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post #14521 of 15016
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Originally Posted by mikeronesia View Post

I'm not sure if any of you are JBL fans on FB, but they have posted 2 pics of my system in the last couple of weeks and the Performance series has been getting a lot of well deserved love.

I just copied the URL, not sure why I see two pics. confused.gif




Where's the orange wall?
Edited by filecat13 - 12/9/13 at 12:32pm
post #14522 of 15016
www.diysoundgroup.com has enclosures that many individuals have raved about.

The DIY subgroup in this forum can give good advice.

A few years ago, I used a Part Express BASH amp as a replacement on my JBL subwoofer. Because I was in a hurry, I had my son glue a rectangle of 2"x4"s to the back of the subwoofer enclosure to which it was straightforward to add the BASH amp. My son had to lengthen the wires going from the amp to the driver but the repair was quick and I was able to retain use of the enclosure. In ordinary circumstances, we do not see the jury-rig repair at the back of the subwoofer.
post #14523 of 15016
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Originally Posted by filecat13 View Post

Where's the orange wall?

Tammy wanted to do something crazy, so we went with gray. smile.gif
post #14524 of 15016
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Originally Posted by mikeronesia View Post

Tammy wanted to do something crazy, so we went with gray. smile.gif

I loved that old color. With a little imagination you could have painted a JBL logo on it. tongue.gif
post #14525 of 15016

Hi guys I saw this JBL 590 speakers and even that their look may not  be attractive to some people,I would like to give it a try,well I'm more interested at the 580, I saw that in many forums that no one has viewed measurements of this speakers and after searching for hours I found one.

 

You can read the whole review here http://www.avhub.com.au/index.php/Product-Reviews/Hi-Fi/jbl-studio-590-loudspeakers-review.html

 


Edited by audioholico - 12/11/13 at 1:36am
post #14526 of 15016

Bump ,can someone help?

post #14527 of 15016
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Originally Posted by audioholico View Post

Bump ,can someone help?

Sorry, not sure what the question is.
post #14528 of 15016
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Originally Posted by mikeronesia View Post


Sorry, not sure what the question is.

I Just want a educational review base on the measurements.


Edited by audioholico - 12/11/13 at 4:51pm
post #14529 of 15016
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Originally Posted by audioholico View Post

I Just want a educational review base on the measurements.
They look excellent, as far as they go, since they're only on-axis.
post #14530 of 15016
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post


They look excellent, as far as they go, since they're only on-axis.

Thanks ,ok! I see... they didn't post off axis measurements ,   probably the speakers don't  have a good off axis ,but well I will try then ,I would like the wood color but it looks like is specially for Europe.I don't get it ,everything is black here speakers and av devices but silver and wood colors there.   

 

 

Again thanks for the reply.

post #14531 of 15016
Hey guys,

So I am now a proud owner of (3) JBL 3677 speakers, which will be going behind my 131" AT Falcon Screen (hopefully in the next few weeks). I am upgrading from (2) Klipsch RF-82ii's and a Klipsch RC-64ii. I also have (2) Klipsch RS-52ii's as surrounds. All are being run by my Anthem MRX700 with (2) Rythmik F25's.

My first question: Do I need to swap out my Klipsch surrounds to match the 3677's up front?
If the answer is "Yes, you need to get JBL surrounds", I was looking at the JBL 8320's (their "bottom" tier surround speaker). Are these sufficient or do I need to look at moving up to the JBL 8340A's (their middle tier surrounds)? My room is 20'x14'x8' and the surrounds are only 9' from the front row of seats and 7' from the back row, so I don't require huge amounts of power or sensitivity to reach reference.

Thanks!
post #14532 of 15016
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Hey guys,

So I am now a proud owner of (3) JBL 3677 speakers, which will be going behind my 131" AT Falcon Screen (hopefully in the next few weeks). I am upgrading from (2) Klipsch RF-82ii's and a Klipsch RC-64ii. I also have (2) Klipsch RS-52ii's as surrounds. All are being run by my Anthem MRX700 with (2) Rythmik F25's.

My first question: Do I need to swap out my Klipsch surrounds to match the 3677's up front?
If the answer is "Yes, you need to get JBL surrounds", I was looking at the JBL 8320's (their "bottom" tier surround speaker). Are these sufficient or do I need to look at moving up to the JBL 8340A's (their middle tier surrounds)? My room is 20'x14'x8' and the surrounds are only 9' from the front row of seats and 7' from the back row, so I don't require huge amounts of power or sensitivity to reach reference.

Thanks!

"Need to" is not easy to define. By FAR, the best setup is all identical speakers, not just speakers from the same line. There's no sure bet, and its a matter of how the speakers sound not what model they are. You can look for speakers using the same or similar drivers and configuration. But I'll never recommend anything other than using all speakers with identical drivers and configuration. IOW, speakers designed to be used together.
post #14533 of 15016
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

"Need to" is not easy to define. By FAR, the best setup is all identical speakers, not just speakers from the same line. There's no sure bet, and its a matter of how the speakers sound not what model they are. You can look for speakers using the same or similar drivers and configuration. But I'll never recommend anything other than using all speakers with identical drivers and configuration. IOW, speakers designed to be used together.

That's how I always approach upgrading as well. Just wasn't sure of thoughts on this particular upgrade since I have never had first hand experience with "pro" speakers.

I'll probably just take the plunge and go with the 8340A's. Unless people have different experiences to share.

Thanks so far!
post #14534 of 15016
Nobody around here has much experience with the pro models, so you're kind of on your own with them. They are designed mostly for high SPL If you can find response curves for them, that might be worthwhile to look at.
post #14535 of 15016
Well, I went with (2) JBL 8350's for the surround speakers. I'll definitely report back with how everything turns out when it's setup and dialed in!
post #14536 of 15016
Cool! I'll have to check out this thread to see that.
post #14537 of 15016
Anyone uses PRX412M passive speaker as LCR for home theater? How does it sound?
post #14538 of 15016
Question: I have two JBL Synthesis HT4V speakers and a near full set of the older "S" series Studio line. Trying to find a matching center for the HT4V but also read from older reviews these were nothing special. Does anyone know from build quality, etc. if they are better or worse than the S38's?
post #14539 of 15016
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Originally Posted by DBryant View Post

Question: I have two JBL Synthesis HT4V speakers and a near full set of the older "S" series Studio line. Trying to find a matching center for the HT4V but also read from older reviews these were nothing special. Does anyone know from build quality, etc. if they are better or worse than the S38's?

I have a full 5.1 set of the HT Series speakers. The HT4H is the matching center and the HT5's the surrounds. The HTPS400 is the sub. The HT4V was originally the SVA 1500 and you may find the matching center for those (the SVA Center) as the HT4H is very rare. I was very happy with them except for the hole in the upper bass area.
post #14540 of 15016
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Originally Posted by DBryant View Post

Question: I have two JBL Synthesis HT4V speakers and a near full set of the older "S" series Studio line. Trying to find a matching center for the HT4V but also read from older reviews these were nothing special. Does anyone know from build quality, etc. if they are better or worse than the S38's?

If you lived closer I could sell you a pair of HT4V's and a HT4H for less than you can buy 1 speaker. Less than a year old at that.
post #14541 of 15016

Hello all,   

 

Just pulled the trigger on getting the 590Bk's.  They should be arriving sometime in the next couple weeks.  They will be paired with the HK avr 3700.  I got this upgraded receiver after my original was toasted and they sent me this as my upgrade for a little extra cash.(I like when things are not repairable with my extended warranty)  My original system was a "Home Theater in a Box".   I was wondering what size speaker wire should I use, and would I be able to use banana plugs with these?   If someone could point me to a couple of amazon products that would be great.  I hope to add the matching Rears and Center withing the next couple months.  This will be my first real system after having owned two different "Box" systems. 

 

Thanks for the help!

post #14542 of 15016
Congrats! I use the Dual Banana plugs. Got them at Guitar Center brick and mortar store (actually it was in a Mall haha).
16ga should be fine. You can use heavier if you have a cat or nervious dog, small kids, beaver etc. I got 12ga last time because it was on sale but it's overkill.
post #14543 of 15016
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Originally Posted by MUDCAT45 View Post

If you lived closer I could sell you a pair of HT4V's and a HT4H for less than you can buy 1 speaker. Less than a year old at that.


I don't mind paying for shipping. PM me with a price in mind if you want.
post #14544 of 15016
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Originally Posted by DBryant View Post

I don't mind paying for shipping. PM me with a price in mind if you want.

pm sent
post #14545 of 15016
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Originally Posted by brian4274 View Post

Hello all,   

Just pulled the trigger on getting the 590Bk's.  They should be arriving sometime in the next couple weeks.  They will be paired with the HK avr 3700.  I got this upgraded receiver after my original was toasted and they sent me this as my upgrade for a little extra cash.(I like when things are not repairable with my extended warranty)  My original system was a "Home Theater in a Box".   I was wondering what size speaker wire should I use, and would I be able to use banana plugs with these?   If someone could point me to a couple of amazon products that would be great.  I hope to add the matching Rears and Center withing the next couple months.  This will be my first real system after having owned two different "Box" systems. 

Thanks for the help!
Congrats!
Blue Jean Cables is the best source I've found for speaker cable and connectors (including banana plugs).
I'd go with 12Ga. wire.
Great service, great prices, and high quality:
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/index.htm
Good luck!
post #14546 of 15016
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Originally Posted by Mad Norseman View Post

Congrats!
Blue Jean Cables is the best source I've found for speaker cable and connectors (including banana plugs).
I'd go with 12Ga. wire.
Great service, great prices, and high quality:
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/index.htm
Good luck!
Thank you for the advice. I'll check then out
post #14547 of 15016
Just got a pair of L890's to replace my Infinity P362 's
I also have the LC2 center channel on the way.
All I can say is the sound from the L890's is miles ahead of the Infinity's. Much more crisp, clear and articulate sound.

I hooked up the new speakers and left the p351 center seeing as I haven't received the LC2 yet. I watched Madagascar for about 45 minutes (because it was on HBO).
These speakers played every note to perfection. I could hear every creek, crash and scuffle clearly and defined. I am certainly impressed.


They P351 center channel sounded dull and muddy compared to these beasts.

I can't wait until the system is complete and I run audessey. I feel this will be miles ahead of my previous system when complete and calibrated.

BTW here is a side by side picture of the two speakers. These are huge. They dwarf the P362. Size does matter!

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post #14548 of 15016
^^^^The Studio L series, at their price point, can not be beat for quality, imo. Enjoy!
post #14549 of 15016
I did it again (no, I didn't buy any more L's, haha). Happens about every 12 months or so when I reconfigure all the speakers/equip. I was blasting out some music with a lot of drums and bass thinking "sounds great with both subs working again!" Later I discovered both subs were asleep! (no LFE on CDs).
Those L890's can pump it out! smile.gif
post #14550 of 15016
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Originally Posted by 4DHD View Post

^^^^The Studio L series, at their price point, can not be beat for quality, imo. Enjoy!

I agree! I don't have the towers but I have 3 LC2s accross the front and L820s for surrounds and they are awesome indeed.
If they are the last speakers I ever use I will die happy smile.gif
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