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JBL NSP1 5 speaker set for $149 shipped at Bestbuy.com


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   GraysonAng

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Posted April 14 2004 - 08:21 AM

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   David Blair

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Posted April 14 2004 - 11:25 AM

I don't know if I can pass this up!
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Phil Iturralde

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Posted April 14 2004 - 11:57 AM

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I don't know if I can pass this up!

FYI: Read the JBL NSP1 subjective and 1 objective reviews @ my website here! Scroll down to the "JBL NORTHRIDGE-SERIES REVIEWS".

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   David Blair

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Posted April 14 2004 - 12:23 PM

That's a pretty convincing review but is sounds like a HK 125 or 225 wouldn't do a very good job driving these speakers.
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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Phil Iturralde

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Posted April 14 2004 - 12:41 PM

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That's a pretty convincing review but is sounds like a HK 125 or 225 wouldn't do a very good job driving these speakers.

An honestly rated 45w x 5 AV Receiver could drive the JBL NSP1 up to approx. 100 dB without a sub, using the ...

SPL CALCULATOR
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Speaker Sensitivity: 86 dB SPL (1 W/1 M)
Amplifier Power: 45 Watts
Distance: 9 feet (my sweet spot distance from my Center)
No. of Speakers: 5 usually 2, more for multi-channel
Speaker Placement (Choose 1): Away from walls (or do not consider placement)
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100.8 dB SPL at listening postion

Now, with a powered-sub (highly recommended for the NSP1's), you'll get the full-HT impact and off-load some of the LFE demand from your AV Receiver AMPs.

FYI: Read my website How many watts for Home Theater is enough??? for a simple explaination.

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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Greg-ST

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Posted April 14 2004 - 01:27 PM

The NSP1's are a steal at that price. I have the NSP1II package.

Honestly, though, I'd pair them up with a receiver that has a little more grunt than the lower end HK's, especially if you're really into movies. My speakers loved the jump between my previous Kenwood receiver (VR-615, rated at 100x6.. likely could achieve possibly half the rating) to my new receiver, the Pioneer VSX-D912K (can drive a full 80 watts into 5 channels). When I crank the volume to high levels they're very impressive. Definately sound like a movie theater during movies. They sound quite good with music as well. These JBL's can take quite a good amount of power so you'll want a capable receiver to fully enjoy them.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   mark alan

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Posted April 14 2004 - 01:53 PM

Forget that deal. Instead, you should spend $50 more and upgrade your 5 speaker Bose system to a 6 speaker systemhttp://www.bestbuy.c....oryId=cat03049

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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Greg_Mitch

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Posted April 14 2004 - 02:47 PM

So do the JBL's come with mounting hardware? or do they come ready to mount(as in ready to be mounted to hardware and then mounted to wall)? I would like to buy these but dont want to purchase four wall mounts as well. Let me know. Thanks.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Greg-ST

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Posted April 14 2004 - 02:56 PM

Yes, they come with all the necessary wall mounting hardware. Assembly is required though.

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Phil Iturralde

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Posted April 14 2004 - 03:20 PM

Click HERE to see what the omni-mount wall hanging brack and tools look like for each N24's in the NSP1 package.

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Definately sound like a movie theater during movies.

Highly agree w/sub of course!!! Sounds glorious!!!

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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Greg_Mitch

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Posted April 14 2004 - 04:28 PM

Those mounts look awesome. Do these weigh quite a bit? Am I going to have to anchor this into a stud or are they small enough they could get by on just a dry wall connection? I have never seen these speakers up close, only on the internet. This is sounding like a sure thing for me.

#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Bernie_A

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Posted April 14 2004 - 05:05 PM

Man......these at $150, a $100 Dayton sub, $130 Pio 356 DVD and (take your pick) $200-$300 Onkyo from eCost and you have a really nice little HT on the REAL cheap......add $200 for cables and stands......$850 +/-.........very hard to beat and I bet it would sound pretty darn nice for the money. Add a refurn Pronto 3000 and you are in for less that a grand.....sweet.

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Greg-ST

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Posted April 14 2004 - 05:18 PM

Greg_Mitch, they aren't too heavy, but do put a good amount of force on the mounts when hanging out from the wall. You can get by on just a drywall mount but you'll want to use good drywall screws. You can anchor into a stud if want to ensure they won't pull out of the wall. At least one of my rear N24II's is mounted just into the drywall and it's nice and tight.





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