Onkyo v/s Polk Audio RM6000 v/s JBL NSP1

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by joe.a, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. joe.a

    joe.a Auditioning

    Nov 15, 2002
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    I'm looking into setting up my first HT. Recvr + Spk
    budget is around $500. Based on posts on HT forum and Ckt
    City web-site, Onkyo HTIB HTS650 entered my final short-list. Before going for it, I wanted to find out if I could
    get an equal or better performance from smaller speakers
    (the Onkyo ones that come with HTS650 seem bulky).

    Would I get same or better audio quality with Polk RM6000
    or JBL NSP1 ?

    How does Polk RM6000 compare with JBL NSP1 ?
    (Also, what's the difference between Polk RM6000 and RM6005;
    JBL NSP1 and NSP1 II ?)

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. Debbie K

    Debbie K Extra

    Oct 25, 2002
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    Hi Joe,
    We tried the Onkyo speakers you mentioned and were not really happy w/ the clarity, especially the center channel. We then tried the JBL N center (part of the NSP1 package) and it seemed much improved.
    I would definitely recommend the NSP1 over the Onkyo speakers but that is just my opinion, of course. We actually ended up w/ the JBL S-center, 2N38's and 2 N24's, (also part of the NSP1 package) and we think it sounds great!
    I feel confident you would be happier with the JBL speakers over the Onkyo speakers. Much clearer and less "speaker-y" sounding. [​IMG] I am sure that is not an official term.
    The dif between the NSP1 and NSP11 is just slight cosmetic difference, the NSP11 is the most recent version. As far as I know, they sound exactly the same.
    Sorry don't know about the other speakers you mentioned, maybe someone else does.
  3. MatthewK

    MatthewK Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2002
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    The NSP1 and NSP1II speakers have the same performance. JBL had to redesign the speaker as the result of a lawsuit (hence the greatly discounted prices).


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