Originally Posted by Brian B
So P8 x 3 x 2800 = 8400
P5 x 10 x 900 = 9000
E112 x 4 x 1900 = 7600
Rec + Amp ~ $3000?
Sys 1 ~ $28,000.
Which JBL and Pro Audio Tech speakers are in the mix?
What you listed above is accurate for retail prices on those items. If I go Procella, I would say probably add more to the Rec + Amp/Proc + Amp category. Against Nyal's advice, I am leaning more toward a processor and separates, say maybe $7,000 for that category. Roughly, the Procella system with subs, a processor and amps after discounts would be around $29,000.
The JBL Dealer said they are checking with Harman on the equipment design. They will confirm the proper design, but a junior associate in the firm wanted to get me started with an idea on price for this all JBL Synthesis system:
LSR708i x 3 (LCR)
LSR705i x 6 (Side and Rear Surrounds)
SCS8 x 4 (Height)
LS120p x 4 (Subs)
SDA 8300 x 2 (300wpc x 16 channels)
SDEC-4500P (Room Correction/Speaker Management, etc.)
SDA4500XLRIC (Interconnect kit)
Anthem AVM60 (Processor)
With the preliminary prices I received, all of that above is about $33,500 after discounts.
He did say the LS120s are discontinued subs, but thought they would work well for my application. To me, the subs look weak, but he said they would be way more expensive for other models. The SCL's look very intriguing, but on the other hand I was hoping to have a theater up and running in 60 days. Not sure that is possible, but it is a goal. I don't know what Harman will recommend, but this at least gives me an idea. I think it will just increase due to possible change of subs and height speakers.
Pro Audio Technology
This is the one system I haven't heard, which would seemingly be a good fit for my room. I am trying to find a place to demo it. The dealer is in the process of changing their main showroom to Pro Audio, so doesn't have a system in place yet. It will be 30-45 days until a Pro Audio system is installed in a clients home, who has about the same budget as I do.
Pro Audio will also be making recommendations on the system, but I won't have them until next week. I know many dealers talk very highly about their gear, but this particular dealer is very convincing about how good the system is. I'm also being told that many have been switching from JBL Synthesis to Pro Audio. I listen to a lot of bull, but this guy didn't strike me as the BS type. I know their systems are fairly new.
Has anyone here had experience with Pro Audio Technology systems?