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JBL vs. PSB

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan_C, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. Dan_C

    Dan_C Agent

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    I'm sorry if this subject has been covered previously in HT Forum; the search function has been down the last several times I have tried. I am in the market for an inexpensive set of the front 3 speakers for my HT. I was looking at the JBL S-center (center) and S38/S310 (fronts) but I have heard mixed reviews about JBL. I have heard nothing but good things about PSB (8C-center; 4T-fronts).
    Just wondered if anyone has comments about these 2 set-ups or any other good front 3 speakers in the $400-600 range. Thanks!
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Definitely PSB. (basically, I'm not a JBL fan [​IMG] ).
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  3. David Head

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    I originally was looking at the JBL S-38 and S-Center combination. I had heard the speakers in someone's home and they sounded very nice. I also auditioned speakers from B&W, Paradigm and PSB. I fell in love with the sound of the PSBs and ended up getting 3LRs, an 8C and 1Bs. The midrange sounded much more natural and they had a wider soundstage. I compared the 4Ts with the 3LRs and liked them both, but chose the 3LRs in the end. You can read my thoughts here . Go audition the PSBs and decide for yourself at your local dealer:
    Audio Spectrum
    7588 Lasater Road
    Clemmons, NC 27012
    336-778-1944
    Good luck!
    David
     
  4. Will Binegar

    Will Binegar Auditioning

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    I'd go with the PSB 4T and 8C.
     
  5. Thomas_Berg

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    PSB. JBL is good for the price, but having heard both, i say PSB. (i'm looking into a pair of 6T towers and a 9C btw... [​IMG])
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