Originally Posted by ptnaidu
Lotc, could you post your experience so far with 362s? I got a pair too from Fry's last weekend on sale. I am trying to replace my Bose AM 6 series II in phases. I am replacing the front speakers with the 362s I bought. I should have PC350 today that I ordered from Harman through work. So I am replacing front and center channel for now.
The 362s sound much better in stereo mode already compared to Bose. I am going to try some movies once I add 350 this weekend. I will post my experience.
I am planning to keep the two Bose surround speakers with the passive acoustimas module for now. I have another Mirage 8" sub to work with low frequency stuff. I have Onkyo 6.1 (SR 502?) receiver driving this speakers.
I have a couple JBL 1xtreme bookshelf speakers that I am contemplating to use for the surround speakers. I am not sure if I will gain anything from doing this. Can't spend anymore money at this time. Anybody has any suggestions about using JBL 1xtreme bookshelfs?
Sorry ptnaidu, im responding so late. I like these 362's alot more than my JBL Venue Stages or the Athena WS-100s. The Highs are much better than the JBL Stages, with just as much bass if not more. The highs are almost on par with the Athena's, but it totally dominates the WS-100's in the bass department. But they are both different types of floor standings speakers so you cant really compare the two. But for $99 you cannot beat these 362's at all for what they have to offer. I was back at fry's today and they are back up to $299 a piece. Last night I just brought two of the 362's to the back for my surrounds and left two for the L/R. As for my center I have hooked up two JBL Venue 5in monitors book shelfs and I have laid on their side with the tweeters next to each other. Its all I can do for my center because I have sent back my Klipsch C-2.
So my fronts and center
The other two 362's I have put them in the back on 15in. stands.
As for adding the JBL for extra speakers for surrounds. I would hook them up for the time being, I am not that fimiliar with the 1xtremes so I cannot tell you much. But I dont think you have much to loose in trying. Since you said you wont be spending money anytime.
Please let me know about the PC350, I am going buy purhcase this piece as my center in the future and moving my JBLs to complete my 7.1. I will probably not be using a sub. Also do you think this pieice is wall mountable? I was able to mount my JBL bookshelfs, but the PC-350 is one big piece.
Everything is running off my Onkyo 606 and I had Pirates 3 on last nite and it sounded fantastic compared to my old setup. I just wish I had a bigger room (10x10) is all I have to work with.