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I can understand that feeling. I sort of like the idea of you getting the JBLs, though. I would love to hear a review from someone I know.

 

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There are a couple of youtube videos where they are being demoed. With good headphones you get a pretty idea of what their signature is like. Tight, punchy, well defined bass. Seems to go deeper than it ought - which makes me wonder if they put a bump in the FR. Mids are clear and open, but you don't get the nice snap of a snare like you do with a good horn system. The very top sounds fine. Anyone that can't get a tweeter right these days needs to go out of business.

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I have the Classics and set up a fan page dedicated to them. 

 

jbl-l100classic.com

 

For me, they are by far the best speakers I've had in my home (25 years of buying and selling). These are end game for me. Some speakers I've had in the past - Audio Physic, Gallo, Magnapan, Theil, ProAc, Totem, Acoustic Energy, Usher, Golden Ear, Polk, Paradigm,  REL and JL subwoofers to try and help the low end and numerous other forgettable Hi Fi favorites. IMHO they're an outright steal at 4k. I'd put them up against DeVore and Harbeth any day. And those sell for 2-3 times as much. 

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2 hours ago, Fruff76 said:

I have the Classics and set up a fan page dedicated to them. 

 

jbl-l100classic.com

 

For me, they are by far the best speakers I've had in my home (25 years of buying and selling). These are end game for me. Some speakers I've had in the past - Audio Physic, Gallo, Magnapan, Theil, ProAc, Totem, Acoustic Energy, Usher, Golden Ear, Polk, Paradigm,  REL and JL subwoofers to try and help the low end and numerous other forgettable Hi Fi favorites. IMHO they're an outright steal at 4k. I'd put them up against DeVore and Harbeth any day. And those sell for 2-3 times as much. 

Sounds like you never owned a Klipsch speaker before. Would you like to try a pair of Klipsch before you say "end game"?

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21 minutes ago, 314carpenter said:

Sounds like you never owned a Klipsch speaker before. Would you like to try a pair of Klipsch before you say "end game"?

Sure, but I’m pretty content. 

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Those who grew up with horns like myself would probably pull their hair out if it were no longer an option, you just can't duplicate the live concert sound and impact they create with DR's.

 

Have i heard other systems that i like that were not horn loaded ? Sure, but not something i would have in my home for any length of time including any JBL product.

 

All a matter of preference from one to another, i recommend you judge with your own ears and don't rely on others to do the judging for you.

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53 minutes ago, jason str said:

Those who grew up with horns like myself would probably pull their hair out if it were no longer an option, you just can't duplicate the live concert sound and impact they create with DR's.

 

Have i heard other systems that i like that were not horn loaded ? Sure, but not something i would have in my home for any length of time including any JBL product.

 

All a matter of preference from one to another, i recommend you judge with your own ears and don't rely on others to do the judging for you.

After multiple highly reviewed, recommended speakers that I couldn’t stand, I’ll only judge for myself. That’s how I got the L100’s and you couldn’t pay me to give them up, regardless of what people say are better. Or could be better. 

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