Summary: I purchased a pair of these speakers with a JBL 12" sub and I'll have to say that my music never sounded so good. The resolution and presence is incredible! As for movies, the depth charges in U-571 just about blew out our windows.
Summary: These are by far the best speakers for the money. I paid $450 for the pair delivered and they sound incredible. I have the all JBL Studio series speakers running through an Onkyo 701 home theater receiver -- what a combinaton. They sound great for both movies and music! I highly recommend these speakers.
Summary: The clarity and definition of the sound from these speakers is favorable over most anything at this price piont. You may even be able to find these for a little less if you search around online. The build and construction is top notch and each speakers comes in at around 50lbs. I do suggest that you purchase a separate sub in order to get that room shaking base you'd want in a quality home theater.
Summary: I was pleased with the sound from these speakers. I only give 4 stars because the screen is flimsy and the plactic prongs break easy. JBL is not very customer friendly, but the price is right. I bought 2 of these for $510. Suggest you look around online.
Summary: I have the studio surround system with the s312II mains, studio center, and s38 surrounds. It sounds great together, and anyone who purchases these towers will not be disappointed; they rock! I've been eyeing this line for a couple years when the original s312's came out and they were always outside my budget. Now I finally have them, and I couldn't be happier. I don't care what anybody says about HTIB's with their tiny satellite speakers.
Summary: Excellent product. The speakers are beautiful. The sound is simply amazing. Bass is adequate, you can turn up the volume as high as you want and the sound will still be crystal clear. I have the S312II 2002 model and I got it in 2003. Nothing I can point out which is lacking. I looked at paradigm, i liked the monitor 9 's but they are two way and they would have been [alot more] with shielding. Not worth it when you compare the price and sound quality from these.
Summary: I love these towers! I purchased them along with the S38's as surrounds and the S center speaker. If you want to fill your listening room with great and powerful sound, you can't go wrong with a pair of these efficient speakers. I have a Sony ES STR-V444ES, 120 watts a channel receiver to power these speakers, and I still can't crank it even half way up without the floor shaking and the windows rattling, so you can just imagine what a good cd sounds like or a dvd with...
Summary: Speaker is a good one, and worth the money if you purchase from a reputable seller. Dynadirect has proven themselves untrustworthy as they have not responded to my numerous requests to them for resolution of getting smaller speakers since 11/2002. It is now 2/2003. Don't take the chance, buy from someone else.
Summary: Many people, unfortunately, make the mistake -- often encouraged by a sales person -- of spending more money for electronic components than for speakers. But the most important components for determining the sound of an audio system are the speakers. And in the world of superb-sounding speakers JBL currently is the king. The S312 II is a great speaker with clean, sweet highs, natural-sounding midrange and clean, deep bass.