Originally Posted by HB-12
Kgallerie, the Jamo S606 HCS 3 system sounds good and is still covered under the manufacturers warranty, even though it has been discontinued.
Here is the full package that is being offered to me:
1. Panasonic PT-AE8000 projector
2. 120" Grandview 16:9 Fixed Frame Projector Screen
3. Denon AVRX 3100w A/V Receiver
4. Jamo S606 HCS 3 Speaker system
5. Energy Power 12 Subwoofer (12")
6. Ceiling Mount for Projector
7. Extra Bulb for Panasonic projector
The quote for this package is $4900 CAD, which I think is a great deal for what is being offered based on my research. But I wanted to ask someone with more experience before I pulled the trigger on this. Thanks.
I honestly know nothing about the projectors, screens, etc.
I just looked back and the S606 HCS3 5 speaker set was selling for $350 at one point and there was not better deal out there at the time. There were several sales around that time (early to mid 2012 if you want to look back in this thread) for around $400-450 and they were considered a good deal. So if you can figure out how much they are charging you for just the speakers in that package, this should give you a good idea.
You will definitely want to pass on the Energy Power12 sub. There is nothing powerful about it. Energy used to make some quality subs (S10.3, ESW-V10, etc) but those are few and far between. Their recent power series is just plain junk. For $185 you can do much better. The BIC F12 or the BIC V-1220 from amazon or partsexpress are both solid performers in that range.
Or if you can get up to the $300ish mark, you can do even better. Check out this thread.....List of budget subwoofers ($300 and less)
The NXG NX-BAS-500 has been getting rave reviews lately for its price, although its getting difficult to find.
If you can extend the budget even more for the sub (and might be recommended for a system like yours), the best bang for the buck seems to be the SVS PB-1000 for $500. This sub highly recommended as the minimum for any serious home theater.
Again, I personally havent heard any of these subwoofers or speakers......i'm just relaying the info that i've heard on this forum.