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post #721 of 5746 Old 10-09-2009, 09:05 PM
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Yeah, I know. Regardless, that SUB300 sounds like a good deal at that price. Assuming the area it has to work in isn't too large, it should do fine.

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Is it the Jamo SUB300 in dark apple? If so, the specs says it goes down to 28hz.
Not bad for $150. Original MSRP was $399. Weighs 40lbs so its not small.

yup, that's the exact one they have for $150. it's not small by any means. i figure if it's the same brand i'll have a better chance of selling the entire system in a year or so if i decide to upgrade. the question still remains if there are better subs for $150. I'm not saying $175 or under $200. I'm saying $150 or under.
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$150 or under, probably not. Get the Jamo.

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But at what SPL drop? -10 dB?

My C607 is rated down to 32 Hz, but when it comes to in-room response, anything below 50 Hz can hardly be heard.

In all fairness, though. Your room is extremely large. It's an enormous, cavernoous basement. So your SPL results are not going to be respresentative of what the C603 could do in a normal ( small to moderately large room).

Are you talking in general bass frequencies below 50hz, or are you refering to the C607?
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I ended up adding a 12" powered sub to the basement - that finally brought out some decent low end for music. You're right. Had it been a small room, I'm sure I would have been impressed with the C607's bass response.

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Right now, I'm using Mirage Omnisats V2 FS, V2 C and V2 surrounds. These sound good overall, specially the imaging but lack in the bass department and to me, sound a little on the bright side. The sub situation is covered, one AE AV15X sub with PR's.

The speakers will go in a big room (5,000+cf), will be driven by 120w x 7 (more like 80w x 5) Yamaha receiver. These are the choices I came up with after some reading and research;

1. Jamo, C607, C60, C601, great reviews so far. on the compact side which I like, the color (dark apple) matches perfectly my big wall unit, about $1,000.

2. Energy rc30, rcl center, mini rc, great reviews (specially the rc70, but it's over my price point), also, somewhat compact and look good, about $1,000.

3. Infinity Primus 362, 350 and 152, best price of them all, about $750, on the bigger side, finish is not as good as the other two choices, great efficiency.

Which one would you choose? Why? I now all the choices will beat my Omnisats for bass, but what about the overall sound? I'm leaning towards the Jamo's, thanks.
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Hey all, been watching the deal at WWStereo on the E660's + S 60 CEN... Either in the 3 or 5 piece variety. But I've also stumbled upon this deal from Vann's Currently going on.

(Can't link yet, still a new member):

Save an amazing 60% on this 2.1 Jamo speaker bundle! Sounds like a $1500+bundle!
Jamo E770 Dark Apple
Jamo


$499.88

E770 Dark Apple

Single 3-way dark apple floorstanding speaker
Jamo E770 Dark Apple
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$499.88

E770 Dark Apple

Single 3-way dark apple floorstanding speaker
Jamo SUB 300 Dark Apple
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$399.88

SUB 300 Dark Apple

10" dark apple 300W powered subwoofer

When purchased separately:


$1,399.64

Package savings:


$899.76

Package Price:


$499.88

The room is 13x11 for reference. What do you thinkis the better deal? First time HT purchase. Will be buying a quality receiver and finishing up a 5.1 setup on either purchase.
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I ended up adding a 12" powered sub to the basement - that finally brought out some decent low end for music. You're right. Had it been a small room, I'm sure I would have been impressed with the C607's bass response.


Yeah, the C607 will deliver plenty of good, low bass in small, medium and moderetly large rooms. I think anywhere up 20' ....22' in length and 12' ...15' in width.

But if you have a room bigger than that, you definitely need a sub....or two
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Advice, I am seeing no reviews for the
sub 300 that is on sale at Vanns today. It looks good from the specs and the price is right, but will it get the job done in a 400 sq foot basement theater. Primarly uses will be movies and video games, so explosions need to go boom. Previously i was looking at the HSU VTF series, but I don't know if I will be able to tell a $200 vs $750 difference in sound performance. I am not an audiophile, but have a moderate setup (Ascend HTM-200s) and don't want to sell myself short on the sub. Thoughts?
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Advice, I am seeing no reviews for the
sub 300 that is on sale at Vanns today. It looks good from the specs and the price is right, but will it get the job done in a 400 sq foot basement theater. Primarly uses will be movies and video games, so explosions need to go boom. Previously i was looking at the HSU VTF series, but I don't know if I will be able to tell a $200 vs $750 difference in sound performance. I am not an audiophile, but have a moderate setup (Ascend HTM-200s) and don't want to sell myself short on the sub. Thoughts?


I am looking at the same sub, granted my room is only 130 square feet (1 open wall that leads into kitchen.) The deal looks like fire if the sub will work for my setup.

What would be the corresponding center channel for those pieces?
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Also, is a 13x11 room too small for floorstanding speakers up front?
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Really wish there were some reviews out there, I've seen some posts, but nothing definitive, the theater is probably more like 275-300 sq feet, its 14feet wide by 20 feet long.
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Really wish there were some reviews out there, I've seen some posts, but nothing definitive, the theater is probably more like 275-300 sq feet, its 14feet wide by 20 feet long.

Hey the sub300 is actually $149.99 at my local Vann's clearance sale ending Monday. See if they'll match the price here in Billings, MT. I'm on my way to pick one up.
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i just joined the Jamo club, i purchased a pair of the E 660s for my right and left speakers to replace my stock Onkyo (crappy) speakers that came with my HT-SR800 HTiB..

will be connecting the speakers to the onkyo reciever HT-R500...
cant wait to hear the difference in music and everything compared to these stock onkyo speakers
great deal as well!!
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I think they have it at 149 locally because they don't have to pay for shipping...
199 w/free shipping is about the same as 149 if you pick it up..but Vanns just has stores in MT
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Great deal even at 199 though, I was thinking of doing the dual sub set up if my wife will let me
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I pulled the trigger, won't get the sub until next Monday the 19th, but I bet it turns out to be pretty good. I like the idea of possibly dasiy chaining two of these in the theater for a more bang.
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What are you guys using for a center if you buy the dark apple E770 deal?

Here's a link since someone couldn't post it earlier.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

You're basically getting the sub for $100 if you buy two E770 towers.

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Also, is a 13x11 room too small for floorstanding speakers up front?


You can have floorstanders in there. Which ever you're thinking of buying, if it's a rear-ported floorstander; make sure you can place it 10 - 15 inches off the backwall. You'll probably get the best bass response with the front floorstanders placed 15- 20 inches off the backwall; but 10-15 inches is definitely very workable.

Remember to make sure the front baffles of your floorstanders are placed at least a 1/4 " ahead of any furniture or TV that sits between the speakers.

This way, you won't have high frequencies and midrange frequencies immediately reflecting off the furniture, as soon as those frequecies leave the tweeter and midrange drivers.
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What are you guys using for a center if you buy the dark apple E770 deal?

Here's a link since someone couldn't post it earlier.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

You're basically getting the sub for $100 if you buy two E770 towers.

Providing it can be found, you could use the E 7CEN. I think I've seen a couple on eBay. For $500 you could get a much better sub though. That's assuming you already have speakers.

On a side note, I've heard the 770's and they sound great.
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i just joined the Jamo club, i purchased a pair of the E 660s for my right and left speakers to replace my stock Onkyo (crappy) speakers that came with my HT-SR800 HTiB..

will be connecting the speakers to the onkyo reciever HT-R500...
cant wait to hear the difference in music and everything compared to these stock onkyo speakers
great deal as well!!

Don't you also need a matching Jamo center to go with the pair of E660's?
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Don't you also need a matching Jamo center to go with the pair of E660's?

do i NEED one? i mean cant i just use the stock center for now or will they not match up?
these are my first actual "quality" speaker purchase for my system...
which is the matching center and what are the side effects of not getting it?

thanks
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do i NEED one? i mean cant i just use the stock center for now or will they not match up?

Most likely they will not match up. For proper match you need speakers from the same product line, utilizing the same tweeters, and hopefully same mids, too. Otherwise, voices and other soundtrack sounds will sound different as they pan across the screen (from left to center to right), which most of us find distracting. If you decided to get higher quality mains (L/R), then you should do the same with the center. After all, center channel speaker does most of the work in an HT setup.

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This is your best bet for a center channel with the Jamo E660. The actual ECenter has been discontinued for quite a while. I have this center and it matches up very well with the Jamo E660 or E680 towers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Jamo-S60CEN-Cent...item5635f92113

And you do want to replace your Onkyo center with the Jamo for the reasons in the above post. The center channel is very important in home theater and you want it to timbre match your main speakers.

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@enphenate

Both Pete and afrogt has offered most excellent advice regarding the center channel speaker.
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do i NEED one? i mean cant i just use the stock center for now or will they not match up?
these are my first actual "quality" speaker purchase for my system...
which is the matching center and what are the side effects of not getting it?

thanks

You'd be better off trying to find a pair of Jamo E600 Bookshelf speakers and use one of the pair as your center channel.

They match the E660 perfectly. Or buy anothe pair of the E660 floorstandrs and use one of them as your center.

If you're going to go with the S60 Series, go with the S602 Bookshelves and do as I described up above. Believe me, vertical bookshelf speakers sound so much better than these horizontal speakers; for center channel duty.
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Or buy anothe pair of the E660 floorstandrs and use one of them as your center.

Yup. He can get a single one for $69 with free shipping. If he only has space, that would not only be cheaper than the S60center but also offer more seamless integration...

http://www.wwstereo.com/website/ecom...4733&menuID=33

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This thread has made me hot for Jamo's. I was researching the 5.0 606 and 660 sets... I guess the consensus is the 606's are better? I'll be keeping an eye out for a good deal.
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Just won the S606 HCS3 5.0 Home Theater setup from Klipsch's ebay store for $230.

Anyone have any recommendations for a cheap receiver that will drive this well? All of my sources are high-quality HDMI. Pio 919?
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Just won the S606 HCS3 5.0 Home Theater setup from Klipsch's ebay store for $230.

Anyone have any recommendations for a cheap receiver that will drive this well? All of my sources are high-quality HDMI. Pio 919?


How many HDMI sources do you have? And how much money is cheap?

Good deal on the S606 HCS3. $300 including shipping is not bad at all. You'll be very happy with your system. I currently have a HK receiver with my Jamo E680/E660 setup. I also used a Denon 989 with it. Both Denon and HK will mate very well with the Jamo.

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