New speakers $500-700 or so....

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  1. Chris Trot

    Chris Trot Stunt Coordinator

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    Happy Thanksgiving...

    Hello,
    I'm looking to purchase some new speakers, I currently have:

    JBL S-center
    Klipsch Quintet rears
    Sony SM-40 sub
    and no fronts so to speak

    My question is, if I get other speakers other than say some JBL S-38 is the matching going to bother me

    Any suggestions for this price range ($500-$700)
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Brian Burgoyne

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    I would just stick to JBL if I were you. If you wanted to switch brands and get something in comparable quality to the S series JBL you would have to spend more money. You want the front 3 speakers to be timbre matched at the least. There is no rush to switch out the rears, but you could do it eventually with some JBL S 26s. I would do the fronts first and then get a new sub myself. For $399 + shipping you could get a Adire Rava sub that would be a great and very noticeable improvement.
     
  3. Pablo Abularach

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    Chris,

     
  4. Frank Carter

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    If you do like the JBL's, you could get the S36 and S26 from etronics.com for $400 plus shipping. With the rest of the money, I would invest the rest in a quality sub. If you sell you're Sony and Quintet's and use some left over money you could get the Adire Audio Rava($399), find a used Hsu VTF-2($around $350 used), or put a few more dollars in and get a SVS 25-31Pci($550).
     
  5. RussKon

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    Chris,

    The consumer JBL speakers are ok. but before you spend the money on the JBL, I would recommend listening to the RF-3 by Klipsch. Much more detailed sound and actually closer to the JBL Professional line that is out there.

    The RF-3's are about $600 to $700 for the pair.

    Go to audioreview.com to check out the reviews by current owners of the RF-3's.

    Russ
     
  6. Chris Trot

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. Robert_Gaither

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    I'd advise that the front 3 should match irregardless if possible (you could always buy another JBL center and use both for rears). I'd advise set up your front 3, sub, and then the rear pair (since you already have the Klips, it should do for the moment).
     

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