spectacular sound but requires a little fine tuning.
Robert Adams, Amazon
18 February 2010
Summary: I purchased a set of these speakers refurbished because they were so cheap and its one of the better purchases ive ever made. the l890's deliver pure, full range sound with a precision and clarity that you just wont find in any other speaker in their price range. in fact, i only bought the l890's for the hell of it because they were so cheap but they are now my part of my main system.
Summary: These are the nicest looking speakers I've ever owned. But if you want a speaker with a fuller, rounder, bassier sound that isn't as nice looking, you'll get way better sound out of the Cerwin Vegas with the 15 inch woofers. I kept hoping that I'd break these in and things would improve, but unfortunately now I regret I didn't go with the tried and true. By the way I do have a 12 inch subwoofer to compliment these, but still not nearly as good.
Summary: I GAVE JBL ANOTHER CHANCE AFTER BEING VERY DISAPPOINTED WAY BACK IN 1988 WITH JBL L100 T--- VERY EXPENSIVE-BUT THEY WERE JUST BOOM BOXES----ONCE OPENED THEY HAD NO BRACING--NO REINFORCED BAFFLE---NO ANTI RESONANCE ASPHALT BOARDS---ALL CHEAP STUFF THAT A FACTORY CAN DO WITH 25 DOLLARS MAXIMUM---BUT CONTRIBUTE VERY VERY HEAVILY TO THE END SOUND. AT HIGH REALISTIC VOLUME THEY VIBRATED LIKE HELL.
Summary: Great speaker! Really! The sound is very balanced, effortless and transparent. It delivers without shouting, very musical, terrific! You can spend x20 on speakers, you can't get better sound. This speaker when connected to HK3490 is above anything else on any price range. My most loved CD by Neal Seroka is singing! All instruments are there with most delicate details preserved. The sound comes out of this speaker is undeniably music!
Summary: I purchased a complete Studio L home theater anchored by the L890 over a month ago, and after breaking them in with every style of music, I can can say that these speakers truly deliver the goods. On acoustic Jazz, you can hear into the performance, with a deep and wide soundstage and terrific articulation of each instrument. Bass is full and natural with a solid feeling of the body of the instrument. Horns sound real and arc across the front of my room.
Summary: Great speakers for the money.very pleased with them.wonderful sound,very clear and crisp.don't think you need a separate sub. for these speakers.However, I already have a Jbl 300 watt sub.I turn it on low ,it blends in very nicely with the speakers .so far I enjoy the speakers tremendously.you need good amp. to power them so you can enjoy their full potential.You won't go wrong with these speakers.Hope this will help.
Summary: I have had these speakers for a little more than a month and am very satisfied with the quality and sound. Driven by an Onkyo TX906NR they produce amazing clarity and power by themselves and really blend well with my JBL 200 Watt Powered Sub-woofer and the JBL LC2 Center Channel. Sound quality of HD movies from my Dish Network ViP722 nearly rivals that of high quality Blu-ray movies.
Summary: I have had a pair of these for about a year and half, and couldn't imagine having another speaker now.
So another person who reviewed these speakers said that they have little or no low end - which could not be farther from the truth. They actually have incredibly tight, accurate, and if you want, overpowering bass - but they absolutely need to be paired with the right electronics!