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just ordered the jbl stadium for $259 pair. no tax. no shipping!!
I cant wait to give them a try.
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just ordered the jbl stadium for $259 pair. no tax. no shipping!!
I cant wait to give them a try.

Just curious to hear where you got them.

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amazon!
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amazon!

Ok, common knowledge that they were 290 for a pair. How did you get to 259?

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just apply for a credit card. $30 off.
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just apply for a credit card. $30 off.

Nah, I like my credit score to stay high. I was just curious about how you got that price that's all.
Thanks for the info.

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I have just upgraded my Home Theatre with a new TV and Blu-Ray player. I am looking to upgrade my current front L&R speakers and I have been eyeballing a few different models and would like some opinions.

Costco has the JBL Balboa Series BALBOA-10 5" 2-way bookshelf speaker @ $69.99 for a pair.

Is this a good price or is this model crap?


The other model I was looking at were the Venue Arenas.

JBL ARENA Venue Series 2-Way, 6" Bookshelf Speaker

I am not doing anything special. We watch normal TV and Blu-Rays. Dont really listen to music over this system.

What do you folks think?
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I have a few un-related questions..

1) How hard is it to replace the foam around the woofers of my circa 1991 LX55's? The foam around both woofers is cracking, and I am thinking of replacing it. I can easily throw together a computer, but I have never looked at the innards of my speakers.

2) I have the 2 LX55's up front, with the n-Series center, and the JBL 2500 series mounted on the wall as my rears. What should (can) I use for a possible 7.1 setup? If I can fit in the budget, I am open to replacing the 2500's.

3) I am thinking of upgrading my sub (cheap Sony), so what could match? Keep in mind, I don't have the WAF for a new speaker system (i.e. Fronts). It took me a while to get the WAF for the BD, but I may sneak in an Onkyo 705 or 805. She wouldn't notice that, but getting some new floor standers would be tough.

The room is a funky shape. Most of it is 16x11, but the wall with the TV and Audio is only 8' long. It separates the living and dining areas. The sub is not in an ideal position, as it would block the walkway in from the hallway.

I am still loving my LX55's after all these years.

Waiting for my 2012 upgrade...
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I have just upgraded my Home Theatre with a new TV and Blu-Ray player. I am looking to upgrade my current front L&R speakers and I have been eyeballing a few different models and would like some opinions.

Costco has the JBL Balboa Series BALBOA-10 5" 2-way bookshelf speaker @ $69.99 for a pair.

Is this a good price or is this model crap?


The other model I was looking at were the Venue Arenas.

JBL ARENA Venue Series 2-Way, 6" Bookshelf Speaker

I am not doing anything special. We watch normal TV and Blu-Rays. Dont really listen to music over this system.

What do you folks think?

I have a couple of the Venue Arena series, they are fine speakers. I can't attest to the others.
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high credit good for you. I have no credit so...... .
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Arena speakers are a substancial improvement over the Balboa. To get better from there, you'd have to get towers OR step up to the Studio L series. Keep in mind that if you want a center to match those speakers, that the Balboa AND the Venue series only have mediocre 2-way center channels available to go with those speakers. To get an above average center, again you'd have to step up the the Studio L series.

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high credit good for you. I have no credit so...... .
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LOL... I've been there.

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Arena speakers are a substancial improvement over the Balboa. To get better from there, you'd have to get towers OR step up to the Studio L series. Keep in mind that if you want a center to match those speakers, that the Balboa AND the Venue series only have mediocre 2-way center channels available to go with those speakers. To get an above average center, again you'd have to step up the the Studio L series.

So once I go with the Venue series I would basically need to stick with that series. NOw for the normal lay like me, am I going to notice the lower quality center. I want to get a good system for my money. I obviously do not want to be shopping again in 2 years
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Arena speakers are a substancial improvement over the Balboa. To get better from there, you'd have to get towers OR step up to the Studio L series. Keep in mind that if you want a center to match those speakers, that the Balboa AND the Venue series only have mediocre 2-way center channels available to go with those speakers. To get an above average center, again you'd have to step up the the Studio L series.

Quickly looking at prices I can see that studio series bookshelfs run in the $500 range. Thats a bit pricey for me.
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So once I go with the Venue series I would basically need to stick with that series. NOw for the normal lay like me, am I going to notice the lower quality center. I want to get a good system for my money. I obviously do not want to be shopping again in 2 years

The center is prolly the most important speaker in a set, do not scrimp.
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The center is prolly the most important speaker in a set, do not scrimp.

So it woould probably be more adventagous for me to buy them slowly so I ensure that I end up with a quality center
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The center is prolly the most important speaker in a set, do not scrimp.

http://cgi.*********/New-JBL-Studio-...QQcmdZViewItem

This looks like a pretty good price for L830's. Same speakers are $598 at B&H
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http://cgi.*********/New-JBL-Studio-...QQcmdZViewItem

This looks like a pretty good price for L830's. Same speakers are $598 at B&H

http://cgi.*********/New-JBL-Studio-...QQcmdZViewItem

Ok. So for whatever reason I cant post the hyper links. L830's for $279.90 +shipping on ebay
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So it woould probably be more adventagous for me to buy them slowly so I ensure that I end up with a quality center

Its always better to build up a system, a piece at a time, as money permits, than buy the cheapest line.
The E Warehouse, when they have the Studio L series, sell for about 1/2 of list price. And the LC2 center is a very good center, and the L820s are very good surrounds, that can also be used as the L/R mains.

You could buy a pair of L820, they come 2 to a box, and then a LC2, then another pair of L820 and a sub. So over time you would have a 5.1 system.
Then at a later date, if you decided you wanted a pair of floorstanding mains buy either the L880 or L890 and move the front pair of L820 to the back and then you'd have a 7.1 system

You do need a sub for the L810, L820, L830, if you buy a pair of L880 or L890 first, you could forget the sub.
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Its always better to build up a system, a piece at a time, as money permits, than buy the cheapest line.
The E Warehouse, when they have the Studio L series, sell for about 1/2 of list price. And the LC2 center is a very good center, and the L820s are very good surrounds, that can also be used as the L/R mains.

You could buy a pair of L820, they come 2 to a box, and then a LC2, then another pair of L820 and a sub. So over time you would have a 5.1 system.
Then at a later date, if you decided you wanted a pair of floorstanding mains buy either the L880 or L890 and move the front pair of L820 to the back and then you'd have a 7.1 system

You do need a sub for the L810, L820, L830, if you buy a pair of L880 or L890 first, you could forget the sub.

What would be my better choice, the L820's or the L830's. Is there a big difference?
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Its always better to build up a system, a piece at a time, as money permits, than buy the cheapest line.
The E Warehouse, when they have the Studio L series, sell for about 1/2 of list price. And the LC2 center is a very good center, and the L820s are very good surrounds, that can also be used as the L/R mains.

You could buy a pair of L820, they come 2 to a box, and then a LC2, then another pair of L820 and a sub. So over time you would have a 5.1 system.
Then at a later date, if you decided you wanted a pair of floorstanding mains buy either the L880 or L890 and move the front pair of L820 to the back and then you'd have a 7.1 system

You do need a sub for the L810, L820, L830, if you buy a pair of L880 or L890 first, you could forget the sub.

Is that ewarehouse dot com
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Is that ewarehouse dot com

Were you were referng to the e warehouse on fleabay
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It bears repeating, make sure your center and fronts are from the same series of speakers, i.e. don't buy a studio center and venue fronts.

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It bears repeating, make sure your center and fronts are from the same series of speakers, i.e. don't buy a studio center and venue fronts.

Gotcha. I will probably go with the studio series. Those L830;s look alright, than go with studio center as well.
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Were you were referng to the e warehouse on fleabay

Yes, but as of today, they don't have any Studio L speakers, they've sold all they had.
you'd have to wait until they get a new shipment in.
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so I bought a pair of stadium, do I have to stick with that center?, it is on sale at amazon for $79. is that a good price or can I do better?. need to know because it goes off sale today I think!!!
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I am almost finished putting together my Northridge N series. Anybody have N38's or ND310's they'd like to sell?? What are good fronts that will timbre match the rest of my N-series? How about a sub?? I'd love to upgrade all of my speakers to the E series, but I'm happy enough with my N series for now, but I still want to find fronts to match. Thoughts?

Center: N-Center
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I am almost finished putting together my Northridge N series. Anybody have N38's or ND310's they'd like to sell?? What are good fronts that will timbre match the rest of my N-series? How about a sub?? I'd love to upgrade all of my speakers to the E series, but I'm happy enough with my N series for now, but I still want to find fronts to match. Thoughts?

Center: N-Center
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Rear: N24

Front: Polk Mini-monitors
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Just a word of caution, when buying speakers one step at a time... sometimes the line you are buying packs up and moves out. Im stuck with E-30's as mains.. they are supposed to be rears, e-50's for sides and a pair of floors up front... never gonna happen now.
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[quote=sahlomonic;12322102]I am almost finished putting together my Northridge N series. Anybody have N38's or ND310's they'd like to sell?? What are good fronts that will timbre match the rest of my N-series? How about a sub?? I'd love to upgrade all of my speakers to the E series, but I'm happy enough with my N series for now, but I still want to find fronts to match. Thoughts?

I have a pair of ND310II's that I'm going to be replacing pretty soon(most likly for some Studio L's). PM me if you'd like to maybe discuss...
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