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post #5401 of 5636
Hi All,

Just bought a Jamo S606 speaker package.....2 x S606 fronts, 1 x S60 Cen, 4 x S602's, 1 x Sub300.

I'm looking into some wall mounts for the S602 speakers.....as these will be for the surround sound.

However i notice on the back of the speaker it only has a "keyhole" mount at the top.....im looking to mount the speakers and angle them down to the sitting position in the lounge room.....so need to get mounts.

Will either of these (linked) do the job...? and if so, how would i attach them?
using the keyhole mount? will this be sturdy enough? or do you screw them directly into the rear of the speakers....?
can you do that? or is it a big "no no" and will affect the sound from the speakers..?

buyster.com.au/Vogel%92s-VLB500-CAN1106.html

cablechick.com.au/cables/extra-heavy-duty-speaker-wall-ceiling-mounting-bracket-10kg.html

Id really appreciate your advise.....obviously i want to attach them so that they a) wont fall b) wont vibrate and c) sound perfect.

Thanks
Martin
post #5402 of 5636
I'm sure this thread is long since dead but if anyone is still here . . . what is the frequency response of Jamo 128's?
post #5403 of 5636
Why do you assume this thread is dead. People post pretty frequently, but not about Jamo 128's though.
post #5404 of 5636
this is true I guess I could have been a bit more clear in the whole dead thing sorry . . what I was saying is dead is any chats on 128's as they are older speakers but I love them and was just trying to get more info on them . .
post #5405 of 5636
just to activate the Jamo thread.

post #5406 of 5636
I'm now looking to upgrade my hopeless outdated audio system. I plan to use this set probably 60% of the time to listen to music and 40% to watch movies.
My total budget is around € 1150, from which € 450 is reserved for an ONKYO TX-N609, which leaves roughly € 700,- for the speakers.


A friend of mine has a set that sounds pretty good imo: ONKYO TX-N606, 2 JAMO S608 for main and a Harman Kardon HTKS 16 set
So, my eye has fallen on the 5.0 S608 HCS 3 pack (which costs about € 560) and either plan to buy a small sub or 2 extra S602 (€ 70 a piece) first and the remaining at a later date.


Now lately I see many topics regarding the C-series of JAMO and people consider them to be much better than the S-series.
However the C-series don't come in package deals with surround speakers, so I'd have to buy everything seperately and that makes things much more complicated:


- a single C605 costs the same as a single S608, however what is the difference between the two? (C607 costs € 70 more a piece, which leaves me with almost no budget for surround speakers.)
- If I were to buy C-floorstanders, how necessary is it to also buy C-series surround speakers? Or would S-series surround speakers suffice as well (or even a complete different manufacturer like the HKTS 16)
post #5407 of 5636
Hi I'm new to this forum (actually this is my first post), want some expert advice.. I currently have Jamo C605 HT pachage and am looking forward to upgrade I have shortlisted two speakers Jamo C805 and Kef Q700, my usage is like 60% music and 40% films...
post #5408 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shamgar View Post

I'm now looking to upgrade my hopeless outdated audio system. I plan to use this set probably 60% of the time to listen to music and 40% to watch movies.
My total budget is around € 1150, from which € 450 is reserved for an ONKYO TX-N609, which leaves roughly € 700,- for the speakers.


A friend of mine has a set that sounds pretty good imo: ONKYO TX-N606, 2 JAMO S608 for main and a Harman Kardon HTKS 16 set
So, my eye has fallen on the 5.0 S608 HCS 3 pack (which costs about € 560) and either plan to buy a small sub or 2 extra S602 (€ 70 a piece) first and the remaining at a later date.


Now lately I see many topics regarding the C-series of JAMO and people consider them to be much better than the S-series.
However the C-series don't come in package deals with surround speakers, so I'd have to buy everything seperately and that makes things much more complicated:


- a single C605 costs the same as a single S608, however what is the difference between the two? (C607 costs € 70 more a piece, which leaves me with almost no budget for surround speakers.)
- If I were to buy C-floorstanders, how necessary is it to also buy C-series surround speakers? Or would S-series surround speakers suffice as well (or even a complete different manufacturer like the HKTS 16)

The C605 is a higher series speaker than the S608, better build quality and drivers. I wouldn't worry about the surrounds but you would need to get a matching C series center channel.

The s608 is a much taller speaker with a 10" side mounted woofer but according to specs they both have the same frequency response, 37Hz - 20Khz.

Can you listen to both? If so, take some music with you and do a comparison.

Oh, I would definitely buy a subwoofer before expanding to 7 speakers.
post #5409 of 5636
Hi All,
My system is the following:
Yamaha Rx-V 667 Receiver
Jamo S606 Front Speakers
Jamo S60 Centre
Jamo Sub 300
Polk SC 60 Ceiling Speakers Surrounds.

I have pretty much got the speakers set up ok,still some fine tuning to do.
I am having problems getting my sub to fit in with every thing,at present I have the Receiver set at 80Hz on the bass x over,subwoofer in the use mode and all speakers set to small I have the speaker level for the sub set at +7db in the amp for the sub, on the sub itself I have the volume knob at half way,the cut off set at about 90Hz and the phase at zero.
Due to room structure(furniture etc) I have the sub situated between the right front speaker and the TV,main speakers are about 2.4mtrs apart.

At present the sub just seems to have this low rumble sound when watching movies or music,you can hear it annoyingly in the back ground and when it does fire up(bass noise) there is no definite feeling of wow the sub sounds really good with that dvd or cd.

I have used the YPAO to set every thing up,though it does put the sub volume in the amp right down to -10db,so I just adjust the amp setting up some and hope from there.

Sorry about the long winded post,at present I am at the stage if,I am over it,any help would be a appreciated in getting this running right.
Thank you.
post #5410 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by cartandpeg View Post

on the sub itself I have the volume knob at half way,the cut off set at about 90Hz

If you are already utilizing the internal bass crossover of your receiver, then don't mess with the crossover on the sub. Turn the crossover on the sub off or set it to max, depending on how the sub works. Otherwise you may be applying double bass filters which is a no-no.

Quote:


I have used the YPAO to set every thing up,though it does put the sub volume in the amp right down to -10db,so I just adjust the amp setting up some and hope from there.

It sounds like you're cranking up the sub signal coming out of the receiver too much, to the point where it overpowers everything else. If YPAO is not setting it up to your liking, then get yourself an SPL meter and an Avia calibration disc and calibrate signal levels using the traditional way.
post #5411 of 5636
Thanks Pete,
so in an nutshell,turn cut off on sub to max or zero,drop the volume of sub down some in amp and where should I have the phase on the sub set to.Should I leave the setting for the sub on the amp at 80Hz.
Just wanting to tick all the boxes here plus it is near on 2.00am and every thing I am reading seems to get more confusing.
Thank you mate.
post #5412 of 5636
No, not zero - that would cut out all the bass reaching the sub. I don't know what kind of controls this particular sub has on the back plate, but you want that sub crossover either disabled or turned to max on the dial.

As for phase, this typically requires experimentation. Basically play around with various phase settings and see which one produces the most appealing bass. If your sub is positioned up front near the main speakers, a phase of "0" would probably be best, but again, it really varies on your room layout/acoustics.

And yes, I would leave the crossover on the receiver set to around 80 Hz.
post #5413 of 5636
Thank you Pete,
on the back of the sub the dials are Cut Off 40Hz-150Hz,Phase 0-180 and the toggle switch for off/auto/on with the volume control on the front.
I wil give it a try and get back with a result either way it goes.
Thank you again

Just an update,that sounds much better Pete,most of the cd,s I have are from way back but what I did play sounded ok with a bit of adjustment to the volume on the sub.Though the Granddaughters DVD,Nemo, sounded very good,sad that I need to watch animated movies for my sound effects.
Unfortunately location is a problem for me,the best I found was almost center of the room,but,the little G/daughter will have a field day climbing over it,so it will have to sit between the right speaker and the TV stand or in a corner, still working on that location.I have never really had the sub on before,so I am not really sure what to expect from the sound,though when I do toggle the sub off when listening or watching something,I can notice a vast difference.I still have to re-run the YPAO or get myself and SPL meter and the calibration disc,everyone is home today so the noise factor prevents me from resetting.
Thanks Pete if you think there is room for improvement from the above comments please post them.

Another edit:Pete,on my fronts they have a 8inch side mounted woofer,now that the sub has been located in the corner, my side mounted woofer is about 8inches from the side of the sub,so basically the side woofer fires into the side of the sub,the same is applicable to the other front,this side woofer is about the same distance from a wall.
Would I be better off switching the speakers around so that the side woofers are then facing toward the TV stand,this will the give me a more open area for the side woofers to fire into.
Apoligies with all the questions Pete
post #5414 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by cartandpeg View Post

Though the Granddaughters DVD,Nemo, sounded very good,sad that I need to watch animated movies for my sound effects.

That's normal. DVD movies have a dedicated subwoofer channel, so that's why you can notice that the sub makes quite a bit of difference.

Quote:
Another edit:Pete,on my fronts they have a 8inch side mounted woofer,now that the sub has been located in the corner, my side mounted woofer is about 8inches from the side of the sub,so basically the side woofer fires into the side of the sub,the same is applicable to the other front,this side woofer is about the same distance from a wall.
Would I be better off switching the speakers around so that the side woofers are then facing toward the TV stand,this will the give me a more open area for the side woofers to fire into.
Apoligies with all the questions Pete

I can't answer this. You'd need to experiment for yourself and determine what sounds better to you.
However, my gut feeling tells me that if you switch them around, then the 8" drivers will be facing each other and the sound coming out of them may have a tendency to cancel out. You don't want that. Then again, you have the TV stand in between, so they're not directly facing each other...

As far as the sub placement, for maximum bass, corner placement usually works best. However, maximum bass does not always equal evenly distributed bass (around the room as well as across the frequency spectrum), so again, you just need to experiment.

Good luck!
post #5415 of 5636
Excellent thank you Pete,
I will try switching the speakers about so the woofers are facing inwards,rather than against the wall,their distance between them is a fair bit and the TV stand has the amp,dvd player etc in it so it is not as though it a complete open area.
Again thank you Pete.
post #5416 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by halo1234 View Post

Hi All,

Just bought a Jamo S606 speaker package.....2 x S606 fronts, 1 x S60 Cen, 4 x S602's, 1 x Sub300.

I'm looking into some wall mounts for the S602 speakers.....as these will be for the surround sound.

However i notice on the back of the speaker it only has a "keyhole" mount at the top.....im looking to mount the speakers and angle them down to the sitting position in the lounge room.....so need to get mounts.

Will either of these (linked) do the job...? and if so, how would i attach them?
using the keyhole mount? will this be sturdy enough? or do you screw them directly into the rear of the speakers....?
can you do that? or is it a big "no no" and will affect the sound from the speakers..?

buyster.com.au/Vogel%92s-VLB500-CAN1106.html

cablechick.com.au/cables/extra-heavy-duty-speaker-wall-ceiling-mounting-bracket-10kg.html

Id really appreciate your advise.....obviously i want to attach them so that they a) wont fall b) wont vibrate and c) sound perfect.

Thanks
Martin

Were you able to get your S602's hung on the wall? I'm having the same problem you were/are having. Don't really want to go with speaker stands because I have a 2 year old that would have too much fun with them if they were at his level and within reach. LOL

Edit: Just found these. They may be just what we need:

http://www.pinpointmounts.com/am40.html
post #5417 of 5636
Hey guys, I'm piecing together a 5.1 system. Here's my current gear:

*Jamo c603 pair
*Hsu STF-1 sub

I ordered a Jamo c60 CEN and a Denon AVR-1712 (upgrade from my old stereo receiver), so at this point I'm only missing surrounds. Any suggestions? I figure I have a couple options...either upgrade my fronts (and send my c603 to surround) or buy some surrounds.

Any suggestions on what to look for? I'm open to buying used, and hoping to not spend too much money.
post #5418 of 5636
whats the general opinion on the jamo s426 set? A local shop sells them for $200, and sometimes on sale for $150. I know it doesnt come with a sub, but I have an active sub that my dad gave me. I plan to use it with a denon 1611.

So what do you guys think? good for the money?
post #5419 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by MentalDistortion View Post

whats the general opinion on the jamo s426 set? A local shop sells them for $200, and sometimes on sale for $150. I know it doesnt come with a sub, but I have an active sub that my dad gave me. I plan to use it with a denon 1611.

So what do you guys think? good for the money?

Very good for the money. There definitely are better speakers out there but these will be as good as anything else for the price
post #5420 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by d12d View Post

Very good for the money. There definitely are better speakers out there but these will be as good as anything else for the price

thanks. i know there are better speakers, but i was looking for a "best bang for a buck" type thing.
post #5421 of 5636
I have two ceiling speakers as surrounds,when I installed them I basically made like a tent out of some light tarp,mainly to keep the dust out them and there is a tree next door that when the small annoying flowers die off they tend to find their way into my roof cavity.
I read a post recently that someone had covered their ceiling speakers with their normal roof insulation ie: pink batts.
Without going to the trouble of buying or making some form of back box to sit over them,would this be feasable to do,the insulation,or would that be more of a hazard in regards to heat build up,if it was feasable would it assist in pushing the sound more into my listening area,ie: dampening the noise into the roof cavity.
Thank you
post #5422 of 5636
Hello everyone,

I am looking for a pair of surrounds to match my C807 fronts and C80 center speaker but am having difficulty locating a decent deal on the C 803 IW or the 8 series LCR IWs. Anyone have any suggestions? Some of the newer 6 series IWs look nice and "appear" to have the same tweeter, but I have not been able to verify this.

Thanks!
post #5423 of 5636
Ok, I'm officially a fan. I'm relatively new to the world of HiFi, but I recently replaced the two fronts of in my Q-Acoustics 2000i Cinema set with two Jamo C 603 speakers and I'm really impressed. I was and still am perfectly satisfied with the movie performance of my Q-Acoustics, but I wanted to improve the musical performance of my setup (which is why I chose to only upgrade my fronts for the time being).

To be honest, I expected less impact than with my first upgrade (from a Logi Z-5500 to my Q-Acoustics) due to the law of diminishing returns (and the simple fact than the C603 isn't THAT much more expensive than my Q2010i), but in a sense, that turns out not to be true. While it is much easier to describe the advantages of my first upgrade, the impact is not necessarily smaller. Going from a Z-5500 to my Q-Acoustics, a gained much tighter bass, better higher mids and no longer a gap in the 100-200Hz region. Having replaced my fronts with the Jamo C603, the only more or less objective thing I can state is that the Jamos can go lower than my Q-Acoustics, which means I don't need my sub for music or only for the lowest frequencies. But the real improvement is that my Jamo speakers produce a sound that is warmer and more engaging. While my Q-Acoustics have a very good clarity most of the time, in hindsight I think the sound might have been a bit too bright for my taste.

By the way, what do you guys use as crossover frequency for the C603?
post #5424 of 5636
Any Jamo's that are comparible to the B&W CM9's (mains) / CM'5 (surrounds) or the RF 7ii line?

Looking for life-like sound while playing movies and crisp detail with good transition between the highs and mids when listening to music.

60% Movies
40% Music

The Jamo E and S line served me well for years, but looking for more and a set of speakers that can handle my amp; XPA -5
post #5425 of 5636
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post #5426 of 5636
What up fellow Jamo Lover's?
Just joined AVS today for the first time.
This Forum is pretty sweet and I'm glad to see there is a dedicated Jamo section:)

I just wanted to share my passion for this amazing brand.

My biggest and best 5.1 home theater consists of:

2) C 809 Floors
2) C 80 Surrounds
1) C 80 Center
All Black Ash

The mains and the center are powered by an Aragon 8008 x 3
And the Surrounds are powered by an Aragon 3005
I've got 2 channels saved on the 3005 for my 2 rears ( C 603s ) but the room doesn't work well for 7.1 configuration, maybe at the next house.biggrin.gif
I picked the C 603s because the tweeter and the woofer are inverted and work very well for rears
The 3rd empty channel on the 3005 I will use later to put some Jamo books in the kitchen or just leave open

I'm using a 73" Mitsubishi 1080P DLP TV with an Integra DHC 9.8 processor
I've a got a Panamax Analog power conditioner
I have an X-Box 360 and a PS3

My Subwoofers are 2 Klipsch SW-115s

What do you guys think?
post #5427 of 5636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamo Man View Post

What up fellow Jamo Lover's?
Just joined AVS today for the first time.
This Forum is pretty sweet and I'm glad to see there is a dedicated Jamo section:)
I just wanted to share my passion for this amazing brand.
My biggest and best 5.1 home theater consists of:
2) C 809 Floors
2) C 80 Surrounds
1) C 80 Center
All Black Ash
The mains and the center are powered by an Aragon 8008 x 3
And the Surrounds are powered by an Aragon 3005
I've got 2 channels saved on the 3005 for my 2 rears ( C 603s ) but the room doesn't work well for 7.1 configuration, maybe at the next house.biggrin.gif
I picked the C 603s because the tweeter and the woofer are inverted and work very well for rears
The 3rd empty channel on the 3005 I will use later to put some Jamo books in the kitchen or just leave open
I'm using a 73" Mitsubishi 1080P DLP TV with an Integra DHC 9.8 processor
I've a got a Panamax Analog power conditioner
I have an X-Box 360 and a PS3
My Subwoofers are 2 Klipsch SW-115s
What do you guys think?

You amp is very similar to my XPA-5. Let me know how the C809's like being amp'd to a nice amount of power. How tall are the 809's? My E660's are babies and even though I don't run my towers at full I still want a big tower . Welcome to the Forum. This is one of the best!

Judd
post #5428 of 5636
Hi all,

New to the forums and Jamo but wanted to get an opinion on whether or not to purchase a set of Jamo 507a floorstanders? They were made in 1993 apparently and would cost me $220. Anyone have any opinions? I know they've been taken over by Klipsch and now Audiovox so I thought a vintage set would be pretty nice to have. Am I barking up the right tree?
post #5429 of 5636
Looking for a new pair of fronts for a friend of mine. After listening to my C 603 he also wants to upgrade and really likes the sound that comes from my Jamo's. There is a small dilemma however. Anyone know if there's a big difference between the Studio 604 and Concert 603?

Spec wise they're pretty similar in terms of physical size and sensitivity. The 603 has 5Hz 'more' frequency range in the low end, even though the 604 has a bigger woofer.

The price difference (€400 per pair vs €205 per pair) is significant enough to start looking into the differences, even though he really likes my C 603 speakers. Does anybody know what exactly justifies this price difference? Or let me ask it like this, what does the Concert line have that the Studio line doesn't?
Edited by LB06 - 7/13/12 at 10:53am
post #5430 of 5636
Thinking about purchasing the Jamo sub 650 - Vann's has it listed at $299.

Any thoughts on this sub? Currently using an Onkyo TX-NR808 - 50/50 split movies to music, have an open floor plan but placing sub in corner to maximize efficiency

Thanks
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