Cheap small bookshelfs for music...

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  1. Jason Wilcox

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    I've gotta Marantz 2235B with 35wpc and I'm pretty sure on getting a cheap yamaha sub. I was planning on buying a pair of N24ii's but I'm not sure now. I can get them for about $85 shipped and I'm wondering if I can find any better speakers for the price.
     
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  3. Jason Wilcox

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    thanks phil. i was considering the s26's but they are too big for me. i can get JBLs pretty cheap because i work for best buy (don't laugh, i'm only 17) and JBL has a wonderful employee purchase program (that's where i got my scs135si).
     
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    It's pretty hard to beat the J & R price on the JBL S26's - $159 with shipping for the pair. Even not being as big a jbl fan as Phil (I own Paradigm Reference), I'd say that ranks as one of the better bargains on bookshelf speakers anywhere. I would consider that for anything intended for music. I can appreciate the issue of size restructions though.
     
  6. Jason Wilcox

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    That is a very good price from J&R. My discount on those is only $10 less with shipping. The best deal on s26's seems to be on ebay where Harman Audio themselves sell them. They regularly go for under $100+$12 shipping. Simply run a search for "JBL s26".
     
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  8. Jason Wilcox

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    Even the n24's are pretty big considering the size of the drivers.
     
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    I think the JBL S26 is THE biggest audio bargain out there, especially at $159.00/pair from J&R. I used to own the S26 and when my system was moved to another room, they became too big, size-wise. Highly recommended!! [​IMG]
     
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    PSB alpha AVs like $120 used.
     
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    I went with the SuperZeroes for my computer since the local dealer was blowing them out at $150/pair. JBL N series are pretty good for a budget speaker compared to most of what's availible at BestBuy (the S series would be worth the upgrade imho as these are exceptional speakers for what the internet prices offer).
     
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    Is the tweeter in the studio series JBL's a significant improvement over the tweeter in the Northridge series speakers?
     
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    Paradigm Atoms maybe? Or, maybe a set of Infinity US-1s (can be had for
     
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    If size isn't a constraint, try the Michaura M55 - under $100 shipped from uBid.com. This is basically an Axiom speaker - same drivers, similar enclosures, identical manual. No personal experience, but it comes very highly recommended from people whose ears I trust a lot. Search www.audioasylum.com for discussions on this if you're interested.
    Edit: Never mind, I just realized that size is a constraint. These speakers are pretty big.
     
  17. Jason Wilcox

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    I'd really like to keep the speaker small for my dorm as they will probably be placed on a desk on both sides of my computer monitor. S26's (and N26's) are great speakers but they are too big. I would use my Koss M/80+'s but they aren't shielded and I don't think they can go below 100hz.
     
  18. Jason Wilcox

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    Hey maybe koss customer service was wrong about the M/80+'s being shielded. I took em' apart and held a metal screw to the metal plate covering the magnets (this is for shielding right?) and the screw was only slightly attracted to the tweeter (not attracted at all to the woofers). Does this mean it would be safe to put next to a monitor?
     
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    Ok, they only seem to affect my monitor when they are within 2 inches. But, maybe this is yet another of my bad ideas...
     
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    Why not wall mount them if space is a concern?
     

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