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View Full Version : New JBL Speaker System Competes For Your Dollar

Brendan Goetz
05-31-2006, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://reviews.cnet.com/JBL_SCS145_5S/4505-7868_7-31531987.html?subj=fdba&part=rss&tag=MR_Search+Results' target='_blank'>http://reviews.cnet.com/JBL_SCS145_5S/4505-7868_7-31531987.html?subj=fdba&part=rss&tag=MR_Search+Results</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The JBL SCS145.5S is one of the most compact Surround Cinema Speaker (SCS) packages we've seen from the company. The system's silver plastic sats stand a mere 4.5 inches tall and don't look all that different from the sort we find with entry-level home-theater-in-a-box systems. However, they sound considerably better--the little guys can rock. The JBL SCS145.5S system owes its muscle to a 100-watt, 8-inch subwoofer. The six-piece system carries a $400 list price, but it's widely available for under $300 (and a lot less) online. For a complete JBL 5.1 system, that's an awfully good deal--especially if you don't have the space or budget for a more upscale system."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/31531987-2-300-overview-1.gif" /> <br /><br />This seems like a pretty decent speaker set, but from everything I have read, Logitech rules this market right now. I think for about the same price you can get a Logitech system with better bass and more volume that is more or less the same size. I am a Klipsch man myself. Iíve had my 4.1 system for about 6 years and havenít seen a need to replace it. Still, JBL has a solid reputation for audio, so they might be a company to watch in this market.