Jensen JP1200 Bookshelf Speakers

Jensen JP1200 Bookshelf Speakers 

DESCRIPTION

JENSEN 3-WAY BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS, 300WTS, 8' => Model JP1200

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 22, 2019]
punkrock_gravetwitter


Strength:

ok so i have most of the jp jensen spakers family got two sets of jp1200 one set of jp1300 one set of jp1500 two sets of jp10sw thats the power subwoofer and two sets of jp500 and two set of jpc25 i dont even know if this should be under vintage stuff i did come out 1990s and stopped makeing them early 2000s and ever jensen co cant give me any info on them all i do know there is the us model and the uk model us model is black uk is blue same model number just lttle difent look dont really know anything about the uk one but the us one i have most of the family only one i dont have is the jp2300 but i have all the rest so were should i start over the years i hnt down all these speakers why i dont know just something about them that i love so much they do have great sound and have good bass i dont think there is a cross over in them i might just add some down the road but with one they suck up lots of power it takes lots to push the woofers im more a vintage lover i like listen to vinyl music so i ran some diffent test and what i found out is have the bass down makes them sound way better like classic rock blues folk music and even symphony music i even listen to music off my pc and cd but i use 10 band equalizer so why i can get these speakers to sound better only thing i wish was the horns were better dont get me wrong they do sound great but to me i think they could sound better if i only find a way only way i can think of is adding a speaker 3 way crossover i took me years to find all these speakers price is good but i think people are crazy for selling the jp500 and jpc25 for 80.00 and up there good book shelf speakers but not worth 80.00 if u ask me for 2 way bookshelf speaker u can find 2 way bookshelf speakers for 40.00 new but the jp1200 jp 1300 and jp 1500 are very nice the jp1200 have 8in woofer not to big dont take up lots of room it looks more like a pa speaker then anything so i dont if its even vintage but it does have blue foam around the woofer most people i talk to are shock that the blue foam is holding up all the years not the only speaker out there with blue foam but what they told me blue foam is rare and u luck if u dont have to re place it some how its still holding up all these years only bad thing is the covers dont come off tey can com off if u use a screwdriver and pry it up did it with my jp1500but onces you take them off they dont go back on so keep that in mind i do post youtube video time to time of sound demos of all my sp

Weakness:

dont think there is a crossover and takes up lots power

Price Paid:
150.00
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1300
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Jul 20, 2016]
Marty
Audio Enthusiast

Where to start, the problem with the JP1200's is frequency response. It's listed as 35 Hz, and can supposedly handle 300 watts. With an 8" woofer in a 19" box, No way. It weighs less than 25 lbs. Even with the two vents it would need a massive magnet and voice coil in the woofer. I was given these speakers when my brother passed away, so I didn't buy them. With the horn tweeter and mid range they would make better P.A. speakers. Not that the sound is bad, its not.
They're neither fish nor foul. If you like rock music loud the 1200's will work. But I wouldn't push the 300 watt claim. For classical or chamber music not so good.
Balance is pretty good but accuracy is average, and forget about imaging. Still if you can get them cheap, go for it. You'd be better off with an old pair of EPI 100's in good working order.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 29, 2003]
mahans
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Great tight bass

Weakness:

No crossovers. The midrange and tweeter look like the same, except for plastic horns.

They are great speakers for the price, well balanced and rugged. There well balnced and sound ok. They will get loud with not much distortion. I don't see how they can handle 300 watts 60watts gets them LOUD! They don't sound as good as paradigm studio 80's, but sound Great for $40

Similar Products Used:

Boston A60, with replaced woolfer. Paradigm Studio 60's Denon Avr-900 reciver Sony dvp-ns425p cd/dvd player

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 27, 2003]
chuck
AudioPhile

Strength:

cheap and sounds incredible.

Weakness:

none

plain and simple, very very good speakers. great sound, clear, loud, and lots of bass. i couldnt ask for more.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 04, 2002]
satanlovesu8666
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Bass graet, Treble great, no rattling, fits almost anywere

Weakness:

might take a long time to get by Sears , took me 7 weeks to get them

Great speakers, they have a good amount of bass, the treble on them is great,it is a speaker worth looking at if you have a small budget and a love for great sound

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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