A newbie's questions about JBL speakers

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  1. LinChen

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    Hi. I am new to the forum. I need your help with these two questions:

    1. I have bought a pair of JBL N38II as main speakers and a N Center II as the center speaker from J&R.(I have also ordered Sony WM40 woofer). Now I need two surround speakers and two surround back speakers (the receiver is Pioneer D811S). I am thinking of returning the N Center II and get the NSP1 instead, so I will have 4 N24 as surround and surround back speakers and a N Center as the center speaker. Is this a good set up? also, is there really a difference between N Center II and N Center?

    2. If I return N Center II and get a S Center (I heard it is a very good center), will there be a timbre-matching problem?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Sebastian

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    Rule of thumb is that you should match your center with you fronts. So if somone is talking on the left or right part of the screen and walks to the center of the screen. his/her voice will sound the same accross all the speakers.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
    I just hooked up the NSP-1 package for a friend less than 1hr ago, and I think they will do fine as surrounds and a center. The center that comes with the NSP-1 is the N-center (not II) but I think it will blend just fine.
    I have heard some say that the IIs sound a little different, but I wouldn't expect there to be enough of a difference that they wouldn't sound good together.
    I was very impressed with the NSP-1 for movies, though they lacked a little midrange for music as mains, but you already have that covered with the 38s.
     
  4. Richard Gray

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    I just matched my ND-310's with a N-Center. I thought about going with the S-Center, but stayed in the same family because of the timber matching suggested by so many others on this forum.

    Results: So far so good. In movies the sound is prety good, but I will give it a bit of time before I push them too hard under a full load running Hard Rock or Metal.
     
  5. Mike Kao

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    I just purchased the NSP1II package which improves on last years model w/ better design and and improved cabinet for the speakers. Nothing HUGE, but a few tweaks here and there I'm sure will make for an even better speaker set! I'll comment once I receive these (which is hopefully soon). Unfortunately I have to wait to purchase the receiver too [​IMG]
     
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  7. LinChen

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    Thank you everyone! Merci beaucoup!Gracias!Xiexie! You guys are great!!! Phil, you are the man! Now I love this forum even more! I have made up my mind! I am going to return the N Center II and order the NSP-1 right away. I just can't wait for every thing to arrive so I can complete my set up.
     
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    The ND310s don't need any time, crank them up now as they handle hard rock well and will go very loud with little distortion.
     

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