Audio Starter Package: AR / JBL

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jedd, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. Jedd

    Jedd Second Unit

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    Hello everyone,
    I've recently collected some money to invest into HT.
    The friend of mine told me about this forum, where a lot of people can help with good advices. So i decided to ask.
    I'm looking for opinions about those two speaker packages I outlined for myself: (they suppose to be more music oriented, but extendable for 5.1)
    - The very first and obvious is JBL:
    2xN26140 + 0//jandr
    1sub(PB10)200 + 0//jandr
    which is $340 shipped
    - The second is from AR:
    2xAR17B155 + 22//etronics
    1xAR108PS125 + 27//electronicsemall2k
    which is $330 shipped
    (going to use Marantz SR5000 from ac4l for $300, phantom mode for the center and cheap sony for the rear)
    The AR is less known (I found almost no info using search), but when I look at the specs, the AR package looks one quality level higher then JBL does.
    Any comments?
     
  2. Jedd

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    Hmm, lets put it in this way:
    Did anyone here listen to the AR15-17 speakers or AR108-113 wofers?
     
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    Take a look at this thread. Maybe you can get the same deal.
     
  4. Jedd

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    Thanks, I've read that. Actually I even went to BestBuy and listened to the NSP1. The sound is clear and stunning as for the movies. Probably JBL is the best you can get for them. But when it comes to the music.. well.. I mean "no well".
    So I'm thinking about N26(28) as front speakers, but before I go I'd like to compare them to AR17(15).
     

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