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Old 12th October 2008, 22:19   #1
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hey guys, just got my car fitted with gto 937, was told later on by a friend that gto 938 has released as well, so called up my installer(neighbour), he said there's barely a difference, but if u want i ll change it. please tell me, should i stick to the 937 or is the 938 a better buy? please
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whats the price difference he's quoting ?
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AFAIK
The 938 is more bright as compared to the 937. ( or you can say it has more treble)

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at default settings , I guess they may be brighter, but the treble attenuation goes to -6 db in the 938 ( as opposed to -3 db in the 937), so you can still tone it down more than the old one
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is the new series applicable across the entire range.
im looking to buy 5.25 inch GTO coaxials this week for rear fill
i thought of GTO 527. is that availble or is it now GTO 528?
Also can someone help me with retail price of the GTO527 and GT5 507. also please suggest if it would make a noticable difference whether i choose latter or former for rear fill
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So that gives added flexibility.
BTW i too took the 938 over the 937 . ( in my case the 937 were not available )
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AFAIK
The 938 is more bright as compared to the 937. ( or you can say it has more treble)

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Oh you're quite wrong abhinav.
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938 is not brighter than the 937, I think it's almost the same as the 937, the 608C component is much better than the 607C WRT treble.
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at default settings , I guess they may be brighter, but the treble attenuation goes to -6 db in the 938 ( as opposed to -3 db in the 937), so you can still tone it down more than the old one
I thought it's applicable only for 608. AFAIK, its only 0 or +3db for 6 X 9s
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wow, fast stuff
according to my sources, the 937 is outdated, 938 is the replacement sort of.
he's charging me the same fr both units,according to hm they're absolutely same. so what d u guys say?
if the 938 is brighter thn i suppose the'sober' 937 would b better cause i already have a set of tweeters, + stock baleno speakers(front) and back is jbl. do let me no. thanku
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How about the JBL 947 Limited ed. over the 937?? as a novice customer, difference i could see in the watts where 947 is 400watts n 937..300watts! How effective would that be overall for a person who likes to listen to rock, trance and instrumental?
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I thought it's applicable only for 608. AFAIK, its only 0 or +3db for 6 X 9s
Allow me to answer this. The GTO937 and GTO938 are tonally very different.

You are correct Panky, the coaxials only have a 3db control, BUT>>>>

The GTO937 had a tweeter switch allowing for 0db and +3db at the tweeter. Normal and brighter.
GTO 937 or 938-937tweeter_lowres.jpg

On the other hand the GTO938 has a tweeter switch for 0db and -3db. Normal and softer.
GTO 937 or 938-938tweeter_lowres.jpg

I hope that makes it a little easier to understand.
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How about the JBL 947 Limited ed. over the 937?? as a novice customer, difference i could see in the watts where 947 is 400watts n 937..300watts! How effective would that be overall for a person who likes to listen to rock, trance and instrumental?
Again let me explain.

The GTO 7 series were very forward sounding, bright, open and very attacking in nature. With feedback taken from various countries, JBL decided to change the tone of the 8 series, choosing to give them a warmer sound.

However there are many (ESPECIALLY in India) who love the bright forward sound and likr to play their rock and rap loud and clear. For this, the 947 limited was built.
The 947ltd. carries the same tonal quality as the famous GTO937, but has a more powerful build and voice coil. As the name explains, this is not a regular edition speaker, but a limited edition speaker that will be available for a few more months.

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is the new series applicable across the entire range.
im looking to buy 5.25 inch GTO coaxials this week for rear fill
i thought of GTO 527. is that availble or is it now GTO 528?
Also can someone help me with retail price of the GTO527 and GT5 507. also please suggest if it would make a noticable difference whether i choose latter or former for rear fill

I got GTO 527 at Rs. 2.5k a pair. This is the retail price in Pune.
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Again let me explain.

The GTO 7 series were very forward sounding, bright, open and very attacking in nature. With feedback taken from various countries, JBL decided to change the tone of the 8 series, choosing to give them a warmer sound.

However there are many (ESPECIALLY in India) who love the bright forward sound and likr to play their rock and rap loud and clear. For this, the 947 limited was built.
The 947ltd. carries the same tonal quality as the famous GTO937, but has a more powerful build and voice coil. As the name explains, this is not a regular edition speaker, but a limited edition speaker that will be available for a few more months.
Thanks Sam!

I was waiting to hear from you!
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