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post #121 of 5636
I was listening to Gary Karr's Spirituals & Foster Songs (Gold CD) through my Jamo C603 Bookshelf speakers, late last night.

Wow! Simply magnificant!

These C603's continue to amaze and seduce me. For a bookshelf speaker they sure as hell perform BIG.

For anyone not familiar with that album. The double bass (bowed like a cello) is thick, strong and dominant. But the texture...timbre is also very palpable. And then there's some piano and prgan, also.

These C603's are something else.

Some time today I'll give a listen to my C607 floorstanders, with this music.

Bookshelf speakers are always going to pale in comparison to large floorstanders. Three way floorstanders will always be all around better, bigger, and deeper sounding than a bookshelf speaker.

You can't really compare the two. That would be like comparing a small two door, V4 car to a Tow Truck, for the purpose of towing a stalled bus, down the road. It's not a fair comparison.

But when a bookshelf speaker performs so amazingly and is built as good as these C603 and C803 bookshelf speakers; I can't help but gush and smile.

I've seen an awful lot of much higher-priced, more popular or more " prestigious " bookshelf speakers (and several floorstanders); completely crumble and get destroyed by some music material.

Yet these modestly priced C603's just handle it all with stability, poise, sweetness, musicality and strength.

High quality designs, high quality drivers.
post #122 of 5636
One point I began to realize in using Jamo is that they need more power than a receiver can offer. So, I bit the bullet and bought a Sherwood Newcastle 7-channel amplifier. Should be here next week. Although I love the sound, the c809's are big speakers. Every Jamo Concert series speaker is big. Consider: the dipoles - they are like two separate speaker each; the center, like two; the fronts have dual woofers. Looking over the Jamo 6 series speaker, they are practically the same as the 8-series. These speakers need more juice to run efficiently, even at low volumes.

So, my plan? I am going to research how to run two of the channels on each front for 270 watts of power, and let the reciever power the 7.1 rears.

I researched Rotel and Emotiva, but when I priced out a new Sherwood using Live Search on ebay for $530, the price was irresistable.
post #123 of 5636
My Butler TDB2250 amp and my Van Alstine Fet Valve 500 really make both the Jamo C603 and C607 sing. They do like a bit more power, but they all sing wonderfully with just my Pioneer VSX-917V Receiver. These speakers aren't hard loads.

They'll sing nicely with just a modest receiver. As long as the power supply is fairly well implemented and has reasonable power.

The Pioneer reciever has absolutely no problems driving those speakers for long periods of time and doing it rather well.

Of course the TDB 2250 and Fet Valve 500 bring the sound to a completely another level that the VSX-917 can't touch. That's expected with these two excellent seperates amps.
post #124 of 5636
sorry to go off topic, but I am looking at getting the Jamo DMR70 DVD receiver for my bedroom. Anyone heard anything about it? Or has anyone had any experience with Jamo electronics. I know the speakers are decent, but wondering if they could be farming out the work and just slapping their name on this thing. Thanks in advance, and sorry again for veering off topic.
post #125 of 5636
Just thought I would add pictures of our Jamo D7 setup to this thread. Details and more pictures can be found here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1061250

Pictures:









post #126 of 5636
AWESOME Setup, looks very sweet
post #127 of 5636
Hi All, I'm a Newbie to the forum so would appreciate any advice that you can offer.

I bought a speaker setup for the home theatre about 6mth ago - E770 mains, E7CEN, E7Sub and E700 rears. I'm currently driving them with a Pioneer VSX515 receiver but the rears aren't connected, as l already had a pair of Jamo 855 that l've put to the rear for the moment.

I want to upgrade the receiver to something that will 'involve me' when watching films and be excellent at normal (low to mid) volume but also hold its own when cranked up.
I am worried about selecting the wrong receiver when pairing to these E770 mains, hence need some advice as l don't know what will be suitable...
The old Pioneer515 and the 855s will then be relocated to the family room and the E700s will be used as rears (maybe).
Reading the local reviews in Oz, the Onkyo 606 and 706 get good reviews as does the Yamaha 863. Denon 2809 or Marantz 5003 would also be on the list if funds were a bit better or a bargain could be had.

The receiver must be able to upscale to 1080p from my satellite tv decoder. Most reviews of the above say that hdmi only passes through, therefore l will have to use the analogue connections to upscale to 1080p. Is that correct?
Will any of these amps be suitable (musically) for my speakers (6ohm).? As I've read so much about how the amp speaker combination colours/warms the sound, that l'm confused about it all.
Are these amps good enough to involve me' or do l need to spend even more of the hard earned? As if l need to spend so much to get a marginal improvement, then any amp in the 'budget to mid' price range would have to do. Economy not to good... according to the wife !

What AV receiver are you guys using with E770s and is that a warm or bright sound at low to high levels?

Cheers
Muttlee

ps Apologies this is posted twice, mistakely posted to the Jamo subs thread.
post #128 of 5636
if you guys are looking to expand your jamo setups here's a seller on ebay selling rufurbs for cheeeeap. they appear to be an official kilpsch dealer as well.

http://stores.ebay.com/Klipsch-Audio-Technologies

been trying to get another set of the 5.1 a102's, i just need 2 of the sat's for 7.1 but buying the whole thing seems to be cheaper. either that or i wanna get those d400's
post #129 of 5636
Just bought the Jamo s606 HCS3 5.1 speaker system from a local home theater design company. They're moving and didn't want the hassle, so I walked out of the store with the system for $350 plus tax. He also threw in an Onkyo SKW-240 subwoofer in the deal. I'm not an audiophile or anything, but the system sounds pretty good and I doubt I could have done any better with such a limited budget.

I am looking to get a new receiver and am considering the Pioneer 1018 and the Yamaha 663 as the leading contenders. I may have to wait for a price drop on those, however. Does anyone think I'll have a problem using my current receiver with these Jamo's? It's a Sony STR-DE845 which I bought about 7-8 years ago. Here are the specs, http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Sony-STR-DE845 I'm not an expert on such things, so please bear with me.

Thanks.
post #130 of 5636
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Originally Posted by pfalvey View Post

Just bought the Jamo s606 HCS3 5.1 speaker system from a local home theater design company. They're moving and didn't want the hassle, so I walked out of the store with the system for $350 plus tax. He also threw in an Onkyo SKW-240 subwoofer in the deal. I'm not an audiophile or anything, but the system sounds pretty good and I doubt I could have done any better with such a limited budget.

I am looking to get a new receiver and am considering the Pioneer 1018 and the Yamaha 663 as the leading contenders. I may have to wait for a price drop on those, however. Does anyone think I'll have a problem using my current receiver with these Jamo's? It's a Sony STR-DE845 which I bought about 7-8 years ago. Here are the specs, http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Sony-STR-DE845 I'm not an expert on such things, so please bear with me.

Thanks.

i have the jamo s606 7.1 package with yammy rxv661 receiver & it sounds awesome, i think u should go for the yammy rxv663, it will sound even SWEETER
post #131 of 5636
I am totally new to the home theater systems, but i heard jamo's play at a friend's and i want them...badly.
I am planning for the C 605 as front speakers, the C 60 SUR and e805 as surround speakers, c60 CEN center speaker and SUB 550 as sub-woofer.

I dont know which AV reciever will work best with this system...i have looked into the Marantz 6003, yamaha RX-v 863 and denon 2089CI. Any idea which one of these recievers or for that matter any other which is better?

will use equally for audio and home theater, with sound quality being important.

Another question: there are some online stores (amazon, etc) that offer very good deals, but i am just a little wary regarding those? am i paranoid? i just want to know wether they offer the same quality stuff that i would get from an authorised dealer, and wether its okay to buy from them?

Any help is appreciated...
post #132 of 5636
Great to see some other people have discovered these speakers. I just had a long listening session at the store tonight of several different models - the C607, C605, C603, C601 and the E640.

In all honesty they're all so good that I'm torn on which ones to get for my 5.1 set-up. Even the tiny 601's were extremely impressive, especially given their size. They're heavy and very well built little suckers, too. All of these Jamo's on sale now as I think they're being discontinued here in Canada, so now looks like the time to buy them. I've auditioned a lot of speakers lately and these are easily at or near the top.

I'm considering a couple of different set-ups with these. Please let me know what you all think.

$1,000
C607 mains
2 pair C603's - 1 for center channel, 3 for surround duties (6.1)

-or-

$600
6 C603's all around

-or-

$700
4 C603's
2 C60 surrounds

How do the C60 surrounds and the C60 Center perform? I wasn't able to test either of these. I'm not a big fan of horizontal center channels, but may consider one if it's good.

Any suggestions on set-ups with the above available Jamo's?

Thanks!
post #133 of 5636
mKaz, I'm pretty biased but if you're going to be using the Jamo's for 50% music my recommendation would be for the Marantz, hands down. Very neutral and musical receiver. And it does HT just as well as the others.

I'd also suggest the Onkyo TX-SR606 as it's a popular choice on the forums.

FYI: I do a TON of shopping online and have done business online for a long time. It's actually much safer than shopping at your local grocery store as far as CC numbers and things like that. If you're going with a deal on eBay, just pay via PayPal and you're protected.
post #134 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Jeremy112 View Post

Hey guys! Again to no avail, I see no Jamo Speaker thread, so I am here to start it off because I just got a couple pairs of some Jamo gear!

First, The Jamo E825 Bookshelf speaker, small but its most defenitely mighty! 100W Continuous, 140W Peak, the woofer in this speaker sounds like a 10" and the best part about it: The woofer has a separated Cone made of solid aluminum, reasoning behind this? No cone on the woofer makes it lighter, thus making it easier to move. The Aluminum detatched cone keeps the voice coil cool with air moving between the woofer and the cone. A marvelous design I have to admit.

I wonder what a pair of E855's would sound like :O

And last but not least is my little pair of Jamo E500 Satellites, 50W Continuous, 70W maximum, with a Sealed enclosure. These little things are awesome, they give you the high's and the mid level frequencies zing! Best pair of satellites I've owned to date!

Whats your Jamo gear?

hi guys ,jst found this thread ,great to find jamo users out here ,,i own the C809 with the c80 centre ,for stereo listening the 809 is powered by CARVER TFM35X pre power ,let me tell u its jst fabulous ,every thng abt it is WOW and very well suited for all kinds of music, the lows are great too---for movis its powered by onkyo 875, my sub is velodyne CHT12R, now am wanting to go in for sourrounds either the C80 or C60 which one wud u suggest?
post #135 of 5636
hi ,u shd upgrade to C809s as soon as possible coz its awesome!! cud u plz let me know abt the c80 sourrounds ,am thnking of going in for these
post #136 of 5636
post #137 of 5636
I love these Jamo speakers!

1 pr C607

1 pr C603

1 pr C803

1 pr C807


....and I'm looking to get more. I'm hoping to be able to get a pair of the C809, two more pair of the C603 and one more pair of the C607.

Their musicality is superb!!
post #138 of 5636
I have four Jamo 10.5K4's installed in the ceiling for my side and rear surrounds. They are rated at 200w peak and have a 10" low, 4" mid (Kevlar) and two silk dome tweets 1" and 1 3/4"..

Also, they have toggle switches on the front to set:

4ohm/8ohm
-3db [0] +3db for the mid and tweets..

Well built (9# each) and a sweet sound, actually more than you really need for side and rear, but lucious!

You can get them for $200 (each) on ebay or $350 (each) from retailers..

Rick
post #139 of 5636
Hi. I'm new to this forum. Great to know there are Jamo fans here in North America. Question for anyone using Jamo E825s for fronts: What's the best Jamo center channel to match? I'm looking for one right now.


I also bought a Jamo X8CEN used some time ago. It appears to be the wrong match for the 825s. I realize this is an old center and I can't find much on it in online. It runs at 6 ohms impedance and my amp doesn't seem to drive it that well. I tried running the center by itself, but I had to really jack up the volume to get performance out of it for voice clarity. Compared to the E825s, the system actually sounds better when I divert the power to playing only the fronts without the center. This was surprising and increased my respect for the 825s.

Also, I recently bought a pair of Jamo Graphic in-wall/on-wall speakers used. So far, I've tested them with cheap speaker cable and they already sound really good. After I fetch some better cable, I'm going to wall-mount these guys as rears. I read that they use the wall to produce rear-firing bass, so I was concerned that my neighbors might complain of thumping if I crank them. It this a legitimate concern or am I flaking out?

Thanks, and Happy New Year!!
post #140 of 5636
^ I have a set of E825 too, and the matching center is the E8cen. But it has been discontinued and I could not find it anywhere. Ive upgraded to the C60 series which appear to be the upgraded version of the E8 series. Perhaps the C60cen would be a close match? I would compare my C60cen to my old E825, but I dont think my ears are good enough to tell the small difference.
post #141 of 5636
Hi everyone! I'm glad there's an official thread on Jamos here, cause it's very hard to find info. on them.

Just got a good deal on the Jamo s606 HCS3 system in Black Ash, and I love the way they look and sound. As of now, I have them connected with an Amp, just for music. I'm waiting on my Denon 1909 receiver to arrive. I also bought a 100 ft of 14 Gauge cable, banana plugs and HDMI 1.3b cables to use with this set-up. I have a few questions though:

1. When I get the receiver, what's the best position for the front speakers? With the side woofers facing each other or on the opposite side?

2. How do I set the receiver for these Jamos? to Large or small? These model does not have a separate sub, but a side 8" woofer.

3. Would it be worth it to Bi-wire?

I can't wait to set them up for proper HT. I will be hooking them up with a sony Bravia 42" LCD 1080P, and a PS3.

Thanks for your input guys!!
post #142 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohmagnificent View Post

Hi everyone! I'm glad there's an official thread on Jamos here, cause it's very hard to find info. on them.

Just got a good deal on the Jamo s606 HCS3 system in Black Ash, and I love the way they look and sound. As of now, I have them connected with an Amp, just for music. I'm waiting on my Denon 1909 receiver to arrive. I also bought a 100 ft of 14 Gauge cable, banana plugs and HDMI 1.3b cables to use with this set-up. I have a few questions though:

1. When I get the receiver, what's the best position for the front speakers? With the side woofers facing each other or on the opposite side?

2. How do I set the receiver for these Jamos? to Large or small? These model does not have a separate sub, but a side 8" woofer.

3. Would it be worth it to Bi-wire?

I can't wait to set them up for proper HT. I will be hooking them up with a sony Bravia 42" LCD 1080P, and a PS3.

Thanks for your input guys!!

well placing the front speakers depend on the room setup, but placing them(subs) outwards wll give u better bass, set the front speakers to large & the remaining to small..
post #143 of 5636
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Originally Posted by insane79 View Post

well placing the front speakers depend on the room setup, but placing them(subs) outwards wll give u better bass, set the front speakers to large & the remaining to small..

Thanks for the response. Guess outwards does sound good.
post #144 of 5636
Thanks, nobb1.

I bought the C60CEN yesterday, and it seems to match the E825s quite well. The only thing is the sound isn't as intense as the Energy XL-C100 (quite a larger speaker) I had on center before yesterday. I anticipated this, but I think the C60CEN did sound a bit stronger at the store.

1. Is part of this due to the break-in period? The speaker is new out of the box. I'd appreciate some thoughts on how to best break it in (as I've paired it with about five year old E825s which currently sound much better than I remember them out of the box). If I recall correctly, I tuned in to a jazz music channel and played the E825s on low volume for three intervals of 12 hours on separate days. They sounded noticeably more natural after that.

2. I noted that the C60CEN is a 6 ohm speaker. My understanding of how impedance behaves with sound equipment is limited, so I'd appreciate some thoughts on this as well. I'm running an old Sony STR-DE695 receiver at 90W per channel. My old Energy XL-C100 sounded wider and more full at the same volumes, but it was an 8 ohm speaker.

Overall, the timbre matches very well, and I'm actually glad that the fronts are audibly doing more work with this new center now because the previous one overpowered the fronts and I was being robbed of the 3D effect in front. They were just mismatched correctly, and I didn't know the difference until I moved the TV into a smaller room and played at lower volumes, sitting closer to the TV and speakers.

Thanks for your thoughts.
post #145 of 5636
Just set this up, sounds good.

(sub200 is jamo powered subwoofer by the way)

Quick question the jamo "manual" is pictures only. It seems to say that if your amp has a phono output for a powered subwooder (which the onkyo has) then to plug the cable into to the line input LEFT channel.

questions on this

Did I read this right ?
How does the speaker "know" that that the situation ?
finally any guidance on the recommended setting for the jamo sub woofer cut off frequency which seems to go up to 150HZ.

The Onkyo has audessy eq system and I have 7.1 setup (with jamo A10 satelites) by the way

Thanks in advance
post #146 of 5636
^^ thats right just put it on the left input for lfe input & for crossover put it on max eg-150hz & let ur onkyo do the bass crossover instead..
post #147 of 5636
^^ thank you so much for the quick reply!!! I will set it to 150HZ.


I do have one more, the subwoofer has an off, auto and on setting. What does auto do ? I tried it briefly and it didnt seem to switch on (there was no blue light on the front) when I had the onkyo running with an inputsignal ?

thanks again.
post #148 of 5636
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Originally Posted by marklee55 View Post

^^ thank you so much for the quick reply!!! I will set it to 150HZ.


I do have one more, the subwoofer has an off, auto and on setting. What does auto do ? I tried it briefly and it didnt seem to switch on (there was no blue light on the front) when I had the onkyo running with an inputsignal ?

thanks again.

depending on whether you're getting an LFE signal and how your crossovers are set the auto will turn the sub off after 20 minutes without a signal, and automatically back on when LFE or the crossover levels are reached.

i find it works quite well so i leave it on auto, besides that blue led is bright and i sleep in the same room as my home theater setup.

it detects the LFE and crossover pretty quickly on my setup, usually turning on just a couple seconds after i turn the tv and avr on, unless i'm at a very low volume that is. i have all my crossovers set to 150, since that's the lowest my satellites go.
post #149 of 5636
^thanks will give it a go
post #150 of 5636
Has anyone heard the smaller tower the c805? I just ordered based on reviews of the general c80 concert series, but haven't heard anything specific. I have a relatively small room 10X12 so I thought it should be enough. Any thoughts?
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