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Hi I m planning to buy jbl es80 how would these compare with jbl north ridge n38 tower speakers? I listen to 80% music rest movies.
About the only real difference is the ES having two 6" bass drivers and the N38 having one 8" driver.
But they both roll off -3dB @ 45 htz. And both have Ti-laminate tweeters.

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Question Thoughts on JBL S230?

Anyone here own the S230 and can compare their sound to the following speakers? Which would you say the S230 is most similar and most different from?

Focal Chorus 706V
NHT SuperOne 2.1
Wave Crest HVL-1
Ascend CBM-170SE, 340SE
Wharfedale Diamond 8,9, or 10 series
Infinity Reference R152/162
Infinity Primus P153/163

This is for a 2.1 music system, HT is not a part of the equation.

Just curious about your impressions.

I wasn't crazy about the entry-level JBL ES speakers, but have always heard the Studio series are a whole different animal.

Seeing them on sale for $300 shipped at the moment.

My only concern about these is whether they'd be harsh or bright in an open plan apartment that is about 80% hardwood and 20% ceramic floors, being powered by a Class D receiver.

I listen to jazz most of the time, other times it's classical or vocal/acoustic rock and alternative/folk ... so yeah, clear natural mids are my top priority.
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The Infinity speakers would be the closest match, being part of Harman.
Don't know about the rest.
The Studio 200 series is a trickle down from the M2 Reference monitor. So, yes, they would be an improvement over the ES series.

Any room like that is going to be problematic, w/o some treatments...
Placing thick area rugs w/carpet pad under, between the speakers and seats is the first thing to do.

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^ Unfortunately, WAF precludes rugs/carpets, let alone any obvious acoustic treatments. (We do have heavy blackout curtains on the windows due to the projector, though.)

So given the room, would it be safest to go with a speaker that is known to be "warm," such as the Wharfedale?
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^ Unfortunately, WAF precludes rugs/carpets, let alone any obvious acoustic treatments. (We do have heavy blackout curtains on the windows due to the projector, though.)

So given the room, would it be safest to go with a speaker that is known to be "warm," such as the Wharfedale?
It depends, JBLs matched with HK, Marantz, Parasound will not be bright. Also, if able to afford, downloading Dirac room correction, will allow you to adjust the FR to your liking.

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