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

MIX MASTER ICE 959 March 9, 2013 at 01:01 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

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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.
It sounds like you got a defective pair unfortunately. I've had the 190's since the WW stereo deal awhile ago, and they are a fantastic deal for what Newegg is charging for them. For the price, they are even better then the new Pioneer towers for the time being. I'm also interested in the newest Polk 3 way and 4 way they have on sale.

My friend has the 180s, but they don't sound as good as the 190s do. There are no audible internal vibrations on my 190s, but we didn't check on the 180s.
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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.
I believe part of the problem with the 180's was my Onkyo receiver. It produces much more bass than my previous Yamaha receivers. If I were listening to these speakers through a Yamaha receiver it probably wouldn't have been as noticeable. I do believe the one with the higher pitched vibration was defective, but the other one didn't have this issue. The other one did have a little rattle coming from the enclosure of the mid-range speaker when the bass was hitting hard. I think that's not as noticeable and just a flaw in the design. I would find it hard to believe that I got the only two speakers out of the thousands of this model that had these issues. Anyway, hopefully those who picked these up have no issues with them going forward.
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I believe part of the problem with the 180's was my Onkyo receiver. It produces much more bass than my previous Yamaha receivers. If I were listening to these speakers through a Yamaha receiver it probably wouldn't have been as noticeable. I do believe the one with the higher pitched vibration was defective, but the other one didn't have this issue. The other one did have a little rattle coming from the enclosure of the mid-range speaker when the bass was hitting hard. I think that's not as noticeable and just a flaw in the design. I would find it hard to believe that I got the only two speakers out of the thousands of this model that had these issues. Anyway, hopefully those who picked these up have no issues with them going forward.
I'm powering my two off a HK3490 stereo receiver, and I push them damn hard when watching movies/music as I've recently moved out of the apartment into a house and have much more freedom with my volume control. Never heard a negative thing except when I use low quality music.

If just the one had a midrange rattle, and not the other one with the other problem, how can this be a design flaw inherent in the product? When doing quality testing on speakers the manufactures often push the speaker to their limits, far harder than we the consumer do. I'd assume they'd have caught such a flaw. I think you got unlucky and got a pair of boxes with one too many drops during shipping, or a dozen other things that can result in a defective product.
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I'm powering my two off a HK3490 stereo receiver, and I push them damn hard when watching movies/music as I've recently moved out of the apartment into a house and have much more freedom with my volume control. Never heard a negative thing except when I use low quality music.

If just the one had a midrange rattle, and not the other one with the other problem, how can this be a design flaw inherent in the product? When doing quality testing on speakers the manufactures often push the speaker to their limits, far harder than we the consumer do. I'd assume they'd have caught such a flaw. I think you got unlucky and got a pair of boxes with one too many drops during shipping, or a dozen other things that can result in a defective product.
The rattle was noticeable in both. The higher pitched vibration, which was more noticeable, was on just one of them. It's kind of odd that there is a separate enclosure inside the cabinet for the mid-range. I would really be interested to see the inside of the cabinet and how the enclosure is designed and held in place. Boxes and speakers themselves had no signs of distress or rough handling. Might have been extremely unlucky, but doubtful. Wasn't worth it for me to take another chance on a pair with all the shipping process involved with heavy, bulky speakers.
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