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post #31 of 5635
Hi people:

Totally newbie myself, so excuse all of my ignorance.
Well, I bought a S 606 HCS 3 Jamo set (5 pieces, not sub) a couple of weeks ago.
Not LCD Set yet (waiting for Full HD sets prices to fall down).
So my main concern was music right now and, as regular Cds are stereo, I auditioned primarily the large front speakers of the Jamo set.
I must tell you something: they are fabulous and I think they are better of many most recognized brands (I auditioned these front speakers at the same time of some Infnity Primus, JBL Stage, and Klipchs sinergy F2 -paradoxically, the latter brand is now the owner of Jamo, but its extreme crispy sound is not my taste at all).
These Jamo S 606 have a side firing woofer that is plenty of bass, so I do not go for any subwoofer. I like a well-toned, firm, precise bass, but not the kind of "moves the earth".
So I can say I'm pretty happy with these beauties.

Now, my first concern. Maybe someone can help.

Explanation:
Onkyo TX-SR 605 has a function called Pure Audio. It means that all the innecesary electronic is shut down, stereo enter, stereo out. No compromise.
Sound is incredibly rich, voices from the large Jamo speakers feels like heaven, violins are violins, acoustic guitars come to life like the guitar player were in my room, and so. At this point you could think: "This guy is a classic music aholic". Well, not. I listen to heavy metal most of the time, a wide array of it, from american hard rock to european power metal with soprano and tenor voices, violins, citars, etc.
So here comes the end af this long explanation. When you listen to something like Anathema or Paradise Lost, mild atmospheric songs (or part of it) sound unbelievable and side firing woofer delivers a profound bass that feels warm and full. But when it comes the time to the whole bunch of long-haired axe men to attack the instruments with fury, the speakers tends to booms in excess. And I mean it: "excess".
I changed the Onkyo configuration to simply "stereo" (shut off Pure Audio, and all the Onkyo electronic take the scene). Bass get softer, the "booming" almost disappear, but you feel your are missing the "inmense" sound that the great combination of these Jamo speakers and Onkyo "Pure Audio" can deliver together. I think it could be because in Pure Audio, the full range goes to the front speakers, but when you swicht to "stereo", Onkyo delivers some of the deeper bass to the subwoofer (that in my case, it not exist at all), but I' am not sure of this conclusion. Maybe, the receiver just cut some frequencies, or maybe just reduce the bass in some way (youcan feel that everything gets milder, also the highs and the midrange, to tell the truth).

To sum up, some of you who have these Jamo can reduce the "booming" in some way?. Have you experience something similar?.

I read something in the Onkyo manual about select the frequencies sent to the speakers. I'm really a newbie, but will that mean that you are cutting off some of the bass frequencies sent to the speakers, am I right?

I like Onkyo's Pure Audio, I like the Jamos, but I don't like booming at all.

I've already sent a message to Jamo Denmark. I'm waiting some kind of answer.

Any idea will be welcome.

Thank you for just read this post.

Below are the details of the speakers:

JAMO
The S 606 front speaker has a 25mm/1in tweeter, two 127mm/5in midrange drivers. This ensures strong and clear vocals and instruments while the 203mm/8in side-mounted woofer delivers a deep, thunderous bass. The S 606 frontspeaker is fully equipped for optional bi-wiring and bi-amplification and comes with spikes.
Specifications:


system 3-way bassreflex

Woofer (inch/mm) 8 / 203

Midrange (inch/mm) 2 x 5 / 127

Tweeter (inch/mm) 1 / 25

Sensitivity (dB - 2,8V / 1m) 89

Impedance (Ohm) 6

Weight (kg/lb) 24.1 / 53.1

Dimensions (HxWxD/mm/in) 1080x190x345 / 42.5x7.5x13.6

Frequency Range 42-20,000

powerLongTerm 130

powerShortTerm 210


You can see the speakers images in the Jamo page (not allowed yet to put the URL, sorry)
post #32 of 5635
Just picked up a Jamo A340 PDD.5 + 2 extra A340's on Ebay for a grand total (with shipping) of $520! Im guessing I was able to get this setup at this price because almost nobody in the US has heard of this company.

- All 7 speakers + sub connected to a Onkyo TXSR605 receiver
- Sharp BDP20U Blu Ray player connected via HDMI to the Onk
- Mits 1500 DLP HD projector connected via HDMI to the Onk
- 100" home-made 16x9 screen

The Sharp sends PCM to the Onk via HDMI out to the Jamo's. Unfortunately there are only a few Blu Ray movies out there with Uncompressed PCM 7.1 as an option (like Jet Li's "War").

The Onkyo/Jamo/Blu Ray combination rocks, I can hear details in movies that I didnt know existed. I upgraded from a Denon/Klipsch setup that only had DTS-ES as its best option & the difference is night & day. Hopefully more 7.1 movies will be released in the future...
post #33 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by KIZA View Post

Jamo is (joke). In Europe they sell their best models under 800 Euros and
still nobody want's them. Same as a Bang & Olufsen products (winning design but awerage electronics).

Unfortunately KIZA, you don't know what you're talking about. Not only is Jamo a well respected speaker manufacturer, but for many years most of the VERY high end speakers produced in Europe used Jamo drivers -- because Jamo had the capability to manufacture the best drivers that most small speaker manufacturers simply couldn't! Jamo's own end-products had focused on sound reinforcement applications. At one point they decided to market their own consumer line of products since they already made all the parts. Their line in Europe runs from Circuit City class models (that you are likely most aware of) to the ultra-high end. Here in the US, only the high end is imported.

I have had a pair of Jamo Concert VII's for more than 15 years, and they still amaze me every day. They contain technological advances that many speaker manufacturers are only now touting as "new". When I purchased them I did side by side comparisons with many other high-end brands, and had no trouble realizing they were the best.
post #34 of 5635
What the hell are "awerage electronics". I sure hope my set of Jamo's aren't built with them.....
post #35 of 5635
Hi

Quote:
Originally Posted by freeworld View Post

I have had a pair of Jamo Concert VII's for more than 15 years, and they still amaze me every day. They contain technological advances that many speaker manufacturers are only now touting as "new". When I purchased them I did side by side comparisons with many other high-end brands, and had no trouble realizing they were the best.

Would you happen to still have any documentation pertaining to those Speakers?


Thank you

Best Regards:
Pedro Vouga
post #36 of 5635
I got a Jamo E600 up for sell, and it brand new. I haven't use them.
if you want to check it out pm me or check out ebay and search "jamo e600"
post #37 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmfsv View Post

Hi



Would you happen to still have any documentation pertaining to those Speakers?


Thank you

Best Regards:
Pedro Vouga

Hmm..... probably some where If there's something you'd like to know about them, just ask. If I can't find the docs, I still know a lot about them.
post #38 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeworld View Post

Hmm..... probably some where If there's something you'd like to know about them, just ask. If I can't find the docs, I still know a lot about them.

Very kind, thank you very much..

Well, I pretty much want to know everything I can dig up.
I have a pair of these. Well actually I have a pair of these enclosures... nothing more than that, no Drivers, no crossover networks, no binding poles, no "spikes", no front grills, nothing..
I was offered these enclosures..

And I have quite a like for them.. I was contemplating restoring them to their original state or if possible even better.

I was thinking of going all Seas on them..

What can you tell me?

Thank you very much....

Pedro Vouga
post #39 of 5635
Anyone looking for some Jamo Bookshelf speakers?
post #40 of 5635
My Jamo Concert 803 package (C803 bookshelves, C80 center and C80 dipoles) still impresses me, even after almost a year of owning them.

--Regards,
post #41 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by KIZA View Post

Jamo is (joke). In Europe they sell their best models under 800 Euros and
still nobody want's them. Same as a Bang & Olufsen products (winning design but awerage electronics).

if that was the case y would the jamo speakers keep winning awards, that too "What HIFI" they win so many awards, do i smell jealousy,
lol
cheers......
post #42 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmfsv View Post

Very kind, thank you very much..

Well, I pretty much want to know everything I can dig up.
I have a pair of these. Well actually I have a pair of these enclosures... nothing more than that, no Drivers, no crossover networks, no binding poles, no "spikes", no front grills, nothing..
I was offered these enclosures..

And I have quite a like for them.. I was contemplating restoring them to their original state or if possible even better.

I was thinking of going all Seas on them..

What can you tell me?

Thank you very much....

Pedro Vouga

Give me some time to dig up the documentation. I know I've got it somewhere, but am in the process of moving.
post #43 of 5635
Hi
I recently bought a pair of C 809 speakers & find that they need a bit of volume before the sound opens up.
Will this change once broken in? How large a room do you need to house these speakers, mine is 18 x 28 ft with the speakers across one end?
If low volume performance doesnt pick up I may need to change to the C 803.
Any thoughts appreciated.
post #44 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeworld View Post

Give me some time to dig up the documentation. I know I've got it somewhere, but am in the process of moving.

Thank you very much for your trouble..
Take as long as you need.

Regards:
Pedro Vouga
post #45 of 5635
I had a full Jamo E400 series surround setup with a E4.2 sub. Those were my first speakers. Decent sounding speaker as I got them for half price. I have upgraded to Wharfedale Diamonds but still kept the sub. The E430 towers are being used in a second stereo system.
post #46 of 5635
I have 2 pairs of E600 in a box new up for sell if anyone wants them. Just PM me.
post #47 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmfsv View Post

Thank you very much for your trouble..
Take as long as you need.

Regards:
Pedro Vouga

Pedro,
I have about 10meg of images for you about the Concert VII's from the users guide and a brochure. There's not a lot of "meat" considering you just have an empty enclosure, but at least it's a start. Let me know how can I get it to you (email, FTP, other?)
post #48 of 5635
Hi, I just picked up a this model and its a 3 way which sounds great, I cant find any specs on this model, I and would like to know the freq response and crossover settings. Thanks!
post #49 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by insane79 View Post

wassup guys,
i m plannin to get a yammy rx661 reciever & conect them to jamo s406 speakers(studio series)
want to get feedback abt this combination & will it be enough for my room, its ard 250sqft,
thanks guys...


I have S 406 HCS 1, 5 speaker package that includes S 406 floorstanders, S 402 satellites and S 40CEN for central. They are powered by Onkyo HT-R340 receiver. What can I say - the price for the speaker package (in Croatia-Europe) was 200 $ (new) but they don't sound cheap, instead they have very fulfilling, warm sound.
Of course, I would recomend the full package for DVD viewing.
I hope that helps!
post #50 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeworld View Post

Pedro,
I have about 10meg of images for you about the Concert VII's from the users guide and a brochure. There's not a lot of "meat" considering you just have an empty enclosure, but at least it's a start. Let me know how can I get it to you (email, FTP, other?)

Hi there again..

Any and every little thing helps and those images are more than welcome...
Please send them to pmfsv@hotmail.com.

Thank you so much for your trouble and sorry for the late reply.

Best Regards:
Pedro Vouga
post #51 of 5635
Hello all,

I am in the market for a pair of Jamo D830's, if you have a pair for sale in great condition, please let me know.

Thanks.
post #52 of 5635
hey guys I just updated my photo gallery and have alot of quite a few jamo installed systems in my gallery.. Here is my favorite

http://www.eliteavi.com/eliteavi/ind...e=IMG_1460.JPG

You can see some more http://www.eliteavi.com
post #53 of 5635
wassup guys,
got my s606 speakers 7.0 with yammy rxv661 reciever, sounds awesome,
need to buy a sub was thinking abt the sub200 from jamo, any feedback on the sub?
thanks byee..
post #54 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by goneten View Post

My Jamo Concert 803 package (C803 bookshelves, C80 center and C80 dipoles) still impresses me, even after almost a year of owning them.

--Regards,

I'm hoping to recommend this exact setup to a friend. But I'm basing my recommendation on reviews I've read.

To which speakers have you compared this setup before buying, if at all? What sub do you use?

How good are the center and dipoles in terms of voice clarity and surround envelopment, respectively?

Thanks in advance.
post #55 of 5635
I just bought a 5.1 package which includes Jamo S 506 floorstanders, S 500CEN, S 502 rears and SUB 250 subwoofer.

Its connected to Yamaha RX-V463 and I am very happy with the sound.
post #56 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by hardstyler View Post

I just bought a 5.1 package which includes Jamo S 506 floorstanders, S 500CEN, S 502 rears and SUB 250 subwoofer.

Its connected to Yamaha RX-V463 and I am very happy with the sound.

hows the jamo sub250? is it punchy?
ground firing rite?
thanks byee...
post #57 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by insane79 View Post

hows the jamo sub250? is it punchy?
ground firing rite?
thanks byee...

Yes its a ground firing 8inch driver. Well to me it sounds punchy, but only comparable to my old Sony mini 2.1 system whose sub was slow and boomy. I can't really compare it to anything else.

This is my first decent audio system and I'm very happy with it
post #58 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by hardstyler View Post

Yes its a ground firing 8inch driver. Well to me it sounds punchy, but only comparable to my old Sony mini 2.1 system whose sub was slow and boomy. I can't really compare it to anything else.

This is my first decent audio system and I'm very happy with it

kool, is the woofer placed on the front side or facing the ground?
thanks byee..
post #59 of 5635
Quote:
Originally Posted by insane79 View Post

kool, is the woofer placed on the front side or facing the ground?
thanks byee..

Its facing the ground.
post #60 of 5635
I have been pretty intrigued by the E680 in dark apple.
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