Originally Posted by ejhayes76
I think the main people fighting in this forum should all be banned. You are preventing people like myself who are searching for honest advice on this brand of speaker from finding it.
That being said, the above quote by BowerR64 is good. I am looking at Jamo C605/607s. These speakers retail for $300-400 (but can be found for less). Why would I use a $1000-$2000 amp/processor/source with speakers this cheap. If I was spending $1k-$2k on my source equipment and amp, I would be looking at similarly priced speakers, well over $1000 each.
To say that someone who wants a $300 Jamo speaker needs a one thousand plus dollar amplifier and source is nuts. These are slightly better than budget speakers targeted at hardware that is budget to middle priced.
The general rule, if you search around, is that you should spend about twice the amount on your speakers as you did on your receiver/amp. That is not a law, but generally accepted.
The C607 are a $800.00 speaker and punch way above that, in the quality of their sound/performance.
You won't find a brand new pair of C607 for $400.00. $350.00 - $400.00 for each tower, but not for the pair. And what you're seeing being sold now on the internet are B-Stock. They've been reduced because of B-Stock items and because Klipsch is clearing out Jamo's stock.
And while there are people who subscribe to the theory you're describing; many believe you feed your speakers the highest quality source and amplification you could afford. Garbage in, garbage out. Then blame the speakers....LMAO!!!
Especially in this day and age when a lot of speakers out there in these price ranges, punch way above their price points.
Let me know when you actually own and drive the C607 with high quality sources and amplification and then go ahead and tell me it doesn't make a huge difference.
Until then, you haven't a clue what you're talking about. You want to dismiss and discount two thoroughly experienced people here (Mal and myself) who own these speakers and have done exactly that (high quality sources and amplification), in favor of some kind of broad generalization. Yet, we're the one's who are nuts, LOL!
I've driven the C607 with my Van Alstine Fet Valve 500 amp, my McIntosh MC252 amp, McIntosh C220 preamp, my old Vincent SA-T1 preamp, a Butler TDB 2250 amp, my Rega Saturn CD Player, my Rega Apollo CD Player, my McIntosh MVP871 Universal player, my Integra DPS 10.5 Universal player, a friend's Quad 909 amplifier, my cheapo...crappola Pioneer VSX 917 receiver, my buddies cheapo Marantz receiver, a cheapo Denon receiver and several other pieces a gear that my buddies brought over to try out. And in every case the C607 benefited greatly from the higher quality gear.
Huge differences ....very pleasing differences.
Have you done that?
I love when people with zero experience in what their talking about, talk a big game.
You claim you want honest advice, but when you get honest advice; you don't like it.
The bottom line, knowing that these speakers punch way above their price points and definitely benefit greatly from higher quality sources and amplifiaction; is honest and valuble information and advice. And when someone owns a C607, they know they can upgrade their source and amplification and reap major rewards from doing so; without having to spend more money on another pair of speakers.
Fairly simple, in my opinion.
P.S. And for the record, I have many speakers and gear in my house. I have three systems in the house. I have speakers that are much more expensive and higher quality speakers than the Jamo C607.
Including the Jamo C809, Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Grand and a pair of Wharfedale Opus 3 v2 which are on the way. So I have a very good point of reference and point of comparison as to where these C607 sit. They are very good speakers and an outstanding bargain in terms of the quality of the drivers, design and sound they are capable of....to the price you pay for them.