Excerpt: Use these as my main fronts with a Yamaha RX-A2030.I Can hear file drawers close and paper being crumpled in the background of commercials. The bass is very responsive and the tweeters are very crisp. The speakers weigh approx. 60lbs ea. and slightly top heavy.So, they should be well secured around children.
Summary: This are the JBL high end speakers :-) I am not here to review this product because if you know JBL STUDIO line you know this is it. But I am here to let know everyone that JBL for some reason is not packaging good this speakers...they arrive in time with the plastic grill crack/broke and the front of the cabinet is scratched to do poor packaging by JBL.!
Summary: The speakers were here on time and I'm thankful for that, but I am one who likes keeping the boxes that the speakers came in and they was busted to the point of not keeping. I'm not to happy about that. I would like new boxes after all I did pay for them too. The speakers are like none other I've ever heard...simply awesome!!
Excerpt: I've owned a smaller set of JBL's for my living room for several years. Love them. So when it came time to replace my 15 year old Cerwin Vega's that were part of my "Man Cave" home theatre, I thought, why not JBL's again. Only hooked them up a few days ago. But so far, they sound great. Super price, fast delivery, what more can you ask for!
Don't worry about the titanium tweeter. The sound is natural and flat.
Meng Qi, Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: UPDATE: revised from 5 stars to 4 because the JBL ES90 offers almost the same sound for only $500. I bought ES90 as my computer speakers. Also, I noticed that all the JBL speakers I bought have poorer stereo imaging than Sony/Polk speakers. Poor stereo imaging means that sometimes you will hear sound from the left and sometimes from the right, instead of a "phantom" speaker in the center.
Excerpt: High-Frequncy Transducer titanium dome are fragile and not to reliable. On E80 both were burned after an average usage (2-3h/week) @ max 35% vol and maybee 10 times @80% vol. Couldn't find them and had to replace with some fakes. My system: Marantz SA7003, Pioneer DV LX550, Pioneer VSX 1017AV, JBL E80 (2), L810(2), ES150P, LC1 and Belkin PF30. All purchased new in New Zealand.
Best regards. Peter.
Summary: I was going to spend $1500 to $3000 on a set of new speakers (have had a pair of Boston Acoustic A400s for about 30 years)but when I saw these were about half price on Amazon and I love the JBL system that came with my car I decided to spend a lot less and am not disappointed.A few observations....because these speakers have a tweeter and super tweeter, I expected them to be very bright and I like Bright speakers.
Summary: I use a pair of these for more than three years. A center speaker was replaced with a comparable L from JBL a few month later. Each L890 is powered in my setup by two channels (bi-wire) of a good Pioneer Elite receiver, and can produce very loud and usually clear sound. While bi-wire is slightly excessive (the speaker does not need 2 x 130W), it is a reasonable use of "excessive" channels from amplifiers and may somewhat reduce distortion.
Excerpt: My testing tools include my ears and my judgement as to how much of the hype I pay attention to thats available about any particular product. In audiophilia there is an exhaustive amount of info to discern.Here was my process: 1. I use realistic budget concerns...what I would spend.Objective 2. listening;i.e....comparing to current reference(what I own) speakers(JBL L830's,LC312 and DCMdx27's ... Objective and Subjective(Obj/Subj) 3.
Pros: Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Nice wGrills on, Solid construction, Tuning Response