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post #211 of 5636
Got my C607's today, set them up about 7pm it's now 12:30am, music and a movie. At first they were very bright but that's smoothed out a lot and the bass was overwhelming, I moved them out about 16" and there not as boomy now, they have some tight fast bass and the depth, imaging and sound stage are very good, very dynamic. I need to run them in some more, I think it will only get better. I'm very happy with this purchase because I have listened to and own much more expensive speakers that don't stand up to these.
post #212 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Rustdust View Post

Got my C607's today, set them up about 7pm it's now 12:30am, music and a movie. At first they were very bright but that's smoothed out a lot and the bass was overwhelming, I moved them out about 16" and there not as boomy now, they have some tight fast bass and the depth, imaging and sound stage are very good, very dynamic. I need to run them in some more, I think it will only get better. I'm very happy with this purchase because I have listened to and own much more expensive speakers that don't stand up to these.





Yeah, that intial brightness only lasts for an hour or two........at the most.

They really smooth out quickly and a slight touch (very slight) of warmth settles in. They also start to develope a hard to describe organic, musical timbre. The instruments will start sounding so melodic and beautiful.

I don't know what other gear you have in the chain, but you're very likely to discover that the C607 will quickly charm you with their very musical presentation.

I suppose it's possible that I'm getting that with my C607 because of the gear feeding them the music. But you may, too.

In my experience with the C607 I've found that 18 inches to 24 inches from the backwall (depending on your room acoustics and setup), is ideal for beautiful bass response. But even 12 inches sounds pretty damn good, if you ask me.

The bass is absolutely great on the C607. But remember, as with all speakers, once you get them setup and their placement correct; they will only deliver the bass that's on the recordings. And as we all know, there are plenty of recordings where the bass was recorded fat, wooly and/or boomy. Because that's what the artists wanted for their bass sound.

No speaker or gear will change a fat, wooly....or boomy bass recording into something else. I think sometimes people in this hobby forget that.

Rustdust, are you toeing in the C607? If so, how much of a toe-in?

I've found that not only the Jamo C607, but the Jamo C807 sound their best with only a very tiny amount of toe-in; or no toe in at all.

But the no toe-in at all truely depends on how far spread apart you have them, how far your seating position is from them and the width and depth of your room. Remember, ideally they should be at least eight feet apart (between the left and right C607) and if at all possible your seating position should be equal to the distance they are spread apart.

Eight feet the distance between your C607, then eight feet the distance of your seating position.

Nine feet the distance between your C607, then nine feet the distance of your seating position.

Ten feet the distance between your C607, then ten feet the distance of your seating position. I think you get the point



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Originally Posted by Rustdust View Post

I'm very happy with this purchase because I have listened to and own much more expensive speakers that don't stand up to these.

I've been saying this for at least six months. These C607 are a very impressive speaker design and an exceptional value. I've put them up against a pair of $2,800.00 speakers and not only I, but both my friends (a male and female) that were with me; felt the C607 was the hands-down better speaker. All three of us love the C607.

Please do keep us updated on your musical fun with the C607
post #213 of 5636
Tony, as of now I'm running these with A Onkyo TX-RX805 and a PS3 with a 1TB external drive as the music server. I have still got to play around with the placement and as of now I don't have any toe-in and don't think I need it, my seating is 12' back and the speakers are 7' apart. I have been running the speakers in PURE AUDIO with no processing for my music and that way it cuts out the sub, sounds very good. I have a load of audio gear that I have collected though the years, 12 sets of speakers, 8 amps and receivers, tape decks, CD changers and turntables, as you can probably tell I have been in this game for a while. It's a good thing I'm not married or have been, between the music, cars and motorcycles I would have a ex-wife that has a load of sh!t. I really need to sell some stuff, I'm running out of room.
post #214 of 5636
Okay Rustdust.

I was just offering some suggestions and help, in case you needed it.

I love talking about this stuff and I'm always happy to help out.
post #215 of 5636
Me too Tony, I really appreciate your input and all knowledge I can gather is good, what helped swayed my decision on Jamo in the first place was your post and another by someone called NMyTree on another site. I started looking at the MA RS6 (to bright) and came across some reviews comparing the two, then I found the C805 for 222 each shipped.....you know the rest of the story. I have listened to so many speakers in the same category as the 607's (driver and size wise) that I am amazed no one else has really picked up on these. I'm not just blowing my horn because I got these but these will kick some major ass on the competition in the much, much higher price bracket. I'm off to find a center now.
post #216 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Rustdust View Post

Me too Tony, I really appreciate your input and all knowledge I can gather is good, what helped swayed my decision on Jamo in the first place was your post and another by someone called NMyTree on another site. I started looking at the MA RS6 (to bright) and came across some reviews comparing the two, then I found the C805 for 222 each shipped.....you know the rest of the story. I have listened to so many speakers in the same category as the 607's (driver and size wise) that I am amazed no one else has really picked up on these. I'm not just blowing my horn because I got these but these will kick some major ass on the competition in the much, much higher price bracket. I'm off to find a center now.

NMyTree is ......me.

When I first got on-line (my first real computer) I had the Paradigm Monitor 9v3's. I was very new to the internet and didn't know what to use as a username. So I used my intials and v3

Then later on, I decided to use NMyTree as an homage to my favorite Pearl Jam song.
post #217 of 5636
That's funny, well I guess you alone swayed my decision to the Jamo's, I needed more speakers like I needed another girlfriend, there sucking me dry....did I say that.
post #218 of 5636
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post #219 of 5636
After playing the C607's for a week I can say I'm really impressed, they have really blossomed in these few days. I went this weekend and relistened to the Paradigm Studio 60's and Klipsch RF-63's, they both sound very good but for the money the 607's cannot be beat. These gem's are like a little secret no body knows anything about.
post #220 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Rustdust View Post

After playing the C607's for a week I can say I'm really impressed, they have really blossomed in these few days. I went this weekend and relistened to the Paradigm Studio 60's and Klipsch RF-63's, they both sound very good but for the money the 607's cannot be beat. These gem's are like a little secret no body knows anything about.

I've listened to several versions of the Studio 60 over the years and I'd absolutely choose the C607 just based on their sound. Nevermind the cost.

I love the C607's presentaion and sound of all the frequencies. Thie highs and midrange is much smoother, non-fatiguing and musical I did not find that to be the case with the Syudio 60. I've never heard the Klipsch RF-63's, so can't comment on those.
post #221 of 5636
The Klipsch was bright to me, would get very fatiguing after awhile. The Klipsch KG 4.2's I have don't have much depth or soundstage and to think I had those in for 10 years, I thought they sounded good because they would go loud. I started changing my listening style about 8 years ago and still have all the equipment. The Paradigm's were much better but still....., there are a lot of folks missing out because they don't know the name or think it's a crap brand. I'm going to a friend of a friend's to listen to some Salk's and see how those sound. I think I'm gonna drag out my old McIntosh 2100 amp and see what the C607's sound like with it.
post #222 of 5636
I've spent the last two days listening to my second pair of C607's (I have two pair) while I'm working. I had my buddy help me drag them in here and set them up.

I had those bad boys playing at least 6 to 7 hours a day, for the last two days. I just can't stop listening to them. They never cease to amaze me with their musicality, smoothness and overall great sound and performance.


I definitely want to hear how the C607 sound being driven by the McIntosh 2100 amp.

What Salk speakers will you be listening to?
post #223 of 5636
I don't know what model the Salk's are because I haven't been to see or hear them yet, might be a next week, I'll report back on those. I got the McIntosh out and now remember why I put it away, I have to get some Deoxit because the volume controls are bad scratchy, and I'm to lazy to keep getting up and down to adjust the volume. The 607's did sound great through the McIntosh but the Onkyo 805 running in the pure audio setting sounds as good to me also, hard to tell much difference except volume wise.
post #224 of 5636
the C80 series is still listed on the jamo website -
try here? Looks like the site went through a bit of a re-vamp.

http://www.jamo.com/eu-en/products/concert-by-series/

As an FYI - My C805's are just simply wonderful.
Crisp, clear and will give me years of enjoyment!

Paired with the C803's on the side, the sound is all-encompassing and blends beautifully.
post #225 of 5636
Dang they are back, the web site has changed. The 607's are sounding damn good. I don't have any really close neighbors but the closest one (1/4 mile) ask if I had a new stereo.
post #226 of 5636
That's the Euro site, fademan posted a link to.

The North American site does not have the C80 Series.
post #227 of 5636
Oh well...., I'm still happy with the 607's.
post #228 of 5636
Going to a dealer that has both PSB and Jamo. Has anyone heard PSB speakers that can compare to the Jamo lines? I'm looking at the Image line of PSB.

I see the Concert series, but while the towers look good, the rest of the system seems basic. I saw the S606 that looks nice, but again the rest of the Studio series is an afterthought. $1000 for main pairs then $125 center and $250 surround pairs??

I guess I'll take a listen, but if I'm going to throw down $1k for mains I hope the rest of the speakers can keep up.

My listening is 75% music 25% movies/tv. My room is 15.5 deep x 19 wide x 8 high with 4 foot vaulted ceiling.

edit: Going back a few pages I see models like the C809 that are higher end than their current offerings 909 excepted. Are they making new higher end models or is the C607/S606 the best they will have?

The C809 is in stock btw here: http://www.datavis.com/C809-Tower-Sp...ark-Apple.html
post #229 of 5636
I was told by the dealer that the C80X series and the C60X series use the same drivers, the cabinet design is different. I don't know anything about the S60X's. What I heard was the C80X series was to costly to manufacture and in this economic downturn that the product has been discontinued and most of the remaining stock has been shipped back to Denmark for European sale, from the same dealer that sold me the 607's, that is the reason I ended up with the 607 instead of the 805's....but the 607's are better than the 805's (more drivers).
post #230 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Rustdust View Post

I was told by the dealer that the C80X series and the C60X series use the same drivers, the cabinet design is different. I don't know anything about the S60X's. What I heard was the C80X series was to costly to manufacture and in this economic downturn that the product has been discontinued and most of the remaining stock has been shipped back to Denmark for European sale, from the same dealer that sold me the 607's, that is the reason I ended up with the 607 instead of the 805's....but the 607's are better than the 805's (more drivers).

Hmmm..... not really. I mean, they are almost the same drivers. But not exactly the same.

I have the C807, C803, C607, C603 and C60 Center Channel. The drivers sizes are not the same and their performance is not exactly the same. And the drivers themselves are sighly different. They are the same Series drivers, but there are slight variations amongst the drivers.

Not saying the C60 drivers are bad. They're not. They are very good drivers. And at the cost of the C60 Series, they are a superb speaker and value. But the C80 drivers are slightly different and sound just a bit better.
post #231 of 5636
Thanks to this thread, received a pair of c607 today. Build quality is top notch. I played for only couple hours but I can say that this is the sound I have been looking for. Clear sound without harshness. The annoying sibiliance is also almost gone. I still have to do some fine tuning but so far I am very impressed.
I have recently listened to paradigm studio 60 v5. I think, overall studios are better than Jamo but not much,not definetely $1000 difference.
post #232 of 5636
Correction, not all series C80X, just the C805 and the C607 use the same 6" mid and bass drivers (actually spec. the same with a little different crossover per series of speaker, Gerald at
Southern Cal Mounts Inc), he might be full of BS for all I know because I have never seen the 805.
post #233 of 5636
Rao1, where did you get your C607's from?, did you also buy on blind faith if ordered? Just inquiring. I also tested the Paradigm studio 60 v5 but they were a little forward for my taste, I could have lived with them though. All-N-All there are so many great speakers out there that at some point you have to just settle on one.......NO YOU DON'T. NEXT!
post #234 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Rustdust View Post

Rao1, where did you get your C607's from?, did you also buy on blind faith if ordered? Just inquiring. I also tested the Paradigm studio 60 v5 but they were a little forward for my taste, I could have lived with them though. All-N-All there are so many great speakers out there that at some point you have to just settle on one.......NO YOU DON'T. NEXT!

I got these from amazon.com. $600 shipped. Yes, bought on blind faith. I liked studio although little bright at high volume. I was almost settled on those as next speakers but at the same time trying to avoid typical metal dome tweeters.
I thought studios had better stereo imaging but again, c607 have not been tuned yet, still trying to figure out correct placement. how far these should be kept from the wall ?
post #235 of 5636
I have mine out 22", I'm still playing around with placement as well but that distance works well for now (remodeling soon). I hope your happy with your purchase because that's a helluva deal, what amp or receiver are you using? TjMV3 knows these speakers better than I do, he would have better answers than I on any questions you might have. My speakers smoothed out after I got a few hours on them (I still have less than 75 so far), they too were a little on the bright side.
post #236 of 5636
Yeah, like I said in my post up above.....

In my experience with the C607 I've found that 18 inches to 24 inches from the backwall (depending on your room acoustics and setup), is ideal for beautiful bass response.

At least 24-36 inches from the sidewalls and 9 feet apart, works best in my room. But experiment with yours in the range of 8 to 10 feet. All depending on the size of your room and the distance of your seating position...from the C607. Obviously some people don't have the space in their room for these distances.

Ideally, your seating position should be exactly the same distance from the C607, as the distance between the C607. Usually, just a little toe-in will acheive real nice stereo imaging. But you may find that no toe-in will work very well, in your room. Start with no toe-in and then experiment with very small nudges of toe-in.

What I noticed is this. At a distance (between the C607) of 7 to 8 feet, virtually no toe-in was required. Once moved out to 9 feet, only a tiny 3/4 inch of toe-in was required. Again, that's in my setup. If I remember correctly, the C607 were designed for very wide dispersion and no toe-in.

You may find you need more toe-in.

But remember, a lot is going to depend on the size (room dimensions) of your room, the room acoustics and how you have everything setup. Including how and what you have setup between the speakers.

Always make sure the front baffles of your C607 (or any speaker for that matter) are further out than any furniture that is placed between them or to the immediate outside of them.

Or else the furniture will disrupt dispersion and create very early, very whacky reflections of the sound waves. Even if it's the front baffles sticking out ahead of the furniture by only a few inches, that will be enough to avoid those very early reflections.

I know it's difficult and not everyone has the space or setup to achieve this. But at least try.
post #237 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Rustdust View Post

I have mine out 22", I'm still playing around with placement as well but that distance works well for now (remodeling soon). I hope your happy with your purchase because that's a helluva deal, what amp or receiver are you using? TjMV3 knows these speakers better than I do, he would have better answers than I on any questions you might have. My speakers smoothed out after I got a few hours on them (I still have less than 75 so far), they too were a little on the bright side.

I dont have much space, have them 10" from the back wall. I am running them through onkyo Tx803 and parasound classic 5125 amp.
post #238 of 5636
Rao1, how are those C607's sounding. I'm still trying to find a C60CEN at a good deal, found some Mirage Nanostat's for $49 that I'm gonna try as surrounds, mine now are to large for my listening area.
post #239 of 5636
I found a local who is selling his Jamo's. I had inquired in this thread a number of weeks ago about these, but don't think anyone repsonded. I ended up going with something else, but out of curiosity, is this a good deal?
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=389...pid,,cat,494od

I mainly chose something different based off of color. I needed something with a black cabinet.
post #240 of 5636
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Originally Posted by Todd Lee View Post

I found a local who is selling his Jamo's. I had inquired in this thread a number of weeks ago about these, but don't think anyone repsonded. I ended up going with something else, but out of curiosity, is this a good deal?
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=389...pid,,cat,494od

Hard to say. There's no price listed with the picture and no indication of what Jamo models they are.

Was the deal for that whole set of speakers? What price? What models?
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