I Need Help Deciding on Speakers...

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  1. Mike H Wizard

    Mike H Wizard Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am not sure what I should get first more Speakers for the front or a JBL Subwoofer.

    Here is my scenario: My wife and I just bought a new townhome and we will be closing in July...

    The living room size is 15'x16'

    So far I have:

    JBL N-Center for the front center
    JBL N-24's for my rear surrounds
    KLH 8" Subwoofer
    KLH Floor Standing Speakers for my front left and right speakers...

    I only have about a $200 limit for either 1 set of speakers or for a subwoofer...

    1. One of my questions is with a room size of 15'x16' would the PB12 be overkill?

    2. Would the PB10 work just fine in that room size or would I be missing out on anything?

    Any suggestions from you would be greatly appreciated...

    Thank you in advance,

    Mike
     
  2. Mike H Wizard

    Mike H Wizard Stunt Coordinator

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  3. Mike Strassburg

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    I would definitely go with the PB-12. Better than the 10" by far and a sub will make the biggest improvement to your system.

    I remember my "pre-sub" days. I had a Pioneer Pro Logic receiver with some JBL towers for mains and small KLH monitors for surrounds. It was neat at first but not very impressive. Then I added an AudioSource 12" sub and the diff was night & day. Of course the sickness took over and now I have 6 towers and a dual Tempest sonosub for a 6.1 set-up.

    Good luck...Mike
     
  4. Paul Clarke

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    I agree with Mike. I own the PB10 and love it but my place is a small townhome and my living/listening main room is 11'x17' with a fair amount of furniture and bookcases. I chose the 10 because I like my neighbors a great deal and I didn't need more at the time. But it is always smarter to 'buy for tomorrow' if you can. The 12 would be a smarter purchase in the long run. You can always turn it down. [​IMG]
    Hey Mike,
    I'm seriously starting down that tower collection road myself...now if I just had the room. [​IMG]
     
  5. Leo_P

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    IMO $200 will net you a decent sub but you won't find a good set of main speakers for that price.
    I'd spend the money on a sub. BTW, I auditioned the JBL PB10 against an Acoustic Research S112PS and bought the A.R. It's got a 120W amp and a 12" woofer. It does a good job, for now... If you can find one, give it a listen. I paid about $180 for mine.
    Good luck!
     

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