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Billy.K

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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.
 

Paul_Fisher

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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.
 

Billy.K

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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?
 

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.
 

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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