Cleanest JBL I've encountered in my life. After trying to save a few bucks buying 2 ratty-assed old and used ones for cheap and having issues with each, this time, I went the opposite route - paid a premium for the best condition one I could find. I just installed it into my Avatar 1X12 (pictured last below before installing the new E120). It will be a part of my backup, smaller Jerry rig: preamp to be ordered; MC50 incoming; and Avatar 1X12 w/E120. The speaker tests fine, my "problem" is now I've got to break it in!