Final Speaker Advice on JBL. Ordering Tommorow

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  1. Jeff Sch.

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    Ok guys, well this is it. I have finally narrowed down all my choices to a JBL setup! The only thing i cant decide on is wheather to get this setup as a start and add more later
    JBL N38 (139.00 shipped)x 2 = $278
    JBL PB10 (199.0 shipped) = $199
    Kenwood VR507 = $261
    Total = $738 shipped
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    JBL N26 (139.00 shipped) = $139
    JBL PB10 (199.0 shipped) = $199
    JBL Ncenter (109.0 shipped = $109
    Kenwood vr507 = $261
    Total = $708 shipped
    These are the 2 setup ive come down to and really cant decide. If i get one of them i will be upgrading later this year to complete the setups. I just cant decide. What do u think is better for me to do. Will i see a difference between n26's and n38's? I mean im getting a sub and this is going into a dorm room. When not here it will go in my room at home. I really need some advice thanks!
     
  2. Jack Gilvey

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    I'd just get the NSP-1 package for $299 from JandR (free shipping), assuming you want surrounds at some point. It includes the N-Center and 4 N24's. That plus your sub and receiver should work great for a dorm.
     
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    Yes, you might want to consider getting the NSP-1 + PB10 sub if you're going to be putting this system in a dorm room. Those N38s might piss off your neighbors..... [​IMG]
    What you really need to determine is what you'll be primarily using this system for. If it's mostly for home theater, the NSP-1/PB10 combo will work beautifully. If you do a lot of music listening though, you'll most likely benefit from bigger bookshelves or floorstanding speakers as your mains.
     
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    i have the NSP1 (just got it friday!) and i couldnt be happier right now. JBL + SVS = sweet, sweet music!
     
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    The n38 is much much better than the n26. But, I would get a s38+hsu sub. The PB series is having problems, see on audioreview, there´s a lot of people with DOA subs.
     
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    I've never had a problem with my PB10 and I've had it for about a year... [​IMG]
     
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    I've had my PB-12 for over a year with no problems!

    I would go for either the NSP-1 or (2) N-26 + (2) N-24 + N-Center + PB-10.

    However the N-38's are nice.

    If you are more interested in Home Theater I would go with the NSP-1.
     
  8. Jeff Sch.

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    bump
     
  9. Jack Gilvey

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    Why not "bump" with a follow-up question? Does any of this sound reasonable to you?
     
  10. Jeff Sch.

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    Well, i was actually rethinking what to buy and it sounded better to get the N26 as mains instead of the n38's. Id be saving $139 and since im getting a sub i really wouldnt need the 8"er's the 38's had to offer. The basic question i had was just how the 26's + sub would sound compared to the 38's + sub. And if i did get the 26's, i could get a center channel as well right now. SO?
     
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    I had a n26 as rears, but comparared with a s26, it lacks midbass punch. The N38 will give even more mid bass punch around 80-100hz, and the n26 cabinet is made of plastic, while the n38 is MDF. I sold mine, bought a pair of s38 as mains and moved the s26 as rears.

    Trust me, you would be better of with a s26 or a n38 than a n26.
     
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    The N-26 mated with the PB-10 is a great main & sub combo, they blend very well with no "holes.

    The N-26's can be a little tough to mount on stands, but with a little work, it's pretty easy.
     

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