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Old 29th August 2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Jordan JX92S as surrounds: Overkill?

I'll be using JX92S in the front three channels in a HT setup. Would using the same drivers in the surround be overkill? If so what would you do?

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Old 29th August 2005, 06:09 PM   #2
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I was actually planing to use them in the center and rears.
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Old 29th August 2005, 09:16 PM   #3
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If you can afford them, go for it. IIRC "they" recommend that all five mains are as closely matched as possible for best HT results. Also, listener is supposed to be equidistant from each driver. There's some manual for mastering for 5.1 floating out there, wish I could remember where it was.
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Old 29th August 2005, 09:40 PM   #4
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Having equal speakers in all the channels is not overkill,it is what you should do

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If you don't mind spending that much money on speakers that only have a peripheral (hey this is their description !) role, then go for them and you'll have an homogenous system ; otherwise I'd choose the same type of driver but in an inferior range of price (CSS fr125, Fe127, some TangBands...) to have something coherent with the rest of your install. I'd just keep the surrounds fullrange. Dipole might be good for surrounds.

If you have a limited budget, spend more on the sub, it's a hard part if you want it to be really coherent. I think the JX92S deserve a good refined sub, rather than $$$$$ surround speakers. I designed the front satellites of my home theater and now I don't use the sub anymore when I listen to music, it's so awful ! And I only have TB-W3-871S, not Jordans !

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Old 30th August 2005, 01:35 AM   #6
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If you don't mind spending that much money on speakers that only have a peripheral (hey this is their description !) role, then go for them and you'll have an homogenous system ; otherwise I'd choose the same type of driver but in an inferior range of price (CSS fr125, Fe127, some TangBands...) to have something coherent with the rest of your install. I'd just keep the surrounds fullrange. Dipole might be good for surrounds.

If you have a limited budget, spend more on the sub, it's a hard part if you want it to be really coherent. I think the JX92S deserve a good refined sub, rather than $$$$$ surround speakers. I designed the front satellites of my home theater and now I don't use the sub anymore when I listen to music, it's so awful ! And I only have TB-W3-871S, not Jordans !

Just my 2c

I think MJ Acoustics has a sub specifically for the Jordan drivers made to spec. You can find their link at the Jordan site.

TB-W3-871S seems to be very popular, although they may not be as good as the Jordans, they should be pretty good. No?
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The TB W3-871S are really good for the money. In my home theater they perform pretty good, even used in the front. When I bought them, I mainly wanted to correct the huge non-linearities between the sub and the small satellites I had before. I can say I reached my goal : before, I had +15/-9dB peaks, and now, I have +3/-3 almost everywhere !

Concerning their inner qualitites, they have very good highs, and let appear details I didn't excpect to hear from cheap drivers. They don't have the magic of my FX120 but sound neutral and are clear. Their limit is SPL, but it doesn't matter too much for surrounds which don't have to manage ultra low frequencies.

I cannot say if they could be suitable to complete some Jordans, as I didn't try my FX120 in my HT, but I think they are sufficient for watching movies. If you want 5.1 music on your HT, maybe some Fostex or CSS may be more refined. Don't forget the amplifier AC3 decoder is very important !
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Old 30th August 2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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Thanks all,

I just scored a used pair of JX92S so it's gonna be an all Jordan HT now.
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Old 30th August 2005, 08:41 PM   #9
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The way to go

In 5.1 setup I have egual speakers in all channels(do not use center though).

Now I'm thinking of getting JX92s for stereo listening only.
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Sure you'll have a nice HT system now !
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