JBL ES30s

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by Anarchist420, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Anarchist420

    Anarchist420 Diamond Member

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    Are they a good replacement for my infinity P163s? Do they have good mid range for the price?

    They have less sensitivity and that shouldn't be a problem since I don't need to hear them 150 feet away.

    I love my HK3490 the thing is amazing, I just haven't loved the p163s that much because they don't accept banana plugs and they aren't that good at low volume. They're also a little bass heavy for my liking.

    Fortunately, I have some BJC cables with locking banana plugs on both ends that they ultrasonically welded so I can't wait for my ES30s to arrive.

    Also, if anyone wants to buy my P163s... they're for sale on AT FS/T. I haven't bumped that thread's ass in a while though.
     
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    You need to learn more about 5-way binding posts.


    But yes, mid range JBL bookshelf speakers should sound better than entry-level Infinity bookshelf speakers. Otherwise even Harman might have reservations about charging three times as much for them.
     
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    @ CallMeJoe: Thank you:)

    I'm a little, just a little skeptical as to whether the mids will be significantly better though.
     
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    Direct contact is good, but the problem is that neither my dad nor I nor even the guy at ACE could get the wire stripped anywhere near perfectly so I've got to be losing something there.
     
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    ? how hard is it to strip wires??? just don't touch the copper directly with your finger. Wear some gloves for the twisting.
     
  6. CallMeJoe

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    Pull the plastic plug out of the center of the post, then contemplate the banana jack revealed...
     
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    Anarchist420 Diamond Member

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    There is no banana jack on the P163s, it accepts bare wire only.
     
  8. Childs

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    I accidentally bought one (thought I was buying a pair :rolleyes: ), and it had banana jacks.

    Maybe you need to remove the caps:

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    I just realized I have the P162s. sorry about that.
     
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    Yeah, I saw your post in FS/FT. The pic above is of a P162.
     
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    How do you remove them? I can't get them out buy pinching them.

    I feel like a dumbass for not realizing that they could be removed, but the fact that they're in there so tight by default would make anyone wonder what the hell they are.

    NVM: I got them out.:)
     
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    use a knife, thats what i normally use, or a nail clipper. you just have to get something under the lip and pop them out
     
  13. Howard

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    Had the same problem too (for about 15 minutes) before I realized the caps could come out. They should not be there anyway.