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JBL vs. Infinity .. what's the deal ?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   JeffHunter


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Posted November 22 2003 - 01:55 PM

which is the higher level product, from what I can tell both are coming in around the same price range. Both are Harman Kardon products, both speakers seem to be pretty much equally good.

What I'm thinking for myself....

JBL S-26II ~$166.00 (used as rears)
JBL S-CENTERII ~$198.00 (used as center of course Posted Image)

I have an HK AVR225 Receiver.

are these speakers overkill ? underkill ?

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   greg_t



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Posted November 22 2003 - 02:48 PM

I don't have the S26, but I do have an S Center and think it is a great sounding speaker. YOu can get it cheaper than what you are listing above though. My advice is that if you decide to go with the JBL studio series, you better do it real quick because the studio line is discontinued and these speakers are getting hard to find.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Shaun Graham

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Posted November 22 2003 - 08:29 PM

You can find those speakers chepaer than that...I just picked up a pair of S26's at JandR for $150 and an S-Center for $150 too...both free shipping.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Gabriel_Lam



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Posted November 22 2003 - 08:41 PM

Here's a S-Center II for $117.98 plus shipping ($19.22 for FedEx 3rd day, bringing total to $137.20 shipped). Buying through here helps support home theater forum:

S-Center II for $137.20 shipped 3 day

If you want S26-II's as well, it's $140.44 plus $28.93 shipping:


They drop the shipping a bit if you get both together, so your total is $301.28. However, my personal preference would be for the S38-II's. Those are great speakers for the money. They are a bit more than the 26's, but definitely sound nicer.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted November 23 2003 - 05:33 AM

Both are owned by Harman audio, but each are completely separate companies. LISTEN to them and decide which you like better. I actually preferred the sound of the IL series Infinitys to the S-series.
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