Trying to set up a HT system. Still trying to decide on a receiver. Picked up a set of Floor standing JBL speakers JBL ES80.
Looking for a center speaker. Do I need to look for ONLY for a JBL? Is there any specification I should look for so that center speaker match with JBL ES80?
Any recommendations for a center speakers?
Without a sub woofer, will this set up be good?
Product specifications JBL ES80
Frequency response (–3dB) 45Hz – 40kHz
Max. recommended amplifier power* 200W Power handling (continuous/peak) 100W/400W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB Nominal impedance 8 ohms Crossover frequencies 700Hz, 3.6kHz – 24dB/octave; 12kHz – 18dB/octave
Low-frequency transducer Dual (6") PolyPlas™, shielded
Midrange transducer (4") PolyPlas, shielded
High-frequency transducer (3/4") titanium-laminated dome, shielded;
EOS waveguide Ultrahigh-frequency transducer (3/4") polyester film, ring radiator, shielded;
EOS waveguide Dimensions with grille (H x W x D) 1084mm x 223mm x 330mm Weight per speaker 21kg
Your front speakers (center / left / right) should be of the same brand and series in order to timbre match and provide the same front soundstage. In your case, I believe the matching center to your the JBL ES80 towers would be the JBL ES25C (http://www.jblsoundgallery.com/ES25C.html#).
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I saw this JBL speakers for $99 in FRY's electronics. Specs is the same as the other JBLEs25C mentioned. This one should be compatible with my floor speakers?
btw is this good one?
JBL BALBOA CENTER 2-Way Dual 5" Center Channel Speaker
•Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 150W
•Power Handling (Continuous/Peak) 75W/300W •
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms •Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB
•Frequency Response (-3dB) 80Hz - 20kHz
•Crossover Frequency 3500Hz •High-Frequency Transducer 19mm (3/4") Titanium
Also, at Harman Audio online
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Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
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Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
Sub doesn't have to be the same brand/series and you can go any direction you'd like, just make sure to match the C / L / R speakers.
Check out the below, it's a hell of a deal for $109 out the door including shipping and it is favored very well among lots of folks on the forum for it's price point. IMO, it will do better than the ES150. I actually have the 15" big brother to this one and love it (for the price I paid).
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