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What's the best buy at Best Buy?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Todd Bohlke, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Todd Bohlke

    Todd Bohlke Agent

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    I have a friend interested in getting a 5.1 system for her house to go w/ her HK AVR 120 and has some gift cards for Best Buy. Would her best bet be going for the Wharfdale Diamond series or would something from JBL be better? The max she wants to spend is $600. Thanks!
     
  2. JeffDemum

    JeffDemum Stunt Coordinator

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    Do not pay the high prices for the JBL speakers at Best Buy ! You can find them for half the rpice on the net from and authorized JBL dealer ! I paid $266 for my JBL S38II's on-line and Best Buy wants $499 a pair !
     
  3. Shane_Lentini

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    Todd,

    I don't know what Best Buy is getting for the Diamonds, but if that fits in her budget, go for it! I am positive she will be very pleased with their performance. Just to give you a reference point, I bought 8.4 mains, diamond 8 center and 8.1 rears for $899 online.
     
  4. Camp

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    I'd sell the Best Buy gift cards on ebay and buy speakers at a real speaker shop. [​IMG]
     
  5. Geoff L

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    If she "HAS" to purchase at BB and not on line, the JBL's and Wharf Diamond offerings might be her best bet.

    I prefer the Diamond line to the JBL, BUT that is a personal preferance.

    If she can sell the BB certificates, shopping on line has much more to offer aside from the brands mentioned that offer excellent price to performance ratio.

    Go listen to as much as you can at BB and also other BM places to find what she might like. May make it easier for her to decied if BB offered speakers are something she really is interested in.

    One thing is for sure, if she can buy on line as opposed to BB, the prices will be better for most anything BB offers. Also, it opens up so many other speaker brand options.

    You could try to get BB to price match what you might find you like at BB to a online retailers print out.. Some have been able to do this and others have not.

    Good Luck
    Geoff
     
  6. Todd Bohlke

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    Thanks for the replies. I would personally go for the Diamonds over the JBLs, but if she would rather go the JBL route (if she decides she has to get them at BB), what are the best JBLs that you can buy @ BB?
     
  7. Chuck Bogie

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    Suggestion - buy something ELSE she needs that BB has a good deal on, and buy the speaks somewhere else.

    May need to save a little while, but heck... She could buy the speaks somewhere else, and use the cards for music or DVDs, whatever...
     
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    I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet on the forum, but Best Buy will be carrying Athena speakers sometime this year. Both the Audition and Point 5 line will be carried.
     
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    Both the Audition and Point 5 line will be carried.
    ?????????????????????end quote............
    It amazes me that bb will carry a line of speakers called the auditions when most of the bb's I've been in can't audition anything for me![​IMG]
    As for James Lansing's old company, don't get me started....
    Does anyone know who now owns Wharfdale...not the original ownership right?
    Remember KLH?...name and logo bought out of bancruptcy as an assett by a Korean(?) firm....
    Advent now owned by Recoton.....
    "BB, Where audio goes to die"
    Klipsch, it was nice knowin' 'ya....
     
  12. Vincent_S

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    Hey, how come no one has mentioned Bose? They make excellent speakers![​IMG] LOL! j/k
     

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