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Old 05-14-2009, 01:48 PM
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I'm interested in how well the e680's match up with the S60, anyone?
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Well I did a little research and the center (E60)that matched the e680 has a 1" tweeter with dual 4" woofer just like the S60. I also emailed wwstereo and asked them so we'll see what they say
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Well I did a little research and the center (E60)that matched the e680 has a 1" tweeter with dual 4" woofer just like the S60. I also emailed wwstereo and asked them so we'll see what they say

I compared the two centers as well and they seem to be fairly similar. Post back when you get a response from wwstereo.
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heres the response I got.

Hi, thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we are selling the S60 center channel to match with the Jamo E660 and E680 speakers.
We are also offering multiple packages with those Jamo speakers, so you may want to check them out if you are buying a set.

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heres the response I got.

Hi, thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we are selling the S60 center channel to match with the Jamo E660 and E680 speakers.
We are also offering multiple packages with those Jamo speakers, so you may want to check them out if you are buying a set.

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You already knew that by going to the website. So who's going to be the first to try out the s60?

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You already knew that by going to the website. So who's going to be the first to try out the s60?

Ya I was expecting that kinda response but was hoping for something more like the S60 is exactly like the E60 just with an E
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hey afrogt, what speakers have you owned in the past or currently own and how would you compare the jamo e680 to them
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hey afrogt, what speakers have you owned in the past or currently own and how would you compare the jamo e680 to them

I've always been a fan of bookshelf speakers. So in the past 20 years I've owned:
Boston Acoustics A-70, 8" 2-way (sold to buddy after 15 years)
JBL J216A, 6.5" 2-way (still going strong after 20+ years, now at a friend's house)
Athena AS-B1, 5.25 2-way (still have)
Athena AS-B2, 6.5" 2-way (still have)
Advent H200, 5.25" 2-way (still have)
Energy Take 5 satellites (currently using 2 as surrounds)
Energy C-100s (giving to dad for fathers day this summer)
Radio Shack bookshelfs with horn tweeters. (long gone)
unknown JBL bookshelf I got from from Best Buy for $20/pr on clearance.

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Athena AS-F1 (still own)
Jamo E660 (new)
Jamo E680 (new)

Parents have Bose 301's and 201's at their place which barely get used now. So I'm very familiar with Bose sound.

So the only towers I can compare directly to the Jamo's are the Athena AS-F1's. I have definitely tested Polk, Energy, Paradigm, NHT, KEF, and many other brand towers in stores but not in my home.

I'll probably do a Jamo vs Athena towers sometime this weekend since they're in the same room. The Energy C-100s are sitting on top of the Athenas so I can add them to the test too although that'll be a bookshelf vs tower comparison.

The Jamos are brighter than the Energy, that's for sure. Not quite as bright as my Athena F1 though. Athena has good punchy bass and crisp highs. Actually its a different sound too as the Jamo has a midrange and the mids are more accentuated than on the Athenas.

When I test them this weekend I'll be able to give a better review.

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Is there a jumper connecting the upper and lower speaker terminals?

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You have to have the jumper connecting the terminals unless you are going to biwire.
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hey rust dust, how does the C607's compare to RC30s or RC50s
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For anyones that picked up the S606 HCS3 system how are they for music and movies both. Amazon has them for $487 or I can get aE680 5.0 system for $599 at wwstereo.
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hey rust dust, how does the C607's compare to RC30s or RC50s

I like them better than the RC-30, I can't compare to the RC-50 as I have never heard them. The C 607's kill the ENERGY C-500 and have better low end than the RC-30's and by specs the RC50's, the Jamos are a neutral speaker like the Energy RC's, compare notes here RC-30's the RC-50's, and the Jamo's. I don't think you can get any better for the price than the 607's unless you find some kind of smoking deal.
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Well looks like Jamo C607, C60CEN are the way to go over Energy RC-30 and RC-LRC. Should be at least $100 cheaper. I also have to wait on Afroqt review of his Jamo E680
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bumbabeef, the deals on Energys and the Jamo's are very good, I would be more than happy with either one, the statement on the 607's having more bottom end than the RC-30's, a good sub can compensate for that. I personally would get the RC-50's over the 30's. I wish I could hear the 50's but no one around has them.
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You'll have to wait a little longer. Heat wave in the Bay Area this weekend. My receiver kept flashing off and on and I got frustrated and gave up. Got to the point I just left home for much of the day. Went to the Giants game and golfing instead. My satellite receiver kept resetting itself too and that was even more frustrating because it has to download data each time. Aarrgh. Never seen anything like this and its been hotter before.

I'm not seeing how the Jamo's are neutral like the Energy speakers though. I'm not getting that experience at all. They seem brighter than my Energy c-100s. Maybe the other Jamo speaker lines are more neutral.

I'll try again during the week. Maybe Tuesday.

I really like the 680 as I've had them going for a week but I couldn't do a head to head comparison this weekend with my other speakers. They're definitely worth the $129 each.

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I'm not seeing how the Jamo's are neutral like the Energy speakers though. I'm not getting that experience at all. They seem brighter than my Energy c-100s. Maybe the other Jamo speaker lines are more neutral.


I can tell you the C607's are not bright at all. Neither are the C603, C807 and C803.

The only way they'll sound bright is if the recording is bright, edgy or harsh. Or if your components (CD Player, DVD Player, Pre Amp and Amp) are bright sounding gear or if you have the treble jacked up.

Otherwise, they are clear, smooth, extremely musical and actually have a slight touch of warmth. A very slight touch. Just enough, no too much.

I've never heard your speakers, so I have no idea how they compare.
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I was also looking at the C605 they're about $150 cheaper then the C607 more around my budget
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I can tell you the C607's are not bright at all. Neither are the C603, C807 and C803.

The only way they'll sound bright is if the recording is bright, edgy or harsh. Or if your components (CD Player, DVD Player, Pre Amp and Amp) are bright sounding gear or if you have the treble jacked up.

Otherwise, they are clear, smooth, extremely musical and actually have a slight touch of warmth. A very slight touch. Just enough, no too much.

I've never heard your speakers, so I have no idea how they compare.

I'm using a Harmon Kardon AVR, definitely not considered to be a bright receiver. And I'm testing both the Energy and Jamo on the same system. The Energy certainly doesn't sound bright. The Jamo is more open and forward to me.

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afrogt, you are talking about a different speaker, the E 680 ain't a C 607, how are you comparing the two, if you look at the build and specs they are not even in the same league.

Glad to hear about the E 6XX series, for the price they sound like the sh!t.
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I was also looking at the C605 they're about $150 cheaper then the C607 more around my budget

I don't thing you would be disappointed with the C 605, with a sub you should be happy as a pig in sh.......mud.
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I don't like doing three post in a row but, wouldn't let me edit the way I wanted....

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I've always been a fan of bookshelf speakers. So in the past 20 years I've owned:
Boston Acoustics A-70, 8" 2-way (sold to buddy after 15 years)
JBL J216A, 6.5" 2-way (still going strong after 20+ years, now at a friend's house)
Athena AS-B1, 5.25 2-way (still have)
Athena AS-B2, 6.5" 2-way (still have)
Advent H200, 5.25" 2-way (still have)
Energy Take 5 satellites (currently using 2 as surrounds)
Energy C-100s (giving to dad for fathers day this summer)
Radio Shack bookshelfs with horn tweeters. (long gone)
unknown JBL bookshelf I got from from Best Buy for $20/pr on clearance.

Towers
Athena AS-F1 (still own)
Jamo E660 (new)
Jamo E680 (new)

You are comparing the Energy C-100 and the Jamo E 680's or E 660's (I think), we were discussing the RC's vs. the C 6XX series
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You are comparing the Energy C-100 and the Jamo E 680's or E 660's (I think), we were discussing the RC's vs. the C 6XX series

I originally asked him what speakers hes had or has and how do they compare. Afroqt was gonna do a side by side comparison with his athena towers and asked you about the RC??? vs C??? because you have experience in both. I think I will go for the C605 seems like a good comparison to the RC30's and at $444 a pair seems like a great deal compared to refurbished RC30s for $588 shipped. Then Again for $600 I can get the C607 which seems comparable to RC70s which cheapest I can find black ones anyway(goes with my furniture decor) for around $950. Plus a C60CEN goes for around $187 compared to a RC-LRC $400-650
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I think I will go for the C605 seems like a good comparison to the RC30's and at $444 a pair seems like a great deal compared to refurbished RC30s for $588 shipped. Then Again for $600 I can get the C607 which seems comparable to RC70s which cheapest I can find black ones anyway(goes with my furniture decor) for around $950.

I lucked out and got my C 607's for 444 shipped, for 600 that's still a steal.
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I did a pretty long comparison of my Athena F1 and Jamo E680 tonite. Heat wave is gone and all systems are back to normal. The Athena has a more punchy dynamic sound in the highs and lows while the Jamo E680 is more balanced all around. Despite the fact it only has a single 8" woofer, the Athena feels like it plays deeper than the Jamo. At 40lbs it is 10lbs heavier than the taller E680 so the thicker cabinet may account for that extra bass. At the low end though, the Athena can get a touch boomy going for the lowest notes while the Jamo with its dual woofers doesn't hit as hard but sustains a good bass level.

I took some pictures and will include those when I write a little more tomorrow. Its getting late so I'll continue in the morning. At $129ea, the E680 is a steal!

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afrogt, you are talking about a different speaker, the E 680 ain't a C 607, how are you comparing the two, if you look at the build and specs they are not even in the same league.

I don't know how the E680 compares to the C605 or C607 since I've never seen or heard those two. I never said I did. I'm not even sure where the E680 falls in their product lines since its not on the website. No clue when the E680 was first introduced either. Usually a mfrs products have a signature sound but this may be different with the Jamo's because nothing I see on the website has the same 3" midrange & 1" tweeter configuration as the E680. So my speaker may sound completely different than other Jamos. But it is brighter and more detailed than my Energy C-100. Its not quite as bright as the Athena F1 but in no way would one call it laid back or mellow.

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I'm using a Harmon Kardon AVR, definitely not considered to be a bright receiver. And I'm testing both the Energy and Jamo on the same system. The Energy certainly doesn't sound bright. The Jamo is more open and forward to me.

You don't own the C607. All Jamo speakers do not sound exactly the same.
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I don't know how the E680 compares to the C605 or C607 since I've never seen or heard those two. I never said I did. I'm not even sure where the E680 falls in their product lines since its not on the website.

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I can tell you the C607's are not bright at all. Neither are the C603, C807 and C803.

The only way they'll sound bright is if the recording is bright, edgy or harsh. Or if your components (CD Player, DVD Player, Pre Amp and Amp) are bright sounding gear or if you have the treble jacked up.

Otherwise, they are clear, smooth, extremely musical and actually have a slight touch of warmth. A very slight touch. Just enough, no too much.

I've never heard your speakers, so I have no idea how they compare.
I'm using a Harmon Kardon AVR, definitely not considered to be a bright receiver. And I'm testing both the Energy and Jamo on the same system. The Energy certainly doesn't sound bright. The Jamo is more open and forward to me.

that's why I posted,
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afrogt, you are talking about a different speaker, the E 680 ain't a C 607, how are you comparing the two, if you look at the build and specs they are not even in the same league.

Here is some Info., the E 680, E 660. enjoy.
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Here is some Info., the E 680, E 660. enjoy.

Thanks, I saw most of that info on the wwstereo.com site already. I'm sure they just copied from Jamo's site.

I'm a dumb guy, I saw all that stuff when I looked at the Jamo discontinued products before. Still didn't find out how long ago my models were produced. The E 770 link says E 7 series: “EISA Home Theater Loudspeaker 2004-2005” on the last line. My E 660/680 might be older than that! No mfr year on the speaker itself or reference dates in the manual.

Jamo makes a Reference, Studio and Concert series. I wonder if the discontinued E series stands for Entry or Economy level.

Sorry if this annoys, I'm just thinking out loud.

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Posted pics of my speakers...

After the listening test last night I'd say the Jamo E680 is the winner! I've been perfectly happy with the Athena F1 but I like the added tonal quality that the midrange presents from the Jamo. Both speakers have good bass, the Athena is deeper but the Jamo is tighter with its dual 8" woofers. The Athenas highs are crisper but the Jamos are smoother or more even across the upper range. They have a nice bit of detail.

The 660's are fine speakers too but lack the low end of its big brother. For the $30 difference, the E680 is a much better bang for your buck. Its a much larger speaker as you can see in the pic. The only advantage of the E660 is that its small slim size has a high WAF. They won't stand out in a room. You'll need a sub with the E660 but the E680 will do very well on its own. If I expand to a 5.1 system I'd use the smaller E660 as surround speakers in my setup. I just have to decide if I want to use the E680 in a dedicated two speaker music setup or add a new center to complete a 5.1 system.

The Athena F1 is what I currently use in my bedroom setup.

The other speakers in the picture are Energy C-100s and Advent Heritage H-200s. Compared to the other three the Energy sounded recessed or even a little muffled, the detail isn't quite there. I like the Advent bookshelf better. I was planning to give the Energy away for Father's Day and this just confirms it. The Advents are what I currently use in that living room setup. The center shown in the pics is the Advent H-Center.

So if you're looking for a budget tower recommendation I'd recommend the E680. I'd still like to hear the C605 or C607 one day to see how much better those are.
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afrogt, when I was researching the E 680 I found something on a British site about them dated 06, it stated the line was discontinued that year I think, I have KRAFT disease and my memory fails me.
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