JBL bookshelf vs wall-mount models

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Dan Rudolph, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    I am in the process of getting some new speakers. The plan is to get 5.1 now, then down the road, move the front to surround and get some tower speaker for a 7.1 set-up. Eventually, when they are surrounds, these speakers will be wall-mounted, but for now there's nothing to mount them to.

    I am looking at JBL 820s for this purpose. Will book-shelfing them negatively affect the sound? Is this a significatn issue? Would there be advantages to using 830s instead beyond the mount?

    Also, for the center, I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to wall-mount thanks to an inconveniently placed window. Is the LC2 more expensive than the LC1 because it's a better speaker or just because it's wall-mountable?
     
  2. aht3

    aht3 Stunt Coordinator

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    These are some really good questions and the folks on AVS will be able to help you further. I have not heard the 830s however, I use the 820 for surrounds and rears. They are four way speakers and sound really good to me. The LC2 basically has the same drivers as the L880 tower. It is a grat speaker and the price difference is probably due to the difference in the drivers and the cabinet design. I hope this helps.
     

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