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qsc sc-1120 vs jbl 3677

hi chaps, can anyone comment on the preferred option here?in the uk these speakers are priced the same.
the qsc seems to play a little higher frequency than the jbl but has a smaller 12" woofer.

im leaning towards the qsc as the surrounds are in mdf enclosures vs plastic for the jbl...
http://qsc.com/products/loudspeakers...eries/SC-1120/
http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/c...7#.U7WQJY1dVds

sorry title should read 'or' rather than vs.

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Those QSCs look nice and I like the slim profile, like the 3677s have.

In the US, they cost roughly $1000 for the SC-1150 and $800 for the SC-1120, so they are 50-80% more expensive than the street prices of the 3677s. I had to call around a bunch to find them and get pricing. I am sure pricing is different in the UK, as you are finding.

They are so new that there isn't much info on them out there and I bet few people on avsforum have heard them (I have not).

The QSC don't seem to play any higher than the JBLs to me - they are both down 10db at 19k-20k per the spec sheets.

Both seem like great choices.

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Thanks Davecraze, think im going for the qsc 1120 with qsc surrounds
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What model QSC surrounds are you considering?
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The sr8200 i think, im thinking its best to match horns with the fronts rather than normal tweeters...
http://qsccinema.com/marketing/srseries/
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For reference quoted £2100 for 3x1120 and 2x8200
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Hi Dan,


I`d be very interested to learn how you get on with this and what you decide to go for.


I use the M&K S150`s for LCR but I`m looking at how I can upgrade from those, something that can provide the huge dynamics we expect.
I already use 5 QSC amps in my system and know how superb they are, I couldn`t demo them anywhere so took a gamble and ordered them online !


I`m also very interested in the QSC SC-1120, I think that new Reference model could be out of reach and I think it needs to be tri-amped as well ?


The only horn-loaded speakers I`ve heard was a Pro Audio Technology system and that was truly amazing, but with a price tag to match.
If I can find a speaker that performs anywhere near that level but at a decent cost, that`s my intention.


I`m in the UK as well, can I ask you where you got your prices from for the QSC system - have you any links at all ?


Cheers Dan,


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hi dave,

i have links for distributors in the uk of qsc and models can be found on there site, im currently building my house with dedicated ht so still mulling over which speakers to get, right now my top 3 are klipsch ultra 2 set minus the sub, jbl pro set with 3677 or the qsc's mentioned here.
i had considered the top qsc reference model you mentioned but its £1800 per unit, thats too much for me at mo.
The qsc as with the jbl are kind of a gamble if they work for you i guess as buying from pro audio they charge a restocking fee, the klipsch is supposed to be a step up from the mk system and come in around or just over 2 grand too (they also use horns).
im asking a lot of questions as i really want to get this right first time, i have a budget set aside that i cant really go over at this stage.

qsc dealers is http://www.soundassociates.co.uk/
jbl was gb audio.
klipsch ebay
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Also curious how you like them, ive owned the 3677and it's an awesome speaker with mind boggling mid bass and just a fun, huge, crazy dynamic sound.

2 days ago I took delivery of 5 qsc 2150s. Those will be going in my new theater, only because I found a deal I couldn't pass up.

http://qsc.com/products/Loudspeakers...eries/SC-2150/

I was originally planning on getting 5 3677s.
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hi dave,

i have links for distributors in the uk of qsc and models can be found on there site, im currently building my house with dedicated ht so still mulling over which speakers to get, right now my top 3 are klipsch ultra 2 set minus the sub, jbl pro set with 3677 or the qsc's mentioned here.
i had considered the top qsc reference model you mentioned but its £1800 per unit, thats too much for me at mo.
The qsc as with the jbl are kind of a gamble if they work for you i guess as buying from pro audio they charge a restocking fee, the klipsch is supposed to be a step up from the mk system and come in around or just over 2 grand too (they also use horns).
im asking a lot of questions as i really want to get this right first time, i have a budget set aside that i cant really go over at this stage.

qsc dealers is http://www.soundassociates.co.uk/
jbl was gb audio.
klipsch ebay
I wondered if it was Sound Associates you contacted, that`s great thanks for the info.


Cheers.
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hi dave,

i have links for distributors in the uk of qsc and models can be found on there site, im currently building my house with dedicated ht so still mulling over which speakers to get, right now my top 3 are klipsch ultra 2 set minus the sub, jbl pro set with 3677 or the qsc's mentioned here.
i had considered the top qsc reference model you mentioned but its £1800 per unit, thats too much for me at mo.
The qsc as with the jbl are kind of a gamble if they work for you i guess as buying from pro audio they charge a restocking fee, the klipsch is supposed to be a step up from the mk system and come in around or just over 2 grand too (they also use horns).
im asking a lot of questions as i really want to get this right first time, i have a budget set aside that i cant really go stage.

qsc dealers is http://www.soundassociates.co.uk/
jbl was gb audio.
klipsch ebay

Having owned the 3677 and heard the ultra 2s.....do your self a favor and scratch the ultra 2s off the list. Seriously the dynamics and especially mid bass dynamics are unbelievable and the ultra 2 is not gonna hold a candle to the 3677. It has just doesn't have the displacement. The jbl to me, is also smoother. I'd class the klipsch as a nice loud consumer speaker designed for home theater, where as the jbl, will give dynamics and a huge sound the klipsch just can't touch and the gut kicking effortless mid bass is just nuts.

Have u seen Andrew Robinsons review of the 3677 on YouTube, check it out.

If you look at film tech forum, you'll see the cinema installers love qsc, often saying they have a smoother better sound, many are moving from jbl to qsc, but they are both held high. You may find more info over there. Or heck call qsc and talk to their lead cinema installer, great guy.

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thanks cdy, yes i have been following your threads with great interest! my room is only 2400 cubic ft and was a little concerned the jbl might be too much, hence looking at the klipsch.
Yes i have seen andrews review and he actually thought i should go for the bowers and wilkins ct 7.3 when asked over the jbl (reason being easier to accomodate)

I had read over on film tech forum that the qsc seems to be favoured over jbl, be interesting to see if anyones actually using the sc-1120 in their actual commercial cinema.

for anyone the concerned the qsc sc-1120 does have a high frequency roll off and is tuned for behind a screen and around 6khz it has a bit of boost (quoted from qsc)

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I called qsc, the 2150 which is much larger is good from 8 feet to 55 feet. But I wouldn't even consider these unless I could go behind a screen and my room was treated which any dedicated room should be. You can definitely go with consumer speakers and it would be great as long as you don't push them too hard, it just won't give you the huge sound and Insane mid bass, consumer speakers with lower sensitivity will also compress and distort even though you don't realize it, it takes hearing something that doesn't distort to realize it . It's a fun, Hair raising sound that once you experience it your hooked.

But, I'd say as long as you have an acoustic screen, have a treated room and can sit at least 10 back, you should have no issues.
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@jacked , if you know of another dealer where we can get qsc in the uk please let me know...my link wont take credit cards which seems a bit bizarre, i always like to buy on credit card as you get extra cover etc.
even a link in europe would be helpful.
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@jacked , if you know of another dealer where we can get qsc in the uk please let me know...my link wont take credit cards which seems a bit bizarre, i always like to buy on credit card as you get extra cover etc.
even a link in europe would be helpful.
Have you tried calling? I know of full compass sells the 3677 for msrp online, but if u call you can save well over $200 each if you ask a rep for his best price. If don't know if that's the norm for online retailers but it's worth trying.
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