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MDPHD's Avatar MDPHD
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Hi there......a newbie to avsforum

Does anybody own JBL CS6100BG? If you do, how do you like the sound quality? I'm looking to buy a 5.1 system primarily for HT, and I saw this set on Amazon. I liked its size, look and price, and also the name JBL. But before forking out the money, I wanted to hear from anybody who owns this set.

-Tanx
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The CS6100 is a very nice looking HTIB set that exceeds most "normal" HTIB sets, which is reflected by its somewhat higher sticker price.

http://www.jbl.com/home/products/pro...at=HCS&ser=CNS

Depending on the size of your room and the demands you place on your system, it will perform admirably for HT duty. Despite its rated specs, you should expect that it won't give you much LF response below 40Hz as -6dB at 30Hz is an admission of swiftly falling off output. Nevertheless, its 10" subwoofer with 300W amp is a step up from most other HTIB sets that include 8" or 6.5" drivers with lesser power.

You'll get excellent bang-for-the-buck sound in the MF and HF from the drivers, especially the trademark JBL Ti laminate tweeters, and you'll get lots of powerful bass in the 40Hz and up frequencies. For virtually all HT duty, this will be impressive and probably more than your wife or GF (if you have one) will think is reasonable. Plus, she and her friends are very likely to approve of the looks of this stunning set.

If your room is bigger than 16x28, then you might want something with more output, but anything under that will be right in the sweet spot of this set's performance. For the price and performance, you'd have to look carefully to find a better bang-for-the-buck HT system, and frankly I don't know what it would be.
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Filecat, thanks for the detailed info. One issue that concerns me is the size of the room. Below is a rough sketch of my room (basement). Do you think, it'll be ok for 14' X 36' room?

-Tanx

The drawing didn't come out too well.
--------------36'
__________________________________
|-------TV <--------21'--------------> |
|------------------------------------- | 14'
|------------------------------------- |
|_____Couch______________________ |
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Originally Posted by MDPHD View Post

Filecat, thanks for the detailed info. One issue that concerns me is the size of the room. Below is a rough sketch of my room (basement). Do you think, it'll be ok for 14' X 36' room?

-Tanx

The drawing didn't come out too well.
--------------36'
__________________________________
|-------TV <--------21'--------------> |
|------------------------------------- | 14'
|------------------------------------- |
|_____Couch______________________ |

So everything will be centered on the TV and it will be open to the right?
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Yes, it will be open to the right. Also, the ceiling height is 8', if it makes any difference.
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I got the CS6100. I have been searching the net for reviews and this is the only review I've seen. http://www.hometheatermag.com/compac...rs/707jbl6100/

Me and my wife likes the look and the size of it. The sub has plenty of power. I have to turn down the volume a few times while watching Serenity. You can really feel the power of the Sub.

I really like the system because I got a killer deal on it and I bought an extra pair of satellite speakers. It comes with 2 set of wall mount.
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I got the CS6100. I have been searching the net for reviews and this is the only review I've seen. http://www.hometheatermag.com/compac...rs/707jbl6100/

Me and my wife likes the look and the size of it. The sub has plenty of power. I have to turn down the volume a few times while watching Serenity. You can really feel the power of the Sub.

I really like the system because I got a killer deal on it and I bought an extra pair of satellite speakers. It comes with 2 set of wall mount.

Tanx for the info. Can I ask you where you purchased yours?
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I got it from my friend.
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Originally Posted by MDPHD View Post

Hi there......a newbie to avsforum

Does anybody own JBL CS6100BG? If you do, how do you like the sound quality? I'm looking to buy a 5.1 system primarily for HT, and I saw this set on Amazon. I liked its size, look and price, and also the name JBL. But before forking out the money, I wanted to hear from anybody who owns this set.

-Tanx

Is the JBL sub self powerd wth RCA inputs im looking into this myself now? I havent seem any pictures of the back only the front so I cant tell.

Anyone else have any feedback on this sytem?
tvmack's Avatar tvmack
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Wanted to bump this back up for some feedback.

Thanks!
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Yes, It has an LFE input at the back. Here's the owner's manual. http://manuals.harman.com/JBL/HOM/Ow...and%20web).pdf

JR has the best price on the net. I just bought a Klipsch KSW10 subwoofer from Costco and I finD the JBL SUB BETTER.
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Yes, It has an LFE input at the back. Here's the owner's manual. http://manuals.harman.com/JBL/HOM/Ow...and%20web).pdf

JR has the best price on the net. I just bought a Klipsch KSW10 subwoofer from Costco and I finD the JBL SUB BETTER.


Thanks for that information Nitro that is just what I was looking for. I placed my order for the speakers after I read through the manual.
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