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JBL Studio 1 series 180 & 190 tower speakers $129.99/$169 each @newegg.com

MIX MASTER ICE 925 March 9, 2013 at 12:01 PM in Computers (6) More Newegg Deals
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Lowest prices to date from newegg on these tower speakers. Sales prices thru 3/10/13.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882665155

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882665154

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Thanks OP in for 2 --190’s

JBL Studio 1 Series Studio 190 Home Audio Speaker (Single) for a low $152.99 Free Shipping after Coupon Code: "VMEPROMOMAR13" and checkout with V.me by Vis
JBL Studio 180 6.5" Floorstanding Loudspeaker (SINGLE) for a low $116.99 Free Shipping after Coupon Code: "VMEPROMOMAR13" and checkout with V.me by Visa. Tax in CA, NJ, TN. This is $60 less than the next best price from a reputable merchant.
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I've gone crazy. Ordered a pair of 180's and a 120center. Total $305.97 after the VMEPROMOMAR13 promo code. Code saved me 34 bucks, which is what pushed me over the edge to order. Thanks, jcjcace for the heads up...or should I be blaming you...lol. Looks like my Polk Monitor 50 SII are going back to side surround duty in my rec-room. Not sure what fate the CS1 will have....maybe cast to craigslist.
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Are these better than the jbl es80s?
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Quote from MikeM3863 View Post :
Are these better than the jbl es80s?
For what it's worth, toptenreviews website have the Studio 180 rated quite a bit higher than the ES80. 7.85 compared to 5.75.
http://floor-standing-speakers.to...eview.html

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Now I went and ordered the JBL Studio 120 Thanks Mix Master Ice now I owe you one.
Hope the 190’s are good I also went with the Yamaha RX-V473 at $248 the other day.
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Now I went and ordered the JBL Studio 120 Thanks Mix Master Ice now I owe you one.
Hope the 190’s are good I also went with the Yamaha RX-V473 at $248 the other day.
You can't go wrong with Yamaha receivers. I had the 471 for a while and enjoyed it.Big Grin
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Got my JBL 180's and 120c today. Hooked up the 180's and right away noticed a vibration noise while listening to "Heaven Nor Hell" by Volbeat. At first I thought it was something near the speaker vibrating on the stand it sits next to. Finally figured out it was coming from within the cabinet of the speaker. Sounded like it was coming from the area of the mid-range speaker, which I believe JBL touts as being in it's own enclosure within the cabinet. The other speaker didn't make the exact same type of noise, but did make a slight rattle noise when deeper bass notes were hit, again from the same area where the mid-range speaker is located.

Contacted Newegg by phone and the rep was very nice and issued the RMA with return shipping labels sent to my email. Full refund, and no return shipping charge. Never even opened the center channel. The speakers had a nice sound to them, but vibrations and rattles in the cabinet right out of the box is unacceptable. My Polk Monitor 50 SII that these were going to replace sound very similar and are rock solid. Lesson learned......stick with Polk.
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I had the opposite experience - mine arrived in great shape with no rattle, being pushed pretty well both by music and movies. I met the UPS truck and took the boxes the last 100' to prevent that "end of route drop". I wouldn't put any loose parts on JBL per se as a I'm sure there is a certain confidence level the designers aimed for with respect to shipping survivability.

Past that statement, the speakers sound great, but I'm listening in isolation as that I don't have anything else right now to do a direct side-by-side test. So YMMV.

For the $129.99 - $13.00 for the V.me promo - a steal. And they're back at that price. When these speakers were at this same price (granted, in a combo) a year ago, it was a frontpage deal. The 120C really improved my movie experience (I had a Polk RM6750 set previously); and I'm listening to FLAC files constantly now via my media server.
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Quote from MichaelM1663 View Post :
I had the opposite experience - mine arrived in great shape with no rattle, being pushed pretty well both by music and movies. I met the UPS truck and took the boxes the last 100' to prevent that "end of route drop". I wouldn't put any loose parts on JBL per se as a I'm sure there is a certain confidence level the designers aimed for with respect to shipping survivability.

Past that statement, the speakers sound great, but I'm listening in isolation as that I don't have anything else right now to do a direct side-by-side test. So YMMV.

For the $129.99 - $13.00 for the V.me promo - a steal. And they're back at that price. When these speakers were at this same price (granted, in a combo) a year ago, it was a frontpage deal. The 120C really improved my movie experience (I had a Polk RM6750 set previously); and I'm listening to FLAC files constantly now via my media server.
I bet you have some internal noise and you just haven't noticed it yet. Certain songs didn't have a problem. It's with certain notes that the vibration noise could be heard. Put on some thumping bass and turn it up a little, then put your ear close to the cabinet at mid-range speaker level. I bet you hear a slight rattle from the enclosure. Seems like a poor design and the speakers in general looked very cheap. I wouldn't be able to recommend these to anybody who was looking for tower speakers.
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I am torn between JBL ES 80, JBL Studio 190, Polk 65T and Sony SF7000 for fronts. They all come in $130-$150 price range. Not Sure which one is best among them, was not able to find any comparison from any good source. My first preference is ES80, they look solid and have good reviews on amazon. Any Help ??
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I bet you have some internal noise and you just haven't noticed it yet. Certain songs didn't have a problem. It's with certain notes that the vibration noise could be heard. Put on some thumping bass and turn it up a little, then put your ear close to the cabinet at mid-range speaker level. I bet you hear a slight rattle from the enclosure. Seems like a poor design and the speakers in general looked very cheap. I wouldn't be able to recommend these to anybody who was looking for tower speakers.
Nope, no rattle. Confused

That being said, the vinyl woodgrain does indeed look pretty cheap. Then again, vinyl woodgrain looks cheap regardless of the cost paid.
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Well I hope they work out for you. Just be sure to check them again before your return window is closed. They did sound pretty good from what I heard from them, but those flaws in my pair were unacceptable.
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have had the 190 pair + 120 center. best speakers i've ever owned

Sony's are crap. i dont know what person in right might think about purchasing sony speakers (coming from a person who owns 90% sony gadgets from TV's to Computers to clock radio)
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Quote from MIX MASTER ICE View Post :
Well I hope they work out for you. Just be sure to check them again before your return window is closed. They did sound pretty good from what I heard from them, but those flaws in my pair were unacceptable.
I bought the 180's last year for $115 each from wwstereo.com. Plenty of others did over at the avsforums too and compared them to their equipment, Polk, PSB, among other I can't rememeber - someone even replaced his Axiom M80 ($1500/pr) towers with the 190's and preferred them, but he was admittedly getting tired of the sound of the M80's. Everyone I remember posting about them was very impressed for the price, they're great towers for the price we're paying. Sound quality is and always has been personal and subjective as we all know however.

Further, I and no one else noticed any rattle or vibration in the midrange, having lived with mine for a year and gotten my ears inches close to drivers when I notice distortion/noise in a recording cause I'm anal. Something was defective about your pair unfortunately. Bad driver/mount, loose wiring, loose something, could be anything.

The fact that they look so.. weird is attributed to why they didn't sell well over here and subsequently dropped price. They're still doing superb over in EU though, at market price.
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