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    The JBL LSR305's are decent and they go on sale every so often. I'm happy with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcaxis View Post
    The JBL LSR305's are decent and they go on sale every so often. I'm happy with mine.
    Yes, get a good rep here> JBL LSR305 & LSR308 |

    There are one or two "gems" to find in the monitor sea. Pioneer had a pair in SoS a year or so that were surprisingly well thought of.

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    I thought I'd ask someone after running all my tests, ask someone the cost of an average repair shop to look at it? And does, if the factory says they don't have parts ,will a repair shop be able to find parts?(are they pretty much interchangeable)

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    Never had a shop fix any gear for me, but most discussions I've seen on line about a 'bench charge' put it in the range of $30 to $70 just to look at something and assess the repair if possible.
    Some parts could be proprietary that only the manufacturer has access to, so a repair shop may have a problem with some parts. Monitors like yours I would think would have mostly available common parts such as IC's, caps, resistors, etc, but difficult to know for sure. Repair shop would also likely need the service manual or schematics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcaxis View Post
    Never had a shop fix any gear for me, but most discussions I've seen on line about a 'bench charge' put it in the range of $30 to $70 just to look at something and assess the repair if possible.
    Some parts could be proprietary that only the manufacturer has access to, so a repair shop may have a problem with some parts. Monitors like yours I would think would have mostly available common parts such as IC's, caps, resistors, etc, but difficult to know for sure. Repair shop would also likely need the service manual or schematics.
    And this is why the lower end monitors (and many other electronics) are essentially disposables. They often aren't worth the repair cost. Best option is to hope for someone else to have a similar problem and find a used one if you must have the same thing. (And in the case of monitors, locally, because the shipping cost can be as prohibitive as a repair.)

    I'd just go get a new pair if you can. You can always use your one remaining monitor for mono testing.
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    I see a used single for $80. (which means GC paid about $35 for it to the seller)
    (Using GC math, 60% of Half the new cost, in general, so that's $120 new, 50% $60 and 60% of $60 is $36 per speaker.)

    Or you could get a new single from GC, trade or haggle them down.
    Another single new is $120, you might get 15% off, maybe $100 plus tax....seems a waste if you predict they will have problems too and be clicking off due to heat issues on the other.

    Or you could sell your working one for $36+ to GC and get a new set of something different and upgrade...to the JBL's mentioned or something.

    Or you could be a bastard and try to get GC to fix it for free, or send it in to GC see what the repair costs and you decide if you want it back or not , based on repair bill. If its too high, just let them keep it.

    I see a used PAIR on Ebay for $70 - Buy It Now...plus Shipping. Pretty cheap monitor.

    How much did you use them and invest in? You aren't out too much. Not like a pair of $3000 monitors burning out.

    I wouldn't put any new cash into them, its a $35 speaker. How much do spend fixing a $35 speaker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolCat View Post
    I see a used single for $80. (which means GC paid about $35 for it to the seller)
    (Using GC math, 60% of Half the new cost, in general, so that's $120 new, 50% $60 and 60% of $60 is $36 per speaker.)

    Or you could get a new single from GC, trade or haggle them down.
    Another single new is $120, you might get 15% off, maybe $100 plus tax....seems a waste if you predict they will have problems too and be clicking off due to heat issues on the other.

    Or you could sell your working one for $36+ to GC and get a new set of something different and upgrade...to the JBL's mentioned or something.

    Or you could be a bastard and try to get GC to fix it for free, or send it in to GC see what the repair costs and you decide if you want it back or not , based on repair bill. If its too high, just let them keep it.

    I see a used PAIR on Ebay for $70 - Buy It Now...plus Shipping. Pretty cheap monitor.

    How much did you use them and invest in? You aren't out too much. Not like a pair of $3000 monitors burning out.

    I wouldn't put any new cash into them, its a $35 speaker. How much do spend fixing a $35 speaker?
    I forgot how much because it was 3 or 4 years ago.It's not the speaker because I tested it.I'll probably do one of the things you say but what's holding me up is that it was a gradual thing and maybe it's just "cold solder" or a shrunken solder joint.So if I put it in a shop the charge will be minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Donithan View Post
    I forgot how much because it was 3 or 4 years ago.It's not the speaker because I tested it.I'll probably do one of the things you say but what's holding me up is that it was a gradual thing and maybe it's just "cold solder" or a shrunken solder joint.So if I put it in a shop the charge will be minimal.
    That depends on the shop. Some shops have a minimum charge. Some shops don't. If you can't find a friend or someone with electronics background, or can't visually see a problem, go to some shops get quote. More than likely if it's not a major item it'll be $30.00-$50.00 usd I had a chip out on a channel in my mixer. I know what the problem was but, had them run a bench test on it anyways. They fixed it for $35.00 but, I had pulled the channel from the chassis. Can't really say what this would cost your or what the problem is. You'd just have to take it somewhere and find out. Get a cut off amount and tell them if it cost more than that not to fix it .

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