JBL NSP1 II, or other budget systems

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by BrandonCB, May 7, 2004.

  1. BrandonCB

    BrandonCB Extra

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    I was looking to get a system last year and got good recommendations for the JBL NSP1 II system. I didn't get one last summer but this time I really need to get a system, but want to try and keep it around $500. For anyone that doesn't know about the NSP1's, here's a description taken from an eBay auction:

    SPECIFICATIONS: General Section Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power: Satellites: 100 Watts Center: 150 Watts Impedance: 8 Ohms Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m): 86dB satellites, 90dB center Frequency Response ( 3dB): Satellites: 75Hz 20kHz Center: 80Hz 20kHz Crossover Frequency(ies): Satellites: 3000Hz Center: 3500Hz High-Frequency Driver: 3/4" Titanium-laminate dome with EOS waveguide Low-Frequency Driver: Satellites: 4" PolyPlas cone Center: Dual 5" PolyPlas cones Dimensions (H x W x D): Satellites: 9-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 4-3/4" (241mm x 159mm x 121 mm) Center: 6-1/2" x 20-1/2" x 8-1/2" (165mm x 521mm x 216mm) Weight: Satellites: 4.5 lb (2.1kg) Center: 10 lb (4.6kg)

    I can get them for $240 (w/o sub), is this a fair price for this system? If not, what is? I'm looking to buy about a $200 reciever, $100 sub, $200 speakers, but am flexible with all of these prices so long as it doesn't get too expensive. It's for a small room, not sure about the exact dimensions though. This will be my first system as I am in college (we have one at home but it's an out-of-box Sony system that I don't particularly care for).
     
  2. Marcel_V

    Marcel_V Stunt Coordinator

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    Sounds like a decent price. I recall someone saying something recently about a bestbuy sale on them for 149, but thats probably over. I paid about 230 including shipping for mine last year, I got the nspII set because I like the color better, but they are the same accoustically. Try pricegrabber.com with a nsp search.

    I like them a lot, great sound for the price, and the wall brackets they include are fantastic for mounting them out of the way. I use them with a pair of N38 towers for a 7.1 system.
     

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