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post #16921 of 16928 Old 09-24-2016, 03:39 AM
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Guys, JBL LSR305/308 vs Studio 230s?
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Guys, JBL LSR305/308 vs Studio 230s?
I'd do the Studio 230s if you have an amp solution already. I had Studio 230s as PC speakers for a while. The LSRs are powered monitors, so that would rule them out for me since I like the flexibility of a separate amp.

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I'd do the Studio 230s if you have an amp solution already. I had Studio 230s as PC speakers for a while. The LSRs are powered monitors, so that would rule them out for me since I like the flexibility of a separate amp.
I don't have an amp yet, I plan to buy a used receiver. I was just wondering if the Studio 230s are inferior or anything, other than the bass extension which I know is not as good as the LSR305/8, but I'm OK with that as I have a subwoofer. Also, I do want to finally go surround.
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I don't have an amp yet, I plan to buy a used receiver. I was just wondering if the Studio 230s are inferior or anything, other than the bass extension which I know is not as good as the LSR305/8, but I'm OK with that as I have a subwoofer. Also, I do want to finally go surround.
Ah, got you. Yeah, if you're going surround, I see the 230 being a good idea. I agree with you on the bass thing; bass management with a dedicated sub makes a surround setup much better.

Not to mention, if you got a receiver, you would have to ensure it had enough preout connections to run to the LSRs since speakers are typically connected to a receiver via speaker wire.
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Ah, got you. Yeah, if you're going surround, I see the 230 being a good idea. I agree with you on the bass thing; bass management with a dedicated sub makes a surround setup much better.

Not to mention, if you got a receiver, you would have to ensure it had enough preout connections to run to the LSRs since speakers are typically connected to a receiver via speaker wire.
Yeah, receivers with pre-outs are more expensive as well. Passive is the way to go for me.
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In my room I'm currently running Studio 590's for the LCR's,and HT5's for side and back surrounds,and also HT5'S for the front Heights. I was thinking about changing to 8320's for the surrounds,but keeping the front Heights as they are,would this be an upgrade or more of a lateral move,any info is appreciated as I've never heard the 8320's in person.


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I ordered a pair of 8340A's since they have the compression driver like the Studio 590's do. Should be a big step up!


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I ordered a pair of 8340A's since they have the compression driver like the Studio 590's do. Should be a big step up!


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Let us know how that goes. Aren't HT5s fairly small satellites?

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