- May 31, 2000
I am not much of a poster, more of a reader. But I feel that I should post to share my experience. I bought into the Home Theater scene with a HTIB from Sony. For a little over a year now, I have been enjoying movies through little cube speakers and the Sony SAWM40 sub. I have upgraded my video to a front projector system driven by an HTPC. Of course, I was still trying to get that big theater feel from a small set of speakers. Next week my wife and I close on our new single family home. With that, a dedicated room is going to be put together. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to purchase a new set of speakers. I have been looking at the JBL NSP1's for a while now. After checking around for what else was out there in a similar price bracket, I decided to order the JBL's. They arrived yesterday and were up about 20 mins or so after I got home from work. OMG!!! The front soundstage now sounds like 1 giant wall of sound. I can no longer pick out which speaker is putting out which sounds. The sub is also integrated a lot more into that soundstage. The center channel no longer needs to struggle to put out voices. I noticed that the system does not need to be turned up as loud to achieve a good listening level. The entire system just sounded more smooth and mellow compared to the little cubes. The final thing I noticed is that the surround speakers do a better job with putting sound where it should go. The best example of this would be the Tex II THX trailer. with my old cubes, I would get him flying over to the RR, then to the LR, but when he went to the center, it was muddled. With the JBL's, he flies to the RR, over my head to the LR, and then he goes right behind my head and flys out and back to the THX sign...amazing. I cannot wait to get these setup in their dedicated room. I was not able to easily mount the rears and with us moving in a few weeks, I didn't want to put any new holes in the wall for the rear brackets. I may have to though as I watched a movie last night with the Sony cubes as surrounds and it was terrible. Sorry this was so long, but I was just excited. Now to get a new receiver.