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Is the Jamo D7 Sub worthwhile?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Dimmy, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Dimmy

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    It appears to be THX Ultra 2 certified, which looks like a good sign.

    But I do remember that What Hi-Fi said they didn't like it.

    Is it a descent sub? And is it in 'Servo 15' territory? Found it online for a not-unreasonable £799.

    TIA

    Dimmy :)
     
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    I believe you need to have a pair to achieve THX Ultra 2 certification. I wouldn't trust any comments from What Hifi going by what they think are wonderful subs.:rolleyes: I'm pretty sure someone on the Forum here heard one (or two) and was pretty impressed.

    Review here (dodgy english!)

    http://www.areadvd.de/english/jamo_d_7.shtml
     
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    Yes, I took the What Hi-Fi review with a pinch of salt too, but it's the only review I've read. It's bizzare that they loved the D7 Ultra 2 package as a package, but didn't like the subwoofer by itself...

    And you're right, you do need two for Ultra 2 certification.
     
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    this guy is very very similar to a servo 15..... but Jase is spot on with the thx requiring 2 of them.....

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  5. Dimmy

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    Thanks for the info guys :). Dunno about fitting two in my listening room though, might be a squeeze (unless it's okay to stack these?)?

    That review was extremely dodgy. I thought my english was ambigious!

    I might consider building up the entire D7 package. I'm pretty much settled on these subs now.
     
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    Even so £1,600 for THX Ultra 2 subwoofery is still comparatively cheap.
     
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    Yes, I thought so too. God bless the banner at the top of the AV Forums page :D
     
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    By the end of the summer i hope to have either a front 3 M&K S-150's, hopefully a servo 15 (;) matt), and of course my pair of M&K ss-150's for surround duties.
    But also considering going mad and getting the complete 7.2 system from jamo, i like the 3 way speaker firing concept, for £4250, which really isn't bad value for money, and is completely matched.
    hmm....i will try to get a demo first
    fred
     
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    Fred - I'm not sold on the satellite speakers idea. But the subwoofers certainately looked worthwhile.

    As Ian J says, it's unusual to see THX Ultra 2 subwoofery for £1600.
     
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    TK sold his THX ultra 2 rated sub for £1500 and ive seen a HGS15 for £1200 on another forum...bargins can be had if cash is to hand
     
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    Agreed Respectamonkeee, but that doesn't change the fact that £1600 for brand new Ultra 2 subwoofery is somewhat of a bargain.

    I'm tempted, very tempted, display upgrade may be put back even further...
     
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    Start saving for a car and years of being ripped off by ridiculous petrol and insurance prices. :D

    MuFu.
     
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    already got a car, bro's who is at uni so doesn't use it, so i don't need one and hopefully mum will cover insurance. I really dunno if i can be arsed, i might as well just take rides with my mates.
    Dimmy the Velo HGS15 is probably one of the best subs ever made and most probably better than two servo's...why are you so sold on getting 2 subs?!why not get one of the best single subs?!
    fred
     
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    I do like to buy things 'From New' fred, and only delve into the second hand arena if I simply can't afford a product new, or it's just not available from new anymore.

    Especially with a £1600 purchase.

    I take it you heard, and enjoyed, the HSG15 then fred?
     
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    LOL no but it is your beloved THX ultra 2 spec, one of the very few, and people who have heard it have raved about it. Simply the lowest distortion and deepest bass felt and heard.
    ask anyone who owns one...
    fred
     
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    A badge saying 'THX Ultra' doesn't mean a lot to me fred, it's what the badge implies that I'm interested in.

    And besides, with the Jamo I can buy just one sub for £800, and add the other at a later date, which I'd be looking to do (REALLY need to hurry with this display upgrade!).

    And again, fred, the 'From New' requisite plays an important part in the weighting here.
     
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    Don't get too hung up on specs and salesmen's hype as they don't necessarily tell you the whole picture.

    I had a visitor a couple of days ago who owns a Servo 15 and he listened to my SVS and said that they were very similar in performance. He also said that he had taken his Servo round to a friend's house who owned an HGS-15 and they did some comparisons and there was little, if anything between them either.

    Read the stats on the "Secrets of Home Theater" site on the various sub heavyweight reviews and you will see that the biggest differences (audible or not) are not in the deep bass department at all but higher up the frequency scale and at reference level.
     

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