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Originally Posted by rishisaran View Post

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.

You're welcome.
But you can't buy the ES100s in the U.S., not on JBL USA's website either - only from JBL U.K.
You can get the ES90s domestically though if interested?
post #14252 of 15045
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Originally Posted by InfinityG35 View Post

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?

I have a pair or 2 of black L890s I might be persuaded to part with but shipping may be a problem. May still have the original boxes. What state are you in? And InfinityG35 gets first choice, no exceptions. No bargaining till I hear from him.

Edit: If you pick them up I'll throw in a 1951 Motorola bilt in the USA monochrome TV.
Edited by Bob7145 - 8/15/13 at 9:46pm
post #14253 of 15045
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Originally Posted by newyorkjets00 View Post

Any settings I should adjust maybe?

I have an AVR245 in one room and it sounds awesome! Using optical cable you can only expect to get Dolby Digital 5.1. Depends on material you are listening to but not much ever comes out of the surround speakers. Most sounds come from the center speaker and then some from the L/R but you can crank up the surround levels (and bass if you need it) to +6db in the AVR settings using the remote (I do).
post #14254 of 15045
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Originally Posted by Bob7145 View Post

I have a pair or 2 of black L890s I might be persuaded to part with but shipping may be a problem. May still have the original boxes. What state are you in? And InfinityG35 gets first choice, no exceptions. No bargaining till I hear from him.

Edit: If you pick them up I'll throw in a 1951 Motorola bilt in the USA monochrome TV.

Thanks for the offer Bob, but I assume shipping to Europe would be a bit steep wink.gif Thanks for the offer tho.
post #14255 of 15045
Ya, didn't pick up on your location, haha but you can pick 'em up next time you visit Texas. smile.gif Never thought I'd sell 'em but I have a lot of L series speakers and running out of room with 3 surround system in the livingroom. I'm keeping the L880s and S38IIs.
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Hi Bob, since you have both the L880 and L890 , Im curious for your experiences between the two.

Spec wise its 30hz vs 28hz, seems a very small difference for a 6" vs 8''.

I guess if you sell the L890 and keep the 880's the difference isnt that much wink.gif
post #14257 of 15045
Well they 890s I can use without a sub for music and I like them a lot! But the 890s are black and my subs are Cherry as are all the 880s and 820s. It's the 2 890s in the back used for rear surrounds that are in the way and they have 820s on top of them that need to be hung on the wall. Even if I sold them I would still have a 5.1 in black, 890s/820s and LC2, 7.2 in cherry, 880s/820s/L8400Ps and LC2 and an extra pair of cherry 820s used for rear surrounds in another room. Then there is the 5.1 of S38IIs. So it's not that I prefer something else, they are just extras. They are awesome for music which is what I use them for.
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PSA: The L890's just dropped to $430 each new from Amazon. Mine are on the way! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by slateX View Post

PSA: The L890's just dropped to $430 each new from Amazon. Mine are on the way! smile.gif

That's a killer price. Congrats!
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Originally Posted by slateX View Post

PSA: The L890's just dropped to $430 each new from Amazon. Mine are on the way! smile.gif

Thanks for the heads-up. Just ordered mine too. Been waiting for quite awhile... Adding some reward points, mine came at $785! Incredible joy...
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Originally Posted by slateX View Post

PSA: The L890's just dropped to $430 each new from Amazon. Mine are on the way! smile.gif

Do they have them in Cherry? Haha smile.gif
post #14262 of 15045
For those who've been intrigued by the M2 Reference Monitor but put off by its price, there's hope for you yet.

http://www.jblpro.com/products/recording&broadcast/3Series/index.html
post #14263 of 15045
Here's an official promo of the 3 Series, followed by one for the M2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aJliTnLWuU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grRs7vdYkcI
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post #14265 of 15045
Jbl l890s or kipsch rf82's , 83's?80 percent movies
post #14266 of 15045
I guess L890, only heard RF82 and it was earnbleeding sharp + had a lack in midrange.
post #14267 of 15045
Thank you sir
post #14268 of 15045
Here's a question and if it's been answered, my apologies. I run three 3677s behind a perf screen and an array of 8330s for side and rear surrounds (been mis-calling them 8340 in other threads). I want to add some speakers for DSX height and wide. I could use a pair of 8330 for heights but didnt think they'd be a good match as wides since the 3677s use horns. Opinions? Any home theater JBLs that are a good tonal match to the 3677? They are just too big, I'm afraid, to use as left and right wides...
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That's a sweet deal for some very good speakers. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by filecat13 View Post

That's a sweet deal for some very good speakers. smile.gif

Can't seem to find many reviews or user reviews for these speakers. What few I can find are all positive. I'm contemplating a pair of the 530s and the 520C to replace my NHT SuperZero 2.0s for the front stage.

Overall I'm happy with the sound of the NHTs for both music and movies but feel I need more impact for movies and some music (metal, hard rock) but don't want to give up the sweet voicing of the NHTs.

Will these JBLs give me some of what I want while still leaving me happy with jazz, blues, type music? I've been waiting for the 530s and 520c to go on sale.

Thanks
post #14272 of 15045
You can check out this thread at AudioReview:

http://forums.audioreview.com/speakers/oops-i-did-again-38497-7.html

I've posted in it a couple of times, but John Michael is the guy with the 530 jonesing going on.
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Had to share this cool pic
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Originally Posted by filecat13 View Post

You can check out this thread at AudioReview:

http://forums.audioreview.com/speakers/oops-i-did-again-38497-7.html

I've posted in it a couple of times, but John Michael is the guy with the 530 jonesing going on.

Thanks for the link. Seems I have no worries as to their abilities. Now only need some money. Any idea how long the JBL 20% sale is for?
post #14275 of 15045
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Originally Posted by Kini62 View Post

Any idea how long the JBL 20% sale is for?

Nope. Still, 20% off, free shipping, 30 day money back guarantee, and five year warranty--it'd be a shame to miss it.
post #14276 of 15045
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Originally Posted by Kini62 View Post

Thanks for the link. Seems I have no worries as to their abilities. Now only need some money. Any idea how long the JBL 20% sale is for?

It actually just started yesterday. I'm not really sure how long it lasts.
post #14277 of 15045
In another thread, 807recordings (Shamus) asked:
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I posted this in another thread, but perhaps it is getting sort of lost.

I have a pair of JBL SVA 2100's. I really like the speakers and use them a lot in my music production. The reason for that being they seem to translate well what a PA will be playing back, but they are also very fine in Mastering Audio Quality. Perhaps a bit under-rated.

Anyways and more to the point:
I am trying to find a centre channel to work with these. I know JBL has a few newer models but they are all using a compression type driver instead of the softdome tweeter. Klipsch also comes to mind.

In the surround I have the possibility of B&O Beovox 5000 and would likely run them with Hypex amps, or again JBL newer models and or Klipsch.

SO in short anyone think this will be too out of balance?

and
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Sorry to bring this up from the dead but I got a question I been trying to figure out:


1. SO I have JBL SVA 2100. Ya the old double 10s with a soft dome tweeter in a horn. Thing is they work really well for mastering, especially electronic music.

The efficiency,
Frequency Response,
dynamics,
etc
all are very close to how a PA would react, but with audiophile qualities.

IMHO these are under-rated, and I put this up against many things I have had from 800 D, Wilson, etc. Not saying I would turn down any of the others either though.

2. So here is the problem:
Matching these with a Centre, and surrounds. Klipsch comes to mind, the LS series from JBL? I would like to use them for some surround work so matching would be nice, but as this is also partially my living room, I have also considered others.

Opinions, suggestions are welcome

Cheers,
Shamus



The SVA Center should be selected as "small" and crossed over to a sub somewhere between 80 and 100 Hz, while the SVA2100s would be selected as "large" or full range and if crossed over to a sub at all would be at 40 or 60 Hz.

You're right that the center cannot keep up with the 2100s, at least in the realm of the bass drivers. It's no contest. For a few years I had an SVA21000/SVA Center/SVA1800 surround set up. It was dynamic, clean, and powerful. As long as I crossed the center over to a sub at 100Hz, it was fine playing with the big boys. The soft dome in the Center is 1" while the 2100 has a 1.5" dome, so I swapped in an 1800 for the center, but it also has the smaller 1" dome, so there was no appreciable gain there except in the LF. The remnants of the SVA Series that can still be purchased in left over Synthesis HT1 systems all have Ti tweeters in them, and they're a poor match as a result.

If I were doing an audio-only SVA system, I'd opt for three SVA2100s across the front and keep the fourth as a parts mule to keep the other three running. I agree that the SVA Series is much under appreciated, and I made sure mine went to a good home when they left. Their owner loves them to this day.
post #14278 of 15045
The fabulous M2 Studio Monitor has had babies:

http://www.jblpro.com/products/recording&broadcast/3Series/index.html
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Re: center ch for SVA 2100:

Just wanted to state that often the idea of no center (phantom center mode on most processors) is a perfectly legitimate approach for main speakers that have no peer as center. If the majority of listening is done more or less in the center of the sound stage, no center may actually be a better approach. Point being that one shouldn't rule that out as an option. As to surrounds, I'd push for more SVA 2100 in those positions as well.

If you held a gun to my head and forced me to choose a center for the SVA 2100, I'd probably be thinking about either a PC600 or 880 Array center channel speaker. Either of those has the cahones to serve one well.
post #14280 of 15045
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Re: center ch for SVA 2100:


If you held a gun to my head and forced me to choose a center for the SVA 2100, I'd probably be thinking about either a PC600 or 880 Array center channel speaker. Either of those has the cahones to serve one well.

Luckily for you, I don't have a gun. biggrin.gif

The PC600 has quite a different sound with its beautiful Ti drivers, compared to the soft dome tweeter and paper woofers of the SVA Series.

The 880 Array would at least have similarly-constructed woofers and a horn, though still no soft dome in the horn.

I like you first suggestion better: phantom center.
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