Originally Posted by 4DHD
The discontinued would be on Fry's part, not JBL. For $2500 you could get a pair of L890s and a LC2 and have money left over. Fry's dropped the Studio L series when the ES series came out. The Studio L series is much better.
Look on Harman's ebay store.
And he means a LOT of money left over. I got screaming deals on the towers and paid full (realistic) retail on the sub, but I put together an L880 X 2, LC2, L830 X 2, L8400P full 5.1 system for under $1,500 using Harman's ebay store, J&R, and Mikeronesia on here selling me his L830s for about what I'd have paid in the last few rounds of them that have gone on Harman's ebay.
Hell, B&H Photo has the L890's for $450 each right now, so you could grab them, and pay the ridiculous sum of $500 for an LC2, and still be $1,000 under your budget for your FCR. You could even go monster at your budget and just get 5 L890s and still have a few dollars left over.
Now that would be a killer 5.0 system.
Or you could just flip me the cash and save yourself all this worrying and fretting...ASIDE:
I'd been doing well at resisting the temptation to post a pic of this till I get the wires into the wall, but with the wife going out of town and my summer having blown past me without completing my checklist item of hiding the wires, I'm giving in. I finally figured out the solution to that "too-wide" and "off-balance" stereo image you guys were talking about with my HT's previous incarnation. The TV wasn't big enough.