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New Onkyo Receiver...now for the speakers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Lance Haile, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. Lance Haile

    Lance Haile Extra

    Sep 28, 2000
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    After researching for far too long, I finally made the plunge into HT and got the Onkyo 575x on closeout. It arrived yesterday (I was expecting to get it Tuesday) so I was a little unprepared speaker wise.
    I got a little anxious and picked up a pair of JBL N26 at BB for my temporary mains. I have spent a lot of time auditioning different speakers (the JBL's were never one of them) and am pretty set on PSB Image 2's. None of the local PSB dealers will negotiate at all, so I will have to find a good online dealer.
    My question is this...has anyone compared the JBL vs. PSB? My intention was to take the JBL's back once the PSB's arrived or I could make the them my rears and get the PSB for the front. But after reading so many rave reviews on the JBL's, would I be better off sticking with them for everything (besides sub).
    BTW, the reciever kicks ass!
  2. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

    Mar 24, 1999
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    Eric Stuckey
    I have , and believe me THERE IS NO COMPARING THE 2.
    You can get a good pair of PSB for not alot.
    Alpha a/v
    Shielded 2 way
    1/2 tweeter
    6 1/2 woofer
    68-21,000 hz
    sensitivity 92 db
    Center :
    Alpha Center
    Shielded 2 way center
    1/2 tweeter
    2X4 woofer
    sensitivity 93 db
    Alpha Intro LR ( SRP $199.00)
    I have the Intro LR's and love them.For fronts I have the Stratus Silver & center i have the Centrey ci.
    I could not find a price for the Alpha center or A/V. But If the Alpha A/V are too much try the Alpha Mini's.
    Hope this helps.
    Rca 36in tv
    Denon AV-2800
    Panasonic DVD-RV80
    PSB Stratus Silver
    PSB Centrey CI
    PSB Alpha LR
    MTX 12 inch power sub.

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