JBL questions???

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jeff smit, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Jeff smit

    Jeff smit Agent

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    Recently in another thread I was thinking about a JBL scs160si package and have now canned that idea. Heres my new idea for a speaker package for my soon as they ship the thing denon 3803.
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    2xE60 fronts L/R
    2xE10 surround
    1xec25 center
    1xE150p sub

    I can pick this up new for $750 out the door price, does this sound like a decent speaker package for the 3803 and does the price seem fair? As allways I am open to suggestions as This will be my first HT

    Jeff
     
  2. DonnyD

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    Jeff, although I'm not familiar with the new JBL lineup of the E series, I will tell you that JBL does represent a solid performer...... The E series is said to be replacing the S series, and if that is the case, then the E should be well received and do a great job for ya. I am sure someone with more knowledge of the E series will pop up at any time.

    Noting that you have recently joined the group here, I wish to welcome you and hope that you realize that this bunch around here will definitely cost you some money ![​IMG]

    My sig says it all....LOL
     
  3. GregAV

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    Hmm, I'd like to know where you're shopping as the results I find on Froogle http://froogle.google.com/ are well beyond your quoted $750.

    The E series is supposed to be an upgrade to the N series, and yet below the discontinued S series in specs.

    You might consider S series components while they are available.

    If you insist on spending large on a set of floorstanders for mains, S310II surpasses the E series you mentioned.

    If bookshelves suit, S38II for mains, S26II, for surrounds, and a SCenterII to complete.

    The forum's JBL expert Phil Itturalde runs 4 S26's and a SCenterII with his SVS, he seems quite happy.

    If ebaying is an option, this vendor has refurbished/factory warranteed goods at a very reasonable price. http://www.stores.ebay.com/id=26519532


    have fun,

    Greg
     
  4. Jeff smit

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    Thanks for the replys

    DonnyD said "hope that you realize that this bunch around here will definitely cost you some money ! " yes I found that out as I started off with a Denon 1804 and JBL scs160si and ended up above my budget lol, but thats ok.


    Gregav said "Hmm, I'd like to know where you're shopping "
    Greg I am shopping at a local brick and mortar store here in the Detroit area. also I dont know where you got the I insist spending large out of my intitial post, As I never said anything like that infact you could have seen from my previous post that I was looking at scs160si.

    jeff
     
  5. Angelo.M

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  6. GregAV

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    Well, I was wondering where you shopped as the prices I got from a quick Froogle on the speakers you were considering exceeded your quoted $750 - before shipping/etc.

    When I stated "spendy" concerning the E60 mains it was due to my glancing at the page and noticing a lot of vendors were asking 5 bills. I didn't notice one had them for $400, and another for $370 further on in the results.

    Best prices at a glance were as below

    E60 - $370
    E10 - $135
    EC25 - $125
    E150P - $250
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    Without further searching I'd say the $750 quote you were given was pretty darn good. But even at $750 I'd shop for a price on S series - it's just "my" personal preference.

    Enjoy... whatever you decide to buy [​IMG]

    Greg
     
  7. Brad-L

    Brad-L Auditioning

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    Im not sure if this is what you are looking for, but I recently set up my first HT with a JBL NS-P1II and a dayton subwoofer.

    It is very nice for my budget.

    Anyhow, the best price I found on the JBL NS-P1II was at bhphotovideo.com got the set for 199 dollars, free shipping. They may have what you are looking for there.
     
  8. greg_t

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    I'll add that if anyone here is wanting to get any of the studio series, do it quick because they are going very fast. I recently picked up 310's for front, S36 for surrounds, and S-Center. These are all getting more rare by the day.
     
  9. Jason8

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    I have JBL Northridge speakers as my first HT setup, and I have to say they are very solid performers. If you get one of the NSP packages, you can save alot, try ecost, etronics, or buy.com. As for the S-series, Jandr.com still has alot of that stuff with free shipping. That is also where I ordered my JBL northridge speakers.
     

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