after long time reading all this thread I decided to join myself
I'm from Italy (Milan) and I've been thinking for sometime of buying 3 x JBL 3677s for the dedicated room in my new house.. size will be 3.5 meters width, 5.6 meter long, but only 2.4m heigh (it's an underground basement)
now I own an MK system I'm very happy about, buyed throught the years with a lot of sacrifice, composed by 3x S150 front + 2x S150 fronthigh, 4x 150tripole surr/surr back, and 2x MX125 subwoofer, but I would like to join the "grown-babies-group" with some JBL cinema speakers
I've decided for the 3677 after thinking really long about, due to the small size of the room and in particular for the low ceiling..and also because of the low price compared to other models (as 4722)
consieder also a this: here in Italy (but also in Europe) cinema speaker like this are just really not common, QSC stuff is absolutely non-existent and also JBL pro speaker are very difficult to find in shops.
Prices are much higher here due to shipping and customs rates (I know this well because I was considering the Diy Volt surround speakers after reading cdy's experience, and I would have to add the shipping and a +20% for custom and Vat italian taxes)
for now the lowest price I've found here in Italy is 790 euros = about 930$ shipped each (consider that here the 4722 costs 2230$ each!) and I am preatty sure this is the lowest price in europe
SO I'm really thinking about to buy one, try it at home..... and if it goes well buying the other two and sell all my MK system
the other idea was to go DIY with used Jbl components such as 2226 woofer and 2426 + 2370 horn, hoping for better results, with an external crossover and 3 yamaha P2500s each driving one of the front, or creating a simple low-section such as 3678 with external horn-tweeter like 2426 or 2446
this component I can "easily" found in a concert pro-store a 100km from me, and would costs :
- 2226 used but reconed 200eur/230$ each
- 2246 used but checked 180eur/210$ each
- 2370 horn 90eur/100$ each
it would be to add price of the cabinet (I think 150eur/200$ each) and all the small parts such as reflex, rockwool, and terminals, for about the same price of the 3677, but with preowned material....
(edit... I could also find 3x used 2265hpl for 350eur/380$ each shipped from US)
I was just decided buying the 3677 after the holidays, but today reading Notnyt and Microtech experiences about the results upgrading the 3677... well.... it just made me thinking again about DIY
the problem is that I'm not a Diyer guy and I'm really concerned about waste a lot of time and money for not having the hoped results....while I could go for the easy way with some brand new 3677 (maybe considering in an year or two to change the CD with the 2426)
I've also seen a few guys upgrading their cinema speakers with some JBL SRX-series component...are those that good?
...so any opinion is welcome
sorry for the lenght and my bad english...been quite rusty!