars.

well the cs60.4 is the older series and if you buy it now only old stock would be available so better go for the GT5 A604 amp, as for the other amps you will need to audition them and decide for yourself different brands have different sounding signatures.
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How is the JBL GT5 604 amp compared to GTO 60.4?
And to Kenwood 8401? Blaupunkt GTA4 Mk2?
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nishant its cs 60.4 not the GTO series 60.4 and my opinion is the cs 60.4 sounded a little better to me than the GT5 from my audition experience if i remember correctly, i am not too sure though as i heard them i different cars.

well the cs60.4 is the older series and if you buy it now only old stock would be available so better go for the GT5 A604 amp, as for the other amps you will need to audition them and decide for yourself different brands have different sounding signatures.
Thanks for the reply rider, however, I already got an amp (Blau GTA4) by the time you had replied
Ironically, installers are not too keen to give audition of different amps and it was practically impossible to do so with my set of chosen equipment.

I was also told by an installer that GT5A604 is more prone to overheating and whine, as compared to the other listed models. Is that true?
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How is the JBL GT5 604 amp compared to GTO 60.4?
And to Kenwood 8401? Blaupunkt GTA4 Mk2?

same query regarding amp!!
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Thanks for the reply rider, however, I already got an amp (Blau GTA4) by the time you had replied
Ironically, installers are not too keen to give audition of different amps and it was practically impossible to do so with my set of chosen equipment.

I was also told by an installer that GT5A604 is more prone to overheating and whine, as compared to the other listed models. Is that true?
are you satisfied with blaupunkt amp as am also planning to pick one real soon!
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