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post #5461 of 5637
Bumping this up. Amazon has the S426 HC3 set for $169 right now. Anyone know of any current deals for the S606 HC3?
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Are the s606 HC3 systems even available anymore?
post #5463 of 5637
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Are the s606 HC3 systems even available anymore?

I've seen a couple online (including Amazon) but they're in the $800 range. The $400 sale is gone.
post #5464 of 5637
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Originally Posted by madspeed View Post

Bumping this up. Amazon has the S426 HC3 set for $169 right now. Anyone know of any current deals for the S606 HC3?

You should check Frys Electronics (frys.com). I went to one of their stores in Ventura, CA. They had a lot of stuff on sale on their display floor that were discontinued models. I ended up buying a two towers Jamo S426 for a little over $90 dollars. They also had other Jamo models, and I believe they had the S606 there as well.
post #5465 of 5637
no Frys here in PA, checked their website abd they seem to have lots of deals in store only
post #5466 of 5637
www.newegg.com has the Polk Audios Monitor 60 for $99.99 each with promo code EMCJJJG66
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post #5468 of 5637
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Originally Posted by eug3enius View Post

Au contraire, they make an open baffle center channel to match the R907, the R 900 CEN.
They just don't advertise it ... they're sneaky like that.. smile.gif
http://www.intonation.by/jamo/reference/r-900-cen/ Yes and here it is in all its glory,massive looking speaker. The reference speakers are all dipole by design. In an average room they would start a mini tornado:D
post #5469 of 5637
Ubersonic,if your peeping in,just as i have been,did you ever get round to watching Underworld awakening through your marantz & c607 etc?Astounding DTS MA ST:eek:... Ive had an pio vsx-2020(vsx-33 i think usa) as an interim receiver,extremely powerful, warm & detailed with lovely mid-range sound with the c607...

Just waiting on a new avr to arrive. Paid last monday 5th november,still no word of delivery. The a/v Co im dealing with changed couriers,so everythings messed up at the minute. Looks like it will be wed of next week....The joys of waiting to see if anything pops up on MSN..rolleyes.gif Hope you are well along with all other Jamo speaker threaders!!!
post #5470 of 5637
hi there Mal,its good to here from you.Yes I did watch the new underworld movie and it sounded great one of the best sound tracks out there.The C607 is one of the best sounding speaker I have heard.for the price it is hard to beat,and when you team them up to a good avr like the pioneer or in my case a marantz they can really crank with lossless movie tracks or be very detailed with music.I have been listing to foo fighters,evanescence and a little marilyn manson,and they never disappoint.I have tried them in 2 channel stereo mode and in multichannel where my c80cen and the two c603's get to join in they are all very crisp and detailed with no sharp highs that hurt the ears.sorry your having to wait on your new avr but when it arrives and you get everything hooked up it will be worth the extra few days.
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I am about to pull the trigger on the S426 5.0 system for $180 and a BIC F12 sub for $198.

* I think I ultimately want to have a 7.1 or 7.2 system in the near future, and it will be used 80% for movies (blu ray) and 20% gaming, using a PS3 and a PC as sources. I won't be using it for music very often.
* I live in a house, so volume is not an issue.
* Room size is 11.0 ft x 12.4 ft.
* Viewing distance is 7 - 8 ft.

So I a few questions I am hoping you guys can help me with:

1. Any suggestions for two rear speakers that would sound good with the S426 package? With the S426 5.0 system being so cheap, it almost seems worth it to buy two of the 5.0 systems for $360, use the second pair of floorstanding speakers for the sides or rears, and then just hold on to or sell the remaining three speakers. Am I crazy for thinking this? (I feel like this is a really stupid idea, but I don't know enough about audio to know why it would be crazy).

2. Would there be any merit to getting two of the BIC F12's for a 7.2 setup? I've never heard a 7.2 setup, but it seems like it might be a good bang-for-your-buck upgrade, and I've seen others on here with the dual BIC F12's that seem to be satisfied.

3. What receiver would you guys suggest? My budget is $400 or less.

4. Would the value/quality of a 7.1 or 7.2 system built as described above be better than the Onkyo S9400 HTIB for $730?


Links
Jamo S426 5.0 from Amazon
BIC F12 from Amazon
Onkyo S9400 from Amazon

Thanks for the help
Edited by WaterBottle - 11/18/12 at 12:55am
post #5472 of 5637
I doubt you need dual subs in a 11 x 12 room.

What's your zip code? Best Buy has several of last years receivers on clearance. Lets do a quick search.
post #5473 of 5637
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I doubt you need dual subs in a 11 x 12 room.
What's your zip code? Best Buy has several of last years receivers on clearance. Lets do a quick search.

Yeah, I figured I wouldn't need two subs but the thought is intriguing. Any thoughts about rears to go with the S426 system? Or whether the S426 would be better than the Onkyo HTiB?

Regarding the receiver, I'm in Texas, but I've already searched the two nearest Best Buys for clearance receivers, and no luck. Closest Fry's is in DFW area, which is a bit of a drive unless it's a really great deal. I don't mind waiting until next week to try to catch a black friday deal on Amazon or Newegg, I just don't know what my best options are in that price range.

The only receiver I see on Best Buy's website that is heavily marked down is this Harmon Kardon AVR 2600. It is marked down from an $800 regular price to $395 currently. They do have some of those in stock at my local store, but I don't know if it is worth it or if it is powerful enough or if it is actually worth that price. Amazon has it for $400, and it seems like it has decent reviews. But if ~$400 is going to be the going price for this unit, I feel safe waiting to see if something better gets marked down online next week.

EDIT: I also see this Onkyo RC360 for $298. Is it any good? Better than the Harmon Kardon AVR 2600?
Edited by WaterBottle - 11/18/12 at 12:06pm
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Originally Posted by WaterBottle View Post

I am about to pull the trigger on the S426 5.0 system for $180 and a BIC F12 sub for $198.

So I a few questions I am hoping you guys can help me with:
1. Any suggestions for two rear speakers that would sound good with the S426 package? With the S426 5.0 system being so cheap, it almost seems worth it to buy two of the 5.0 systems for $360, use the second pair of floorstanding speakers for the sides or rears, and then just hold on to or sell the remaining three speakers. Am I crazy for thinking this? (I feel like this is a really stupid idea, but I don't know enough about audio to know why it would be crazy).
Thanks for the help

This is basically what I did. Started with S406 set, then when I wanted to upgrade to 7.2 bought the S606 set and used the 406 floors as side surrounds. Paired with two Klipsch Sub 10 and an Onkyo 608 that I got great deals on at Vanns.
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I've got a buddy with the RC360 and he loves it. It is similar to the Onkyo NR609 w/o the THX designation.You'll get networking and internet streaming with the Onkyo.

$399 doesn't seem like a great deal for the HK AVR 2600 especially when you can get a refurb with 2 year warranty for $299 shipped from the Harman Audio ebay store.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harman-Kardon-AVR-2600-Z-7-1-Channel-A-V-Receiver-with-HDMI-Repeater-/390489170389?pt=Receivers_Tuners&hash=item5aeaf7e1d5
Edited by afrogt - 11/18/12 at 8:44pm
post #5476 of 5637
Cool, I will make sure the RC360 has everything I need and go from there. Now I just need to figure out what to do for the rear speakers.
post #5477 of 5637
I've ordered the S426 5 piece speaker set for $170 from Amazon. I've decided on the Bic F12 as a sub, will probably order it today for $198 from Amazon.

For the receiver I am leaning toward the Onkyo NR709 for $560 from Amazon (OneCall).

Is the 709 a good choice at that price? Will it be compatible with the S426 package's 6ohms? I am wanting it because it is the lowest priced 7.1 unit with a combination of multeq xt and 2 hdmi outs. It is actually a little more than I wanted to spend for a receiver, but it seems like a fairly high quality product at that price point. Am I wrong?
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Originally Posted by WaterBottle View Post

I've ordered the S426 5 piece speaker set for $170 from Amazon. I've decided on the Bic F12 as a sub, will probably order it today for $198 from Amazon.
For the receiver I am leaning toward the Onkyo NR709 for $560 from Amazon (OneCall).
Is the 709 a good choice at that price? Will it be compatible with the S426 package's 6ohms? I am wanting it because it is the lowest priced 7.1 unit with a combination of multeq xt and 2 hdmi outs. It is actually a little more than I wanted to spend for a receiver, but it seems like a fairly high quality product at that price point. Am I wrong?

I would look and search at www.newegg.com. They've got several good AVR on sale at the moment. I currently own an Onkyo AVR, and after I fixed the HDMI board it is working perfect, but I am not going to buy another Onkyo receiver. It appears they have HDMI board issues. I am going to try Denon or Yamaha next. www.newegg.com has the Denon 2113CI, which has MultiQ XT for $509.

I bought a pair of Jamo S426 towers at Fry's Electronics for $87 dollars. The Front L/R, Center and surround speakers were not adequate for my open living room size. The Jamo S426 5.0 is a nice set up for small rooms. The towers have good power too.
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newegg is not an authorized Denon online dealer. You may void you warranty by purchasing from them.

Might as well buy a refurb from accessories4less.
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=DENAVR2113CI&gclid=CLvKxbe94LMCFWlxQgod1nIAFg#!warranties
Edited by afrogt - 11/21/12 at 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

newegg is not an authorized dealer online dealer. You may void you warranty by purchasing from them.
Might as well buy a refurb from accessories4less.
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=DENAVR2113CI&gclid=CLvKxbe94LMCFWlxQgod1nIAFg#!warranties


Not Authorized dealer for which brands? I've never had any issues with warranty for items that I bought from newegg. For example, my monitor 70 towers when they were delivered from UPS the grills were cracked. I called Polk Audio and yesterday I received my new grills. They were replaced under warranty.
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Not authorized for DENON, sorry I left that out. You were talking about buying your Denon 2113 from Newegg. They're fine for Polk.

http://usa.denon.com/us/wheretobuy/pages/onlineetailers.aspx
post #5482 of 5637
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I would look and search at www.newegg.com. They've got several good AVR on sale at the moment. I currently own an Onkyo AVR, and after I fixed the HDMI board it is working perfect, but I am not going to buy another Onkyo receiver. It appears they have HDMI board issues. I am going to try Denon or Yamaha next. www.newegg.com has the Denon 2113CI, which has MultiQ XT for $509.
I bought a pair of Jamo S426 towers at Fry's Electronics for $87 dollars. The Front L/R, Center and surround speakers were not adequate for my open living room size. The Jamo S426 5.0 is a nice set up for small rooms. The towers have good power too.


But the 2113CI doesn't have 2 hdmi out, does it?
post #5483 of 5637
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Originally Posted by WaterBottle View Post

But the 2113CI doesn't have 2 hdmi out, does it?

Nope, need Denon AVR 2313 for dual HDMI out.
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post #5485 of 5637
It's been a while since I stopped by AVS Forums. But since I was looking up Jamo speakers again, I figured I'd post.

Vanns has the C80 center for $300 right now just so you know.

Also someone mentioned the Jamo 128 speakers. I actually spent a long time researching the 8 series line though I was focused on the Jamo 68s.. The best place to get info is to e-mail Jamo directly. I have a the Jamo 68s which I got new for $100 for the pair when I was a teenager in 1999. I thought I had bought a pair cheap speaker that I would replace eventually. I was wrong. These are actually sort of rare and somewhat sought after by people who are Jamo fans as Jamo no longer makes anything that matches their specs. Front ported, 3 way, bookshelf speakers. I figured I would post the info here to help anyone who might try to find info.

Thank you for your email and for being a longtime Jamo user. We often have limited data available on many of the classic older Jamo products and not all products were sold in all countries.

I did manage to find some data on the former 8 Series and the model 68 bookshelf speaker. These 3-way bass reflex design with 6 ½” woofer, 1” dome tweeter, 14 mm super tweeter and no-loss crossover network. The sensitivity rating would have been 90db (2.8v / 2m) . Frequency range: 47 -20000 Hz Dimensions (HxWxD: 440 x242x242 mm Power rating: 110W short term load capacity and the finish options would have been Black ash or mahogany with black front fabric. The MSRP would have been $229.00 each US dollars however, these were only sold in pairs. Jamo no longer manufactures a 3-way design bookshelf speaker.

The current Jamo model C 603 is a two-way bass reflex speaker design here is the link to the product information: http://www.jamo.com/na-en/products/c-603-specifications/ which should list all of the specs for this model. The sensitivity will be slightly less as well as the power rating.


BTW- They really shine when you put dynamic music like movie scores. Baba Yetu from the Civilization 4 score is amazing on these, though I recommend you get it on CD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb-jk6Ftx7o
post #5486 of 5637
Finally decided on a receiver. I got the Denon 1913 from Fry's for $288. It meets all of my needs except the dual HDMI out, but I will look into a switch or matrix for that in the future.
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Originally Posted by WaterBottle View Post

Finally decided on a receiver. I got the Denon 1913 from Fry's for $288. It meets all of my needs except the dual HDMI out, but I will look into a switch or matrix for that in the future.

That's an excellent receiver and price. I wish Frys had never closed here. The closest one is 4 hours away.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

That's an excellent receiver and price. I wish Frys had never closed here. The closest one is 4 hours away.

Yeah, I wish I had one closer too. I had to drive an hour and a half on Saturday to the nearest one. It was worth it though. I got the following on their day after Black Friday sale:
Denon 1913 for $288
MSI Z77A-G43 motherboard and Intel 3570K cpu combo for $180.
16GB of Corsair XMS3 1600mhz RAM for $50
TX650M Corsair PSU for $55

So, overall pretty excited about all of that. The savings on the receiver and mobo/cpu combo alone were well worth the gas money. Between Fry's on Saturday and Amazon today (for the rest of the PC components), I cut the price for my HT setup in half.

I am very antsy to get the S426 set up and equalized with the 1913. Will be able to get started on everything in a couple of days, after the Bic F12 comes in.

My prior setup was an Onkyo s6200 HTiB, which was ok. But I am hopeful that this the Jamo/Bic/Denon setup will be an improvement.
post #5489 of 5637
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Originally Posted by WaterBottle View Post

Yeah, I wish I had one closer too. I had to drive an hour and a half on Saturday to the nearest one. It was worth it though. I got the following on their day after Black Friday sale:
Denon 1913 for $288
MSI Z77A-G43 motherboard and Intel 3570K cpu combo for $180.
16GB of Corsair XMS3 1600mhz RAM for $50
TX650M Corsair PSU for $55
So, overall pretty excited about all of that. The savings on the receiver and mobo/cpu combo alone were well worth the gas money. Between Fry's on Saturday and Amazon today (for the rest of the PC components), I cut the price for my HT setup in half.
I am very antsy to get the S426 set up and equalized with the 1913. Will be able to get started on everything in a couple of days, after the Bic F12 comes in.

My prior setup was an Onkyo s6200 HTiB, which was ok. But I am hopeful that this the Jamo/Bic/Denon setup will be an improvement.

Yeah, my prior set up was an Onkyo HT-S9100THX, which was fine when I was living in a 3 BD apartment, but now living in a house with open living room / kitchen it didn't sound too good. Plus my kids put some hole and spilled soda to some of the speakers. I ended up replacing the front with Jamo S426, which I bought at Fry's for $87 dollars. They sound excellent, but they were replace by Polk Audio Monitor 70's, the Jamos became surround sournd speakers along with Pioneer BS21 for surround back. I bought the sub for $299.99 at newwegg.com, which is a Klipsch RW-12D, which sounds excellent. I was going to buy the BIC F12 as well, but the Klipsch was on sale.

I think I will be taking a trip to Ventura, CA Fry's and see what I can find. I want to build another server using FlexRaid and Windows 7. I'll make my unraid server back up only.
post #5490 of 5637
Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can help me - I'm looking for the PDF version of the owner manual for the old Jamo A 310 sattelite speakers. Years ago this used to be available directly from the Jamo website but they've now removed it from their archives.

I would much appreciate it if anyone who has a copy can upload somewhere (or send it directly to me).

Also, if anyone is interested I have the PDF of the A 330 owner manual.

Thanks in advance...
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