Excerpt: I just got two of these for my 7.1 home theater system. I've used them for about a week and they sound perfect. They suck up power though so your gonna need a powerful amp to go along with it. It makes any movie I watch come to life with excellent highs, mids, and lows. These could easily be used in a stereo configuration without a sub woofer.
Excerpt: I have been using these speakers for almost a year, and have only been happier with speakers when I bought my ADS L710's in 1974. The whole room rocks with a sub woofer that makes actions movies better at home than most Theaters. You need these speakers as the front speakers in a surround system , if you love movies. These speakers suck power, so you need over 100W of power. I am running 135W, and they can use more. Be careful as you may never want to leave your home.
Summary: Worth every penny I paid for them and got them for half the retail price. With JBL speakers you just can't go wrong. I pulled an old pair of 2500's out of the garage that I have had since the early 80's. Fired them up an instantly feel in love again. I did not think that I would ever be able to afford good JBL mains til I found these. Took the chance based on reviews and I am glad I did.
Summary: I don't usually write reviews but this speaker is absolutely fantastic. Bought two of these es90bk for my dad and boy, do I not have any regret. He used this for his karaoke system since he blew out my audiophiles while accidentally turning the amp up so high. He heard this said he's in love with JBL now. The sound is perfectly clear. Great Treble, Mids and Bass. Don't know why others are complaining about the bass. It is perfect for a regular sized house.
Summary: Now I know what I was missing..!!! the sound is clear and crisp (awesome bass), the presentation is very elegant and make a good impression in the eye, but make you smile when it sound. Before I had the low profile sony ssf 6000 speakers, what a shame,nothing wrong with cheap speakers but now I know... you get for what you pay..!!! No regret about my purchase, if you can get them...!!!
Summary: I received my floorstanding speakers. The top speaker (tweater) hasn't worked since i opened it brand new. I called JBL they said the tweeters were on back order (is everyones bad??) they said it was gonna be a three week wait before they would get back with me on it so we will see if they contact me back, hopefully everything will go smooth once this is replaced. My other side floor standing all speakers worked so i just got unlucky once again.
Summary: I've been the happy owner of Cerwin-Vega D5 floor speakers since the late 1980s and one woofer recently "gave up the ghost". Was having a hard time with CV customer support (Gibson apparently doesn't want to reply to e-mails sent through their website) so I figured it was time to purchase a new set of speakers (CV's loss!).