JBL S38 series

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  1. Oscar_R

    Oscar_R Second Unit

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    their seem to be two derivatives the S38II and the S38BCH.

    both are the same price, any differences between the two?
     
  2. Adam Bluhm

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    I Just bought a JBL's N38II speakers to use with my Pioneer VSX-810D AV Receiver and they sounds AWESOME!! I definitely can recommend you the JBL.
     
  4. Brian Warren

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    have any of ya compared em to the s26's? just wonering what the differences are in sound
    thanks
    brian
     
  5. Boka

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    IMHO -
    THE S-38II is a newer version of the S-38. I talked to JBL customer service and they said the differences are all cosmetic rather than electronic. Basically needed to drum up sales on the Studio Series line so they made a few colour changes and called it the latest greatest.

    The S-38BCH you are referring to is probably the beech (or is it beach) coloured version of the original S-38.
     
  6. Jean_Hendrickx

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    IMHO: I heard both S38 and S38II (costing here the same), and I preferred the S38II because: a) The sound was cleaner and louder (a litle bit), b) They looked nicer, c) They're more stable [yes, the S38 base is very unstable].

    I can recommend the S38II over the 26s due the bigger size and better [for me] sound. The 26s are a option if you doesn't have enough space (perhaps to put them on a shelf).

    Jean H//
     
  7. KyleGS

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    Jean- How is the base "very" unstable on the S38 originals?
     
  8. Adam Bluhm

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    Maybe he's thinking of the N38's. They are very forward heavy and promote tipping. I think the S38's are as solid as you get. You'd need a baseball bat to shake that from it's shelf.
     
  9. Jean_Hendrickx

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    Hey you're right, I was thinking about the N' series (Northridge ones). I apologies for the mistake.

    Best regards,
    Jean H//
     

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