JBL S series question

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by al lout, May 8, 2004.

  1. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,

    I'm planning to buy my gf 6.1 speakers set. I've heard the JBL S38II speakers as the main in my friend's house. Unfortunately, he has a diff brand speaker as center so I can't really justify my purchase yet. That's y I am turning here for help. I am considering of getting 3 pairs of the JBL S38II for 6.0 and a HSU sub later. As of now I just wanna get 6 speakers first. My questions/options are:

    1. Get 3 pairs of JBL S38II for 6.0 and an HSU sub later to complete 6.1 system.
    2. Get 2 pairs of JBL S38II and 1 JBL S-center (a sub later)
    3. Get something else for around $700 without sub (suggestions?)

    I checked the harmonaudio site I can get a pair of refur JBLs38II for $200. Anybody else know where I can get a better price than that? If it is you guys, which of the above option will you get? If you pick option #3 what will it be? Thanks all...

    al,
     
  2. Matthew-K

    Matthew-K Stunt Coordinator

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    I would go with option #2. I have had the JBLs38II, and the s-center for awhile now and for the price I think they are a great speaker set-up. Plus they would be timbre matched. You might want to find something other than the s38II for your surrounds though.
     
  3. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    I'd go option number one. I just got a pair from the harman site and am thinking about grabbing another pair while they are still available at that unbelievable price.
     
  4. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    Thank you, guys...

    Matt, isn't it 6 identical speakers make a perfect timbre match? Why wouldn't you want the S38II for surrounds? Is there something that I should know regarding that? Anyone else can chip in more inputs? I'm seriously consider option #1, unless there's something better that I should look into... Any suggestions will be appreciated... Thank you!

    Al,
     
  5. DorianBryant

    DorianBryant Screenwriter

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    Just checked the Hk site. The S38 are no longer listed! I was going to get another pr. as well. maybe they will show up again in the future.
     
  6. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    I just noticed that too, now I am sad [​IMG]
     
  7. Joseph Sabato

    Joseph Sabato Stunt Coordinator

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    I would also go with option 1. While my S-Center matches well with the S-38's, it does not have the bass capability of the S-38s (If I could have bought a single S38, I would have)and I can sometimes hear it strain while the S-38's are just cruising ( I like my movies loud).

    BTW, this is with all 5 speakers crossed over at 80Hz ( I have 2 15" subs carrying the bass) If you do not plan on buying the sub until later, you can run all 6 S38's full range ( I would not try to run an S-Center full range)
     

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