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  • JBL MS-8 or onboard processing?

    I've got a line on a brand new MS-8 for 400 bucks shipped and I'm not sure which direction I want to go?

    I have Seas Lotus RT27F tweets and RW-165/1 woofers. I'm looking for a midrange to pair with it currently. The MS-8 has internal amps and everyone seems to love this thing and it's capabilities. I know a lot of people on here like to do processing on the CarPC but for the price of this, and the price of external amps I'm wondering if this is not a good route?

  • #2
    it's really personal preference..

    you need a pc to program the ms8, but at the same time, it shouldn't randomly have issues like carpc's tend to do..

    overall, i think after getting the sound processing software and the required sound cards for the pc route, the cost is going to be nearly even, it's really just whatever you prefer.. i like my carpc route because i can do much more then process audio..
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"

    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided


    • #3
      Well actually the MS8 would be cheaper as it has internal amps. I would still have the carpc though. I may try the MS8 though just curious if anyone had tried both and what their thoughts are.


      • #4
        Well, after reading some reviews from people that have experience with active setups using the Bit-One, Imprint, and lots of others after they used the MS-8 for the first time....I think I'm leaning towards the MS-8. I'm not sure if I want to use the internal amps or buy something external though.