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JBL Speaker decision

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Randy Noel, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Randy Noel

    Randy Noel Stunt Coordinator

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    Would I get the best seamless sound by using JBL S36's all the way around (except the S-Center, of course) for my 5.1 setup, as opposed to S36's front and S-26's rear? I already have the S-Center and the 2 S26's, have settled on the S36's for my fronts, due largely to space constraints (I'm going to ceiling mount them- don't have room for anything larger, or for floor standers) The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of having the S36's mounted on the side walls for my rears, rather than the S26's via speaker mounts or shelves. I only have about $125.00 in the pair of S26's, and they're still in the box, so I ought to be able to get my money out of them. Opinions, please?
     
  2. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    Hook one S36 as the left surround, and then hook on s26 as the right surround. Listen to them both during a movie and ask yourself if it's worth it to spend the extra money on the S36 as a surround.

    The surround channels don't play very much but who knows, you might hear a big enough difference.
     
  3. Brian Burgoyne

    Brian Burgoyne Second Unit

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    I have towers in front and bookshelves in rear and it is fine. Even in dvd-a and heavy action flicks the front 3 speakers still do most of the work.
     
  4. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    If you got the room, I'd recommend selling the S26's and using the JBL S36's on the sides. I offered more related comments in this thread.
    Phil
     

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