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post #11701 of 15051
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Originally Posted by pandastew View Post

got a question: I am thinking of setting up my restaurant venue with both surround speaker to be mounted on wall (because of short ceiling does not allow for a in-ceilling speaker) and in-ceiling speaker for 2nd floor.

Can I get a recommedation as to what model is suggested within a reasonable budget as this is for a restaurant. (music played is almost exclusively Jazz)

Really depends on what you're meaning to accomplish. How loud does it need to be, is fidelity an issue, does it need to be invisible, etc.

There are a lot of options in the pro speaker lines. For in-wall/ceiling I'd suggest a minimum size of 8" with installed back-cans. The "Control" series line is popular for a variety of surface mount options.
post #11702 of 15051
Hey all -- I've already got an all-JBL 5.1 system (it ain't much, but I like it) and I recently inherited a Ti1K center channel speaker. I've put it up for sale in the Speakers for Sale section. PM me if you have any questions, Mike
post #11703 of 15051
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Originally Posted by Mbrown3039 View Post

Hey all -- I've already got an all-JBL 5.1 system (it ain't much, but I like it) and I recently inherited a Ti1K center channel speaker. I've put it up for sale in the Speakers for Sale section. PM me if you have any questions, Mike

I have two Ti6K's for my front and I love them. I just need to upgrade my amp. I'm guessing the 1K is an extremely nice speaker. I'd pick it up myself but I am very happy with my LC2 as my center. Good luck with your sale.

I could use some advice, I have my setup as follows:
Ti6K for left/right
LC2 is my center

Rears are L820's. I am thinking about going with 7.1 so I would need either side or rears speakers. Any suggestions? I have been very happy with the JBL brand but I guess I would be ok if there was something that matched appropriately.

I was thinking about picking up either L810's or L830's. for the sides.
Forgot to mention I have two in wall subs for bass and process through an Integra DTC-9.8 if that matters.

The next suggestion I could use is, right now I am using an Adcom GFA-5006 for all 5 speakers. I don't think I'm doing my Ti6K's justice. I was thinking that I should upgrade my amp for the L/R and I can leave the surrounds on the Adcom. Again, any suggestions on amps for those particular speakers.
post #11704 of 15051
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The next suggestion I could use is, right now I am using an Adcom GFA-5006 for all 5 speakers. I don't think I'm doing my Ti6K's justice. I was thinking that I should upgrade my amp for the L/R and I can leave the surrounds on the Adcom. Again, any suggestions on amps for those particular speakers.

I'd look for a vintage HK Citation amp to drive those Ti6K. There are many models in the Citation line. I've got a Citation 19; 100w stereo @ 8u, 200w @ 4u. It also can be switched to a 400w mono block. I use it to drive my mains.

That 19 is at least as good as my newer Parasound amp, maybe better.

Right now there are two HK Citation 16 amps and one Citation 19 amp on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?rt=nc...=p3286.c0.m301
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?rt=nc...=p3286.c0.m301
post #11705 of 15051
Hey guys, quick question.

I just came across this on craigslist ( http://norfolk.craigslist.org/ele/2591968944.html ) $250 a pair seems to good to be true. If anyone has experience with these what should I look for to verify that they are not counterfeit?

Also, How do these sound compared to Klipsch or BiC in the same price range?

thanks John
post #11706 of 15051
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Originally Posted by JMarat View Post

Hey guys, quick question.

I just came across this on craigslist ( http://norfolk.craigslist.org/ele/2591968944.html ) $250 a pair seems to good to be true. If anyone has experience with these what should I look for to verify that they are not counterfeit?

Also, How do these sound compared to Klipsch or BiC in the same price range?

thanks John

It's a great price. The speakers are mid level consumer models originally sold in big-box stores. There's no such thing as "counterfeit" JBL speakers as far as I know.

How they compare to other brands is an open question.
post #11707 of 15051
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Originally Posted by JMarat View Post

Hey guys, quick question.

I just came across this on craigslist ( http://norfolk.craigslist.org/ele/2591968944.html ) $250 a pair seems to good to be true. If anyone has experience with these what should I look for to verify that they are not counterfeit?

Also, How do these sound compared to Klipsch or BiC in the same price range?

thanks John

Well, like the seller said, he bought them for cheap, as the newer models were coming out. Their msrp was only about $700~799/pr, I think. And those are nib. I've seen JBLs sell online for 50% of list and even less.
Can't go wrong at $250/pr.

As for Klipsch, of the models I've heard, they are much harsher in the HF than JBLs.
post #11708 of 15051
Hey RD, so I've always kind of assumed this but i never knew if my assumption had any credibility or not...

Did the Northridge and L series basically come out of the S series?

Its seems like when they phased out the S series (Studio IIs) They took the engineering and put cheaper materials to it and made the northridge series, and then kind of revamped them a bit and made a higher end L series?

I mean theres no denying the similarity (at least physically) between the Studio II's and the L series.
post #11709 of 15051
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Originally Posted by JMarat View Post

Hey guys, quick question.

I just came across this on craigslist ( http://norfolk.craigslist.org/ele/2591968944.html ) $250 a pair seems to good to be true. If anyone has experience with these what should I look for to verify that they are not counterfeit?

Also, How do these sound compared to Klipsch or BiC in the same price range?

thanks John

If they are in good shape you cant go wrong for $250. Id snag the matching center and surrounds if i were you. :-P
post #11710 of 15051
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

If they are in good shape you cant go wrong for $250. Id snag the matching center and surrounds if i were you. :-P

Email already sent asking for directions to his place
post #11711 of 15051
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

They took the engineering and put cheaper materials to it and made the northridge series, and then kind of revamped them a bit and made a higher end L series?

I mean theres no denying the similarity (at least physically) between the Studio II's and the L series.

All those series used the Poly-Plas mid, bass drivers, that is obvious.
The big difference between the N, E and the S, Studio L series is the tweeters.
The S, Studio L having 1" pure Ti. And the N, E using 3/4" Ti laminate tweeters.
All the series say they have Straight Line Signal Path Xos, which means there is not much in the XOs.
I think the boxes of the Studio L are better engineered, having rounded edges, which eliminates edge diffraction.
I've always thought the Studio L was the best of those 4 series.
post #11712 of 15051
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

Hey RD, so I've always kind of assumed this but i never knew if my assumption had any credibility or not...

Did the Northridge and L series basically come out of the S series?

Its seems like when they phased out the S series (Studio IIs) They took the engineering and put cheaper materials to it and made the northridge series, and then kind of revamped them a bit and made a higher end L series?

I mean theres no denying the similarity (at least physically) between the Studio II's and the L series.

The N-Series co-existed with the S-Series. I feel like the S-Series morphed into the latest L-Series and the N-Series into the E variants. As stated, the biggest differences are tweeters and cabinets, although significant differences in design/features/drivers also exist.
post #11713 of 15051
I didnt realize the N series was around at the same time as the S. For some reason i though the S was gone before the N series came out.

Thats cool though. My buddy just got is L890's...hes like a proud parent...i cant wait to go see them in person.
post #11714 of 15051
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

The N-Series co-existed with the S-Series. I feel like the S-Series morphed into the latest L-Series and the N-Series into the E variants. As stated, the biggest differences are tweeters and cabinets, although significant differences in design/features/drivers also exist.

I'm thinking the S, N were out at the time JBL jumped from CC~BB.
The Reno CC moved before BB came into the area and I just can't remember what models were in CC at that time. They could even still had the '90s L series.
post #11715 of 15051
For anyone interested, here's a photo of the new Timbers-designed Studio 5 series: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/ima...dio-5-speakers
post #11716 of 15051
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Originally Posted by eugovector View Post

For anyone interested, here's a photo of the new Timbers-designed Studio 5 series: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/ima...dio-5-speakers

Has anyone listened to these speakers yet. I'd love to know how the 590's compare to my L7's

I think the speakers look great. But personally I could care less about how the speaker looks as long as it sounds great
post #11717 of 15051
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Originally Posted by eugovector View Post

For anyone interested, here's a photo of the new Timbers-designed Studio 5 series: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/ima...dio-5-speakers

I'm sure they are better than those ugly Studio 180, 190s.
post #11718 of 15051
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Originally Posted by eugovector View Post

For anyone interested, here's a photo of the new Timbers-designed Studio 5 series: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/ima...dio-5-speakers

$2200 isn't a bad price for MSRP on the big pair. I just hope they didn't dumb-down the center speaker like they have with other lines.
post #11719 of 15051
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

$2200 isn't a bad price for MSRP on the big pair. I just hope they didn't dumb-down the center speaker like they have with other lines.

Well, you can see it right there on the shelf. It looks kinda cheesy. For a better HT set up, an AT screen and three of the bigger units as mains would be a great way to go.
post #11720 of 15051
With its two 8" woofers and single compression driver, the Studio 590 looks like an average man's SAM1/SAM2.
LL
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post #11721 of 15051
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Originally Posted by filecat13 View Post

Well, you can see it right there on the shelf. It looks kinda cheesy. For a better HT set up, an AT screen and three of the bigger units as mains would be a great way to go.

I was looking at the center, having only dual 4" drivers. Comparing to the PS and Studio L centers I would consider those 4"ers more of midrange than mid-bass drivers, even though they show FR to 60 htz.

One thing I like about the 3 different mains is they give you a port plug if you want to make them sealed units.
All the units go to 40K htz using a single tweeter. First time we've seen a single tweeter in JBLs since the PS, and that is a full decade, now.
None have a true midrange driver, as all are 2-way, although they call the 590 a 2 1/2-way, but it only has the same XO frequency of 1.5K.

Wonder how they compare to the LS series? Not that I've ever heard them, either.
post #11722 of 15051
My buddies new babies.



Great looking speakers.
LL
post #11723 of 15051
Hey guys, I've been bit by the "upgrade bug" and have been researching like crazy trying to find my next step towards audio nirvana. But after much consideration I think I'm going to wait a little bit longer until I can get what I truly want...L880's with all the matching bells and whistles.

My current setup in my 24x14x8 dedicated room is JBL e series 30's front, e35, and e10's side and rear surround, with dual SVS 20-39 PCI's picking up the slack. I'm flirting with 2 different options

Option 1: Replace my fronts with e80's or 90's ...but they seem impossible to find.
Option 2: Replace my fronts with the aforementioned l880's and piece the rest together over the next 6 six months.

My concern with Option 2 is whether or not the 880's will timbre match my e35 well enough to get me by for the next 6 months.

Why am I wanting to upgrade? Honestly, I don't have a reasonable or mature response other than the fact that I like to piss my wife off and spend money on HT gear whenever possible lol. But seriously, I feel my front soundstage is missing 'something', I'm not exactly sure what that something is but I plan on having fun trying to find out.

Any help you can provide is very much appreciated.
post #11724 of 15051
The timbre should be close enough for the short term at least, You will certainly gain a better front end with either the L880, L890, getting a true midrange driver and dual woofers.
post #11725 of 15051
FWIW, the L890 can be had for nearly the same prices as L880.
post #11726 of 15051
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

FWIW, the L890 can be had for nearly the same prices as L880.

Yeah, the difference on Amazon right now is $8; $572~L890, $564~L880.

Unless size matters, that pick is a no brainer.
post #11727 of 15051
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Originally Posted by 4DHD View Post

The timbre should be close enough for the short term at least, You will certainly gain a better front end with either the L880, L890, getting a true midrange driver and dual woofers.

Perfect, thanks for the response. When I pick up the matching center (LC2 I believe), will my 30's be best served as surrounds until I decide to purchase the matching L series surrounds? Or should I just leave the e10's as is?
post #11728 of 15051
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

FWIW, the L890 can be had for nearly the same prices as L880.

Very good point! Sounds like L890's are in my immediate future. Now I know every room is different as it pertains to how the speakers will sound or be setup, etc. But is there a consensus on the minimum distance towers should be from side/back walls? I ask because my 30's are on stands about 10 inches from the side wall and 11 inches from the back wall (or in my case a built in wall unit). Generally speaking, will this suffice or do I need to plan on making more room? My first row of seating is roughly 7-8 ft from my front speakers currently.
post #11729 of 15051
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Originally Posted by 1st Cav View Post

Very good point! Sounds like L890's are in my immediate future. Now I know every room is different as it pertains to how the speakers will sound or be setup, etc. But is there a consensus on the minimum distance towers should be from side/back walls? I ask because my 30's are on stands about 10 inches from the side wall and 11 inches from the back wall (or in my case a built in wall unit). Generally speaking, will this suffice or do I need to plan on making more room? My first row of seating is roughly 7-8 ft from my front speakers currently.

My experience is that the more room you can provide to the side walls the wider the soundstage. And the more space behind, the deeper the stage.
Where I'm living now, I don't get anywhere near the width of stage that I had for 12 years before I moved, where I had 58" to the side walls.
post #11730 of 15051
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Originally Posted by 4DHD View Post

My experience is that the more room you can provide to the side walls the wider the soundstage. And the more space behind, the deeper the stage.
Where I'm living now, I don't get anywhere near the width of stage that I had for 12 years before I moved, where I had 58" to the side walls.

I had a bad feeling that would be the case. And since I really don't have a large amount space to play with for the front, I'm guessing towers are out.

With that in mind, does anyone know if the L830 would be a substantial enough upgrade over the E30's to justify the switch? I do plan on auditioning them myself, but would still like to know if the change in drivers, etc has been thought of as a positive evolution.

Thanks in advance
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