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JBL Professional 305P MkII $209 (pair)

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Nov 2, 2007
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GVRD
Don’t bother, they will only ship one speaker and then blame you for their issue.

See prior thread outlining this problem.
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Sep 25, 2004
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chenwaa123 wrote: Don’t bother, they will only ship one speaker and then blame you for their issue.

See prior thread outlining this problem.
Yep..same here..one speaker received and huge hassle returning.
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Jun 4, 2012
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Calgary
kevf wrote: Yep..same here..one speaker received and huge hassle returning.
Same here, shipped one. They are an incompetent bunch.
Newbie
Nov 6, 2016
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Is this the normal price for a pair, or a single unit? I like my chances of order this clearly labelled pair and having Amazon send another if I only received one (I have pretty good luck with their customer service) but just wondering on what the normal price are?

Any other monitors in the same range?
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Sep 4, 2017
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I ordered this a week or so ago, and they shipped two. Other people also mentioned they got two on previous threads.
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Dec 23, 2008
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JBL supports are the worst I ever dealt with. I will downvote every JBL posts here for whatever products.
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Mar 22, 2021
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superchuko wrote: I ordered this a week or so ago, and they shipped two. Other people also mentioned they got two on previous threads.
quebec?
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Dec 29, 2020
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I ordered these, got only one, talked to customer service rep, and was offered 50% discount. So I think it is worth trying, because apparently some of us have gotten the pair.
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Sep 4, 2017
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nnlnn2 wrote: quebec?
I'm in Quebec, but there's at least one person on the previous thread who received a pair, and their location's listed as Ottawa.
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Apr 21, 2008
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It clearly says "sold as pair" and even the product code is listed as "set." How are they possibly getting away with sending you just one?
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Jul 10, 2019
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That's weird because it literally says : Purchase includes: 305P MKII studio monitor (x2), Power Cord (x1), quick set-up guide (x1), peel-off rubber pads (x4)
only price errors are true deals - such is the philosophy of RFD.
Newbie
Sep 26, 2021
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I only received 1 unit (but in a big box with plenty of room meant for another unit??)

Amazon support told me to contact them when stocks are back

I did today and they helped me process a new order

Said I can return the extras (or no extra if they ship only 1 again) to them, and they will refund me at the end of the day to honor 209.99 for 2 units

Safest way for people is to order 4 units in total, so at least you will receive 2, and you can return the rest (if any)
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BoraS57395 wrote: I ordered these, got only one, talked to customer service rep, and was offered 50% discount. So I think it is worth trying, because apparently some of us have gotten the pair.
You should call their customer service number. They gave me a full refund and let me keep the speaker since it was such a pita to return. However, that was after the chat told me to take a hike.
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Dec 7, 2018
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I bought it last month and also received only one. However, I would not keep it even if I received two.

After testing the one that I received, the infamous "hissing" or self-noise is real (look it up, many people complain about this online). Even with no input signal connected, I can hear the hiss 3-4 feet away. That's a deal breaker for me as I'd be using it as desktop PC speaker/guitar amp sim.

I bought the KRK Rokit 5 G4 as recommended by Audio Science Review. It's more expensive, but there was no unbearable hissing noise.
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Sep 4, 2017
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JoshL13880 wrote: I bought it last month and also received only one. However, I would not keep it even if I received two.

After testing the one that I received, the infamous "hissing" or self-noise is real (look it up, many people complain about this online). Even with no input signal connected, I can hear the hiss 3-4 feet away. That's a deal breaker for me as I'd be using it as desktop PC speaker/guitar amp sim.

I bought the KRK Rokit 5 G4 as recommended by Audio Science Review. It's more expensive, but there was no unbearable hissing noise.
The JBL noise floor is way better than the Presonus Eris E5s I was using. (I think the Eris' just have really bad shielding.)

The KRKs say they're only 55 Watts, compared to 82 Watts from the JBLs, so that's the trade off you're making for less noise. You can always just try to have the monitors farther back if you have room for it.
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May 25, 2009
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chenwaa123 wrote: You should call their customer service number. They gave me a full refund and let me keep the speaker since it was such a pita to return. However, that was after the chat told me to take a hike.
Chat didn't even offer 50% off?

Also, just wondering why they're a pain to return? I mean they're not that big and not super heavy or anything
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Jan 27, 2015
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King City, ON
Just received my order from a couple of weeks ago, and it was also the giant box with 1 speaker. CSR said reorder and return. I’ll hold onto this one and see if another single shows up. Then the dealing begins…
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Dec 29, 2020
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McAngus wrote: Just received my order from a couple of weeks ago, and it was also the giant box with 1 speaker. CSR said reorder and return. I’ll hold onto this one and see if another single shows up. Then the dealing begins…
Make sure the second one arrives in a month, you can't return otherwise.
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Jul 3, 2002
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I just received my JBL 305P speaker order from September 24th and I got two! The order says it was 26.68 lbs so I was pretty sure I was getting two.

Now I just have to decide whether to sell my 104's....

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