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Offline BobsYourUncle

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« on: June 10, 2019, 11:14:36 PM »
Over the years I have experienced and owned various jamo speakers in the from of a few sattekite speaker sets, s506 and s608.
All of the above left me with the impression of these being average and a little expensive for what you got in terms of sound quality.
I have ofcoarse heard the d590 before and that was impressive but near the top of what they offer.
I migrated from the jamo s608 to other speakers from monitor audio, B&W, Paradigm tannoy and a few others, all of which out performed the jamos in most ways except for some of them not matching the jamo s608 on bass performance.
Various amps were used with them all and some sounded better with some speakers and some amps sounded better with others.

Enter the jamo c607
Not the best speaker I've ever owned, but, a huge step up in sound quality over the studio series. More refined than my paradigm reference studio 100, and no, not as good as my Monitor Audio gs20s were but thats not a fair comparison, I sold those as I was downsizing otherwise I would've kept those probably forever even though the piano black annoyed the hell out of me.
I didn't expect much from these at all but they seriously suprised me after my experience in owning a few of their studio offerings.
Not the last speaker I'll ever own, but for now they will take up the spot on my lounge. I'm just really enjoying these.
The vinyl wrap of these is really good aswell.
This is not meant to be a review or a comparison, rather, just an experience of mine after basically writing the brand off as mediocre when it comes to speakers the guy on the street can afford.
These will be replacing my monitor audio silver 4i as my main speakers.

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Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Jamo
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 04:47:55 AM »
Agreed. I always said the C series you mention are underrated. I have owned many of them, and still have a pair. If I could find a set of 809’s I’d be thrilled.

The S series are definitely lower down the ratings scale.

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Offline Andile

Re: Jamo
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 07:36:20 AM »
That's the reason I kept my C605's  :groovy:

The C series should be among Jamo flagships.
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Offline antonsa

Re: Jamo
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 12:32:03 PM »
i have the d590's.. amazing speakers. can be bought used for between 5-10k typically or in that region.

for those of you that dont know. you can buy the d590 brand new at the moment, jamo are offering it to celerbrate their 25th anniversary edition.

equiv of about 30k though

Offline ramonw

Re: Jamo
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 08:36:17 PM »
ive never owned jamo speakers but i would LOVE a set of the c603's in the dark apple finish.

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Re: Jamo
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 07:26:24 AM »
I have a set of C603's, really nice speakers. I also have a pair of rare CBR1702's. They were advertised as monitors from the early 80's. Midrange and treble a good step up from the C600 series. They are very efficient and sound very dynamic. One member on a danish forum has them as well as the Concert 11 and say they are some of Jamo's best.

I don't have a  pair of C605 or C607 to compare the bass with the CBR1702 but the CBR has a very unique style of bass. Quite dry.

I would love to import some of the J-series vintage models that can be found on Marktplaats.

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Re: Jamo
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 08:12:39 AM »
Interesting read

I have had limited Jamo Exposure but can say that I really liked the older 707 and for me their best has always been the Concert 8.Brilliant speaker  :2c:

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Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Jamo
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 09:37:13 AM »
In the topic of older Jamo... this is the crossover inside one of my Oriels, removes to check for any dry joints and replace the seal. I don’t have small hands. Massive and heavy!

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