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deal is back [CA, AZ, WA, GA, NV, TX Fry's B&M only] pair of JBL Studio 230 6.5" speakers tax included $299.95

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edit- Deal is back, $299 at amazon and jbl direct, where it's free shipping and no tax again depending on your shipping address (eg free ship no tax to TX). Tough to beat these bookshelf speakers for the price. Maybe q300's if you like that signature



When I picked up the $127 Denon receiver deal from Fry's yesterday, I noticed their JBL Studio 230 bookshelf speakers were $299 a pair, in store. They are $399 on Fry's website, & most everywhere else.

I didn't know about no tax until I saw that my invoice read "Tax paid by MP", but found details on their website, that with 500 random items at frys, there is no tax, or tax is included in price in California, Arizona, Washington, Georgia, Nevada and Texas. I know there is a poster here who gets mad about us taking advantage of no tax deals, apologies in advance to that guy. Maybe taxes are still paid, but paid by frys? Hope that's some consolation.

I further regret that those without frys, outside the above states are excluded. Wish their was a regional hot deals subforum or something, so not to waste everyone else's time. But if you are in the market for these speakers and can't get in on this deal, amazon and jbl direct both occasionally have them for this price too. Probably again by BF.


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These are really good speakers.
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I believe they have been $299 in store for a while. The 220s are $199.

Both are pretty bright speakers too.
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Who the hell gets mad for NOT paying taxes?!!

I get so envious when other states have no sales tax and here in CA everything does...even certain food/produce sometimes gets taxed Frown
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this or jbl 305?
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^I desperately wanted to go lsr308's instead, but had no way to control their volume. Not too many cheap receivers have variable pre outs, mine don't & neither does my tv. Best solution I found was a box on wire like jbl nano patch, or preamp like zpre2 by parasound.
Just settled for these instead. I'm certain those 8" monitors would be better, maybe the 305's too.


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Who the hell gets mad for NOT paying taxes?!!

This guy kind of does (quotes from the past few threads he's discussed it in):


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This is incorrect and illegal.

Not paying a retailer the sales tax does nothing to remove the legal obligation to pay the state use tax on your taxes instead.

The money goes for healthcare and other good causes so ya, I'm correcting the glee over not paying the help for others when buying a luxury item especially.
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You still legally and morally owe the tax, on your income taxes as use tax.

This is why we need to eliminate internet no-tax sales.
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Because I'm actually informed, and you're not.

You think politicians are all debating the issue of the lost sales taxes because they don't realize what you do, they're actually getting all those taxes.

Except one study found 94% of online buyers are tax cheats on these purchases.
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You morally and legally owe tax ANYWHERE you buy it - on your income taxes at least.
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You'd still owe the sales tax, morally and legally. Show a little patriotism and pay the tax you owe.

But i don't think this one is going to set off his "no taxes" deal alert, because (as I've learned from craig234 himself actually) when you get out of paying pay taxes in-store, someone IS actually paying them. The store I guess. So I think we're good here.
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^I desperately wanted to go lsr308's instead, but had no way to control their volume. Not too many cheap receivers have variable pre outs, mine don't & neither does my tv. Best solution I found was a box on wire like jbl nano patch, or preamp like zpre2 by parasound.
Just settled for these instead. I'm certain those 8" monitors would be better, maybe the 305's too.
For stereo near-field listening the 8" monitors probably would be better. In a living room environment/surround use I would rather have these.
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For stereo near-field listening the 8" monitors probably would be better. In a living room environment/surround use I would rather have these.
Why would you say that? The 8" driver of the LSR308 would be better suited for a larger (living room) listening environment than the smaller 230. Unless you mean that since you're doing multi channel, it would be easier to place the smaller 230 speaker all over the room vs. the larger LSR308's?
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Why would you say that? The 8" driver of the LSR308 would be better suited for a larger (living room) listening environment than the smaller 230. Unless you mean that since you're doing multi channel, it would be easier to place the smaller 230 speaker all over the room vs. the larger LSR308's?
I'm just guessing it's because 308 is a studio monitor, designed for near field listening, while the 230s are a home theater speaker designed to be used in a large room, they are also a little bright to be used near field from what I've read.
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For stereo near-field listening the 8" monitors probably would be better. In a living room environment/surround use I would rather have these.
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Why would you say that? The 8" driver of the LSR308 would be better suited for a larger (living room) listening environment than the smaller 230. Unless you mean that since you're doing multi channel, it would be easier to place the smaller 230 speaker all over the room vs. the larger LSR308's?
Appreciate the support sirdan, in this, my time period of buyers remorse. It is in a L.R. environment.

Ultimately though I have to agree with T.M.oL.M.'s assessment. After listening to them here all day now, music,shows and movies, they are freaking awesome no doubt overall, but are massively lacking in bass in particular compared to infinity beta 20's (similar 6.5" bookshelves that do NOT need subwoofer support). JUst a familiar point of refernce for me.
Still keeping them, as the mids, highs, dispersion (aren't so aware that sound is coming from spots left and right, but huge soundstage, hear sound coming from the center where no speaker is), imaging seems to separate every instrument & can hear so many details I haven't heard before, they're bright and clear without being fatiguing at all, all so great to make up for it overall. Coming from andrew jojnes budget pioneers incredible upgrade. But does need subwoofer even for music.

I say all that to say that I'm certain the lsr308's would NOT falter in that regard, idk about their waveguide action matching up, but more than certain their bass would be incredible. Not need a sub as bad. Still, its okay, i can make up the difference and then some with a cheap diy sub, but just so everyone knows, don't expect much bass from these 230's, not even for 6.5v bookshelf standards.
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Denon receiver for 127 ...OP ...I missed it
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^I desperately wanted to go lsr308's instead, but had no way to control their volume. Not too many cheap receivers have variable pre outs, mine don't & neither does my tv. Best solution I found was a box on wire like jbl nano patch, or preamp like zpre2 by parasound.
Just settled for these instead. I'm certain those 8" monitors would be better, maybe the 305's too.





This guy kind of does (quotes from the past few threads he's discussed it in):













But i don't think this one is going to set off his "no taxes" deal alert, because (as I've learned from craig234 himself actually) when you get out of paying pay taxes in-store, someone IS actually paying them. The store I guess. So I think we're good here.
I went to my local Fry's store , they said they do not pay the TAX on this JBL Studio 230. Speakers sounded good though.
There other speakers on in-store deal. I liked Klipsch RP-160M which are also on sale for 384$ and the rep waived off TAX on them.. so I chose the Klpsch speakers over these.
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^I desperately wanted to go lsr308's instead, but had no way to control their volume. Not too many cheap receivers have variable pre outs, mine don't & neither does my tv. Best solution I found was a box on wire like jbl nano patch, or preamp like zpre2 by parasound.
Just settled for these instead. I'm certain those 8" monitors would be better, maybe the 305's too.





This guy kind of does (quotes from the past few threads he's discussed it in):













But i don't think this one is going to set off his "no taxes" deal alert, because (as I've learned from craig234 himself actually) when you get out of paying pay taxes in-store, someone IS actually paying them. The store I guess. So I think we're
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I went to my local Fry's store , they said they do not pay the TAX on this JBL Studio 230. Speakers sounded good though.
There other speakers on in-store deal. I liked Klipsch RP-160M which are also on sale for 384$ and the rep waived off TAX on them.. so I chose the Klpsch speakers over these.
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I went to my local Fry's store , they said they do not pay the TAX on this JBL Studio 230. Speakers sounded good though.
There other speakers on in-store deal. I liked Klipsch RP-160M which are also on sale for 384$ and the rep waived off TAX on them.. so I chose the Klpsch speakers over these.
Nice find, I think those will be a significant step above. Horns, and metal woofers vs. plastic.
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Dammit after listening to them more thinking I prefer the sony cores! Too bad, the jbl's are nicer in every other way, looks, build quality, nicer materials that complex waveguide.

THink the sony core has a little crisper highs and definitely hit lower harder... this going to be tough.
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