Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Billy.K, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. Billy.K

    Billy.K Auditioning

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    Friend is thinking about purchasing this set up second hand.
    JBL N-Center
    JBL N-24 surrounds
    JBL LX-22 mains
    Denon AVR-2400 dolby surround receiver
    Axiom ss16 speaker stands
    All cables albeit the cheap ones
    Monster speaker cable 12 gauge.
    Guy is asking $600 total.
     
  2. Paul_Fisher

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    Not really.
     
  3. Paul_Fisher

    Paul_Fisher Screenwriter

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    Your friend can the JBL NSP1 set from www.etronics.com for $220. That consists of 4 N24's and a N-center.

    Then he can get a Harman/Kardon AVR-120 from www.harmanaudio.com for $200. That is only $420 with a kick ass receiver. That even leaves money to buy a sub and speaker wire.
     
  4. Billy.K

    Billy.K Auditioning

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    Will the n24's be serviceable as mains? The listening area is approximately 10x15 with 8 ft ceilings. My thinking was that the bigger bookshelves might come in handy. Am I underappreciating the power of the n24?
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    I wouldn't expcet the N24s to make the grade as mains without a subwofer, but with a subwoofer they'll do a fine, especially in HT. If you plan on doing much 2ch listening without a sub, then I would look at the N26s or N28s as mains.
     
  6. Robert_Gaither

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    I've owned the Denon 2400 (consider this I think retailed for about $599-699 in it's time and you'll either have to use the decoder on the DVD player or buy an outboard one) and to be honest I think that the sherwood 6108 ($169 Circuit City and goes on sale regularly for $129) I have in my bedroom is a much better AVR soundwise (the Denon had a 100hz X-over point that was noticible vs the 80hz of the Sherwood). If you consider your friend could Sherwood 6108 $169, JBL NSP1 $220 + shipping, and that would leave about $200 to buy cables, stands/wall brackets, and have DD/DTS/DPL2 without having to buy a decoder to me is a no brainer.
     

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