Great value in a large, good looking bookshelf speaker
Patrick Davies, Amazon
25 November 2014
Summary: This is the second pair of L830 speakers I have purchased, and I am very pleased with them. The first pair serve as the rear surrounds of our living room 7.1 setup, while this new pair are now set up in my home office.
Summary: These are well paired with Harmon Kardon AVR 1700 receiver. I only use a pair of these in stereo. Used mostly for music in a 700 sq foot room. On occasion I turn up the volume and these crank out the sound. Very pleased would buy again.
Summary: I replaced my realistic optimus 5 speakers with these I was worried there might not be enough bass, but there is plenty. I have them hooked up to a 1978 onkyo tx 4500 56 watts per channel. I don't even need half volume my CDs sound awesome.
Exceptional tone balance and clear sounding = high value.
11 May 2014
Summary: I was replacing my 20 year old M&K S1B speakers. After reading several reviews I narrowed the field to these. They out perform my old M&K's which, at the time of purchase, cost about double the current price of these JBL's. The detail and clarity are top tier.
Summary: Do you need a subwoofer? These are great speakers. Some reviews insist you’ll need a sub-woofer; some say the bass is already great. I have JBL S26 speakers in my office. They are a 6 inch 2 way, about the same size as the L830 and have the same bass response.
Summary: Took a week or so for these to open up, and for me to find the proper placement -- upright, on top of my bookshelf credenza, not too close to the wall. Using these speakers in my office for 100% 2-channel music listening with black grill cloths affixed.
This is probably the best purchase I've ever made.
Neil Heller, Amazon
7 April 2014
Summary: Don't could on these speakers giving any sort of bass response, but... combined with a good subwoofer, you won't believe how great the sound is. The ultra-tweeter makes the output from an HK990 the best thing since sliced bread.