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post #14221 of 15016
Hey, I'm sorry if this should go in another thread.

Has anyone here had a chance to try out a Klipsch Synergy F-30, and maybe been able to compare it to an L890? The Synergy F-30's have had some price breaks recently and they supposedly have some advanced horn tech.

Here's the product page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XRD9TG/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=11D8Y6AHGFPR94Y4V4XK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

Thanks!
post #14222 of 15016
Never heard the two, but I'm sure its a walkover for the L890. Synergy series is the bottom of the line Klipsch.
post #14223 of 15016
Not really a fair fight. An RF-82 II might be a more appropriate comparison with the JBLs. Even then I would probably take the L890s.
post #14224 of 15016
OK thanks guys. They were priced similarly so I assumed they would be comparable.
post #14225 of 15016
a little help, I have a pair of L150A i'm ready to sell, I just had the woofers and passive radiators foamed, but I have no idea what these will sell for. any ideas what I can get for the pair?
post #14226 of 15016
I have a pair of jbl 500s and jbl balboa for my fronts. The backs I use klh, I know I know.. What's a good set of rears to get? I'm not getting the "surround" sound I think I should for some reason.. I made a thread maybe some of you jbl guys can help me get my sound good again!
post #14227 of 15016
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Originally Posted by newyorkjets00 View Post

I have a pair of jbl 500s and jbl balboa for my fronts. The backs I use klh, I know I know.. What's a good set of rears to get? I'm not getting the "surround" sound I think I should for some reason.. I made a thread maybe some of you jbl guys can help me get my sound good again!

I'd recommend a pair of ES20s, or ES30s for your surround replacements, (both are on sale now because the ES series is currently being discontinued, check Amazon).
post #14228 of 15016
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post

a little help, I have a pair of L150A i'm ready to sell, I just had the woofers and passive radiators foamed, but I have no idea what these will sell for. any ideas what I can get for the pair?

Value varies widely depending on location and of course condition. Your best source of general info is the Lansing Heritage Forum. You'll find them listed on eBay at crazy prices, mostly aimed at the Japanese buyers. Best guess, assuming excellent condition, is $750-1000. But shipping is a bear so you want to sell them in a large market area where local pickup is possible.

I already have a nice pair or I'd be interested. I'd suggest listing them at Lansing Heritage and at Audiogon.
post #14229 of 15016
"Mad Norseman"
I'd recommend a pair of ES20s, or ES30s for your surround replacements, (both are on sale now because the ES series is currently being discontinued, check Amazon).

Thanks for the options, those look better than my fronts now lol. Do you think that will solve my "surround sound" problem? Or should I go ahead and upgrade my avr?
post #14230 of 15016
There 129.99 on jbl.com with free shipping, same as amazon
post #14231 of 15016
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Originally Posted by newyorkjets00 View Post

"Mad Norseman"
I'd recommend a pair of ES20s, or ES30s for your surround replacements, (both are on sale now because the ES series is currently being discontinued, check Amazon).

Thanks for the options, those look better than my fronts now lol. Do you think that will solve my "surround sound" problem? Or should I go ahead and upgrade my avr?

You typed (in part): "I'm not getting the "surround" sound I think I should for some reason.. I made a thread maybe some of you jbl guys can help me get my sound good again!"
But I'm not sure exactly what 'problem' you're having...?
If you're having a problem with sound distribution, or levels, etc., it probably originates in your AVR and not the speakers anyway.
post #14232 of 15016
Any settings I should adjust maybe?
post #14233 of 15016
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Originally Posted by filecat13 View Post

I cannot defend these on any grounds.


Nothing a little Grill Cloth can't cure. smile.gif

Edit: As to alternate mounts for Center, wall or surrounds those mounting holes or metal brackets on the back top of the speakers can be used to attach tip over hooks/eyes like some TVs have on the back to prevent falling. I used them to hang a pair of L820s from heavy picture hangers nailed into wall studs. Been hanging happily for 5 years now.
Edited by Bob7145 - 8/9/13 at 6:15pm
post #14234 of 15016
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Originally Posted by newyorkjets00 View Post

Any settings I should adjust maybe?
I don't know - what brand & model of receiver do you have it all hooked up to?
(That will tell us what kind of menu tweaking options you may have...).

In the meantime, you might want to get that receiver's manual out and go through the set up process again, maybe after setting everything back to the factory default settings...
post #14235 of 15016
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Originally Posted by Mad Norseman View Post

I don't know - what brand & model of receiver do you have it all hooked up to?

(That will tell us what kind of menu tweaking options you may have...).

In the meantime, you might want to get that receiver's manual out and go through the set up process again, maybe after setting everything back to the factory default settings...

It's a Harmon kardon avr 145 blu ray hooked to tv hdmi and optical out to the avr
post #14236 of 15016
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Originally Posted by newyorkjets00 View Post

It's a Harmon kardon avr 145 blu ray hooked to tv hdmi and optical out to the avr
I looked at your AVR's manual, and there's no reason why it shouldn't work for you (assuming the AVR is not defective somehow).
Go back and re-do the setup as described on pages 17 - 21, and see if that cures things.
Also check that your Blu-ray player is outputting the correct signal, and if its hooked up to output multi-channel, as I don't think your AVR can decode the modern audio codecs (which is likey a problem here too).
After this, things should be working okay...(?).

But I'd seriously consider a more modern AVR, as MANY improvements have come about since your 2006 model, especially HDMI connectivity, loss-less audio decoding in the AVR, and so on.
That would be money VERY well spent.
If you want to stick with Harmon Kardon, they have some new models that are pretty good, otherwise I'd recommended Yamaha.
Good luck!
post #14237 of 15016
It's set to dts but everytime the blu ray goes on stand by or off and I turn it back on I have to go into the settings and click dts?? Think I'm returning it for another one.
post #14238 of 15016
FWIW, Harman has been auctioning a lot of AVRs on their eBay store lately, sale prices vary but are generally quite good.

http://stores.ebay.com/Harman-Audio/Harman-Kardon-/_i.html?_fsub=2&_sid=26519532&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
post #14239 of 15016
Moneys kinda low right now, I was going to go to best buy and see if they had anything around $200 just a entry level avr is fine with me I know most have hdmi pass thru now at least I will have that and a remote smile.gif
post #14240 of 15016
Hi,
I can do with some help. There aren't much comparisons available online for JBL ES100. I would really appreciate if some of you experienced listeners can guide me with my purchase. I am new to HT. Heard these at a friend's home and loved them. However, now that it is time for me to buy my own HT kit, I am wondering if there are any better 4way speakers out there for the same price as these JBLs?

4DHD has mentioned that ES series is being discontinued. Where in UK can I then buy ES100 for a low price? Also what other 4 way floor standing speakers (make and model) would you suggest if not ES100. My budget is circa £700 per pair.
post #14241 of 15016
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Originally Posted by rishisaran View Post

Hi,
I can do with some help. There aren't much comparisons available online for JBL ES100. I would really appreciate if some of you experienced listeners can guide me with my purchase. I am new to HT. Heard these at a friend's home and loved them. However, now that it is time for me to buy my own HT kit, I am wondering if there are any better 4way speakers out there for the same price as these JBLs?

4DHD has mentioned that ES series is being discontinued. Where in UK can I then buy ES100 for a low price? Also what other 4 way floor standing speakers (make and model) would you suggest if not ES100. My budget is circa £700 per pair.
I would have no idea what prices are in the UK, for any speaker.
Where I live (SA) anything imported is much more, due to tax. So being JBLs are imported to UK, anyone's guess.
post #14242 of 15016
Hey all, I have a pair of L810s I use for my surrounds and I've recently relocated my speakers to where they need to be wall mounted. I've searched this thread and found info on the included brackets for these speakers but unfortunately, I do not have the brackets anymore. Does anyone have a recommendation for mounting this speakers? Thanks!
post #14243 of 15016
Check out the "JBL Outlet" on the JBL UK site. That's where refurbs and clearance products can be found. If nothing's to your liking there, at least, you can dig around the site to find UK dealers.

http://uk.jbl.com
Edited by filecat13 - 8/15/13 at 11:23am
post #14244 of 15016
Quote:
Originally Posted by rishisaran View Post

Hi,
I can do with some help. There aren't much comparisons available online for JBL ES100. I would really appreciate if some of you experienced listeners can guide me with my purchase. I am new to HT. Heard these at a friend's home and loved them. However, now that it is time for me to buy my own HT kit, I am wondering if there are any better 4way speakers out there for the same price as these JBLs?

4DHD has mentioned that ES series is being discontinued. Where in UK can I then buy ES100 for a low price? Also what other 4 way floor standing speakers (make and model) would you suggest if not ES100. My budget is circa £700 per pair.
I bought mine from 'Hard to find records' in Birmingham, England about 4.5 years ago, but HTFR may have gotten out of the speaker selling business all together now because I no longer see them on their website, but might be worth calling them about it(?).
(JBL told me they never marketed these in the States because "No one wants speakers that big anymore"...! eek.gif)
I love them!
post #14245 of 15016
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Originally Posted by Mad Norseman View Post

I bought mine from 'Hard to find records' in Birmingham, England about 4.5 years ago, but HTFR may have gotten out of the speaker selling business all together now because I no longer see them on their website, but might be worth calling them about it(?).
(JBL told me they never marketed these in the States because "No one wants speakers that big anymore"...! eek.gif)
I love them!

I guess that explains the existence of the DD66000 or DD67000, cos they are not big. rolleyes.gif
post #14246 of 15016
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Originally Posted by 4DHD View Post

I guess that explains the existence of the DD66000 or DD67000, cos they are not big. rolleyes.gif
Ha - true!
But now we're talking a WHOLE DIFFERENT market! rolleyes.gif
post #14247 of 15016
Anyone here heard the TL260? How does it compare against the L890? In theory it should be better, but specs wise the L890 goes even deeper with its dual 8 vs a single 12"".

Im on the lookout for a pair of L890's, but a TL260 pair has shown up with a reasonable price.

Reviews say the 260 has a plasticky finish and looks a bit weird with the staggered drivers (which I agree, it looks like a copy-paste job of units). One review even states that the 5 way design is too much and results in delays in de crossover network. Hmmm, doesnt sound too convincing.


So get a pair of L890 or TL260?
post #14248 of 15016
4DHD, Mad and filecat, thank you so much. I will look on web to see if there are any low cost options for ES100. Else I will simply buy them from JBL's UK website. Funny thing though is while this model has been discontinued and is selling for a lot cheaper price on JBL's US website they are still selling it for the full price here. Tried KEF Klipsch etc. in the last few days. I guess this JBL beats them pants down for a budgeted buyer both in value and performance.

4DHD DDS maybe someday. I've only just started my career, maybe within a decade or so. They look cool though.
post #14249 of 15016
Infinity,
I can't speak to the sound quality of either speaker, but I am waiting to buy JBL L890's and now is not a good time to get them from Amazon or a retailer who tracks their price. About a month ago the L890's were ~$430 each and they had been for a while. The day I decided to get them the price shot up by $200 and it's been hovering up there pretty much ever since (except for one quick dive). camelcamelcamel.com shows that this has happened in the past, so I would expect the price to go back down again in the future, hopefully.
post #14250 of 15016
^^^^That $630/ea is still less than the original price of the L890. By almost $200 less.
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