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Active studio monitors in a home 2 channel system?

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I have an opportunity to buy a pair of jbl lsr6328p monitors for $1000...would be difficult to incorporate them into a home setup?
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Nice speakers, accurate near field monitors. If this is what you are after,, no issues in a 2CH home system
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Originally Posted by rntlee View Post

I have an opportunity to buy a pair of jbl lsr6328p monitors for $1000...would be difficult to incorporate them into a home setup?

They're probably easier to incorporate into your listening room than many speakers, actually. I would be more concerned with having appropriately dynamic and capable subwoofage.

Great price, assuming they're new/minty.
Edited by Wayne Highwood - 8/23/13 at 11:28am
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I don't have a source with xlr outs...is it alright if I were to use xlr to rca adapters for these speakers? I think I'll buy them anyway, even if I don't use them I don't think theres any risk involved at that price. They're used but in mint condition.
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I don't have a source with xlr outs...is it alright if I were to use xlr to rca adapters for these speakers? I think I'll buy them anyway, even if I don't use them I don't think theres any risk involved at that price. They're used but in mint condition.

I've used XLR to RCA adapters, they're fine. Good buy on the speakers.
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Very nice indeed. The 6000 series are sweet. Just remember, if you're distance is greater than the average nearfield, your soundstage and HF may begin to diminish. I have only heard these within 5 ft of my ears, but I believe they come with room correction software that may include a distance setting.

Shame you can't find a preamp to use the differential inputs. HOwever, by cutting one of the diff legs you can still use RCAs (2 conductors instead of 3).

That's an amazing price, especially if new.
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Very nice indeed. The 6000 series are sweet. Just remember, if you're distance is greater than the average nearfield, your soundstage and HF may begin to diminish. I have only heard these within 5 ft of my ears, but I believe they come with room correction software that may include a distance setting.

Shame you can't find a preamp to use the differential inputs. HOwever, by cutting one of the diff legs you can still use RCAs (2 conductors instead of 3).

That's an amazing price, especially if new.

I have them working right now with 1/4"---->rca adapters. The jbl's have an xlr connection that is also 1/4" compatible. They make for one sweet sounding 2 channel setup. I'm going to buy the room correction kit but according to the manual there a setting to boost hf for flat rooms...just need some time to play with the settings on the back. These things will rock...and super clean at high spl. Was going to look for the matching sub, but after playing with them not sure if i really need it.
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These things will rock...and super clean at high spl. Was going to look for the matching sub, but after playing with them not sure if i really need it.
Yeah, baby! Respect the dynamic range of the music! Too many domestic type speakers fail in that regard. Glad you're liking them.
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Most active speakers seem to be for pro audio use, since they can plug them straight into a mixing console, but given the quality of the mostly Class A/B amps in them they can be quite good in my experience. I don't listen loud though, ie: I'm not trying to re-create a concert hall in my living room, so any lack of dynamics at louder volumes doesn't bother me. I also don't use a sub.

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No lack of dynamics in these ones...they're bi-amped with 250w for the LF section and 125w for the HF section.
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No lack of dynamics in these ones...they're bi-amped with 250w for the LF section and 125w for the HF section.

Spec sheet says: Maximum SPL (80 Hz - 20 kHz) : >108 dB SPL / 1m

A pair will do reference level at typical listening distances.
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Well, these are definitely keepers and are now replacing my Paradigm monitor 7's and sub combo in my 2 channel setup. The Paradigms sounded pretty good to with a sub for reinforcement, but these JBL's outclass them by a good margin...and that's without a sub! Highly recommend these if you can snag a pair for the right money.
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