JBL NSP1 vs AR HC6

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  1. JeffWeb

    JeffWeb Auditioning

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    I'm looking for a home theater system and I believe that I have minimized my choices to the JBL NSP1 and AR HC6's. I do not have access to listen to either one of these systems, can't find an AR supplier around and Best Buy has a really bad set up. Any views on the above or some alternates would be appreciated. I'm looking at around $500 for the speaker package.
    Thanks alot,[​IMG]
     
  2. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

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    Never heard the AR, but I've no complaints with the NSP-1. JandR.com has it for $299 w/ free shipping, so you might be able to sneak a sub in under your budget. The Sony SAWM40 seems the obvious choice for $150 or so.
     
  3. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    I second Jack's recommendation!!!
    Owned my NSP1's since April '00, and after all DVD showings w/family and friends, including;
    1) "Star Wars - Episode I - The Phantom Menace" /SE
    2) Men in Black /LE
    3) Independence Day /SE
    4) Tomorrow Never Dies /SE
    5) The World is Not Enough /SE
    6) Mission Impossible 2 /SE
    JBL dynamic real Theater Sound reproduction is excellent. [​IMG]
    For more JBL N & S Series INFO / Reviews (w/links), see my website Why you should add JBL N & S Series to your audition list! website.
    Phil
     
  4. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I can't vouch directly for either of these systems but
    looking at it logicaly the AR HC6 System sells for a
    good but more money (Crutch gets nearly $700.00 for the
    HC6) so we can surmise that it has better materials.
    Also the HC6 system was recently reviewed by one of the
    Audio mags I beleive it was Sound&Vision and thed review
    was glowing from what another forum member posted.
    I own all AR gear (HiRes) and love it.. But the HC6 uses
    completly diffrent mids and highs and cabinents so I have
    no idea what it sounds like. Idealy listening to each in
    person would be the best way to go.
    The HC6 system comes with white gloves if that means
    anything [​IMG]
    For the money they are both probably great setups.
     
  5. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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  6. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

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    The review of the AR HC6 is in the latest Perfect Vision in case you're interested. I read the article and they were highly recommended. I've also read many similarly positive reviews of the JBL NSP1 and heard from a lot of satified owners here on HTF. I haven't heard from anyone that owns the AR HC6, but AR does make great speakers. I think that combining the NSP1 with a good sub like an Adire Audio Rava would be the way I'd go, but you probably wouldn't go wrong with either setup.

    David
     
  8. JeffWeb

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    Thanks for the insight guys.
     
  9. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Sean,
    "That's strange, I'm not even sure I want to know why you get white gloves. "
    If only Oj would have bought the HC6 system he could have
    avoided that lengthy trial? [​IMG] (It's so you don't leave
    finger marks on the Piano Black Laquer speaker enclosures)
    Jack,
    Toche` and good point! But either way I think they both
    offer a great package system for a very reasonable cost.
     

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