I have been following the thread for a bit. I have always been a JBL fan, just haven't owned them for awhile.
I just recently added a Yamaha RVX-663 to my Panasonic BD and JVC 62" RPTV. The sounds are incredible, but the speakers are tired, so time to upgrade. Currently running Infinity Sterlings circa ~1996.(SS2002, 2001 and sub).
We mostly use the system for movies 70% (5.1) and music 30% (2 ch.). But, that might change with better speakers. My rooms viewing area is about 13' x 13' and the total room size is 15'x20'.
I have an LC2 coming that I just got off Harmans Ebay site to check it out. I was also looking at putting a pair of L820's for the rears.
Here is where I need help. I listened to the ES90's at Fry's but no center channels (there rack was broke). They sounded really good and I found myself going back and forth between them and the Polk Rti-A7's. The A7's sounded great, just a little less bass. The ES90's sounded great, but the bass seemed a little overwhelming. Initially after this, I thought I would go with the Polks, but I cannot ignore the deals on the JBL's.
So, what would you guys recommend?
3 LC2's across the front on stands or
2 880's or 2 890's and the LC2.
Also, in regards to the 890's do you think they are going to better sounding bass wise vs the ES90?
My sub still sounds pretty good so I won't be replacing it right away.