Opinions on set up

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  1. jonnyMa

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    What do people think of this set-up?

    Front speakers: JBL Northridge E60 floorstanding speakers
    Centre channel speaker: JBL Nortridge EC25 centre speaker
    Surrounds: JBL Northridge E20 bookshelfs
    Subwoofer: JBL Northridge E150P sub

    As some may know from a previous thread I live in Ireland so I am pretty limited in my choice. Brands like SVS that require shipping are out. I know of a local JBL dealer so their no problem. Is there any other setups I should be considering for the money and also how much should I be aiming to spend on this set up( would around $1100 be right?). Thanks.


    P.S. Polk are also available. Would a similiar priced Polk set up be preferable?
     
  2. jonnyMa

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    Update: Okay this set up costs roughly $1900 in Irealnd and it would cost me $1800 to get the SVS package. Is the svs package worth this money? would it be a better choice than the JBL.
     
  3. SethH

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    I think the sub in the SVS system would be a huge improvement. Having the smaller SVS speakers as mains may not be appealing to you. If you're going to be listening to lots of music I would lean toward the floorstanders and maybe try to find a better sub to match with your system. If your system is going to be mostly HT then I would go with the SVS setup (note: I own the SVS 5.0 setup for 90% HT use and love it).
     
  4. jonnyMa

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    Im not a big music guy and will not be listening to any music with them. It will be roughly 70% movies, 25% tv(F1,Boxing,football and the sopranos) and 5% games. Do you think there worth it for the price though at $1800. I am partial to the floorstanders and the aesthetics of the JBL set up so would the difference in sound/theatre experience be that much that would justify going for the SVS?. Thanks.
     
  5. Brian Sheldon

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    There is a world of difference between the e150p and the svs pb10. do a search and find the review done by wayne a pflughaupt in here. He compares the svs pb10, jbl e150p, velo vrp1200, infinity ps-12. The svs won easily--not even in the same league as the rest with the jbl finishing a very distant last place. My advise, get the SVS sub at least--especially for the uses you described. now the whole system...I would imagine the svs system probably sounds better than the northridge system, but I would also summise that the jbls can pump out more volume (bigger drivers.)
    I hope this helps.
     
  6. jonnyMa

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  7. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Jonny,

    You can see the review Brian mentioned at the link in my signature. Even if you can’t swing the SVS where you live, it should not be hard to find a sub that will outperform the E150.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  8. jonnyMa

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    Thanks a million for that Wayne. Thats made up my mind, I think Ill just pay the extra cash and get the SVS package. Im gonna be way overpaying no matter what setup I get so I might as well get something decent for the money. Honestly you dont know how lucky you guys are living in the states. Thanks again. Jonathan.
     

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