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It still looks like a giant asshole on a stand
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First off, this deal happens around the same time every summer. So don't feel rushed to go out and buy right now if you're on the fence. Search SD history for JBL 580 and you'll see it's an annual sale.

If you just want a good value floorstander and don't want to research much, I'd suggest save the money, get the JBL 580 (instead of the 590), and use the extra cash to get a good center channel.

If you're fortunate to have a secure, well-paying job during these difficult times, and are particular about quality, I'd skip this annual sale and move one level higher than Infinity/JBL. Hunt for local deals on the used marketplace for higher-end labels like Paradigm, Axiom, and B&W. Read AVS Forum, watch YT, stop by a high-end audio store and learn what is out there.

I'd invest in a mint condition pair of Paradigm Studio 100 v4/v5, and pair the towers with a CC-690 center channel, considered one of the finest center channels made. The trio is massive and isn't meant for small apts or condos. The speakers show up from time to time on CL/fleebay, and if you negotiate locally with a motivated seller, you can get two premium floorstanding towers and the kickass center channel for $1500-1800. I started with Klipsch when I got my first job out of college and outgrew them in a few years. I upgraded to Paradigm and haven't looked back.

The JBL 500 series is not a bad speaker, but I'd still consider it a gateway and not a forever speaker. Sort of like buying a house. You'll learn quite a bit from the first house and wise up over time.

Not hating on JBL, but there are definitely better options for near the same money. They don't happen to always be brand new, shipped straight to your home. If you are willing to hunt for higher-end speakers on the used marketplace, that's the real way to find value and nice quality speakers that you are much more likely to hold onto for many years. Better to research, not rush, and only spend money for nice quality things once.
I bought Studio 60s, CC-590 and Studio 20s 10 years ago. I still love them. I was really thinking to move up to the next big thing. Do you have recommendations for me?
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It still looks like a giant asshole on a stand
Yeah, these don't even begin the glance over at my phone WAF test. I can get leniency on some masculine looks black bricks, but not these. I wish more speaker companies took aesthetics into account.
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Getting dizzy with all these different speakers on sale recently... I jumped on the Infinity R263, so far happy with it (mostly classical music). But wondering how much improvement (if any) extra $100 each will buy...
I have had my 263's for a week and already blew one with a brand new Pioneer 5.1 receiver pushing 140 watts per channel. they sound great but damn that sucks.
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Go with JBLs for sure.
Have you actually listened to both?
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Thank you..only thing holding me back is their look..🤔Also my primary use is music.
Fwiw to anyone who also wants primary use to be music, when I added external amplification beyond AVR, that step improved sound quality drastically. And when I took the AVR out of the music loop entirely by feeding the external amp a DAC, it made a marginal but distinct improvement as well.

But the amp -- that was huge. My perspective on AVR changed a bit when I heard the difference.
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Fwiw to anyone who also wants primary use to be music, when I added external amplification beyond AVR, that step improved sound quality drastically. And when I took the AVR out of the music loop entirely by feeding the external amp a DAC, it made a marginal but distinct improvement as well.

But the amp -- that was huge. My perspective on AVR changed a bit when I heard the difference.
Which AVR are you using to drive r263? I have been thinking about emotiva basx 300
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Somebody should hop on this...I got a pair last sale and they're amazing
Which bay?
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Fwiw to anyone who also wants primary use to be music, when I added external amplification beyond AVR, that step improved sound quality drastically. And when I took the AVR out of the music loop entirely by feeding the external amp a DAC, it made a marginal but distinct improvement as well.

But the amp -- that was huge. My perspective on AVR changed a bit when I heard the difference.
I have the r263s and c263 and two pairs of 162(not hooked up yet).. they sound phenomenal already! I think it's that special flat speaker that made a difference vocally and with referencing string instruments. It sounds so much tighter and clear. Not crispy like it's too bright but super clear. I'm so pleased I bought a violin and guitar to practice!😅 And I come from listening to rap, because I grew up with big ol Kenwood LR that had boom. Honestly, the infinity package I got is reviving my soul and love of music again. I can listen for hours, live concerts like slightly Stoopid presented by Chong or bill Evans, Charlie munger, or Glasper with jazz i would have probably skipped with my old Yamaha htib piano black set but playing these makes it come alive. literally pulled in like when you walk by talented musicians doing their thing and you just have to stop and listen even if you're five minutes late... But what you described sounds doable, I just don't get what you mean. Is there a schematic. I'm not up to date with the tech behind what you said. Please point me in the right direction. Thanks.
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I have had my 263's for a week and already blew one with a brand new Pioneer 5.1 receiver pushing 140 watts per channel. they sound great but damn that sucks.
I hope to God I don't do this to mine! I pushed them hard af already with a plain old Yamaha amp and shitty wire and they didn't flinch but it was short runs. I ordered 14awg and banana plugs but just couldn't resist trying them out already. I hope you get your speakers fixed and serviced and am sorry to hear you are going through this. I would be sad too. I'm sure all will be well, my fellow infinity friend. Any ideas how this could occur so I can be more preventative?
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I might be the only one that actually thinks the jbl design is slick. It bold and not disguised or subtle. It definitely makes a statement like hanging a large abstract canvas that becomes the vortex of the room and there's no wanting to hide it. , That being said, I had my eye on these sleek jbl offerings because they just look like they will blow ones expectations away, paired with their sub. I went with the infinity sale starting with the center that really drew me in and imo look great without the covers and easily toned down with, due to timing and price. Overall am quite pleased and I have a Klipsch sub. Hopefully am not missing much without the matching infinity sub. If it wasn't for that sale, I'd probably get myself into trouble financially building up a set with these but if I could have, I would have.
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Every time the 520c goes on sale, it breaks my heart.

I have the 580s for L and R but the slot below the TV in our entertainment center for the center channel speaker is only 20.5" wide and the specs for the 520c show 21 7/8" wide. No room to put the center anywhere else. I've had to settle for a lesser JBL center. At this price, I'd be willing to buy one and plane the left and right side panels (and maybe even the cabinet" if I thought I could get the needed inch and 3/8s. It just doesn't look like there is enough there to take away. It does look like the widest part of the speaker only goes back an inch or so before it angles inward. I might be able to cut off the widest part and replace that portion of the side with some plywood without greatly impacting the internal volume. Crazy, I know.

Anyone have one of these and any suggestions for low impact mods that could make it fit?
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This is one of the last design involving great JBL engineers like Greg Timbers,Dr Toole, Jerry Moro,Sean Olive etc. Most of these people left or got laid off during the the Paliwal shit show. The studio 5 series in the poor cousin of JBL M2 & JBL 4367.
Sadly, I don't think JBL will release a better speaker than M2 or 4367 in near future unless Samsung has a major rethink.
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I've read that the Studio 520C center can be overpowered by the 580 or 590s.

Does anyone own both and have an opinion?
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i got these for 228 ea with a 30% off coupon , two separate purchases.
where you get coupon from?
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