JBL vs Polk

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  1. brandon_len

    brandon_len Auditioning

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    I was hoping someone could provide their opinion on a speaker decision. I currently have the JBL scs136 speaker system. I want to upgrade the center channel. I am on a budget and am trying to decide between two speakers. I have found an open box Polk CSi30 for $115 at CC. I am alos considering the JBL N-center for around the same price with shipping. What is your opinion on which to buy and how much of a difference do you think haveing a polk center with JBLs would there be in sound. Thanks for any opinion you have.
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    Those two are very different timber....

    What is it you do not like about the current center? This could reveal the best choice for you out of the two.
     
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    brandon_len Auditioning

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    It sounds flat to me. It just doesn't have the fullness that these two speakes have. Voices don't sound natural. It is hard to describe. The problem is I haven't been able to compare them side by side as I have not found a store that carries both brands ie JBL and Polk.
     
  4. John S

    John S Producer

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    The Polk is a little shrilly to me (not enough bass), the JBL is a little dull but fairly full sounding with decent bass responce.
     
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    Prolly cuase its using a 3.5 inch driver.
    Find a Jbl (Just be Loud) center with 5 inch or larger in it. Timbre should be dam close
     
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    Prolly cuase its using a 3.5 inch driver.
    Find a Jbl (Just be Loud) center with a 5 inch driver/s or larger in it. Timbre should be dam close
     

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