Excerpt: Hey you. Did you notice what I just did when I yelled at you? I cupped my hands around my mouth. That guided my voice’s acoustic output toward your ears. It also limited its off-axis response to reduce room interaction, enabling you to hear me better. You probably noticed that it also introduced an added coloration to the sound of my voice. But you heard me, didn’t you?
Excerpt: When you’re unpacking a pair of stereo loudspeakers and find, between the ubiquitous plastic bag and the surface of the loudspeaker itself another bag of soft synthetic material, you know that the speaker has something special in the way of its finish. And so it was with the JBL LS40 loudspeaker pair. It wasn’t the black end caps, but the piano finish side panels, glossy, darkly grained and perfect.
Pros: Excellent frequency balance, Strong treble, Well balanced bass