Need surround back speakers recommendation to match with current JBL speakers

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  1. pwangdel

    pwangdel Auditioning

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    Greetings:

    I need a pair of surround back speaker to match with my current JBL THX certified speaker HT1F (front & center) and HT1D (surround). I have three choices Klipsch RS35 ($200 pair), Paradigm Atom V4 ($220 pair), Advent ARVP26 ($50 pair), Polk Audio R15 ($65 pair). If it were you which one will you pick? My budget is under $200 and preferably in the $100 range if at all possible.

    A/V: Denon AVR 4806 ($1000) floor model.
    Power amp: Denon POA-5000
    Klipsch: RSW-12 sub
    JBL: HTPS-300 sub

    HT1F SPEC:
    Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power130
    Impedance8
    Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)87
    Frequency Response70Hz - 20kHz (-6dB)
    Crossover Frequency(ies)2,800
    High-Frequency DriverDual 1" pure titanium domes
    Midrange DriverDual 5" high-polymer laminate cones


    HT1D SPEC:
    Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power130
    Impedance6
    Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)87
    Frequency Response80Hz - 20kHz (-6dB)
    Crossover Frequency(ies)2,800
    High-Frequency DriverDual 1" pure titanium domes
    Midrange DriverDual 5" high-polymer laminate cones

    RS35 SPEC:
    frequency response81Hz-20kHz ±3dB
    power handling125 w max continuous (500 w peak)
    sensitivity97dB @ 2.83 volts/1 meter (equivalent sound energy)
    nominal impedance8 ohms compatible
    crossover frequency1900Hz
    tweeterTwo K-137 1" (2.54cm) Titanium dome compression drivers
    high frequency horn2 x 5" square 90°x60° Tractrix® Horns
    wooferK-1126-O 6.5" (16.51cm) Cerametallic® cone / cast polymer frame

    ATOM V.4 SPEC


    ARVP26 SPEC:

    * Response Bandwidth
    * 45 - 30000 Hz

    * Input Impedance
    * 8 Ohm

    * Recommended Amplifier Power
    * 10 - 100 Watt

    * Sensitivity
    * 89 dB

    * Recommended Placing
    * Bookshelf

    * Magnetic Shield
    * Yes

    R15 SPEC:
    Mid/Woofer 1 - 5-1/4" Diameter (13.34cm)
    Dynamic Balance mineral filled polymer composite cone driver, shielded
    Tweeter 1 - 3/4" Diameter (1.91cm)
    Dynamic Balance silk/polymer composite dome, shielded
    Electrical
    Overall Frequency Response 60Hz - 24kHz
    Lower -3dB Limit 65Hz
    Upper -3dB Limit 20kHz
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
    Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 100 w/channel
    Efficiency 89 dB
    Inputs 5-way binding posts
     
  2. SethH

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    None of them will match because none of them are JBL. I would steer away from the Klipsch because I think the horn-loaded tweeter would make it the least favorable match.

    I've always heard very good things about the Atoms. I'm not really familiar with the other speakers mentioned.
     
  3. pwangdel

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    Thanks for the input and advice. I will look into JBL speakers.
     

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