Are these decent home audio speakers?

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  1. Eclipsed830

    Eclipsed830 Active Member

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    Also looking at the Infinitiy Primus 360's.
     
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    i dig JBL....always thought they had a really good sound. one of the more popular pro audio speaker brands that i've seen. If i had access to JBLs when I bought my polks, i would've bought the JBLs over the polks.
     
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    are those the 80s? they sound pretty decent
     
  5. Ronin

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    jbls are pretty good for the money
     
  6. Harry V. Gina

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    Thats too much. I had those two of those JBL Stadium's, two JBL Monitor bookshelf speakers, and a JBL center channel for 540 bucks.

    Im getting these basicly at cost, directly from JBL. Other brands I can do this with is Infinity and Harmon Karmon.
     
  8. Ronin

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    do you work for the harman corporation or something?
     
  9. Ry4n

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    probably works for a retailer that sells JBL. Best Buy folks get the same deal on H/K, JBL and Infinity.
     
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    Something like that. ;)
     
  11. twistid

    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    that's because those 3 are the same company... my guess is he either knows someone, or is dealing with a rep(which means it's 10 to 15% over cost.).
     
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    I just checked my discount on them... $142.50 each. That about right Eclipsed?

    :wavey:
     
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    i'd get the Beta50's. They are alot better than the Primus line. (CMMD vs. MMD)
     
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    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    Revel? :x:
     
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    Im pretty sure Best Buy discount is 5% over cost, which is not bad at all
     
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    Yeah, but the Beta is substantially more than the Primus line.

    The Primus 360 is actually a quite good tower speaker. Stereophile reviewed it a while back and had really good things to say about it. If I were you, I would get the Primus 360.
     
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    just because its not on the internet doesn't mean that it's a bad speaker. I'd get them if you like them.
     
  18. Ronin

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    :ugh:

    you are nearing IL worthyness
     
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  19. Ronin

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    :ugh:

    i checked ur age expecting to see 14 but i saw 27 and now i just pity your ignorance
     
  20. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Are you trying to say you trust your ears so little that you must rely purely on other people subjective opinions on a piece of equipment before listening to it? That's just sad for something as subjective as sound. If your ears are that poor I wouldn't bother buying hi-fi equipment in the first place.

    If it sounds great TO YOU then it's worth it TO YOU. All the opinions of all the people on avsforum.com, diyaudio.com, etc. are nil if what sounds great to them doesn't sound great to you. And it's very often that a person's taste in speakers is unique amongst others.
     
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    that's truely sad
     
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    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    I agree and disagree with this idea. Often times it is impossible to accurately judge a speaker for yourself because all you have to go on is an in store audition, which is obviously bad because it's not your room, and the speakers are often poorly set up and with equipment/music different than your own. Online reports are good for getting an idea of the general quality of a product, as well as for getting some idea of its basic sound characteristics. If 20 people on a review site say that the JBL speakers tend to be a bit bass heavy, then it's likely that they probably are to some extent.

    Ultimately, however, it comes down to your own personal taste.
     
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    i think that you can get a fairly decent analysis in-store, especially if the store has the same brand of equipment you use. For instance, i have a Yamaha receiver, I would try to audition speakers at a store that has yamaha equip so that i may get some idea of what the spkrs will sound like on my equip. I will agree that it would indeed be very hard to replicate the sound of your own house in the store. But i think that a certain level of acceptability is able to be attained in-store.
     
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    Well said. example: everyone at my shop loves Diamond Audio. Subs, Speakers, Amps, all of it. I listen to a lot of rap, and think DA subs are the worst sounding subs ever for rap. They just can't handle the impact and carry through of stuff like Lil Jon, Bad Boy South, and other various Southern Rap. so it's all up to what you think about the speakers.
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I also agree that online reports are great for getting general guidelines, but what sounds good in one person's home may sound terrible in anothers. You are also right about what it sounds like in a store showroom. However, many local hi-fi stores will let you "rent" the speakers to make sure they work well in your setup. If not, try something else from them.

    I apologize if I made it seem like I meant that everyone's tastes are polar opposites, they of course are not.
     

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