I have 3 JBL Control 28 with dead woofers, so I was looking for a cheap fix. They are used as stage monitors, and I didn't want to spend too much on the fix. So, I wanted to test this Fane Sovereign 8-225 after reading the good reviews on the product page.
I tested it during a live 1h gig, next to another JBL Control 28 (with stock woofer), and heard no tone differences (maybe in a quieter environment, I may hear subtle differences, but as stage monitors, it was doing it's job perfectly)
- plug'n'play replacement, except for screws (position doesn't match the JBL ones, but nothing a screwdriver couldn't fix in 30 seconds)
- Sound is pretty good, I could hear my drummer's snare loud and clear ! Maybe a bit too much bass, but it wasn't behind an EQ yet.
- none so far (except for the screw positions, if you want to nitpick)
I have two other Control 28 with blown woofer, and I will use this Fane Sovereign to fix them.