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post #17281 of 17283 Old 06-18-2017, 05:29 AM
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JBL certainly doesn't package these for safe shipping. I have two 590s that I got from Amazon when they were running their big sale a year or so ago. They arrived with the boxes pretty tattered and one torn.

The delivery driver told me at the time of delivery that the box had been damaged in transit and that I could look at the speaker and reject the delivery if there was damage. We unpacked it and it was undamaged.

I never understood why JBL chose to ship the speakers with the feet attached. The combination of plastic feet and wood cabinet are just asking for damage by any pressure being applied when a box is tipped. Fortunately, I was one of the lucky ones with no cabinet or foot damage.

Here is hoping that JBL and the shipper don't start pointing fingers as to the damage. Who knows if it occurred at JBL or in transit.

I recently got a 520c when they went on sale from JBL. That speaker came well packaged and the box was spotless. Makes me wonder who is beating up these big boxes.

Hope the damage gets taken care of quickly. The 5 series speakers are gems.
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I was lucky to receive my 590s delivered via freight. They arrived in perfect condition. With freight shipping, the padding was sufficient since it's handled way less.
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I got my 580s second-hand a couple of months ago (bought in France) and the seller told me they arrived with small damages as well!

Anyways, I'm here because although I'm really happy with the speakers, I just don't know what amp to pick. At the moment they're running an a small Calss D amp that really doesn't sound amazing and I need advice.

I just pre-purchased an Onkyo TX-8270, but I didn't do much research on Onkyo prior to the order and I heard a few things here and there that weren't totally reassuring. So the shop offer to swap for a different amp as they don't have stock and don't know when they'll do.

The HDMI inputs and the amount of physical inputs while offering a good range of "connected" functions (DLNA, Airplay, etc...) is what I was looking for to simplify my setup. However, this might not be a an option anymore, but the shop offered to swap for something that has very similar feautre, but is a Class D amp as opposed to an A/B.

Is anybody running the 580s with a class D amp here? I was tempted to go towards A/B amps to make the speakers sounds warmer, am I a fool/noob/cretin to think this'll make a noteable difference?

Any input will help! Thanks guys, Greg.
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