Which of these two setups would you prefer?

Frank Carter

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I'm trying to design a budget HT for my parents, and I mean budget! Right now there is only a dvd player and TV. What I'm looking for help on is the choice of 5 speakers. I can get both sets for the same price(350 not including the sub). Which would you go for?

Choice A:

Front: JBL N26

Center: JBL N Center

Surround: JBL N24

Sub: not sure, thinking of Audiosource SW-15

Choice B:

Front: Cambridge Soundworks Model Six

Center: Cambridge Soundworks CenterStage

Surround: Cambridge Soundworks Surround 5.1

Sub: not sure, thinking of Audiosouce SW-15

It will be used 95%HT/5%Music. Any input would be appreciated, suggestions for any other 5 speakers around the $350 price range would be appreciated as well.

Thanks,

Frank
 

Phil Iturralde

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Choice A:
Front: JBL N26
Center: JBL N Center
Surround: JBL N24
Sub: not sure, thinking of Audiosource SW-15
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Phil
 

Frank Carter

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Thanks, your site is exactly what peaked my interest in the JBL's I mentioned. I went to my local Best Buy today, but their JBL setup wasn't working. I'll try a different one tomorrow.

I remember hearing the CS Model Six's a few years ago, but now they aren't sold through stores like BB anymore. I just remembered thinking they were incredible for the price which was $200/pr back then. You can pick them up refurb'd on ebay(seller: hifi.com) for $92 plus S&H. The only reason I'm second guessing myself is because it has been quite a while since I heard the speakers and I think my idea of what sounds good has changed now(I thought Bose was good back then to give you an idea of what I mean).

Frank
 

Ash

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Hi, I bought the JBL Simply Cinema Series (SCS-135). It's a good package includinng a Subwoofer and matched centres+surrounds. May be worth a look.
 

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